This course provides a basic understanding of the science, terminology, and analysis techniques used in the application of vibration analysis to detect rotating equipment defects. This course concludes with an examination that, when successfully completed, will certify the participant as a Vibration Analyst ISO Category I. Subjects presented include measurement technology, the use of a data collector, and practical aspects used during the design of a predictive maintenance program. The theoretical portion of this training, presenting the basics of vibration analysis, is enhanced with numerous real-world examples.
Specific knowledge is not required for this program, but in order to obtain certification as a Vibration Analyst ISO Category I, the participant shall, in accordance with the ISO 18436 standard, possess a minimum of 6 months of practical experience in the application of vibration analysis techniques. If the participant does not possess this experience at the time of the examination, a temporary certificate will be issued, with full certification being provided upon completion of the professional experience requirements. This certification will be of value to novice Vibration Analysts. During and for an extended period following this training, the participant will be provided access to the iLearn Vibration Analysis software that may be used for independent study.
• Basic theory of vibration analysis (amplitude, frequency, FFT spectrum, phase measurements)
• The design and application of different types of vibration sensors and measurement devices
• Obtaining measurement information with data collectors
• Practical aspects of predictive maintenance
• Use of vibration standards and alarm values
• Interpretation of measurement data, to include identification of imbalance, alignment, and bearing damage
• Basic knowledge of typical vibration components detected on pumps, fans, compressors
3 days, with examination provided on the morning of day 4