Vibration Diagnosis, Prognosis and Root Cause Analysis of Machinery


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This course is in accordance with the ISO 18436-2 “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines” (level 1-2). Vibration condition monitoring using structured and systematic approaches is critical for every successful plant. This course is designed to build competency in vibration condition monitoring in order to enhance machinery reliability and availability and overall plant productivity.

It covers all the fundamentals and practical approaches, methods and applications that a suitably qualified professional would use in carrying out fully functional plant maintenance. In summary, the course provides a step-by-step practical guide to best practices of vibration condition monitoring of machinery that will deliver maximum business benefits.

This training course is based on 30 years of real-life industrial experience of the trainer in vibration condition monitoring of machinery.

Features & Benefits

  • Most effective field-proven best practices condition monitoring technologies to protect and enhance the value of your plant machinery.
  • Eliminate the recurrence of faults and failures and delivering maximum business benefits by developing highly effective root cause analysis techniques, which can drive next generation proactive maintenance.
  • In-depth analysis of 23 industrial case studies featuring practical implementation of advanced technologies for condition monitoring and root cause analysis, in relation to most rotating and reciprocating plant machinery.
  • Course content that is in accordance with the ISO 18436-2 “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines” (level 1-2).
  • Step-by-step practical guide to best practices of vibration condition monitoring of machinery that will deliver maximum business benefits.

Key Issues to be Addressed at this Professional Training

Gain value from this unequalled interactive event by securing expert advices on the following vital issues:

  • Assessing the characteristic comparisons of different vibration condition monitoring methods
  • Mitigating failures to machinery/equipment by early diagnosis of defects
  • Selecting the right technology application based on defects in machinery
  • Applying condition monitoring for effective machinery lifecycle management
  • Measuring damage severity through condition monitoring technologies
  • Estimating the remaining useful life of machinery via vibration condition monitoring
  • Estimating root cause of machinery fault/failures for avoiding fault/failure re-occurrence

Who Should Attend

This highly interactive training course will benefit anyone responsible for machinery reliability and availability, who wishes to build competency in techniques to improve machinery performance. This includes:

  • Plant Directors
  • Senior Plant Managers
  • Engineers/Senior Engineers
  • Technical Staff/Senior Technical Staff
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Coordinators who are involved in Machinery Design, Selection, Installation, Operation, Inspection/Condition Monitoring, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Reliability and Availability.


Trainers’ Profile

Our esteemed trainer holds PhD and Dr. of Sciences (Habilitation) Degrees. Having trained and consulted the many industries across the world, he has authored over 200 publications (including 17 patents, 2 books and 2 book chapters) in the areas of maintenance, condition monitoring of complex mechanical systems and root cause analysis.

With over 35 years of real-life industrial experience in maintenance, our trainer has developed and delivered training programmes worldwide for both offshore and onshore facilities. This includes maintenance planning and scheduling, machinery failure analysis and prevention, reliability centered maintenance, condition monitoring of machinery, risk assessment for production and operations and problem solving and decision making.

Besides being a Fellow of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) and UK Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, he is also Chairman of the Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology Technical Committee of the BINDT, President-Elect of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, Honorary Editor of the International Journal of Condition Monitoring and Chairman of the International Society for Condition Monitoring.

He was Editor-in-Chief of the book series “Condition monitoring”; and Chair of the 2007 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, Honorary Co-Chair of the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 World Congresses of Engineering and Chair of the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 International Condition Monitoring Conferences. He is also a Chief Designer of numerous technologies and engineering prototypes for vibration fault detection/diagnosis/isolation.

Some of his prominent publications are:

  • A New Approach for Condition Monitoring and Signal Processing
  • Vibro-Acoustic Deposit Detection in Pipelines
  • The Optimal Usage of the Fourier Transform for Pattern Recognition, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
  • Signal Recognition: Fourier Transform vs. Hartley transform, Pattern Recognition
  • Vibroacoustical Damping Diagnostics: Complex Frequency Response Function vs. it’s Magnitude
  • Dynamic Mean Excitation for a Spur Gear
  • Electrical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
  • Advances in Electrical Engineering and Computational Science
  • IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies

His list of clients includes but not limited to:

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Boeing
  • Indorama
  • Shell
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • SKF
  • London Underground
  • Dresser-Rand
  • Caterpillar
  • ORYX
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Cidi-Kerir Petrochemicals
  • Nurol LLC
  • Methanol Chemical Company
  • Dolphin Energy Limited


In-House Training

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