Saturday, February 25, 2012
Certification Examination - Category I
(08:00 AM - 10:00 PM)
Category I Vibration Analysts are qualified to perform a range of single channel machinery vibration condition monitoring and diagnostic activities including data acquisition on predetermined routes, machine steady state testing to predefined procedures, and comparison of readings against pre-established alert settings.
Minimum Recommended Experience: 6 months
Minimum Training Hours: 30 hours
Certification Examination - Category II
(08:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
Category II Vibration Analysts are qualified to perform basic vibration analysis using single-channel instruments according to established procedures, set-up instruments, and maintain a database of results.
Minimum Recommended Experience: 18 months
Minimum Training Hours: 60 hours (Category I + 30 hours)
Certification Examination - Category III
(08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Category III Vibration Analysts are qualified to establish, direct, and\or perform programs for condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines including spectral, waveform, and orbit analysis. Category III certified Vibration Analysts shall be qualified to perform minor corrective actions involving operating deflection shapes, single-plane balancing, and diagnostic testing.
Minimum Recommended Experience: 36 months
Minimum Training Hours: 90 hours (30 hours + Categories I & II)
Certification Examination - Category IV
(08:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
Category IV Vibration Analysts are individuals who understand the theory of mechanical vibrations, advanced vibration analysis techniques, and signal analysis. They shall be qualified to direct condition monitoring programs, perform major diagnostic efforts, and perform and recommend corrective actions and design modifications.
Minimum Recommended Experience: 60 months
Minimum Training Hours: 130 hours (40 hours + Categories I, II, & III)