Can We Avoid Lubricant Degradation?

Sanya Mathura, Managing Director


All lubricants undergo a process of degradation as they enter into service or sometimes the degradation can occur beforehand while they are in unsuitable storage conditions. Being able to avoid degradation may seem near impossible but instead of avoiding it, we can make attempts to manage it. This all begins by being able to properly identify the various types of degradation modes and then addressing each mode. In this session, we will take a deep dive into 6 lubricant degradation modes, find out ways to determine their occurrence and effectively manage their rate of degradation.

Learning Takeaways:

  • We will take a deep dive into 6 lubricant degradation modes
  • Find out ways to determine their occurrence
  • Effectively manage their rate of degradation


Sanya is the Founder of Strategic Reliability Solutions Ltd based in Trinidad & Tobago and operates in the capacity of Managing Director and Senior Consultant. She works with global affiliates in the areas of Reliability and Asset Management to bring these specialty niches to her clients. She holds her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSc in Engineering Asset Management and is an ICML certified MLE (Machinery Lubrication Engineer) – the first female in the Caribbean. Sanya was also the first female in the world to achieve the ICML Varnish badges (VIM & VPR).

She sits on the Editorial board for Precision Lubrication Magazine and is a digital editor for STLE’s TLT Magazine for 2024.

She is the author and co-author of five books. When not writing or managing the business, you can find her supporting projects to advocate for women in STEM.