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Vibration analysis category 2, ISO18436


Compliant to BINDT CM GEN Appendix D PCN Certification Scheme. Prior to seeking level 2 classification the candidate must have already obtained level 1 or a recognized equivalent. Certification to level 2 will provide evidence of qualification and competence for individuals to perform vibration analysis measurements and analysis using appropriate sensors and equipment.

Course objectives

  • 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 database 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 corrective actions
  • Recommend the use of alternative condition monitoring (CM) technologies with an understanding of the principles of all four CM technologies specified in BINDT CM/GEN at least to level 1
  • Supervise and provide guidance to vibration analysis levels 1 and 2

Recommended for

Personnel wishing to achieve PCN certification in vibration analysis level 2. Enabling qualification to perform industrial machinery vibration measurements and basic vibration analysis using single-channel measurements, with or without phase trigger signals, according to established and recognized procedures.
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