Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Session #12: The Secret Life of Bearings, and how you can extend it!


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FREE to members.
Fee for non-members $30+HST.


CIPP Trenchless Technology is the fastest growing R&R (Repair and Replacement) method in the water and sewer industry. There are several different CIPP and Trenchless methods of repair and replace for sewer and water lines most using same path technology. CIPP Trenchless Technology is less evasive and usually much less expensive than traditional dig and replace repairs. CIPP Trenchless Point Repairs are the easiest and least expensive option available and can be brought in house to self-preform the majority of repairs

At the completion of this one-hour OJT session, participants will be able to demonstrate the following:

        • Gained knowledge of the typical bearing applications found throughout water & wastewater process equipment.
        • Increased knowledge of the material & mechanical properties that affect bearing wear life in service.
        • How to extend bearing and wear pad life in severe working environments.
        • Understanding of how to select materials that enable the elimination of oil & grease from equipment.


Greg Auger, P. Eng

Greg is one of the co-founders of Millstream Engineering, and a Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of experience in Testing, Design, and Application engineering of mechanical components for rotating equipment.  Through his previous work with Thordon Bearings, Greg has worked in Hydropower and Industrial markets around the world but is now focused closer to home, supporting customers in Ontario who need engineered bearings and wear products that can extend operational life and reliability.

Alina Stepanians,, P. Eng

Alina is also a co-founder of Millstream Engineering, and Mechanical Engineer with 16 years of experience, as well as an experienced project manager, with knowledge and expertise in plastic and metal manufacturing, machining, casting, and fabrication. She has been involved in leading research & development activities, mechanical design, prototyping, testing, and working with a wide range of complex mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems.

Axel Swanson

Axel Swanson is a Business Development Manager with Thordon Bearings Inc., with many years of experience solving journal bearing problems in rotating and sliding equipment in the both the water and wastewater industries. An improvement in wear life and reduced maintenance are the major benefits when converting existing bronze or commodity plastic bushings to a Thordon bushing.


These 1-hour virtual sessions are offered every alternate Thursday starting at 2:00 pm.  Sessions are complimentary to all OMWA members and the fee for non-members is $30.00 CAD plus HST per person per session.  

If you have any specific questions regarding this OJT session, please feel free to submit them when you register and we will provide them to the workshop facilitator.   

The OMWA will provide a certificate recognizing participation in these On the Job Training sessions.
Attendance may also qualify as a Continuing Knowledge Activity for the PEO PEAK program

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