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Vibration Analysis – BINDT Category I Training Course

This course is accredited by BINDT PCN to CM GEN Appendix D and is aligned with the ISO 18436-2 certification programme Vibration Analysis Category I syllabus. It aims to prepare attendees for the BINDT PCN VA Category I Certification Exam.

The course is aimed at those who conduct and plan maintenance work at all levels such as technicians, engineers, analysts, supervisors, managers and operators. It covers a wide range of disciplines such as Condition Monitoring (CM), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), rotating equipment, reliability, integrity and operations.

It is applicable for all industries where rotating and reciprocating machinery is employed, including: oil & gas, petrochemicals, power generation, chemical, pharmaceuticals, textile, mining, mineral marine, paper & pulp, automobile, renewable energy, manufacturing, aerospace, aviation, cement, fertilisers and food & beverage.

All Xodus trainers are qualified to a minimum of Vibration Analysis Category II. The course is presented over 4 days and can include an optional BINDT PCN Certification Exam on the last day. The exam may be arranged through Xodus or any other BINDT Approved Examination Centre (AEC).

This course covers

  • Operating portable instrumentation on pre-assigned or pre-programmed routes
  • Acquiring readings from permanently installed instrumentation
  • Downloading routes to data collector from a computer
  • Uploading results from data collector into a computer database
  • Conducting testing under steady-state operating conditions following predefined procedures
  • Recognising that no spurious signal is present
  • Comparing overall or single value vibration measurements against pre-established alert settings.

Course topics

  • An introduction to Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and Condition Monitoring (CM)
  • Principles of vibration — definition and introduction to single degree of freedom systems
  • Data acquisition — measurement equipment, procedures, parameters and analysis/data presentation techniques
  • Overview of main signal processing steps
  • Fault characteristics of some basic machine types — unbalance, misalignment, looseness, resonance
  • Equipment knowledge — construction, operating principles, and common faults for a range of machinery
  • Introduction to basic corrective measures — balancing, alignment, lubrication.

Course benefits

  • Confirmation of training to VA Category 1 in accordance with ISO 18436-2 and BINDT PCN CM Gen App D
  • The ability to perform basic vibration measurements using single channel devices
  • An understanding of the main considerations in the selection of appropriate tranducers, data collection equipment and techniques employed for the analysis of machinery vibrations
  • The ability to recognise the vibration characteristics produced by basic machine faults
  • Practical insight to typical machine vibration levels and associated International Standards.

What makes this course different?

  • Our specialist vibration engineers have designed our courses strategically using their extensive experience and knowledge so that the material is applicable to all industries where rotating and reciprocating machinery are in operation
  • Courses are balanced with theoretical and practical examples so that those new to the subject gain a deeper understanding
  • Hands on experience using a state-of-the-art data collector and allied software in conjunction with a machine vibration simulator
  • We can tailor the course to our client’s requirements and our engineers can use client’s data collector and software (additional fees may apply).