EV Lubrication Training Workshop

Training Workshop: Fundamentals of Electric Vehicle Lubrication – Hybrid Event

Start Date:April 25, 2022


Training Workshop: Fundamentals of Electric Vehicle Lubrication
Conducted by Dr. Edward Becker, President & Founder, Friction & Wear Solutions LLC
April 26, 2022
Bangkok, Thailand

Learn lubrication fundamentals and how they apply to current and future automotive propulsion systems, as well as the lubrication challenges unique to hybrid and full electric vehicles.

This training workshop will also include a special presentation by Mike Kunselman of the Center for Quality Assurance (CQA), who will discuss the current development of fluids for electrified vehicles by the International Fluids Consortium (IFC), a not-for-profit organization based in the United States, consisting of 11 OEMs and an equal number of industry affiliate members. IFC is bringing together a collective voice on the practical application of fluid technology and what the standards and specifications will be for fluids for electrified powertrains in preparation for 50% carbon reduction by 2035 and carbon neutrality by 2050. One part of its mission is to make IFC a sustainable program through trademark licensing. CQA is the program administrator for the International Fluids Consortium.

Who Should Attend?

The class is intended for managers, engineers, scientists, technicians, service and sales professionals involved in lubricants and coolants for automotive transportation. Attendees should have a good understanding of basic physics and chemistry.

Why Should You Attend?

Students will benefit from the detailed descriptions of the tribological requirements of modern automobiles. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the various moving components in an automobile powertrain, including internal combustion engines and electric motors, and the challenges of managing friction and wear to improve efficiency and durability. Course modules will include the specific challenges of cooling for battery-powered vehicles and hybrids. Students will be better prepared to deal with the range of options for lubricating and cooling as the market for electric vehicles and hybrids rapidly expands. The latest efforts to develop standards and specifications for EV fluids will also be covered in a special presentation by the International Fluids Consortium.

Workshop Leader

Dr. Edward Becker earned a B.S in Metallurgical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an M.S in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He joined General Motors at the Cadillac Motor Car Division in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. While at GM, he received his Professional Engineer’s license, and earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan through the GM Technical Education program. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service, mostly in the Powertrain division working on a variety of GM engines, transmissions, and rare earth permanent magnets for electric motors.

Course Overview

  • Lubrication & Wear Fundamentals
  • Internal Combustion Engine Principles
  • The Electric Motor
  • Vehicle Architecture (Hybrids and Battery EVs)
  • Engine Oil, Transmission Fluid and Electric Vehicle Oils
  • Electric Vehicle Coolants (Charging)
  • Future Developments in the Automotive Industry (Fuel Cells & HICE)
  • EV Fluid Standards and Specifications
  • High-Performance Multi-use Grease

Course Fee: US$1,198/person (On-site); US$500/person (Virtual)

Included for live participation: Workshop materials, Lunch, AM and PM coffee breaks with snacks