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2031 - Basic Vibration Analysis

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


This 4-day course (5th day is designated to write the CAT I exam) complies with Category I Vibration Analyst per ISO standard 18436-2: Vibration condition monitoring and diagnostics. Although this training course is not product specific, students will use Emerson’s AMS technologies for demonstration purposes. The class shows the student how to use the vibration analyzer in conjunction with Emerson AMS Machinery Manager software to analyze basic vibration defects. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the Pocket Vibration Analysis Trouble-Shooter Guide.


This course 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.


  • Introduction to Vibration
  • Measurement Setup
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Basic analyzer functions
The class shows students how to recognize machine defects such as
  • Imbalance
  • Shaft misalignment Looseness
  • Rolling element bearing defects
  • Gear problems Resonance
  • Belt Defects
  • AC Induction Motors
  • Journal Bearings
  • Rotating Equipment

CAT I Exam

There is an extra cost for the exam which will be available at the end of the course. It is in the student’s best interest to write the exam which will give you a certified formal certificate from Emerson to show to sites/employers.


Fundamentals of vibration or up to six months of vibration experience is recommended.