ISO 18436 Category III – Senior Vibration Analyst

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The ISO Category III Vibration Analyst “Advanced” course is intended for personnel who have at least two years vibration analysis experience and a solid understanding of vibration theory and terminology. This course is designed for the senior vibration analyst and program manager who must be able to diagnose the widest range of vibration related fault conditions, perform balancing and alignment, and understand, diagnose and correct resonance faults. Category III certification requires that you have demonstrated 36 months experience in vibration analysis, completed the Category III course and successfully pass the Category III vibration analyst examination, and are previously certified as a Category II vibration analyst.

35 hours
  • Engineers confident in spectrum but who want to
    learn about signal processing, time waveform and
    phase analysis
  • Engineers involved in condition monitoring
  • Personnel who want to become certified to
    international standards (ISO-18436)
  • Prepare the participant for the ISO 18436 category III certification test
  • Learn how to be capable of managing the condition monitoring program, diagnosing the widest range of fault
    conditions, verifying and correcting resonance problems, performing complex balancing machinery.
Required Prerequisites:

  • None

Additional Requirements:
Thirty six (36) months of practical vibration analysis work experience, verified by an independent person

Day 1

  • Condition monitoring and the ISO standards
  • Condition monitoring technologies
  • Signal processing
  • Time waveform analysis

Day 2

  • Phase analysis
  • Dynamics (natural frequencies and resonance)
  • Natural frequency testing
  • Operating deflection shape (ODS) analysis

Day 3

  • Modal analysis and introduction to FEA
  • Correcting resonances
  • Rolling element bearing fault detection
  • Journal bearing fault detection

Day 4

  • Electric motor testing
  • Pumps, fans and compressors
  • Gearbox fault detection
  • Corrective action

Day 5

  • Running a successful condition monitoring program
  • Acceptance testing
  • Review of ISO standards
  • Mobius Exam (100 multiple-choice questions in 4

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

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