This course builds upon the Data Acquisition computer based training, providing the foundation for machinery diagnostics. The hands-on approach gives students the experience they need to feel confident when taking action at their plant. This is a “must have” course for those who interpret or plan on interpreting machine vibration and position data to determine machine condition.
- Engineers interpreting machine vibration and position data to determine machine condition
- Engineers involved in the design, acceptance testing and maintenance of rotating machinery
- Engineers who want to learn about machinery vibration diagnostics
Duration: 5 days
- Explain how the fundamentals of machine design and behavior are reflected in the vibration measurements.
- Reduce machine vibration data into usable plot formats.
- Explain which plot formats are best to use in the different stages of machine diagnostics.
- Describe the causes, effects and indicators of the typical machine malfunctions; including recognition of problems such as unbalance, misalignment, rubs, shaft cracks and fluid induced instabilities.
Course Level: Machinery Diagnostics
Course Focus: Reliability & Diagnostics
- Introduction to Machinery Management & Diagnostics
- Phase Measurements
- Steady State Data Formats
- Fundamental Synchronous Rotor Response
- Single Plane Balance Response
- Transient Data Formats
- Plot Interpretation
- Multiplane Balance Response
- Partial Radial Rubs
- Preloads and Radial Position Measurements
- Vibration Types and Resonances
- Fluid-Induced Instabilities
- Shaft Crack Detection
- Case History Workshop