Presenter: John Sykes

As an experienced engineer he has worked in a variety of industrial sectors at both technicial and supervisory levels having specialized in reliability engineering and condition monitoring for the last eleven years, involving high level machinery diagn…More

Number of days:4
Date and Venue:
November 5, 2018



This course is based on the ISO 18436-2 certification program vibration analyst category 1 syllabus and is designed to prepare staff for the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (BINDT) PCN VA Cat 1 Certification Exam.

The course is accredited by BINDT PCN to CM GEN App D. 

VA Cat 1 personnel are qualified to perform a range of single-channel machinery vibration condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines activities in accordance with ISO 17359 and ISO 13373-1.


Managers, Engineers, Analysts, Supervisors, Technicians and Operators who wish to learn about basic vibration monitoring and analysis in the areas of Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Reliability and Condition Monitoring.


  • Evidence of training to VA1 in accordance with ISO 18436-2 and BINDT PCN CM Gen App D
  • Gaining skills in measuring vibration
  • Awareness of typical vibration levels for a range of machines
  • Understanding a basic range of VA techniques and single channel instrumentation
  • Gaining practical approaches to practical vibration analysis and monitoring
  • Awareness of key International Standards covering vibration condition monitoring


This course is accredited by BINDT to train candidates to vibration analyst category 1 in accordance with the ISO 18436-2
certification program.

Unit 1

  • Implementing Condition Based Maintenance
  • Introduction to Vibration Monitoring
  • Vibration Severity Measurement
  • Practical Vibration Measurement

Unit 2

  • Vibration Data Acquisition
  • Principles of Vibration Analysis
  • Vibration Spectral Analysis
  • Practical Vibration Measurement

Unit 3

  • Vibration Qualification & Assessment
  • Introduction to Structural Resonance
  • Vibration Analysis & Fault Finding
  • Practical Data Collection

Unit 4

  • Recognition of Poor Data
  • Vibration Monitoring Survey
  • Introduction to Balancing
  • Training Examination & Course Review
  • Optional BINDT PCN VA Cat 1 Exam*

Please Note:
The precise content may change on the day depending on the specific needs of the delegates.

For volume discounts and in-house rates, please contact:
Phindi Mbedzi at 2KG Training
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