Condition Monitoring Training and Certification

You can see the future with vibration analysis, ultrasound, and other condition monitoring technologies. You will learn far more with our independent, interactive training filled with 3D animations and simulations.

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Master the knowledge and techniques to see the future

An organization with skilled condition monitoring technicians and analysts experiences lower maintenance costs and higher plant reliability. Condition monitoring allows us to detect the onset of failure and detect when the conditions exist that will cause future failures. Coupled with an effective planning and scheduling process, maintenance costs and production downtime can be dramatically reduced.

Rotating machinery, electrical equipment, and practically every other type of equipment you may operate in your plant provide an indication when failure is initiated, for example, when the bearing has the smallest crack forming. While it is necessary to understand how equipment fails, as a general comment, we can achieve anywhere from weeks, months, and even years of warning before failure occurs. That enables us to establish a corrective maintenance plan and schedule the work at the optimal time in order to reduce spare parts holding costs, the time required to perform the corrective maintenance, and the impact on production. Avoiding catastrophic failure obviously reduces the safety and environmental risks, and the possibility of secondary damage. Proper planning increases the quality of the work performed and reduces safety risks for the person performing the work.

It takes skill and dedication

But it takes a skilled group of technicians and analysts to conduct the right tests, at the right time, and correctly diagnose the problem and assess the severity. And it takes a skilled leader to manage the condition monitoring program to ensure everyone is trained and certified and the program is established correctly.

Mobius™ has the growth path to master condition monitoring

Mobius Institute™, and its worldwide authorized partners, provide training that equips technicians, analysts, and CBM leaders with the necessary skills so they can competently and confidently perform their critical roles.

Understanding how the equipment works, how they fail, how the symptoms of failure change over time, and how to correctly take the required measurements, requires detailed knowledge of the equipment and the instrumentation. Mobius Institute takes pride in the fact that we are recognized as the leaders in this form of training. We provide simulations that explain how the machinery and instrumentation work, and animations that enable you to visualize exactly what is going on.

No guesswork, no trying to remember complex concepts and techniques, we educate you so that you understand. It’s only when you understand that you can solve problems.

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VCAT-I Vibration Analysis Category I

This is the place to start your vibration analysis career. You will learn all of the essentials so that you can contribute to the vibration analysis program:

  • An introduction to condition monitoring and reliability improvement
  • The fundamentals of vibration
  • How to collect quality data
  • An introduction to vibration analysis and common fault conditions

After this course, vibration analysis will make much more sense. You will learn how to do a good job and why it is so important that you do a good job.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-2 and ISO/IEC 17024.

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VCAT-II Vibration Analysis Category II

This course will prepare you to be a real vibration analyst. You will learn:

  • Vibration Measurement basics: sensors, mounting, locations, and collecting quality data
  • Signal processing basics: sampling, windowing, averaging, and how to set up the data collected correctly
  • Equipment fault conditions: unbalance, misalignment, bearings, resonance, and many more
  • Vibration analysis techniques: spectral analysis, phase analysis, time waveform analysis

And you will learn many more tips, tricks, and concepts to help you succeed as a vibration analyst.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-2 and ISO/IEC 17024.

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VCAT-III Vibration Analysis Category III

This course is for the leader of the vibration analysis program and the person who wants to be the vibration specialist. On this course you will learn:

  • Advanced signal processing
  • How to diagnose the widest range of fault conditions
  • How to utilize all of the vibration data types
  • Resonance, dynamics, modal, and ODS
  • How to manage a program and lead the team

Every Vibration program should have a Category III vibration analyst leading the program. This is your chance to be the leader.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-2 and ISO/IEC 17024.

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VCAT-IV Vibration Analysis Category IV

We call the vibration Category IV the “Vibration superheroes”. You have reached the pinnacle of the field. This course is challenging, but when you are up to it, the Mobius Institute™ course is the best way to be prepared to pass the exam. You will learn so much, but it is summarized below:

  • Advanced signal processing
  • Modal analysis and operating deflection shape analysis
  • Machine and structural dynamics
  • All of the measurement types associated with critical fluid film bearings
  • How flexible rotor and fluid film bearing machines work
  • Rotordynamics and flexible rotor balancing

And that is just the beginning. Our animations and simulations make it much easier to understand.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-2 and ISO/IEC 17024.

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Infrared Thermography Training and Certification

You will learn the fundamentals of infrared energy and the camera, along with the most common applications. In brief, you will learn:

  • Why we perform condition monitoring
  • All about heat vs. temperature and temperature scales
  • The laws of thermodynamics
  • How thermal conductivity occurs in different materials
  • The difference between thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity
  • Real-life examples of conductive heat transfer
  • How to acquire data and process images
  • The concept of “comparative temperature measurements”
  • How to distinquish between active and passive thermography

Our course is filled with case studies, animations, and simulations that make the subject very easy to understand.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-7 and ISO/IEC 17024.

FREE DEMO: See a preview of the IRTCAT-I course. Included is segments from our instructional videos and a chapter from our comprehensive IRTCAT-I manual. You can access the training demo with your student credentials or create a new account using this link – IRTCAT-I Course Demonstration Link.

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Field Lubrication Training and Certification

After this course, you can move away from outdated methods of vague, non-specific lubrication procedures and job plans, and assist with implementing an effective lubrication program in any industrial workplace.
In brief, you will learn:

  • The impact that best-in-class lubrication practices can have on machine health and reliability.
  • How to manage lubricant delivery, storage, and dispensation.
  • How to properly change and/or top up the oil in mechanical equipment found in common industrial sites.
  • How to use simple techniques to select lubricants with the proper base oil and additive system for machines commonly found in industrial settings.
  • How to use simple techniques to select grease application methods (including automated delivery) that are least intrusive and most effective for machines commonly found in industrial settings.
  • How to use simple techniques to estimate re-grease volumes and intervals for machines commonly operated in industrial settings.
  • How to properly maintain automatic lubrication systems (auto-grease, mist systems, etc.).
  • How to employ basic oil analysis techniques to identify and troubleshoot abnormal lubricant degradation conditions and use simple techniques to adjust the lubricant specification accordingly.

Our course is filled with 3D animations and interactive simulations that make the subject very easy to understand.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-4 and ISO/IEC 17024.

FREE DEMO: See a preview of the FLCAT-I course. Included is segments from our instructional videos. You can access the training demo with your student credentials or create a new account using this link – FLCAT-I Course Demonstration Link.

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Ultrasound Analysis Training and Certification

The ultrasound technology is so versatile, and our course will teach you how to fully utilize the capabilities of the technology. In brief, you will learn:

  • Condition monitoring and reliability improvement
  • The theory of sound and ultrasound
  • How to take quality measurements
  • How to detect a wide range of fault conditions: bearings, valves, steam traps, electrical systems, and much more
  • How to detect leaks
  • How to precision lubricate bearings

Our course is filled with case studies, animations, and simulations that make the subject very easy to understand.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-8 and ISO/IEC 17024.

FREE DEMO: See a preview of the UCAT-I course. Included is segments from our instructional videos and a chapter from our comprehensive UCAT-I manual. You can access the training demo with your student credentials or create a new account using this link – UCAT-I Course Demonstration Link.

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