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Cat 2 Vibration Certification

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Cat 2 Vibe

Cat 2 Vibration. The category II vibration course meets or exceeds requirements of ISO 18436-2. It is intended for students who will be involved in the day to day testing and analysis of machinery vibration data. The course duration is four days with an optional 3 hour certification exam (100 questions / 70% to pass) on day 5.

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Cat 2 Vibration

Overview of Course Contents

• Maintenance Practices
• Condition Monitoring Technologies
• Principles of Vibration
• Data Acquisition
• Signal Processing
• Fault Analysis
• Corrective Action
• Equipment Knowledge
• Acceptance Testing
• Equipment testing and Diagnostics
• ISO Reference Standards
• Reporting and Documentation
• Fault Severity Determination
• Running a Successful Program
Course Topics

Upon completion of this course, students will have a good grasp of vibration analysis concepts and they will be able to set up machine tests and routes, analyze data, use relevant standards and create reports.

“Alan is an expert at explaining technical concepts to non technical people. He takes the time to make sure everyone’s questions are answered. Ample animations and videos make the concepts easier to understand. You will be surprised at how much you learn in this course!”

Cat 2 Certification

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Detailed list of Cat II course topics

Principles of Vibration
• Sine wave
• Simple vibration
• Adding waves, beating
• Amplitude (pk, pk-pk, RMS)
• Frequency and Period
• Vibration units / conversions / Integration
• Crest factor
• Phase
• Forcing frequencies
• Orders
• Resonance

Data Acquisition
• Instrumentation
• Sensors
• Orbits, centerline diagrams, Keyphasor
• Sensor mounting / natural frequency
• Triggers
• Test procedure
• Data formats
• Uploading the route
• Recognizing bad data

Signal Processing
• A/D Conversion
• Filters (high, Low, Band Pass)
• Data Collector settings
• FFT
• Windows / leakage
• Sampling, aliasing and Fmax
• Lines of Resolution
• Resolution ad Bandwidth
• Noise reduction
• Averaging
• Dynamic range / S/N Ratio

Understanding Signals
• Harmonics
• Noise, modulation, beats etc

Fault Analysis
• Unbalance
• Misalignment
• Looseness / rubs
• Belts
• Journal bearings
• Bearings
• Enveloping
• Motors
• Gears
• Pumps, fans and compressors
• TWF Analysis
• Resonance
• Etc.

Corrective Action
• Alignment + Tolerances
• Balancing (vectors, trial weights, single plane)
• No phase balancing
• Balance standards
• Safety
• Resonance (impact test, forced response)

Equipment Knowledge
• Motors, generators, gears, pumps, fans, compressors, belts, turbines, machine tools, piping and structures
• Applicable ISO standards

Acceptance Testing
• Test procedure
• Standards
• Reporting

Standards, Alarms and Reporting
• ISO, IEC, API etc.
• Alarm types
• Fault severity determination
• Trending
• Acting on reports
Detailed list of topics