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on evaluating machinery behavior and condition.
Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

Have you considered serving on the Vibration Institute Board of Directors? It's an exciting time to be part of the Institute, and a great moment to step into a leadership role by running for the Board of Directors.

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We've moved!

VI Headquarters has Moved!

Beginning July 28, 2014 you can find us at: 2625 Butterfield Road, Suite 128N, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Our phone and fax numbers, website and email addresses will remain the same. Please update your address book!

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Tub Grinder

Tub Grinder

This unit is used to grind up large tree stumps, scrap wood, and any other brush. Due to the large torque pulses associated with grinding, high amplitude vibrations will develope causing large forces on the mechanical elements.

 
2015 Annual Training Conference

2015 Annual Training Conference

SAVE THE DATE! Join the Vibration Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana - July 14-17, 2015 - at the Crowne Plaza Downtown at Union Station for the 39th Annual Training Conference. Watch for agenda and registration details coming soon!

 
CTC - Connect to Confidence

CTC provides accelerometers, 4-20 mA sensors, junction boxes, mounting hardware, installation tools and cables for vibration analysis. CTC Products feature industry leading pricing and unconditional lifetime warranty.

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Vertical Pumps

Vertical Pumps

Vertical pumps, used in many industries, are often driven by variable speed motors. Since they are essentially cantilevered mounted, structural natural frequencies become a problem when they fall within the operating frequency range of pump.

 
2014 VI Training Courses

2014 VI Training Courses

Vibration Institute training courses provide a unique opportunity to study vibration priniciples in a way that goes beyond the textbook and provides real-world applications. The 2014 Training Course schedule is now available.

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Motor Driven Pump

Motor Driven Pump

This unit is being tested for acceptance. The measured and analyzed vibration signal will determine the mechanical and electrical condition of the unit as well as where the pump is being operated relative to the BEP.

 
Turbine Generator

Turbine Generator

Routine vibration measurements should be made on the rotating (permanent sensors for protection) and stationary parts of the units. It is important to record startup and coast down vibration data for future diagnostics.

 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

All Events

Sep
10

09/10/2014 Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Chapter Annual Meeting

Event's details

(All Day Event) All Day Event
Indianapolis Chapter Annual Meeting at the Lilly MQLC
 
Sep
16

09/16/2014-09/19/2014 Salem, MA

2014 Machinery Vibration Analysis (MVA)

Event's details

(All Day Event) All Day Event
This course provides more in-depth discussions of single channel time waveform, FFT, and phase analysis techniques for the evaluation of industrial machinery.
 
Sep
16

09/16/2014-09/19/2014 Salem, MA

2014 Basic Machinery Vibrations (BMV)

Event's details

(All Day Event) All Day Event
This course prepares attendees to perform basic vibration analysis on industrial machinery using single-channel measurements, with or without trigger signals, according to established and recognized procedures.
 
Sep
20

09/20/2014 Salem, MA

2014 Certification Examination Category II

Event's details

(08:00 AM - 11:00 AM) Time:08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Category II Certified Vibration Analysts shall have all the knowledge and capability of a Category I Vibration Analyst. They shall be capable of defining routine data collection activities including acquisition and analysis settings using basic signal analysis, collecting extra test points when unusual conditions exist, performing single channel impact tests, interpreting and evaluating test results in accordance with specifications and standards.
 
Sep
20

09/20/2014 Salem, MA

2014 Certification Examination Category I

Event's details

(08:00 AM - 10:00 AM) Time:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Category I Vibration Analysts must know the basic principles of mechanical vibration including units of measures used for condition monitoring of machinery. They are to be capable of performing reliable pre-determined single channel vibration measurements, comparing such measurements against pre-established alarms, identification of errors in collected data, reporting on visual observations on the condition of equipment, and transferring collected data to a computer based system.
 
Sep
20

09/20/2014 Salem, MA

2014 Certification Examination Category IV

Event's details

(08:00 AM - 01:00 PM) Time:08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Category IV Vibration Analysts shall have in-depth knowledge, skills, and experience in the diagnosis and correction of machine faults using basic mechanical vibration theory, signal analysis, multi-channel spectral analysis, rotor and gas pulsation dynamics, and isolation and damping techniques.
 
Sep
20

09/20/2014 Salem, MA

2014 Certification Examination Category III

Event's details

(08:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Time:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Category III Vibration Analysts are required to have all the knowledge and skills of a Category II Vibration Analyst and be able to provide technical knowledge and instruction to lower level analysts. A Category III Vibration Analyst shall have an in-depth knowledge of the principles and techniques machinery vibration analysis including single channel spectra, time waveforms, orbits, basic operating deflection shapes, and acceleration enveloping.
 
Oct
27

10/27/2014-10/30/2014 Knoxville, TN

2014 Introduction to Machinery Vibrations (IMV) Course

Event's details

(All Day Event) All Day Event
This course prepares attendees to perform a range of simple, single channel machinery vibration condition monitoring and diagnostic activities.
 
Oct
27

10/27/2014-10/30/2014 Knoxville, TN

2014 Basic Machinery Vibrations (BMV)

Event's details

(All Day Event) All Day Event
This course prepares attendees to perform basic vibration analysis on industrial machinery using single-channel measurements, with or without trigger signals, according to established and recognized procedures.
 
Oct
27

10/27/2014-10/30/2014 Knoxville, TN

2014 Machinery Vibration Analysis (MVA)

Event's details

(All Day Event) All Day Event
This course provides more in-depth discussions of single channel time waveform, FFT, and phase analysis techniques for the evaluation of industrial machinery.
 

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