Vibration Institute certification accredited by ANSI, ensuring that the vibration institute analyst certification program and process is fair, consistent, and maintains the highest standards for objectively assessing professional qualifications.

Introduction to Machinery Vibration

IMV prepares attendees to perform a range of simple machinery vibration condition monitoring and diagnostic activities.
It is recommended for individuals as an introduction to machinery vibrations and is partial preparation for the Vibration Analyst Category I Certification Exam. The workshops and demonstrations scheduled throughout the training course are used to illustrate theory and applications.

All registered attendees will receive:
– Course Training Manual
– Printed Copy of Course PowerPoints
– Workbook with examples, vibration related questions requiring a solution and 18436-2 Annex A from the Body of Knowledge
– Calculator
– Ruler
– Certificate of Course Completion

IMV Course Content Includes:

An introduction and background to Vibration; Sources, Uses, Effects, Definitions, Predictive Maintenance, Measurement Concepts, Machines, Basic Analysis, Vibration Sensors and Vibration Instrumentation.
There is a workshop supporting each chapter. The student will test their knowledge and understanding of the material presented for that chapter by completing the workshops during the time allowed in class. The instructor will then review the workshop with the class. The student’s time and understanding of the work shop materials will aid them in their preparation for the certification exam.

Training and Workshop Include:

Vibration Sources and Use : definitions, units, properties, measurements, motions time, frequency and amplitude.
Basic Machinery Vibration : conversions, analysis, excitation, natural frequencies, resonance and critical speeds.
Data Collection and Analysis : physical observations, sensors, frequency spans, measures, triggering, sensor mounting, sensor location and instruments.
Machine Characteristics : fault sources, frequencies, design, function, acceptance testing, fault and condition analysis.
Vibration Instruments : meters, oscilloscopes, data collectors, analyzers and virtual instruments.
Vibration Testing : periodic monitoring, data collection, transducer positioning, alarms and reports.
Basic Analysis : mass unbalance, mis-alignment, looseness, rolling element bearings, blade pass, vane pass and gear mesh.
Vibration Severity : bearing housing evaluation, shaft vibration, gears, bearings, charts and graphs.