With more than 1200 alumni, NLGI’s Basic Lubricating Grease Course is the world’s foremost foundational training class for the global grease industry. This course provides an excellent overview of the types of greases, thickeners, base oils and additives. The methods of manufacturing, testing methodology and their use in bearings and in industrial and automotive applications are also covered. Topics include the following:
- Basic Grease Course Overview & Introduction to Greases
- Base Oils
- Performance Additives
- Grease Manufacturing
- Grease Packages and Dispensing
- Grease Testing
- Grease Selection and Recommendations
- Industrial Applications
- Automotive Applications
- Trouble Shooting
This course provides advanced instruction regarding specific types of greases, grease chemistry and specialized applications. There is an increased focus on high-value specialty greases and their manufacture and use. Topics include the following:
- Advanced thickeners – lithium complex, aluminum complex, calcium sulfonate complex and polyurea
- Specialized raw materials – polymers, synthetic base stocks, solid additives
- Applications – tribology, advanced grease lubrication, advanced grease tests
- Incidental food contact greases
The NLGI Annual Fun Run will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7am (check-in at 6:15am). Attendees and guests are welcome to join us for free, but advance registration is required to participate.
The Mountain Course, designed by Tom Fazio, will be the backdrop for this year’s golf tournament. The course was designed to blend into the Santa Catalina Mountains’ natural features. Weaving through desert cacti and scenic canyons, the course embodies the character of the Sonoran Desert landscape. The 6,902-yard, par-72 course boasts the most photographed hole west of the Mississippi—#3, a 107-yard par 3 that plays across a plunging ravine to a granite-encased green.
Golf during the NLGI 2021 Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, September 28 with an 8am shotgun start. Breakfast will be provided on-property at the Flying V restaurant starting at 6:45am.
We will award the top three teams of golfers and have individual prizes for hole contests along the course (longest drive, closest to the pin, etc.).
The discounted group rate for golf is $200 per golfer. Our special rate includes 18-hole greens fee, GPS enable golf carts, breakfast before the round and unlimited range practice balls as well as practice putting and chipping greens.
Rental clubs are $60, plus tax and includes one sleeve of balls. This fee can be paid directly with your registration.
By registering to participate in the NLGI Golf Event, the participant agrees to fully indemnify NLGI for any and all damages or loss to personal property, equipment and/or rental property at the NLGI Golf Event, to the extent caused by acts or omissions of participant.
Skincare of the Desert Workshop
Cost per person: $98
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021
10 AM – 12 PM
(Maximum of 50 participants)
Nothing recreates a memory of a visit to Tucson like skin care products made with organics and wild-harvested prickly pear and creosote. Explore the many seasonal botanical oils and learn the art of perfuming and layering. The Sonoran Desert provides soft acacia floral fragrance, fresh citrus, unique desert rain, mesquite honey, crisp desert verbena, just to name a few of the 12 fragrance options.
Create different fragranced products or find just the one you love! You will create your own five-piece set that includes: Roll on perfume, Moisture Balm, and Soaking Bath Salts, Jojoba & Shea Hand Creme and a Dry Oil Spray. The Soaking Dead Sea Salts is a new feature that clients select from Prickly Pear Infused Salts, Creosote Infused Salts, or plain Dead Sea Salts and blend with personal choice of Desert Lavender, Mint, Creosote, & Citrus. The dry oil spray is made with certified organic bio-based Hemisqualane and Arizona grown Jojoba Oil. Moisturizing Balm is warmed and each “perfumer” adds a variety of drops of oils to use as a handy way to moisturize hands and body. Drop in your purse or pocket and its ready to go. A great way to help alleviate damage from all of our alcohol based antiseptic wipes, gels, and sprays. The Hand & Body Whip is made with certified organic jojoba, shea butter, and olive oils and soaks in immediately providing needed moisture. Add drops of essential oils to jojoba oil in individual roll on perfume container and use on pulse points to enjoy the art of personal fragrancing.
While visiting with friends and creating your personal skincare kit, you will enjoy some desert-inspired snacks and a specialty drink. This year’s activity, will take place at the resort; attire is resort casual.