Classroom Training


Rolling Bearings, Damage and Failure recognition – Introduction to the new ISO 15243

A vision into the appearance and fundamental causes of rolling bearings failure modes. This training provides bearings users with the necessary skills to examine, assess and recognize common bearing failure modes.


The training provides participants with:

  • Understating of normal and abnormal wear patterns of bearings.
  • Recognition of bearing failure caused by misalignment, unbalance, incorrect bearing applications, incorrect installation
  • Understanding why and how bearings fail in operation.


9 March 2023, Thursday


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8) Singapore


No specific gear knowledge is required

Pedagogical means:

Teaching method alternating theory and practice through case studies or works directed.

Who should attend:

Maintenance, Machine Repair, or Plant/Facility Engineering staff. Rotating Equipment Engineers. Largely, those interested in rolling bearing and rotating equipment performance.


  • ISO Standards
    • Key principles in ISO Standards
    • Members (how to get involved), Technical Committees and Working Groups
    • The different type of ISO publications
  • Bearings – General considerations
    • Overview and Vocabulary
    • Main types of bearings
    • Types of bearing cages
    • Protection and Sealing
    • Bearings assembly and Lubrication
  • Bearings – Typical deteriorations
    • Terms and definitions – ISO 15243
    • Classification of failure modes in rolling bearings
    • Failure modes:
      • Rolling contact fatigue
      • Wear
      • Corrosion
      • Electrical erosion
      • Plastic deformation
      • Cracking and fracture
    • Case studies (a chance to test your failure recognition skills).
    • Questions / answers.


This course will be conducted by Robert SHANDRO.


Principal Consultant - Engineering & Material Science specialized in Failure Analysis, Forensic Investigation and Mechanical Power Transmission components.
More than 30 years of consulting experience in industries including Aerospace, Energy, Transportation, Shipbuilding and Public Works.
Member of French delegation for ISO TC60 (Technical Committee), Expert in load capacity calculation, quality of materials and failure analysis for gears.
Member of IES (Institute of Engineers Singapore).

Areas of Expertise

  • Failure analysis of a wide range of mechanical equipment/components and structural facilities
  • Design, verification and failure analysis on mechanical power transmission components
  • Condition and remnant life assessment of mechanical power transmission components
  • Expert witness for litigation and insurance claims
  • Expert consultant and technical support on patent litigations
  • Standardization works (ISO TC60)



  • 5 years as Design Engineer (electric motors and generators)
  • 12 years as Technical Advisor (Judicial Expertise)
  • 13 years as Project Manager at CETIM
  • From year 2019 – Principal Consultant at MATCOR


  • Master of Engineering (MEng) UPT 1986
  • Master in Materials Science (MSc) ISMCM 1992

Course Name

MTS10: Rolling Bearings, Damage and Failure Recognition – Introduction to the new ISO 15243

Course Date:

9 March 2023


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT +8) Singapore

Closing Date:

23 February 2023, Thursday

Course Fee:

SGD 800.00 (exclude GST)

Early Bird:

Registration must reach us on or before 11 October 2023, Wednesday:
SGD 720.00 (exclude GST)

We welcome groups to attend our trainings. Please contact us for a group discount package.

Our Accounts will advise if GST is applicable. Participants shall bear all bank charges.
Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA).

For clarification or inquiries please contact Mrs Lorraine HUANG or Joshua LEE at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form.

Payment Details:

  • Registration form and course fees are to reach MATCOR before the closing date.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon full payment.
  • Direct internet banking payment to MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd, Bank: Development Bank of Singapore, Bank Code: 7171, Branch Code: 032, Swift Code: DBSSSGSG, Bank Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-32, Great World City, Singapore 237994, Account / Iban No: 032-004152-3. / PAYNOW: UEN199201190R
  • All cheques should be made payable to “MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd” and mailed to 3 Seletar Aerospace Link Singapore 797550, Or
  • Overseas participants may choose to pay in EUR or USD.
  • Participants shall bear all bank charges for payments.

For clarification or inquiries please contact Mrs Lorraine HUANG or Joshua LEE at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Cancellation & Refund:

  • Any cancellation made after closing date – no refund, but delegate substitution is allowed.
  • Any cancellation made before closing date will receive full refund.
  • MATCOR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course, only if deemed necessary