Instructor: Bill Pryor
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 Vibration Analyst Category I Certification Exam. The workshops and demonstrations, scheduled throughout the training course, are used to illustrate theory and applications.
David Szrom, CAT IV
Jack Peters, CAT IV
Allen Plymon, CAT IV
Course PowerPoint follow-along deck
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 (3.2 CEUs)
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
$1,775 USD Nonmember ($1,680 VI Members)
$100 expidited materials fee for registrations received within 1 week of course starting.
Dates & Locations:
Crowne Plaza Airport Indianapolis
2501 South High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
To reserve, call 888-627-7596,
and mention Vibration Institute by July 12, 2018.
Introduction To 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.
Vibration: Sources, Uses, Effects
Background, definitions, sources, effects, uses, predictive maintenance, measurement concepts, equipment.
Workshop I: Vibration Demonstrations and Workshop Questions
Introduction to Machinery Vibrations I
Physics, units, properties, measurement conventions, motions, amplitude, frequencies, time, frequency, and orbital domains.
Workshop II: Definitions, Terminology, Measurements, Demonstrations
Introduction to Machinery Vibrations II
Measures, conversions, analysis, excitation, natural frequencies, resonance, and critical speeds.
Workshop III: Measure Analysis, Natural Frequencies, and Demonstrations
Introduction to Data Collection
Physical observations, sensors, frequency spans, measures, triggering, sensor mounting and location, instruments.
Workshop IV: Data Collection Demonstration and Workbook Questions.
Introduction to Machine Knowledge
Fault sources, frequencies, design and function of machines.
Introduction to Vibration Testing
Periodic and permanent monitoring, machine analysis (fault and condition), acceptance testing.
Workshop V: Vibration Testing
Introduction to Spectrum Analysis
Frequency identification and matching and procedures.
Workshop VI: Spectrum Analysis and Demonstrations
Introduction to Common Machine Faults
Mass unbalance, misalignment, looseness, bearing defects, and electrical defects.
Workshop VII: Fault Analysis
Introduction to Vibration Severity
Criteria, procedures, charts on housings, shafts, and bearings.
Workshop VIII: Vibration Severity
Training Examination on Course Content (One hour)
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.