Root cause bearing damage analysis


This course is taught to the new ISO Standard 15243. We use audio-visuals, lectures, hands-on training, and discussion opportunities during this course.

Discussions include initial damage and failure causes, failure streams and visible conditions at the time of bearing removal.

You will analyze actual bearings from a variety of distress, damage and failure conditions using our methodology to determine the root cause of the failure mechanism.

Course objectives

The course objective is to provide background and methodology for analyzing failed and damaged bearings (due to noise, heat, vibration, etc.) and their components. Students will learn to uncover the true root causes of bearing damage and failures, and reduced service life.

Recommended for

  • Service, maintenance, machine repair, or plant/facility engineering staff of an industrial plant, OEM facility, institution public utility or commercial building which uses rolling bearings and related equipment.
  • Managers and technicians at industrial plants and OEM facilities responsible for rolling bearing performance and reliability.
  • Rotating equipment engineers, reliability engineers, millwrights, mechanics, and maintenance supervisors.
  • Those interested in rolling bearing and rotating equipment performance.


RMI On-line course
  • Lubrication, PTB004
  • Lubrication analysis basics, WE140

Participants must have read the following documents on @ptitude Exchange:
  • Basic elements of a comprehensive root cause analysis program, NC_0702
  • Bearing failures and their causes, P1410_E
  • Lubricant monitoring and analysis, JM02016
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