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Machinery Health - Basic Vibration Analysis

Course number

2031 - Machinery Health - Basic Vibration Analysis


This 4-day course complies with Category I Vibration Analyst per ISO standard 18436-2: Vibration condition monitoring and diagnostics. Although this training course is not product specific, students will use Emerson’s AMS technologies for demonstration purposes. The class shows the student how to use the vibration analyzer in conjunction with Emerson AMS Machinery Manager software to analyze basic vibration defects. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the Pocket Vibration Analysis Trouble-Shooter Guide.


Fundamentals of vibration analysis course or a cumulative six months of field experience is recommended.


·Introduction to Vibration

·Measurement Setup

·Data collection and analysis

·Basic analyzer functions

·The class shows students how to recognize machine defects such as:

  • Imbalance
  • Shaft misalignment Looseness
  • Rolling element bearing defects
  • Gear problems Resonance
  • Belt Defects
  • AC Induction Motors
  • Journal Bearings
  • Rotating Equipment