Bently Nevada 3500 Monitor System – Operation & Maintenance Semimar


This 3-day course provides Installation, Operation & Maintenance instructions for the popular Bently Nevada 3500 series On-Line Condition Monitoring System. We will provide an overview of the system development and specification process. We will show you how to configure the various monitoring modules that are used in your plant, and explain how various configuration parameters affect the quality of your information. We will demonstrate how to interface the 3500 system with various plant systems, and show troubleshooting techniques as well.

This course is workshop intensive! You will spend considerable time practicing configuration on the 3500 workstations and will have good hands-on experience to take back on the job. This helps engineers, operators & technicians understand the information available and provides the knowledge to help better operate machinery.

Our 3500 module workshop sessions can also be specifically tailored to emphasize the modules contained in your plant, maximizing your hands-on time experience. Both hotel & on-site seminars are offered.

  • Introduce the 3500 Monitoring System
  • Explain Typical Usage & Benefits
  • Review Available Modules & The Information Provided
  • Practice Software Configuration
  • Review Implications of Configuration Parameters
  • Review DDE / Modbus Communications to External Devices
  • Learn to Program Modbus Maps
  • Review Troubleshooting Techniques
Course Materials

A manual containing slide presentations, discussion materials, workshop exercises and additional reference information is provided in hardcopy and CD-ROM.


Mr. Stanley R. Bognatz, P.E.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers, vibration analysts and I&C technicians who are involved with the installation, operation and maintenance of the 3500 Monitoring System.


None. A general understanding of plant machinery and vibration is helpful.

Course Fees

Hotel Seminars (U.S.):  $1,175 per person.

On-site and international seminars are priced by quotation – please contact us for more information.

Course Schedule

Click here for the current schedule; on-site seminars can be scheduled at any time.

Seminar Outline
3500 System Packaging Overview
  • Racks & Modules
  • Communications & Display
  • System Software Packages
Overview of 3500 Rack Modules
  • General Applications
  • Required Transducers
  • Information Available
External Display Devices
  • Local LCD & VGA Displays
  • Remote Computer Displays
Typical 3500 Applications
  • Steam & Gas Turbines
  • Hydro-Turbines
  • Integrally-Geared Compressors
  • Reciprocating Compressors
  • Boiler Feed Pumps
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Motors
  • Gearboxes
Field Installation Guidelines
  • Machinery Monitoring Guidelines
  • Rack Mounting
  • Wiring
  • Communications
Transducer Operation & Workshop
  • Installation Conventions
  • Proximity; Velocity; Acceleration
  • Thrust / Rotor Position
  • Speed / Tachometer
  • RTD & Thermocouples
3500 Modules – Descriptions & Configuration
Workshops (customized per customer)
  • /15 Power Supply
  • /20 Rack Interface Module
  • /25 Keyphasor Module
  • /32 4-Channel Relay Module
  • /34 TMR Relay Module
  • /40M Proximitor Monitor
  • /42M Proximitor/Seismic Monitor
  • /44M Aeroderivative Monitor
  • /45 Position Monitor
  • /46M Hydro Monitor
  • /50 Tachometer Module
  • /53 Electronic Overspeed Detection System
  • /60, /61, /65 Temperature Monitors
  • /62 Process Variable Monitor
  • /64M Dynamic Pressure Monitor
  • /70M Reciprocating Compressor Impulse/Velocity
  • /72M Reciprocating Compressor Rod Position
  • /77M Reciprocating Compressor Cylinder Pressure
  • /92 Communication Gateway
  • /93 System Display
External Communications & Workshop
  • Communication Gateway
  • DDE; Modbus; and Rack/Host Communication
  • Modbus Mapping
Relay Operation & Workshop
  • Logic Programming
  • Configuration
System Software Packages & Workshop
  • Rack Configuration Software
  • Operator Display Software
  • Data Acquisition & DDE Server

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 centralized training. If you have questions on any training course, or would like a custom-designed course, please contact us.