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Vibration Analysis Category II

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Course Overview

ISO Vibration Analysis CAT II is a five-day course, the training is intended for people who have mastered the basics but who need to be able to take good data (and decide how the data collector should be set up).
Analyze a range of faults conditions and understand balancing and alignment.

Key Takeaways

Condition Monitoring Techniques & Reliability.
Vibration Data Collection & Analysis.
Detailed Fault Analysis, Equipment Testing and Diagnostics.
Running a successful condition monitoring program.
Generate Vibration Analysis Report.

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Learn vibration analysis from the world’s leading provider of training & certification. At Mobius Institute, we offer the most understandable and interesting training available. Our Crystal Clear™ training methodology is unique, using hundreds of 3D animations and software simulations that make complex concepts easier to understand. We offer ISO 18436 Category I to IV training via public venue courses as well as online through the Mobius Institute website. Mobius Institute is ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436-1 accredited, meaning that you are assured that your certification meets the highest global standards, and our training teaches you everything you need to know according to the ISO 18436 standard for vibration analyst training. There is no more highly regarded training & certification available.

Course Outline

Part 1
Review of maintenance practices

Review of condition monitoring technologies
Principles of vibration
Complete review of basics
Waveform, spectrum (FFT), phase and orbits
Understanding signals: modulation, beating, sum/difference

Data acquisition

Transducer types: Non-contact displacement

Part 2
Proximity probes, velocity sensors, and accelerometers

Transducer selection
Transducer mounting and natural frequency
Measurement point selection
Following routes, and test planning
Common measurement errors

Signal processing

Filters: Low pass, band pass, high pass, band stop
Sampling, aliasing, dynamic range
Resolution, Fmax, data collection time
Averaging: linear, overlap, peak hold, time synchronous
Windowing and leakage

Part 3
Vibration analysis

Spectrum analysis
Time waveform analysis (introduction)
Orbit analysis (introduction)
Phase analysis: bubble diagrams and ODS
Enveloping (demodulation), shock pulse, spike energy, PeakVue

Fault analysis

Natural frequencies and resonances
Imbalance, eccentricity and bent shaft
Misalignment, cocked bearing and soft foot
Mechanical looseness
Rolling element bearing analysis
Analysis of induction motors
Analysis of gears
Analysis of belt-driven machines
Analysis of pumps, compressors, and fans

Part 4
Equipment testing and diagnostics

Impact testing and bump tests
Phase analysis

Corrective action

General maintenance repair activities
Review of the balancing process
Review of shaft alignment procedures

Running a successful condition monitoring program

Setting baselines
Setting alarms: band, envelope/mask, statistical
Setting goals and expectations (avoiding common problems)
Report generation
Reporting success stories
Acceptance testing
Review of ISO standards

Extra Session


Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This program has been specifically designed for non-Professionals and those commencing Contract Management as a career. It focuses on delivering contemporary best practices information which will equip all customer & supplier facing colleagues to participate effectively in the contract process. This program does so in a manner which the student will find interesting and immediately useful in their personal and professional life.

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.