Basic Machinery Vibrations


This course helps prepare attendees to perform basic machinery vibration analysis on industrial machinery using single-channel measurements, with or without triggers signals, according to established and recognized procedures. It covers basics of sensors, database and data collector setup, data collection, signal processing, fault analysis, and basics of single plane balancing. It is partial preparation for the Vibration Analyst Category II Certification Exam. The workshops and demonstrations, scheduled throughout the training course, are used to illustrate theory and applications.

All registered attendees in the Basic Machinery Vibrations training course receive the following:
·         Course power points
·         Basic Machinery Vibrations textbook
·         Workshops containing examples, workshop problems and the Body of Knowledge
          found in ISO 18436-2 Annex A
·         Training course examination study guide
·         Calculator and a ruler
·         Certificate of completion (3.8 CEUs)
The BMV training course will begin at noon and conclude at 6:00 p.m. on Monday; then will begin at 8:00 am and conclude at 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. Subject to change.

It is recommended that attendees review the Body of Knowledge found in ISO 18436-2 Annex A prior to the training course. 
Registration Fee: $1,975 USD
(VI Members are entitled to a 10% discount off registration pricing.)

Dates & Locations:

December 11-15, 2017
New Orleans, LA


February 5-9, 2018
Tempe, AZ 


April 9-13, 2018
Knoxville, TN 


June 18-22, 2018
Oak Brook, IL 


July 16-20, 2018
New Orleans, LA 


November 5-9, 2018
Indianapolis, IN 



Course Contents Include:

Basic Machinery Vibrations I
Period, frequency, amplitude, phase, measures, and conversions.

Basic Machinery Vibrations II
Analysis, units, natural frequencies, forcing frequencies, resonance, critical speeds, and damping.

Workshop I: Machinery Vibrations
Period, frequency and amplitude.

Workshop II: Basic Vibrations
Basic Data Collector Setup I
Measure selection; frequency spans; time, frequency, and orbital displays.
Proximity probes, accelerometers, optical pickups, selection, location and mounting.

Workshop III: Data Acquisition
Basic Data Collector Setup II
Data sampling, triggering, window selection, resolution, dynamic range, and averaging.
Basic Analysis Techniques
Orders, spectrum analysis – direct frequency, side bands.

Workshop IV: Data Processing
Analysis of Operating Speed Faults
Orders, mass unbalance, misalignment, looseness, distortion, rubs, resonance, bearing wear, and case histories.
Gear and Bearing Analysis
Measurement methods, frequencies, analysis techniques, and case histories.
Motors, Fans, and Pumps
Basics, frequencies, techniques, and analysis.

Workshop V: Fault Analysis
Evaluation of Machine Condition
Measures, procedures, severity charts, and alarm settings.

Workshop VI: Condition Evaluation
Machine Testing
Test plans, impact testing, and acceptance testing.
Periodic Monitoring
Screening, alarm setup, frequency of measurement, trending, and reports.
Fundamental aspects of single-plane balancing.

Workshop VII: Machine Analysis

Course Review

Training Examination on Course Content (1.5 hours)

Training Examination Review 
Optional Certification Exam to be administered on the day AFTER the course.

Vibration Analyst Category I: $275
Vibration Analyst Category II: $300
Vibration Analyst Category III: $350
Vibration Analyst Category IV: $450
Balancing Field Specialist Exam: $275