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2031 - Basic Vibration Analysis

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$2,716 + $300 CAT I Exam (price per student; taxes extra)


This 4 day course (the 0.5 is for the exam that will be held on the final day) is intended to enable students to operate single channel machinery analyzers, dump and load routes, recognize the difference between good and bad data, and compare vibration measurements against pre-established alert settings. Although this training course is not product specific, students will use Emerson’s AMS technologies for demonstration purposes.


The class shows the students how to use the vibration analyzer in conjunction with Emerson Machinery Health Management supported software to analyze basic vibration defects. This course complies with Category I Vibration Analyst per ISO standard 18436-2: Vibration condition monitoring and diagnostics.


  • Principles of vibration
  • Data acquisition and signal processing
  • Condition monitoring and corrective action
  • Equipment knowledge
  • Acceptance testing
  • Basic analyzer functions
  • The class shows students how to recognize machine defects such as:
    • Unbalance
    • Shaft misalignment
    • Looseness
    • Rolling Element Bearing Defects
    • Gear Problems
    • Resonance Introduction to Electrical Defects
  • Introduction to Electrical Defects


Fundamentals of Vibration or up to 6 months of Vibration experience