ICML Newsletter "The Lube Room"

News to Keep You in Good Working Condition

Sign up now for our free quarterly newsletter, which was introduced in August 2019 to keep ICML in touch with its certificants and members. Contents will include practical information, ICML updates, member news, guest blogs, useful links, conference announcements, calls for submission, and probably more as time goes on.

CONTENTS – Vol. 6, Issue 01: March 2024

  • Expanded individual membership benefits: exam discounts, eLibrary access, and YOU!
  • New eLibrary provides valuable access & affordability
  • ICML Board welcomes Paul Dufresne
  • MRG Labs offers first public training class to support new FPL Certification Badge
  • Guest Author Case Study: “Oil analysis asset management leads to 45% cost reduction and 9x improved audit score”
  • Expert Machinery Lubrication Training & Networking Complimentary Lunch Sessions in UK and Ireland
  • Making a difference at upcoming conferences
  • Now in Spanish: Food-grade lubrication badge exam—Ahora en español: Examen de lubricación de grado alimenticio

CONTENTS – Vol. 5, Issue 04: December 2023

  • Newly certified? Free trial access to our new eLibrary!
  • Food-grade lubrication specialty badge is here
  • Guest Author: “Engineering Creativity: My Journey In Industrial Oil Management”
  • POLARIS Laboratories® 2024 Webinar Series
  • Apply for 2023 Industry Excellence Awards
  • Order the complete ICML 55® Standard
  • Talking about food-grade issues at 2024 Lubricant Expo N.A.

CONTENTS – Vol. 5, Issue 03: September 2023

  • Now complete! ICML 55® Standard is “birth of a new era”
  • Blue Buffalo pet food facility wins second ICML award
  • Recognizing our newest certificants…
  • …and welcoming our newest organizational members
  • Guest Panel: “Why should practitioners pursue Level 2 certifications?”
  • Upcoming conferences
    * SMRP
    * LRVS – EMEA (Lubrication & Reliability Virtual Summit, online)
    * CMC-Chile

CONTENTS – Vol. 5, Issue 02: June 2023

  • Our newest organizational members
  • ICML 55.2 Standard status update
  • Guest Post: “The Catalyst Effect of ICML In My Career”
  • ICML 55® kickoff presentation: Read the abstract
  • What about the 2022 excellence awards?
    * Gill Award will be announced August 1
  • Upcoming conferences
    * Reliable Plant (USA) with 10% discount code
    * LRVS – Americas (Lubrication & Reliability Virtual Summit, online)
    * CBMGA / EXPOMAN (Brazil)
  • Now search training partners by language

CONTENTS – Vol. 5, Issue 01: March 2023

  • Recognizing Our Newest Certificants
  • ICML 55.2 “Guideline” Standard Coming in July
  • Guest Author: Sensors v. Laboratory Testing
  • Infographic: Air & Water Contamination
  • The Excellence Awards Are Back!
  • Machinery Lubrication Magazine is Digital
  • Check out these upcoming 2023 conferences + discounts
    * Reliability Ireland
    * OilDoc (Germany)
    * PreConLub (Mexico)
    * Reliable Plant (USA)

CONTENTS – Vol. 4, Issue 04: December 2022

  • Christmas Music Video: “Deck the Wall (With My Credential)”
  • ICML 55.2 Standard status update
  • Recognizing our newest certificants June-November
  • Guest Author: One ICML member’s varnish badge journey
  • Sponsoring Reliable Plant MENA in Cairo – Feb. 2023
  • Our 2022 MLE panel is now a FREE course at Fluid Learning

CONTENTS – Vol. 4, Issue 03: Sept-October 2022

  • Sign our ICML 55.2 Notification List
  • New Jobs Board is a practical member benefit
  • Guest Author: “ICML and Other Certifications: Which is Best?”
  • OilDoc 2023 Call for Papers: Oct. 31 deadline
  • General ICML brochure now available in Spanish
  • El folleto principal de ICML ahora está en español

CONTENTS – Vol. 4, Issue 02: June 2022

  • Ken Bannister joins ICML Board of Directors
  • Your colleagues have spoken: Do not underestimate the on-the-job value of certifications (article + video)
  • Recognizing 2650+ people certified since Covid started
  • Win free passes to Reliable Plant 2022 and LRVS22
  • VIM and VPR badge exams now offered in Spanish
  • Is your lube program ready for an industry award?

