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Vibration CAT 1

Dr. Wael Saady AbdEllateef Salman

Vibration Analysis ISO CAT I 

CAT I  Round #10


Course Objectives:


  • This course is suitable for Junior Vibration Analysts.
  • Ideal starting for new vibration analysts, collecting vibration data officers, and those who seek a better understanding of vibration analysis and condition monitoring. 
  • Understanding the importance of monitoring rotating machinery and other critical assets
  • Understanding of how vibration can be successfully measured and analyzed to provide early warning of a wide range of fault conditions. 
  • Gain enough knowledge and master the main principles to contribute to an existing project.


Course Outcomes


At the end of the Vibration Analysis - Cat I Course, you will be able to:


  1. Understand the types of maintenance program.
  2. Identify the different predictive maintenance methodologies.
  3. Collect vibration measurements correctly.
  4. Distinguish between low- and high-quality data collection.
  5. Evaluate vibration levels according to ISO standards.


Course Content


Along 5 Days Of Professional Training, You Will Be Introduced To The Following Topics:


  1. Maintenance Practices


  • What is breakdown maintenance and when should it be employed?
  • What is preventive (calendar based) maintenance, and what are its major flaws?
  • What is predictive (condition based) maintenance, and what are its benefits?
  • What is proactive (reliability centered) maintenance, and what are its benefits?


  1. Condition monitoring


  • Acoustic emission (ultrasound)
  • Thermography
  • Oil analysis
  • Wear particle analysis:
  • Motor testing
  • Vibration analysis


  1. Principles of vibration


  • Introduction to vibration measurement
  • An introduction to the time waveform
  • An introduction to the spectrum
  • An introduction to forcing frequencies
  • Explaining the different vibration units
  • A brief introduction to phase


  1. Data acquisition


  • A quick review of data acquisition
  • How do we measure vibration?
  • Where to place the sensor on the machine
  • Understanding axial, radial, vertical, and horizontal readings
  • A quick introduction to mounting the accelerometer and surface preparation
  • Naming conventions
  • What are “routes” and how do you create them?


  1. Signal processing


  • A quick tour of your analyzer
  • Spectral averaging


  1. Vibration analysis


  • The spectrum analysis process
  • What is resonance – a quick introduction?
  • Diagnosing common fault conditions


  1. Setting alarm limits
  • The ISO standard for setting alarms
  • Band alarms
  • Envelope alarms


Course Duration


5 Days


No parts

Dr. Wael Saady AbdEllateef Salman


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