ISO 18436 Category I – Junior Vibration Analyst

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The ISO Category I Vibration Analyst “Basic” course is intended for personnel who are new to vibration monitoring and analysis, or those who wish to get an introduction to vibration analysis, condition monitoring and maintenance practices. The course focuses on periodic, single channel data collection and analysis for condition based maintenance programs. Category I certification requires that you have demonstrated 6 months experience in vibration analysis, completed the course and successfully pass the Category I vibration analyst examination.

The class can be taught in-house or engineers can take it through another party such as MOBIUS or the Vibration Institute.

28 hours
  • New vibration analysts
  • Engineers collecting or analyzing vibration data
  • Personnel who want to develop skills in the field of
    machine condition and vibration analysis
  • Personnel who want to get certified to international
    standards (ISO-18436)
  • Prepare the participant for the ISO 18436-1 category I certification test
  • Learn how to be capable of collecting quality data, and performing basic analysis and data validation
  • Develop basic knowledge on vibration analysis and condition monitoring
Required Prerequisites:

  • None

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • None

Additional Requirements:
Six months of practical vibration analysis work experience, verified by an independent person

Day 1

  • Maintenance practices
  • Condition monitoring
  • Principles of vibration

Day 2

  • Introduction to vibration measurement
  • Introduction to the time waveform
  • Introduction to the spectrum

Day 3

  • Brief introduction to phase
  • Signal processing
  • Vibration analysis

Day 4

  • What is resonance
  • Diagnosing common fault conditions
  • Setting alarm limits
  • Mobius Exam (60 multiple-choice questions in 2

The exam and the associated certification is provided by Mobius. Baker Hughes can provide a proctored environment for the paper or online exam.

Would you like more information or want to register for the course? We can help to facilitate the best training experience for you and your team with onsite, classroom, remote learning, and other options available.