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2032 - Intermediate Vibration Analysis

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


This 4-day course (5th day is designated to write the CAT II exam) complies with Category II Vibration Analyst per ISO standard 18436-2: Vibration condition monitoring and diagnostics. Category II vibration analysts are expected to be able to select appropriate vibration measurement techniques, set up instruments for basic resolution of amplitude, frequency, and time, perform basic spectrum analysis, maintain a database of results and trends, perform single-channel impact tests, classify, interpret, and evaluate test results in accordance with applicable specifications and standards, recommend minor corrective actions, and understand basic single plane field balancing concepts.
This course also features the use of the Emerson Machinery Analyzer in conjunction with advanced machinery analysis techniques. Discussions of case histories on machinery faults are one of the focal points of this course. 


  • Recognition of Machine Defects including:
  • Reference Standards
  • Imbalance
  • Misalignment
  • Bent Shaft
  • Soft foot
  • Antifriction and Journal Bearings
  • Looseness
  • Resonance
  • Electrical Defects
  • Gearboxes
  • Belts


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.


Basic Vibration Analysis course and a cumulative 18 months of field experience are recommended.