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Basic Vibration Analysis with Category I Exam

This 4-day course complies with Category I Vibration Analyst per ISO standard 18436-2: Vibration condition monitoring and diagnostics.

This course is intended to enable students to operate single channel machinery analyzers, dump and load routes, recognize the difference between good and bad data, and compare vibration measurements against pre-established alert settings. Although this training course is not product specific, students will use Emerson’s AMS technologies for demonstration purposes. The class shows the student how to use the vibration analyzer in conjunction with Emerson’s AMS Machinery Manager supported software to analyze basic vibration defects.

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Vibration Analysis course or a cumulative six months of field experience is recommended.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Vibration 
  • Measurement Setup
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Basic analyzer functions
  • The class shows students how to recognize machine defects such as:
    • Imbalance
    • Shaft misalignment
    • Looseness
    • Rolling element bearing defects
    • Gear problems
    • Resonance
    • Belt Defects
    • AC Induction Motors
    • Journal Bearings
    • Rotating Equipment
  • Category 1 Exam (a 2-hour test) will be administered the morning after the course.

Course Information:

  • May 6 to 9, 2019
    • 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily
  • May 10, 2019 (exam day)
    • 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Emerson
    • 4935 Bowling St. SW Suite F, Cedar Rapids IA 52404 
  • $2,500 per person
  • Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided


For questions or to register contact Janelle Shatava at 641.844.5182 or at

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