SUT Online Training session #4 – The fundamentals of Tribology and their application in Subsea Engineering

Tony Globe will deliver the 4th online training session on 23rd June 1300hrs BST - Free to SUT Members

23 June, 2020



With many of us in lock-down and unable to travel for training or attending external events, SUT have started a series of short web-based training sessions focussed on key technologies and processes relevant to our members across the Society’s areas of interest.

The format is a 20 to 30 minute training presentation followed by up to 30 minutes of QA & discussion. The sessions will be run using a live Zoom feed with a limit of 99 attendees, & they will not be recorded. Attendance is free for current SUT members (corporate and personal) together with anyone who has recently been made redundant from existing corporate members. To attend on 23rd June 2020 you need to register in advance using this link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Online CPD certificates will be provided for those requiring proof of attendance.

Training Session 4

Subsea Tribology, Tuesday 23rd June 2020 13:00 BST

This is the 4th in our series of free to members, web-based training sessions

The presentation is on The fundamentals of Tribology and their application in Subsea Engineering.

Areas covered will start with:

Introduction (what is Tribology and what Subsea equipment is considered)

  1. The nature of surfaces and surface contact
  2. Surface characteristics & measurement
  3. Friction mechanisms 

On 7th July 1300hrs we’ll have part 2, covering:

  1. The effect of lubricants
  2. Functional fluids (so-called because many lubricants have to perform numerous functions besides lubrication)
  3. The subsea operating environment
  4. Practical examples

The training session will be presented by Tony Globe, a long-standing member, & Fellow of the SUT – and the first person to sign up as a SUT Patron.