Chevron's Lubricants University Introduces ''Fundamentals of Hydraulic Systems'' Training Course; Latest Online Course Offers Better Understanding of Hydraulic System Components and Fluid Power Trends

Lubricants University, an educational website, is introducing a new course, "Fundamentals of Hydraulic Systems," as part of its on-line training portfolio. The module is a self-study, web-based program designed for hydraulic technicians, industrial maintenance specialists and lubricant sales representatives.

"Fundamentals of Hydraulic Systems" increases understanding of hydraulic system components, lubrication procedures and potential hydraulic system problems through the convenience of a self-study web-based program. The course also reviews hydraulic oil performance specifications and trends within the fluid power industry.

"The new hydraulics course is an efficient and cost-effective way for technicians and maintenance managers to increase their knowledge of hydraulics and value at the worksite," said John Geyer, grease marketing manager, North American Lubricants at Chevron Products Company. "Hydraulic power is extraordinarily important in today's industrial world. It is critical for those involved in the industry to understand hydraulic principals, maintenance practices and system trends."

Courses are available to the general public and cost $59.95 each. To purchase a course by credit card, call the Chevron Fulfillment Center at 1-866-7LUBESU (1-866-758-2378). A subscription program is available for companies interested in offering training to multiple employees. Subscriptions can be customized, allowing a company to choose the appropriate courses for its needs. The subscription fee is dependent on the amount of employees and the number of courses a company chooses to take. For further details regarding the subscription program please contact: or

About is an online training and informational resource for individuals in the lubrication and maintenance markets serving the commercial on- and off-highway, construction, mining and industrial segments. The site is designed to be a convenient cost and time-saving solution for individuals interested in job related training and education on relevant technologies, trends, issues and solutions.

Other valuable courses available online include "Fundamentals of Lubrication," which provides an introduction to the fundamentals of wear and friction, and describes lubrication's role in preventing wear and friction in mechanical equipment. The "Heavy Duty Engine Lubrication," course explains how a diesel engine operates, the key engine parts and its functions, the role of the lubricant, and how heavy duty diesel engine lubricants are specified. The "Fundamentals of Lubricant Additives" course covers the primary additives used in lubricant formulations and explains the basic functions and applications. Also available is the "Base Oils" course which provides information on base oils manufacturing, performance measurements and why different oils are selected for specific applications.

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About Chevron Products Company

Chevron Products Company is a division of a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX).

A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names. Select brands include Havoline(R), Delo(R), Ursa(R), Revtex(R) and Texaco Xpress Lube(R). Chevron Products Company owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products and new generation base oil technology, as well as coolants.

Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, Chevron Products Company, together with its Chevron affiliates worldwide, is ranked among the top three global marketers of lubricants, and is active in more than 180 countries through 4,000 employees.

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