2625 Butterfield Rd., Ste. 211S
Oak Brook, IL United States 60523
This course helps prepare attendees to perform a range of simple, single channel machinery vibration condition monitoring and diagnostic activities, is recommended for individuals as an introduction to machinery vibrations and is partial preparation for the ISO/IEC 18436-2:2014 Vibration Analyst Category II Certification Exam. The workshops and demonstrations, scheduled throughout the training course, are used to illustrate theory and applications.
Bill Pryor, CAT IV
Course PowerPoint follow-along deck
Basic Machinery Vibrations textbook (class notes)
Workbook 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
Monday Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Optional Cat I exam - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Course Dates & Times Subject to Change, Please Check the Event Date
$1,975 USD Nonmember ($1,880 VI Members)
$100 expidited materials fee for registrations received within 1 week of course starting.
Dates & Locations:
Holiday Inn Chicago Oakbrook Terrace
19 W. 350 22nd St.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
To reserve, please call 630-833-3600,
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Basic Machinery Vibration Correspondence Course:
For those who are unable to attend a course in person, this program is also available through through self-study for either continuing education or for exam course requirement credit. Read more.
Introduction to Rotor Dynamics
Rotor types, natural frequencies, modes, critical speeds, mass unbalance response, whirling, rotor bow, gyroscopic effects, torque, support stiffness asymmetry, rotor stiffness asymmetry, cracked rotor, instabilities, oil whirl/whip, aerodynamic cross coupling.
Transient and Forced Vibrations as Related to Rotor Dynamics
Workshop I: Rotor Dynamics
API RP 684 Review
Understanding Journal Bearings
Lubrication basics, bearing dynamics and design.
Workshop II: Journal Bearings
Oil whirl/oil whip, aerodynamic cross-coupling, hysteresis, rubs and parametric instability.
Modeling techniques, discrete mass/stiffness models, distributed parameter models, rolling element and fluid-film bearing stiffness and damping, mass allocation, computer program interface, and examples.
Workshop III: Modeling Lab
Simple Engineering Calculations
Stiffness, mass, influence coefficients, natural frequency formulas, and examples.
Workshop IV: Natural Frequency and Unbalance Response
Workshop V: Modeling and Computation
Rotor-Dynamic Model Validation
Transient tests, two-channel tests, and applications.
Advanced Vibration Analysis and Advanced Vibration Control Review
Training Examination on Course Content (3 hours)
Training Examination Review
Optional Certification Exam to be administered on the day AFTER the course.
Vibration Analyst Category I: $300
Vibration Analyst Category II: $350
Vibration Analyst Category III: $400
Vibration Analyst Category IV: $450
Balancing Field Specialist Exam: $300
Cancellation of a training course registration and transfer to another course within the same calendar year will be honored provided written notification is received by the Institute office via e-mail or mail no later than ten (10) business days before the first day of the scheduled training course. If cancelling a training course registration and not transferring to another course within the same calendar year a $250 cancellation fee will be assessed. A $500 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations received less than ten (10) days from the start date of the registered training course. Please contact the Vibration Institute staff directly regarding discounts for multiple registrations from the same organization. No-shows for the course will not receive a refund. There are additional cancellation fees applied for exam cancellations.