Industrial Vibration Analysis Training & Certification Curriculum

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Level I Vibration Analysis Training & Certification

Day 1- Introduction to Vibration Basics 8am - 4pm

  • What is vibration? What causes vibration?
  • How are vibration measurements taken?
  • Time domain vs. frequency domain (Waveform vs. Spectrum)
  • What is an FFT?
  • The importance of the Waveform and the Spectrum
  • Explanation of a Spectrum in detail
  • Understanding Amplitude: Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration
  • Understanding Frequency: Hertz, CPM
  • Understanding Sub-synchronous, Synchronous, Non-Synchronous, Orders and Harmonics
  • Key concepts with Vibration Analysis- Identifying Imbalance, Misalignment, Looseness, & Bearing Wear
  • Basics on Windowing: Hanning, Uniform, Flat Top, Hamming.
  • FFT resolution: How many lines are appropriate?
  • How to determine the correct input range
  • Introduction to Spectrum analysis
  • Phase angle & vibration.

Day 2: Vibration Faults Software 8am- 4pm

  • How to set up and manage Inspection Routes
  • Exporting vibration data to a PC
  • Uploading Routes/Configurations
  • Choosing an appropriate minimum & maximum frequency
  • When and how to use Peak Detection
  • When and how to use Spectrum Averaging and Peak Hold
  • Basic machine set ups. Understanding the limitations and collection times associated with different setups for different machines
  • How to place a sensor for an accurate, repeatable reading (where to place, how to mount, and frequency limitations of different mounting)
  • Where to mount the sensor on different machine types
  • Vibration Collection Procedures
  • Basic field analysis for : Mass Unbalance, Eccentric Rotors Bent Shaft, Misalignment, Mechanical Looseness, Improper Component Fit, Soft Foot, Rolling Element/ Bearings, Belt Drive Problems, Electrical Problems in Motors, Gear wear, Belt Drive, Resonance
  • Creating Graphs and Reports
  • Producing a useful vibration report

Day 3: Vibration Practical- Data Collection & Analysis. 8am- 4pm

  • Onsite Vibration Collection Practical
  • Building an initial machine configuration
  • Setting up a Route
  • Uploading to PC analysis software
  • Waveform and Spectrum Graph analysis
  • How to make a call in the field
    • Review basic vibration science
    • Review basic vibration faults

Day 4: Vibration Certification Testing Level 1

  • Testing for certification 8am- Noon
  • Testing for ASNT or ISO certification

Level II Vibration Analysis Training & Certification

(6 months experience with vibration analysis required)

Day 1- Vibration Science 8am - 4pm

  • Condition based monitoring programs
  • Review of basic vibration analysis science
  • Review basic machine faults
  • Fourier Transform Spectrum analysis
  • Recognition of poor data
  • Waveform and Spectrum Graph analysis
  • Demodulation & other specialized spectra analysis

Day 2: Practical Field Analysis 8am- 4pm

  • Phase analysis for field applications:
  • Unbalance, Eccentricity, Bent Shaft, Misalignment, Soft Foot, Resonance
  • Introduction to Field balancing
  • Hands-on Workshop practicing phase analysis
  • Bump testing for Resonance evaluation
  • Vibration analysis case studies

Day 3: Vibration Practical- Data Collection & Analysis. 8am- 4pm

  • Vibration Acceptance Testing
  • Building an initial machine configuration
  • Setting up a Route
  • Vibration Data Collection & Analysis Practical
  • Making a call in the field

Day 4: Vibration Certification Level 2 Testing

  • Testing for certification 8am- 2pm
  • Testing for ASNT or ISO certification