Vibration analysis advanced level

Predictive Maintenance
Vibration analysis advanced level This course is recommended for Analysts who wish to study vibration analysis techniques and applications, as well as Maintenance Leaders and Reliability Engineers. Some experience in vibration analysis is recommended.

This course is aimed at people who are currently closely involved in the application of vibration analysis techniques in support of a predictive maintenance program. Leveraging numerous practical examples, advanced vibration techniques will be presented in order to expose and detect complex mechanical and electrical problems in rotating machines. A variety of rotating machine applications are presented to include a range from simple pump or fan arrangements to more complex machines such as extruders, compressors, filling systems, and presses. Special attention is also given to the monitoring of slow rotating shafts with examples provided from paper, food and beverage, and chemical industry applications.

Predictive Maintenance Belgium - Leuven From 26 to 27 March 2019 Dutch 840 €


  • Maintenance basic training ;
  • 6 months of practical experience in vibration data collection and analysis.


By means of concrete study cases, we show how detailed vibration analysis can detect mechanical and electrical problems on several types of rotary machines.  Including simple pumps, fans and gearboxes up to more complex machines such as extruders & compressors

Particular attention will be given to the low speed machine monitoring with examples from the paper, food and chemistry sectors for example.


Overview of the theoretical concepts of vibration analysis techniques to detect rotating equipment problems:

  • Time Signal and FFT Spectrum
  • Amplitude Modulation
  • The Concept Phase

Detection of problems such as:

  • Imbalance
  • Gear Wear
  • Resonance
  • Cavitation
  • Bearing Damage
  • Lubrication Defects
  • Belt Problems
  • Vibration analysis and electrical current analysis for the detection of electrical problems on AC and DC motors
  • Advanced analytical techniques such as:
    • Order tracking
    • High frequency analysis techniques
    • Synchronous averaging (Enveloping, PeakVueTM)
    • Introduction to the analysis technique ODS (Operating Deflection Shapes)