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Vibration Analysis – BINDT Category II 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 II syllabus. It aims to prepare attendees for the BINDT PCN VA Category II Certification Exam.

The course is aimed at those who have been trained to Vibration Analysis – Category I, or recognised equivalent, including those having appropriate vibration analysis experience together with a basic understanding of vibration theory and implementation of condition monitoring and condition based maintenance programmes e.g. technicians, engineers, analysts, supervisors, managers and operators.

All Xodus trainers are qualified to a minimum of Vibration Analysis Category II. The course is presented over 5 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).

The course covers

  • Selecting appropriate machinery vibration measurement technique
  • Setting up instruments for basic resolution of amplitude, frequency and time
  • Performing basic vibration analysis of machinery and components such as fans, pumps, motors, shafts, bearings and, gears using spectrum analysis
  • Conducting basic (single channel) impact tests to determine natural frequencies
  • Classifying, interpret and evaluate the test results (including acceptance tests) in accordance with applicable specifications and standards
  • Recommending minor corrective actions
  • Understanding basic single-plane field balancing concepts
  • Being aware of some of the causes and effects of bad measurement data.

Course topics

  • An introduction to Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and Condition Monitoring (CM) - baseline data and trending
  • Principles of vibration; superposition of sinusoidal vibrations, amplitude relationships, unit conversions & integration, single dof systems
  • Data acquisition - CM instrumentation, measurement parameter and point selection, database upload/download, sensor mounting effects
  • Main signal processing steps - a /d conversion, leakage, aliasing, windowing, averaging, filtering, FFT application
  • Fault characteristics for a range of machine types - unbalance classification, misalignment, looseness, resonance, electrical faults
  • Equipment knowledge; construction, operating principles, and common faults - motors, generators, pumps, fans, compressors, gears, belt-drives
  • Vibration severity assessment - baseline data, data trending, international standard application
  • Single-plane balancing of rigid rotors with and without phase
  • Acceptance testing; factory and field, typical test procedure, scope, acceptance criteria and reporting
  • Equipment testing and diagnostics - impact testing, mobility & compliance
  • Reference standards - ISO, API, IEC...
  • Reporting and documentation - creation of vibration condition monitoring reports and feedback to history.

What makes this course different?

  • Specialist vibration engineers at Xodus 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 is 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).

Course benefits

  • Confirmation of training to VA Category 2 in accordance with ISO 18436-2 and
  • BINDT PCN CM Gen App D
  • The ability to select the appropriate measurement equipment, technique and measurement settings for a range of machinery types
  • A more detailed understanding of a range of machine vibration problems enabling the production of practical recommendations for their correction.