Tucker Edwards Earns Certified Lubrication Specialist Designation

DALLAS – April 21, 2017 – Tucker Edwards, Hydrotex Division Partner, has recently completed the testing required to earn the title of Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS). This designation, the oldest lubrication certification available and considered by some to also be the highest level available, was created in 1993 by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. It recognizes those who demonstrate an understanding of a broad body of knowledge related to lubricants and lubrication fundamentals.

“The CLS is valuable as its designation sets me apart from other industry professionals,” said Edwards “I also welcomed the opportunity to deepen my knowledge as I studied for it, particularly in those areas that I don’t touch on a day-to-day basis.

Edwards, whose Hydrotex business focuses in and around the Spartanburg, South Carolina  area, joins an exclusive fraternity of only 1,227 individuals worldwide. Individuals are required to have at least three years of industry experience before attempting the certification process. Once approved to proceed they must score at least 70 percent on a three-hour exam covering 15 areas of lubrication:

  • Lubrication Fundamentals
  • Fluid Conditioning
  • Storage, Handling and Application of Lubricants
  • Monitoring and Reducing Consumption of Lubricants
  • Gears
  • Bearings
  • Seals
  • Fluid Power
  • Lubricant Manufacturing
  • Pneumatics
  • Metalworking
  • Solvents and Cleaners
  • Problem Solving
  • Lubricant Analysis
  • Lubrication Programs

The CLS exam is rigorous with only a 68% pass rate in 2016. Edwards passed on his first try.

Edwards has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Wofford College and has been with Hydrotex for 12 years. He can be reached at TEdwards@Hydrotexlube.com

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Hydrotex helps customers develop sustainable solutions designed to improve system reliability, save energy, limit pollution, extend fixed asset life, reduce maintenance costs and improve fuel efficiency. Its products and services leverage more than 80 years of innovation resulting in superior lubrication solutions and high touch customer service. For more information and to find your local Hydrotex consultant, contact www.hydrotexlube.com

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 13,000 individuals and 200 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are experts who research, develop and market the methods and products that make industry more successful and that enhance the well-being of people worldwide. Members are employed by the world’s leading corporations and academic institutions and by governmental agencies dealing with science and technology.

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