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Training Course on Vibration Analysis Level-II

This course is designed for Maintenance and Design Engineers who want to apply modern vibration analysis techniques and principles for early fault detection and damage prevention in critical costly industrial machines.

VA-II builds upon the foundation of the ISO 18436.2 Cat-2 Standard course. The course covers advanced techniques of data acquisition and signal processing, waveform analysis, spectral diagnostics, phase analysis, single-channel impact testing and field balancing. The VA-II course will help the plant maintenance engineers in selecting an optimized vibration monitoring program in their plants.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Select appropriate machinery vibration techniques
  2. Perform vibration analysis on typical machines
  3. Learn modern diagnostic techniques
  4. Perform resonance testing
  5. Interpret results, make corrective recommendations

Course Programme

Day 1
Review of maintenance practices
  • Maintenance philosophies
  • Evolution of maintenance philosophies
  • Plant machinery classification and recommendations
  • Predictive maintenance techniques
  • Vibration analysis – A key predictive maintenance technique
Vibration basics and principles
  • Benefits of vibration analysis
  • Displacement, velocity, acceleration
  • Orbits; Beats; Modulation
Vibration Analysis Techniques
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Harmonics, sidebands, and the analysis methodology
  • Time waveform analysis (introduction)
  • Orbit analysis (introduction)
  • Phase analysis: bubble diagrams and ODS
  • Enveloping (demodulation), shock pulse, spike energy, Peak Value
Day 2
Data Acquisition Principles 
  • Analog to Digital Converters
  • Accelerometers Mounting
  • Frequency range
  • Sensitivity
Signal Processing
  • Frequency filtering
  • Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
  • Sampling rate
  • Lines of resolution, F-max, Bandwidth
  • Window  Functions
  • Averaging
  • Overlap
  • Display/Storage
Fault Analysis
  • Vibration due to resonance
  • Vibration due to unbalance
  • Bent shaft problems
  • Identifying a shaft with a kink or bend close to the bearing
  • Identifying a simple shaft bow
  • Detection of Misalignment
  • Vibration due to eccentricity
  • Looseness and sub harmonic frequencies
  • Looseness of the rotating system
  • Looseness of the supporting system
  • Defective rolling-element bearings
  • Aerodynamic hydraulic problems
  • Vibration due to induction motor problems
  • Vibration due to gear problems
Day 3
Equipment Testing and Diagnostics
  • Impact testing (bump tests)
  • Phase analysis
Corrective action
  • General Maintenance Repair Activities
  • Review of Balancing Process
  • Review of Shaft Alignment Procedure
Running a successful CM program
  • Setting Baseline
  • Report Generation
Day 4
  • Practical Hand’s on Training
  • Certificate Distribution

Course Downloads

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