M&B’s 4-day Vibration Analyst – Level 1 seminar
combines lectures & workshops to provide the essential training for the
beginning stages of any analyst’s Predictive Maintenance (PdM) or
Reliability efforts. Attendees are instructed in data collection, analysis
theory and identifying machinery faults. And the course follows
ISO 18436 guidelines for Vibration Analyst Level 1 for training and
certification (ISO 18436.2, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Machines
- Requirements for Training and Certification of Personnel - Part 2:
Vibration Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics).
This course does not focus on particular
hardware or software offerings. We teach concepts applicable
to both diagnostic systems and portable data collectors, and help highlight
relevant analysis limitations. Workshops provide diagnostic practice using
either machinery simulators or historical data.
An optional Level 1 Certification Examination is given on the last day of
the seminar for those attendees seeking a recognized certification.
Provide a foundation for new or practicing
analysts to become more effective at problem detection & resolution
Provide analysis skills for new or
practicing analysts to be more effective at problem detection &
resolution; build upon the Vibration Fundamentals course information.
Provide the skills and information needed
to help implement a successful PdM Program
Fully explore the information available in
time-waveform & spectral data plots
Review common machinery & machine
Teach basic vibration theory & data
analysis techniques for the common machinery faults
Teach how to configure data collection
parameters, how to specify vibration transducers, and appropriate data
collection techniques based upon machinery design parameters
Review how to apply industrial vibration
Provide formats, examples & techniques for
Prepare for a Level 1 Certification Exam
A manual containing slide presentations,
discussion materials, workshop exercises and additional reference
information is provided in hardcopy and CD-ROM.
Mr. Stanley R.
Who Should Attend?
This course is recommended for analysts,
technicians and engineers with at three to six months of vibration related
experience. It will help you prepare the Level 1 Certification examination.
General familiarity with vibration and
machinery is recommended. Analysts seeking Certification should have at
least 6 months analysis experience, and completion of our Vibration
Fundamentals course is highly recommended.
This course provides 32 Professional
Development Hours (PDH) for engineering license requirements.
Hotel Seminars (U.S.): $1,175 per person.
On-site and international seminars are priced
by quotation -
please contact us for more information.
Vibration Analyst - Level 1 Certification
$200 per person.
Click here for the
current schedule; on-site
seminars can be scheduled at any time.
- Why Begin with Vibration Analysis?
- Level 1 - Description & Duties
- Training Objectives
Common Machinery &
- Why Machine Design Dictates Analysis Methods
- Common Machinery Types
- Machine Design Elements
Maintenance Strategies &
- Maintenance Strategies
- PdM Programs & Technologies
- Why Use Vibration?
- What is Vibration?
- Displacement, Velocity, & Acceleration
- The 5 Essential Vibration Characteristics
Understanding Time-Waveform Plots
- What are “Time-Waveforms”?
- Measuring Amplitude & Frequency
– Spectrum Plots
- What is a “Spectrum”?
- Selecting Frequency Spans & Lines of
- Effects on Frequency Accuracy
- Frequency Content Analysis
Vibration Analysis Instrumentation
- Overall Level Vibration Meters
- Predictive Maintenance FFT Data Collectors
- Full Analysis / Diagnostic Systems
- Speed Measurement / Portable Tachometers
- Overview & Selection
- Capturing Good Data on Your Machine
- Non-Contact Displacement (Proximity) Probes
- Velocity Transducers
- Laser Vibrometers
- Transducer Mounting Considerations
PdM Data Acquisition
- Testing Procedures
- Recognizing Poor Quality Data
- Data management
- Vibration Tolerances
- HI, API, AGMA, NEMA
- ISO 1940 Balance Quality Grades
- How to Set Alarms in a PdM Program
- Overall vs. Band Alarms
Machinery Fault Analysis
& Corrective Actions
- Unbalanced, Eccentric, Bowed & Bent Rotors
- Belt Drive Problems
- Mechanical Looseness
- Rolling Element Bearings
- AC Electric Motor Problems
- Gear Problems
- Rotor & Structural Resonances; Natural
- Integrating your data with Word and Excel
- Working with graphics
- What does Management need?
& Certification Exam
M&B specializes in
providing technical training related to condition monitoring, vibration
analysis, predictive maintenance, shaft alignment, and rotor balancing, all
customized to our customer’s specific needs. We provide seminars both
on-site at your location, and off-site at hotels or other locations for
If you have questions on any training course, or would like a
custom-designed course, please contact us.