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Vibration Analysis

This training program is eligible for an early bird discount of $100 if registered 60 days out (or more) and will be automatically applied at checkout!


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3 Days


At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand predictive vs. preventative maintenance programs
  2. Identify the types of deterioration in plant machinery
  3. Use condition monitoring techniques to diagnose and predict operation failure
  4. Perform pro-active maintenance to improve plant productivity
  5. Certification: This training program is approved by and can to lead to certification through North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Testing for this certification is administered by a NATE testing organization.

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  • Why You should take this training program

    Basic vibration theory will be discussed along with the existing maintenance systems, predictive and preventative maintenance programs, and procedures for a good condition monitoring system. You may not walk out as an expert, however, you will leave the training program with a very good understanding of what is necessary to make a valuable contribution at your facility.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours
    Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted for Continuing Education recognition by the agency.

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  • Who Should Take This Training Program

    Individuals who will benefit from attending this training program include:

    • Mechanics
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • Energy management personnel
    • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
    • Building engineers
    • Building managers & superintendents
    • Plant & facility managers
    • Stationary engineers
    • Owners & managers
  • What You'll Learn

    This training falls in the category of predictive maintenance. Vibration Analysis is one of the two training programs that make up the predictive maintenance curriculum. This two day training program was developed to assist individuals who work in the field on various equipment to learn how to use, read, and apply the instruments and feedback related to vibration on rotating machinery.

  • Training Program Description


    What is vibration (causes and characteristics)

    • Earthquakes and Wind
    • Music
    • Acoustics
    • Finite Element Analysis
    • Modal Analysis
    • Vibration Testing
    • Shock
    • Generating Vibration
    • Machine Monitoring
    • History


    • Oscillation
    • Mass, Spring, Damper
    • Sine Waves
    • Amplitude, Frequency, Phase
    • Random Vibrations and Shock Pulse
    • Time and Frequency Domains
    • Vectors
    • Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration
    • Natural Frequency and Resonant frequency
    • Damping
    • Mechanical Impedance
    • Isolation
    • Critical speed
    • Life Cycle of Machinery


    • Ears, Hands, and Watch
    • Types of vibration transducers
    • Cables
    • Meters and Filters
    • FFT analyzer
    • Sampling, Allasing, and Windows
    • Averaging
    • Zoom
    • Linear and Log Scaling
    • Triggers
    • Comparator
    • Memory
    • Data Loggers and Computers
    • Ancillary Instruments


    • Sources of Vibration
    • Imbalance
    • Misalignment
    • Resonance
    • Bearings
    • Gears
    • Vane Passing
    • Fan
    • Motor Vibration
    • Cavitation
    • Oil Whirl
    • Piping
    • Bent Shaft and Bowed Rotor
    • Looseness
    • Belts and pulleys
    • Structural Vibration
    • Foundations
    • Sympathetic Vibrations
    • Machinery Soft Foot
    • Assembly Variables
    • Beats
    • Turbulence
    • Reciprocating Machines
    • Turbomachinery
    • Torsional Vibrations
    • Case Histories


    • Amplitude Mapping
    • Loose Part Monitoring
    • Transducer Mounting Methods
    • Phase Relationship
    • Bode, Polar, and Waterfall Plots
    • Test for Resonance
    • Sand Patterns
    • Deflection- Mode Shapes
    • Uncoupled Driver
    • Orbits
    • Synchronous Time Average
    • Crack Detection
    • Time Wave Form


    • Narrow Band Frequency
    • Standards
    • Acceptance Testing


    • Managing Maintenance
    • Preventive vs Predictive Maintenance
    • Screens
    • Setting up
    • Permanent Monitoring


    • The Physics of Sound
    • Machinery Noise
    • Sound Measurements
    • Buildings
    • Case Histories


    • Safety Precautions
    • Approaching a Vibration Problem
    • Do’s & Don’ts
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    Training Program Pricing

    3-Day Hands-On + Lecture: $ 1195 / Participants

    This training program may be included with other training or as a standalone course. As such, training time depends on training program length as determined by your outcome goals. Please call (800) 922-2820 or CONTACT NTT TRAINING to discuss pricing and your unique training needs.

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