Vibration Analysis: Level I

EK-ICM201

Kendall Electric
6064 Perimeter Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36116
April 28, 2020

Course Purpose

This course presents the fundamental information necessary to implement and operate a successful predictive maintenance program. Vibration basics and the relationship between vibration and machinery condition are reviewed. Proven techniques for specifying meaningful overall and spectrum band alarm limits for a wide variety of machinery are presented. Case histories are used extensively throughout the course to emphasize the practical application of the material.

Who Should Attend

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: Level II course (Course No. EK-ICM261).

Prerequisites

To successfully complete this course, students should have 6 months or more of field experience along with previous attendance to the Vibration Analysis Fundamentals (EK-ICM101) or similar course.

COURSE AGENDA

Day 1
  • Characteristics of Vibration
  • Relating Time Waveform and Vibration Frequency
  • Review of Severity Charts
  • Digital vs. Analog Overall Vibration Measurement
Day 2
  • Vibration Transducer Overview and Selection Criteria
  • Role of Spike Energy, HFD and Shock Pulse and Alarm Levels
  • Vibration Signature Analysis to Diagnose Machine Problems
Day 3
  • How to Track Rolling Element Bearing Health
  • Proven Methods for Specifying Spectral Alarm Band Levels and Frequencies
  • Common Pitfalls in Everyday Vibration Measurements

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