Eastern US Regional Conference

May 14 & 15, 2019 – King of Prussia, PA

Co-located with the Society of Machinery Failure Prevention Technology conference, the Vibration Institute’s Eastern US Regional Conference will feature 2 days of technical presentations along with an exhibitor networking reception. Covering a wide-variety of vibration topics such as pumps, sensor technology, motion amplification, and IoT wireless technology, and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to earn CEUs, gain knowledge and network with peers and industry experts.

Registration: $350 VI members, $450 nonmembers
Monday, May 13, Pre-conference Workshops: $750

Co-located with MFPT 2019, the Vibration Institute is offering an exception 2-day educational opportunity near you!  


Tuesday & Wednesday, May 14 & 15  


Crowne Plaza – King of Prussia, PA

Tuesday, May 14 – DAY #1

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.: Plenary Session Combined Session with MFPT

10:30 – Noon: Time Waveform AnalysisBill Pryor (PdM Solutions, Inc.)

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.: Industrial Internet of Things – Wireless Technology Developments & Considerations for DeploymentM. David Howard (ERBESSD Instruments)

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: HD Technology – A Low RPM Case (3 Years Pre-Waring Time)Ron Kittle (SPM Instruments)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Case Histories Demonstrating Video Motion Amplification TechnologyCharles Scott (VP, VIS Reliability Solutions)

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: ODS/Modal Testing Complements Motion AmplificationRobert Sayer, PE (The Vibration Institute)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Exhibitor Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 15 – DAY #2

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.: Shaft Centerline AnalysisBill Pryor (PdM Solutions, Inc.)

10:30 – Noon: Adverse Effects of Operating Pumps @ Off-Design Flow RatesWilliam Marscher, PE (Mechanical Solutions, Inc.)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Designing/Repairing Foundations to Reduce VibrationO Salem Ali & Michael Golla (Structural Technologies)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Designing Foundations for Large FansRobert Sayer, PE (The Vibration Institute)

3:30pm – 4:15 p.m.: PiezoElectric Sensors: Construction & Typical ApplicationsPiotr Gasiorczyk (PCB/IMI)

4:15 pm – 5:00 p.m.: Understanding Transient Plots – John Kingham (Baker Hughes, Bently Nevada LLC)

Optional Pre-conference Workshop 1: Optimizing Pumping Systems for Increased Reliability and Efficiency

Monday, May 13 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration Fee $750

Brought to you by the Hydraulic Institute HI_logo_web_250px_wide
Downtime is expensive and even when running, pumping systems often operate at 40% of their best efficiency point, accounting for a significant portion of a facility’s energy use and maintenance expense . An optimized pumping system increases reliability, overall performance and reduces energy usage.

The Hydraulic Institute’s Pump System Optimization course covers:
-Impact of proper pump design & selection on reliability and efficiency
-Importance of pump system optimization and impact on reliability
-Best practices in pump system installation and commissioning
-Identifying maintenance processes to improve reliability & efficiency
-Flow Control Strategy impact on reliability
-How system modeling can improve reliability and performance

Alex Kramer has over 25 years experience designing, and integrating pumping packages for commercial, industrial, and municipal water and waste water facilities. Mr. Kramer’s experience includes design, engineering and service of pumping systems packages including Water Pressure Boosters, Heat Transfer, Geothermal Circulating, Fuel Oil Transfer, and Waste Water. Overall efficiency and reliability have been major criteria in the design, installation and operations of Mr. Kramer’s systems. He has also had extensive experience in designing and installing digital process control systems for industrial applications including electric power grids, Hydro-electric plants, steel mills, and gas distribution systems. Mr. Kramer received his bachelor’s degree in Electric Engineering from the University of Delaware and Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Continuing Education:
Up to 4 PDHs will be awarded for this tutorial. A sign in sheet will be available to verify attendance.

Optional Pre-Conference Workshop #2: Vibration Problems & Solutions in Turbomachinery and Centrifugal Pumps

Monday, May 13 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration Fee $750

Brought to you by: TEES TUrbomachinery Laboratoryturbo2

This course covers the basic concepts as well as intermediate and advanced techniques for measuring, interpreting, and mediating vibration in turbomachinery and centrifugal pumps. The focus is on all types of centrifugal pumps, both as covered by API as well as the Hydraulic Institute standards, as well as centrifugal and axial compressors, fans, steam turbines, and gas turbines.  Included is rotordynamic analysis with Lomakin Effect for pumps, as well as bearing behavior for all machines, and bladed disk vibration for compressors and turbines. Fluid-structure interaction and acoustics are discussed.  Balance and alignment are looked at in detail on terms of diagnosis and criteria.  Methods of diagnosing rubs and looseness are discussed.  The new method of motion-amplified video is explained, and demonstrated in the class, and compared to Operating Deflection Shape analysis.  Over all, modern troubleshooting methods and fixes are provided as well, with many case histories.

Course Instructors:
William D. Marscher, Mechanical Solutions, Inc., Whippany NJ USA
Maki Onari, Mechanical Solutions, Inc., Whippany NJ USA

Continuing Education:
.6 CEUs will be awarded for this tutorial. A sign in sheet will be available to verify attendance.

Event Venue:

Crown Plaza Philadelphia – King of Prussia, PA

Address: 260 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

MFPT Group Rate: $169/night

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Registration is $350 for VI Members, or $450 for Non-members