CONTENTS – Vol. 4, Issue 01: March 2022

  • Success Story: The Award-Winning Power of Management Support at Blue Buffalo – Heartland
  • Guest Post: How Long to Wait to Take the ICML Certification Test
  • Member Advertisement: MRG is HIRING at several USA sites
  • New links make it easier to plan your training dates
  • ICML conference sponsorships: PRECONLUB in June and Reliable Plant in July
  • Is your lube program ready for an industry award?

CONTENTS – Vol. 3, Issue 04: December 2021

  • Christmas Video: “Jingle Bells ICML”
  • Making Sense of ICML 55.1: New Video
  • Recognizing 2020 Gill and Battle Award Winners
  • Member Case Study: IJssel Saves a Critical Asset
  • Longtime Certificants: Where Are They Now? Andy Sitton
  • ICML Panel Discussion at PEMAC: “Tangible Benefits”
  • WANTED: Your Video Comments About Timely Exams
  • Sweepstakes: Our Final Drawing of 2021

CONTENTS – Vol. 3, Issue 03: Sept-October 2021

  • You can make varnish history with VIM and VPR
  • Here is what we are doing at Reliable Plant this year
  • Guest Author: Is Coolant Analysis Necessary?
  • Pro Tip: Start with ICML’s Independent Training Partners
  • Longtime certificants: Where are they now? Rendela Wenzel
  • Sweepstakes: Who won the Q3 drawing? Only one more to go…
  • Still time to register for November’s hybrid OilDoc Conference

CONTENTS – Vol. 3, Issue 02: June 2021

  • Sign up for the war on varnish: Two new badges!
  • Now in print: Spanish & Portuguese ICML 55.1
  • Associate members grow with ICML
  • Roger Story joins ICML Board of Directors
  • Longtime certificants: Where are they now? Mr. Randy Hall
  • Guest Post: Industrial Lubricants — A Different Perspective
  • Sweepstakes: Congratulations to Mark Smith! Who will win Q2?
  • Exhibiting at MainTrain, Sept. 28-29

CONTENTS – Vol. 3, Issue 01: Feb. 2021

  • After 20 Years… ICML Anniversary + Timeline Infographic
  • Anniversary Special: $20 off ICML 55.1 Standard
  • Quarterly drawings for free ICML 55.1 Standard
  • Sponsoring & exhibiting at MARCON 2021
  • Associates can support ICML for 20% less
  • Where are they now? Mrs. Steven Lara-Lee Lumley

CONTENTS – Vol. 2, Issue 03: Nov. 2020

  • ICML 55.1 Standard now in Spanish and Portuguese
  • New video helps prepare you for online exam proctors
  • Spanish-speaking PRECONLUB Conference is Nov. 26-27
  • Are online exams right for you? See what others are saying.
  • What is your favorite ICML memory?

CONTENTS – Vol. 2, Issue 02: July 2020

  • ONLINE exam applications opened June 15
  • Guest Post: Three sources that drive a reliability specialist’s core competency
  • New, hyperlinked list of Training Partners
  • Industry awards: submissions are still open thru Aug. 31
  • New brochure: “Get Certified. Stay Certified.”

CONTENTS – Vol. 2, Issue 01: Feb. 2020

  • MLA II requirements have changed
  • Guest Post: Real-Time Maintenance Management
  • Our Pro List is now more functional, easier to use
  • Last-minute conference savings
    • MARCON 2020
    • Reliable Plant 2020
  • Introducing…verifiable digital credentials!
  • Make 2020 the year you earn MLE

CONTENTS – Vol. 1, Issue 02: Nov. 2019

  • Video: Johnson Explains ICML 55.1 Standard
  • Noria’s Machinery Lubrication Conference Recap
  • All-New Membership Opportunities
  • Contact ICML When…
    • New Job or Email Address
    • New Ideas for Articles
    • New Certification Logos!
  • Have You Ordered Your ICML 55.1 Standard Yet?

CONTENTS – Vol. 1, Issue 01: Aug. 2019

  • First MLE Training Course
  • CBM-USA hosts ICML Exam
  • Aug. 31: Last Call for Awards
  • Have You Ordered Your ICML 55.1 Standard Yet?
  • Smile! And Send Us Your Pics
  • Case Study: MLA II Certificant Spearheads City-wide Program