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Vibration analysis 2


A comprehensive survey and in-depth study of vibration spectrum analysis and related condition monitoring techniques used to analyze rotating machinery, and to detect and correct machinery malfunctions.

An overview of rotor dynamics is presented, along with the study of severe, but less common, machinery problems that frequently lead to catastrophic failure. Sleeve bearing monitoring and analysis is discussed along with common problems. An overview of acceleration enveloping and SEE™ Technology is also presented.

Course objectives

At the end of this course, participants should understand how to refine a condition monitoring program with diagnostic techniques that improve the performance of rotating machinery with rolling element or sleeve bearings. Participants will be taught to diagnose several malfunctions, from common to moderately severe,and to make recommendations for corrective action.

In addition, participants will be taught to enhance condition monitoring programs with advanced measurement techniques, such as high frequency enveloping and time waveforms.

Recommended for

  • Plant personnel requiring a comprehensive understanding of vibration FFT and diagnostic techniques used to perform rotor dynamics analysis for increased performance of rotating machinery.
  • Machinery specialists, predictive maintenance technicians, reliability engineers, and advanced mechanics.


Six to 12 months full-time condition monitoring program experience; SKF course Vibration Analysis 1 (WI211) or commensurate field experience; knowledge of basic sensor and monitoring instrumentation.
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