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1003 - Initiation to vibration

Course number
On-site or at our offices

Duration: 2 days

Following this training, the participant will have acquired the basic concepts of vibration analysis techniques.

Intended for

Technicians, engineers and industrial maintenance managers who intent on working in the field of vibration analysis.



Next course in progression

2031 - Basic Vibration Analysis, Certification Preparation Level I

Course Content

Types of maintenance

  • Different types of maintenance
  • Different tools required for conditional maintenance

Theory of vibration

  • Concept of forces created by machines
  • Definition of vibration
  • Characteristics of a sine wave
  • Frequency calculation
  • The vibration spectrum
  • Waveform analysis as a complement to spectral analysis
  • Resolution
  • Harmonics
  • Basic modulation and demodulation


  • Sensor characteristics
  • Types of vibration collectors and analyzers
  • Software

Programming measurements

  • Machine characteristics
  • Frequency range and resolution
  • Establishing alarm levels


  • Collection and analysis methods • Imbalance
  • Shaft imbalance
  • Looseness
  • Bearing problems
  • Gearbox problems
  • Pulley and belt problems
  • Oil whip and oil whirl phenomena
  • Electrical motor problems
  • The resonance phenomenon

Vibration Analysis Program

• Understanding the key elements of success for a vibration program

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