Course Purpose:This course is designed for the new user of vibration analysis or predictive
maintenance instrumentation or for the individual that desires to become more familiar with the basics of vibration.
The relationship between the mechanical condition of machinery and vibration is presented. This background helps show
how vibration detection and analysis can be used in a cost effective program to identify machinery problems and schedule repairs to avoid costly machine downtime.
Who Should Attend GLX?Maintenance supervisors, mechanics, technicians, engineers or analysts involved in the maintenance or operation of plant machinery should attend this course. This course also covers the prerequisite knowledge
needed to attend and be successful in the Vibration Analysis 1 course (Course No. EK-ICM201).
Technology RequirementsAll technology is provided for student use in the classroom by Rockwell Automation. It is not necessary for students to bring any technology with them when attending this course.
Student MaterialsTo enhance and facilitate each student's learning experience, the following materials are provided as part of the course package:
Student Manual, which contains the key concepts, definitions, and examples presented in the course, including:
- Vibration Analysis, with proven methods for identifying the most common day-to-day machinery problems.
Vibration Severity and Spectral Band Alarm Charts, which summarize acceptable levels of vibration and how to establish alarms to detect excessive vibration on machines.
Dynamic Balancing, providing a detailed introduction to dynamic balancing techniques including single and two plane balancing
Hands-On PracticeHands-on practice is a necessary part of learning and this course offers hands-on opportunities for fundamental vibration measurements. New users of vibration analysis or predictive maintenance systems will realize significant benefits from the practical hands-on measurement exercises using modern data collectors, or analyzers. Students will gain practical experience by making example measurements using the different units of measure and frequency ranges. A balancing exercise completes the program and allows the students to use the concepts provided in the course to achieve a balance solution.
Next Learning Level Once students have mastered the fundamental skills covered in this course, they will have the knowledge and skills necessary to attend the next level of Integrated Condition Monitoring technology or product training. In particular, this course will benefit those students enrolling in the Vibration Analysis Level: 1 course (Course No. EK-ICM201).
Course Length This is a three-day course.
- Introduction to Vibration Technology
- Characteristics of Vibration
- Relating Vibration Frequency, Amplitude and Phase to Machine Condition
- Differences between Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration
- Instruments for Vibration Detection and Analysis
- Transducer Selection and Mounting Methods
- Introduction to Vibration Analysis
- Identifying the Most Common Machinery Problems
- Calculating Trial and Correction Weights
- Implementing a Predictive Maintenance Program