This foundation course teaches the basics of vibration monitoring and maintenance strategies. Participants learn key vibration terminology, the parameters and units used to measure vibration motion, and the principles of vibration transducer operation. Workshops include identifying amplitude, frequency, and phase from time base and spectrum plots.
For North American customers: This course replaces our earlier offering entitled “Introduction to Vibration for Continuous Monitoring.”
- Technicians with a limited experience on vibration machinery
- Technicians working on vibration control with condition monitoring program
- Engineers involved in condition monitoring
- Technicians in preventive maintenance
Duration: 2 days
- Explain the reasons for vibration monitoring and maintenance strategies.
- Identify key components and describe vibration motion in a measurement plane.
- Define the parameters used to measure vibration motion and state the units used to express each parameter.
- Describe the principles of vibration transducer operation, the benefits and disadvantages of each type, and typical scale factor of output signal.
- Apply selection criteria to choose a useable vibration transducer for a specific machine vibration.
- Read values of amplitude, frequency, phase and recognize sources of vibration indicated by waveform and spectrum plots.
Course Level: Condition Monitoring
Course Focus: Reliability & Diagnostics
- Machinery monitoring: history, benefits, and strategies. Typically, monitored machines and considerations
- Basic vibration concepts: definition of vibration, understanding relationships of vibration displacement, velocity, acceleration, units of amplitude and meaning of vibration amplitude in analysis
- Defining frequency, units of frequency, and meaning of frequency in analysis, defining phase and measuring relative and absolute phase, understanding natural frequencies
- Vibration transducers: theory of accelerometer operation, theory of velomitor operation, theory of proximity transducer system operation
- Workshops identifying amplitude, frequency and phase from timebase and spectrum plots. Workshops for transducer and monitoring systems for given machine scenarios