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Vibration ISO CAT IV Hybrid

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 Course Options:

 Public training course
 Online training course
 DVD installed software
 On-site training course
 MIBoC certification available

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You are qualified to lead condition monitoring teams and will have a deep understanding of machine dynamics and failure modes.  With your knowledge and qualifications you are able to design tests to solve difficult problems and identify underlying issues to prevent reoccurrence.  There are no rotating machines problems too difficult to solve.  You will carry the highest regard in the field of machine condition monitoring.  But be warned; everyone will be seeking your assessment of their machine problems!

Mobius Institute's MASTER Vibration Analyst course teaches you advanced measurement signal processing techniques, torsional vibration and cross-channel measurements, dynamics including mass/stiffness/damping and natural frequencies, modal analysis and operating deflection shapes, orbit and centerline analysis, rotor dynamics, correction techniques including isolation, damping, and tuned absorbers, and other advanced topics.

In accordance with International Organization for Standardization (www.iso.org), ISO 18436-2 standard, the course requires a minimum of 64 hours of training, which normally takes two or three separate classes with all the attendant time and travel expenses.

The content of the entire Category IV course can be viewed over the Internet on video. All of the topics covered in the required 64 hours of training as specified in ISO 18436.2 are taught in videos using our famous 3D animations and software simulations. These lessons are taught by the founder of Mobius Institute, Jason Tranter, and one of the most respected people in the vibration community; Bob Eisenmann.

While you watch the videos you can also attempt the “worked examples”. These questions are practical in nature and are designed to not only test your knowledge and understanding, but also provide a way for you to test whether you are likely to be able to successfully complete the Category IV exam. You can take the lessons via video is many times as you like. You will see and hear the animations and simulations which make everything easier to understand. And you will hear Bob Eisenmann’s case studies where the theory is put into practice.

Following the online learning component of the course, you will attend a four-day public classroom course component to combine education, review and question practice. Attendees will learn, and attendees will be tested. The sessions will be very interactive with ample opportunity to ask questions. As we review the topics covered in the on-line videos we will also challenge you with exam standard practical questions. On the fifth day of the classroom portion of the course, you will be offered the optional Category IV certification exam.

Topics Covered

  • Advanced signal processing
  • Cross channel measurements
  • Dynamics (mass/stiffness/damping, natural frequencies, modes)
  • Resonance testing (run-up/coast down tests, impact tests, ODS, modal analysis)
  • Corrective action (flow control, resonance correction, isolation and damping)
  • Proximity probe and casing measurements
  • Orbit and centerline plot analysis
  • Rotor dynamics (natural frequencies, modelling)
  • Journal bearings (design, fluid film instabilities)
  • Flexible rotor balancing
  • Torsional vibration

Course Takeaways

The Category IV vibration analyst will:

  • Apply vibration theory and techniques, including measurement and interpretation of multi-channel spectral results such as frequency response functions, phase and coherence
  • Be able to understand and perform signal analysis, including understanding of frequency and time domain processing, including orbits and their limitations
  • Be able to determine the natural frequencies, mode shapes and damping of systems, components and assemblies
  • Be able to determine and assess the operating deflection shapes of machines and connected structures and recommend means for correction
  • Be able to use generally recognized advanced techniques for vibration analysis, parameter identification, and fault diagnosis
  • Be able to apply the basic principles of rotor-bearing dynamics to vibration diagnosis
  • Extend their knowledge of advanced two-plane influence coefficient or static and couple balancing theory and apply this to large, flexible rotor machines
  • Use their understanding of the effect of corrective actions such as component change or repair, isolation, damping, change of stiffness and change of mass, and therefore make recommendations of the actions to take
  • Be able to interpret and evaluate codes of practice and specifications published in International Standards and other documents, as they apply to balancing, alarm limits, condition monitoring programs and more
  • Be able to recognize vibration caused by gas pulsation in machines, such as reciprocating machines and screw compressors, be able to measure the necessary parameters, and recommend means for correction
  • Be able to recommend corrective actions for resilient mounting and other holding-down and foundation problems
  • Be able to direct and audit condition monitoring strategies

 


Master Vibration Analyst (CAT-IV) - Online learning course component

  • Venue: Distance Learning
  • Duration: 42 hours of videos plus time spent on worked examples
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 4.5

The online learning component of the course will be delivered via the Internet; access to a web site will be required, however a computer-based version will be available at an extra cost.  The course will be taught by Jason Tranter, founder of Mobius Institute.  Learn more about the course topics covered by downloading our CAT-IV topics brochure. Quizzes will be performed during the course in order to gauge comprehension.

This course will take a practical approach to these subjects.  Animations and software simulations will be used to make these topics easier to understand.  Mathematics and theoretical derivations will be kept to an absolute minimum.

Prerequisite: 60 months experience and CAT-III certification by Mobius Institute, Vibration Institute or BINDT.

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Master Vibration Analyst (CAT-IV) - Public classroom course component

  • Venue: Public classroom course
  • Duration: 4 days with an optional 5th day to sit the exam
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 4

This four-day public course will be delivered in a classroom environment, with the optional examination given on the fifth day.

The aim of the classroom component is to combine education, review and question practice. Attendees will learn, and attendees will be tested. The sessions will be very interactive with ample opportunity to ask questions. As we revise the topics covered in the on-line videos we will also challenge you with exam standard practical questions. We will also utilize the polling devices for spot quizzes.

Prerequisite: 60 months experience and CAT-III certification by Mobius Institute, Vibration Institute or BINDT, and completion of the online learning component (above).

Day One & Two: 

We will focus on advanced signal processing, structural dynamics, corrective action (isolation, resonance correction, etc.), ODS, and modal analysis. Along with the topic revision we will go through the worked examples and students will be given poll questions to test their knowledge.

Day Three & Four:

We will focus on proximity probe measurements, conventions, orbits, centerline plots, journal bearings, rotordynamics, diagnosing common faults associated with journal bearings and turbo-machinery, and flexible rotor balancing. Once again, along with the topic revision we will go through the worked examples and students will be given poll questions to test their knowledge.

Day Five (Optional Certification Exam): 

The Category IV examination will be offered on the fifth day.  The exam consists of 60 questions which must be completed in five hours.  

Prerequisite: 60 months of practical vibration analysis work experience (must be verified), CAT-III certification by Mobius Institute, Vibration Institute or BINDT, and completion of both the online learning and public classroom training components.

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MASTER - Vibration Analysis Training Course

ISO Category IV Vibration Analysis

The CAT-IV course is delivered in a hybrid format.  The online learning component represents the first five days (equivalent) and is delivered via online learning.  Likewise, the public classroom component is a live course where you will review of topics covered in the online component, and prepare for the exam through practice questions.   

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MASTER - Vibration Analysis Training Topics

ISO Category IV Vibration Analysis

This brochure details the topics presented in the Category IV course.

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