This four day course, with an additional day for review and the exam, is intended for people who are confident with spectrum analysis but who wish to push on and learn more about signal processing; time waveform and phase analysis; cross-channel testing; machine dynamics; fault correction; and more.
If you wish to truly master vibration analysis and be able to run a successful condition monitoring team, then you are ready for this course.
The course exceeds the ISO 18436-2 Category III standard and meets the ASNT Level III Recommended Practice (for vibration analysis).
The certification exam can be taken after the course. (Note: The ASNT Level III exam can only be administered by the ASNT.)
As a Category III vibration analyst you are expected to be able to diagnose all of the common faults conditions with rolling element bearing machines; have a good understanding of fault conditions associated with sleeve bearing machines; utilize time waveforms, phase readings and enveloping/PeakVuew etc. readings to diagnose faults; and understand all condition monitoring technologies, how and when to apply them, and how to combine technologies to get the best results.
You must also understand machine dynamics (natural frequencies, resonance, etc.); how to perform resonance testing; and how to correct resonance problems. You must also understand balancing, alignment, and isolation. You are also, therefore, required to understand all of the single and cross-channel measurement capabilities of your analyzer.
And finally, you are also expected to be able to set up the program, run a successful program, and mentor the junior analysts.