Datastick Systems, Inc.

- Vibration Analysis Training Agenda

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Four-Day Training Course with Optional Testing for Level I Certification. Classroom training with hands-on practice in vibration analysis.

Day 1: Introduction to Vibration Basics (8 am – 4 pm)

  • What is vibration? What causes vibration?
  • How are vibration measurements taken?
  • Time Domain vs. Frequency Domain (Waveform vs. Spectrum)
  • What is an FFT?
  • The importance of the Waveform and the Spectrum
  • Explanation of a Spectrum in detail
  • Understanding Amplitude: Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration
  • Understanding Frequency: Hertz, CPM
  • Understanding Subsynchronous, Synchronous,Nonsynchronous, Orders and Harmonics
  • Key concepts with vibration analysis: Identifying Imbalance, Misalignment, Looseness, and Bearing Wear
  • Basics of windowing: Hanning, Uniform, Flat Top, Hamming.
  • FFT resolution: How many lines are appropriate?
  • How to determine the correct input range
  • Introduction to spectrum analysis
  • Phase analysis of single and multiple machines

Day 2: Vibration Faults Software (8 am – 4 pm)

  • How to set up and manage Inspection Routes
  • Exporting vibration data to a PC
  • Uploading routes/configurations
  • Choosing an appropriate Minimum and Maximum Frequency
  • When and how to use Peak Detection
  • When and how to use Spectrum Averaging and Peak Hold
  • Basic machine set up: Understanding the limitations and
  • collection times associated with different setups for different machines
  • How to place a sensor for an accurate, repeatable reading (where to place, how to mount, and frequency limitations of different mountings)
  • Where to mount the sensor on different machine types
  • Vibration collection procedures
  • Basic field analysis for: Mass Unbalance, Eccentric Rotors, Bent Shaft, Misalignment, Mechanical Looseness, Improper Component Fit, Soft Foot, Rolling Element Bearings, Belt Drive Problems, Electrical Problems in Motors, Gear Wear, Belt Drive,
  • Resonance
  • Creating graphs and reports
  • Producing a useful vibration report

Day 3: Vibration Practical: Data Collection and Analysis (8 am – 4 pm)

  • Onsite vibration collection practical
  • Building an initial machine configuration
  • Setting up a Route
  • Uploading to PC analysis software
  • Waveform and Spectrum Graph analysis
  • How to make a call in the field

Day 4: Vibration Review and Optional Level 1 Testing Review (8 am – noon)

Review and Testing for Certification (8 am – 5 pm)

  • Review basic vibration science
  • Review basic vibration faults
  • Testing for ASNT or ISO certification

Training and certification comply with the ISO 18436-2 and ASNT SNT-TC-1A standards. Students receive certificates for grades of 80% or greater.

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