Introduction to Machinery Vibrations
This course helps prepare attendees to perform a range of simple, single channel machinery vibration condition monitoring and diagnostic activities. This course meets the 30-hour training requirement for preparation for the Category I vibration analyst certification exam per ISO 18436-2:2014.
Houston, TX- March 16th -19th
Clymer, NY - September 28th - October 1st
Oak Brook, IL- May 11th - 14th
Arlington, TX- July 13th - 16th
Introduction to Machinery Vibrations
IMV prepares attendees to perform a range of simple machinery vibration condition monitoring and diagnostic activities. It 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.
All registered attendees will receive:
The IMV training is a four-day course and will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. daily (Tuesday through Friday)
An introduction and background to Vibration; Sources, Uses, Eﬀects, Definitions, Predictive Maintenance, Measurement Concepts, Machines, Basic Analysis, Vibration Sensors and Vibration Instrumentation.
There is a workshop supporting each chapter. The student will test their knowledge and understanding of the material presented for that chapter by completing the workshops during the time allowed in class. The instructor will then review the workshop with the class. The student’s time and understanding of the workshop materials will aid them in their preparation for the certification exam.
Vibration Sources and Use
Definitions, Units, Properties, Measurements, Motions, Time, Frequency, and Amplitude.
Basic Machinery Vibration
Conversions, Analysis, Excitation, Natural Frequencies, Resonance and Critical Speeds.
Data Collection and Analysis
Physical Observations, Sensors, Frequency Spans, Measures, Triggering, Sensor Mounting, Sensor Location and Instruments.
Fault Sources, Frequencies, Design, Function, Acceptance Testing, Fault and Condition Analysis.
Meters, Oscilloscopes, Data Collectors, Analyzers and Virtual Instruments.
Periodic Monitoring, Data Collection, Transducer Positioning, Alarms and Reports.
Mass Unbalance, Misalignment, Looseness, Rolling Element Bearings, Blade Pass, Vane Pass And Gear Mesh.
Bearing Housing Evaluation, Shaft Vibration, Gears, Bearings, Charts And Graphs.
It is recommended that attendees review the Body of Knowledge found in ISO 18436-2 Annex A, prior to the course.
Course Only Price: $1,870 USD Nonmember ($1,775 VI Members)
Course + Exam: $2170 Nonmember ($2075 Member)
Interactive Business Center
2625 Butterfield Rd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
The Vibration Institute has a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn Chicago Oakbrook near our office.
A Vibration Analyst Category I Certification Exam will need to be scheduled outside of this training agenda. Typically, the Vibration Analyst Category I Certification Exam is scheduled for 2 hours on Saturday morning. (Course and Exam schedule are always subject to change based on scheduling or unforeseen circumstances.) Please be sure you have completed the CF009 Exam Application in advance of your exam.
Optional Certification Exam to be administered on the day AFTER the course.
Vibration Analyst Category I
Vibration Analyst Category II
Vibration Analyst Category III
Vibration Analyst Category IV
Balancing Field Specialist Exam
The cancellation of and transfer to a training course within the same calendar year will be honored, provided that 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 course. If registration for a training course is cancelled without transfer 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. Additional cancellation fees will be applied for exam cancellations. Absentees for the course will not receive a refund. This cancellation policy supersedes all prior published information.