DESCRIPTION: The ISO Category 2 Vibration Analyst “Intermediate” course is intended for personnel who have had at least twelve months vibration analysis experience and a basic understanding of vibration theory and terminology. The course provides an in-depth study of machinery faults and their associated spectrum, time waveform and phase characteristics. Category 2 certification requires that you have demonstrated 18 months experience in vibration analysis, completed the Category 2 course and successfully passed the Category 2 vibration analyst examination, however Category 1 is not a prerequisite to become certified as a Category 2 vibration analysts.

Course Objectives:
This course is based on the ISO 18436-2 certification program vibration analyst category 2 syllabus and is designed to prepare staff for the BINDT PCN VA Cat 2 Certification Exam. The course is accredited by BINDT PCN to CM GEN App D.
VA Cat 2 personnel are qualified to perform machinery vibration measurements and analysis using mainly single-channel measurements, with or without phase trigger signals, according to established and recognised procedures.

In addition to understanding all areas included in Cat 1, Cat 2 personnel are also qualified to:
? Select the appropriate machinery vibration measurement technique
? Set up instruments for basic resolution of amplitude, frequency and time
? Perform basic vibration analysis of machinery and components such as shafts, bearings, gears, fans, pumps and motors using spectrum analysis
? Maintain a data base of results and trends
? Perform basic (single channel) impact tests to determine natural frequencies;
? Classify, interpret and evaluate the test results (including acceptance tests) in accordance with applicable specifications and standards
? Recommend minor corrective actions
? Understand basic single-plane field balancing concepts
? Be aware of some of the causes and effects of bad measurement data

Recommended for:
? The course is aimed at those who have been trained to Vibration Analysis Cat 1, including those having appropriate vibration analysis experience together with a basic understanding of vibration theory and implementation of condition monitoring and condition based maintenance programs e.g. technicians, engineers, analysts, supervisors, managers and operators.

Key Learning Outcomes:
? Evidence of training to VA2 in accordance with ISO 18436-2 and BINDT PCN CM Gen App D
? Gaining further skills in measuring vibration
? Awareness of typical vibration levels for a range of machines
? Understanding a basic range of VA techniques and single and two channel instrumentation
? Gaining practical approaches to practical vibration analysis and monitoring
? Awareness of key International Standards covering vibration condition monitoring

Day 1
Managing CM
Principles of Vibration
Apply vibration standards

Day 2
Signal Processing
Time & Spectral Analysis

Day 3
Bearing Fault Diagnosis
Electric Motor Analysis
Gearbox Analysis

Day 4
Understanding Resonance
Understanding Unbalance

Day 5
Qualification and Assessment
Revision and assessment

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