Conference Program Agenda

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Monday, June 12
CAT II Basic Machinery Vibrations Training Course (4.5-Day)
- Instructors: Dave Szrom & Jack Peters
Tuesday, June 13
Pre-Conference Sessions
8 a.m. 1 p.m.
1A – Rotor Dynamics
Tom Walter
1B - The Use of ShaftVibA for Rotor Modeling
Dr. Ron Eshleman, P.E. and Brian Biby, Arcelor-Mittal
2A – Basic ODS Test Procedures and Modeling
Robert Sayer, P.E., Applied Structural Dynamics
2B - Impact Testing for Natural Frequencies, Mode Shapes, and Damping
Nelson Baxter, ABM Technical Services, Inc.

Exhibit Hall Opens
4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  Networking Reception: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14
9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: Year of the Rooster - Time for an Economic Wake-up Call
Chris Kuehl (PhD), Managing Director Armada Corporate Intelligence
Gears and Gear Manufacturing Basics
Thomas J. (Buzz) Maiuri, The Gleason Gear Works
Gearbox Vibration Analysis
Jim Berry, Technical Associates of Charlotte, PC
NEW: Aerodynamically Induced Vibrations
Vern Martin
, P.Eng. & Steve Kaufman, P.Eng., Flow Care.
Common Errors That Lead to the Misinterpretation of Operational Deflection Shape (ODS) Data
Robert Sayer, P.E., Applied Structural Dynamics
Part 1 — Resonance Detection Testing
Tony DeMatteo, 4X Diagnostic Services, LLC
Part 2 — Modal Analysis Testing
Tony DeMatteo, 4X Diagnostic Services, LLC
A New Method for On-Line Vibration Data Collection
Steve Sabin, SETPOINT Vibration
Shop Balancing – General purpose, production and mass production
Jim Richardson
Shop Balancing Specifications & Standards
Jim Richardson
Motion Amplification: Moving Vibration Analysis to the Visual Spectrum
Jeff Hay, Ph.D.
Exhibit Hall Open: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.           
Reception & Academic Posters: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 15
8 a.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
General Session: AMPrint Center’s 3D Printing at Rochester Institute of Technology
Professor Denis Cromier, Rochester Institute of Technology
Vertical Circulating Water Pump Case Histories
Monroe Voyles, P.E., IIT
A Screening Method for Low Frequency Random Piping Vibration
Lyle Breaux, P.E., Scot McNeill, Ph.D., P.E., and Gyorgy Szasz, Ph.D., Stress Engineering Services
Case Histories — High Vibration on a Large MBFW Motor
James Chin Yut, Bruce Power
Basic Testing for Natural Frequencies and Resonance
Tom Spettel
Ray D. Kelm, P.E., Kelm Engineering, LLC
Pitfalls in Half Power FFT Damping Calculations,
Ray D. Kelm, P.E., Kelm Engineering, LLC
Academic Session Academic Session NEW: VFD-Induced Shaft Voltage Damage; Andy Kressbach, Electro Static Technology
Friday, June 16
8 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
NEW: Rotor Balancing and Influence Coefficient Analysis
Stan Bognatz, M&B Engineered Solutions Inc.
NEW: Vibration Characteristics and Design Modifications of Pinions in an Integrally Geared Centrifugal Compressor,
Zhusan Luo and Carl Schwarz, Praxair, Inc.
NEW: Using Fatigue Damage to Correlate Real World Data in the Lab
Kevin Van Popering, Vibration Research Company
Proactive Maintenance and Thermal Imaging
Curt Geeting, Fluke Instruments
Part 1: Bearing Principles
John M. Masek, Bearing Service
Part 2: Bearing Maintenance and Installation
John M. Masek, Bearing Service
Saturday, June 17

Public Exam Session
Category I, II, III, and IV
Balancing Specialist
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
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