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Molykote® brand industrial lubrication expert to present two papers at ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference
|MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA: A Molykote® expert who
specializes in Smart
Lubrication™ solutions from Dow Corning will present two technical
papers during an upcoming international gathering of tribology experts and
Chad Chichester, Dow Corning Application Engineering and Technical Service
(AETS), will deliver the presentations during the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers/Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers International
Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC), scheduled for Oct. 7 through 10 at the
Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colo.
Chichester’s presentation topics will include:
According to Chichester, IJTC is an important forum for sharing expertise and
products related to tribology.
“Improved Reliability and Maintainability of Wind Machines Through
Proper Lubrication” as part of the conference’s Wind
Turbine Tribology track. The presentation is based on a paper Chichester
coauthored with colleagues Roman Vanecek and Manfred Jungk of Dow Corning
GmbH in Wiesbaden, Germany.
“Not All Silicone Fluids Are Created Equally” as part of the Boundary
and Thin Film Lubrication track. The presentation is based on a paper
Chichester coauthored with colleagues Andreas Stammer of Dow Corning
Europe S.A. in Seneffe, Belgium, and Herbert Stoegbauer of Dow Corning
GmbH in Wiesbaden, Germany.
“IJTC is an internationally relevant event that allows us to highlight the
importance of lubrication knowledge in the areas of maintenance and equipment
design,” Chichester said. “The conference is a natural fit with the way we help
our customers address their most significant on-the-job challenges. From
improving reliability and productivity to reducing energy waste and extending
equipment life, choosing the right lubrication solution can make a significant
A graduate of Saginaw Valley State University, Chichester is certified by the
National Vibration Institute as a Level III Vibration Analyst; he also is
certified in Infrared Thermography and is a Certified Lubrication Specialist.
Chichester is a member of the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI),
where he serves as the Application and Maintenance Training Course chair and is
charged with instruction responsibilities for the NLGI Maintenance and Basic
Grease courses. He also is chairman of the Condition Monitoring Committee of
the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides
performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000
customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and
innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services
through the Dow Corning® and
XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning
is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More
than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United
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