8:00am - 8:10am Connection Time/Prepare for the Event

We want to make sure everyone is connected and ready to go for an informative and interactive morning. Use this time to make sure you connection is working, familiarize yourself with the virtual platform and connect informally with other participants via the virtual networking tables. 

8:10am - 8:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Sheku Kamara (MSOE), and Eric Lanke (NFPA) will call us to order and provide an overview of today’s program and the supporting organizations.

8:15am - 8:30am

Overview of Hydraulic Fluids and Their Possible Impacts on Hydraulic System Performance

Paul Michael, Milwaukee School Of Engineering

8:30am - 9:15am

Breaking Through the Thinking that Hydraulic Fluids are not just Commodity Products

 Nathan Knotts, Chevron Products 

9:15am - 9:25am Networking Break

9:25am – 10:10am

Hydraulic Fluids That Help Lower Operating Temperatures

Blayne Mckenzie Ph.D. , Technology Manager - Industrial Oils, Lubrizol

As hydraulic hardware evolves to match increased demands in both mobile and stationary applications, a new generation of hydraulic fluids can enable more strenuous operating conditions by unlocking greater system efficiency and at the same time reducing fluid operating temperatures.

10:10am – 10:20am Networking Break

10:20am – 11:05am 

Hydraulic Fluids That Are Bio-Degradable and Help Extend System Life

Brittany Watling, Senior Tribologist, Idemitsu

11:05am – 11:15am Wrap-Up and Closing

Sheku Kamara (MSOE), and Eric Lanke (NFPA) will provide some summary comments, answer any questions, and thank everyone for participating.