13 – 16 Aug 2024


08:30 – 16:30



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VCAT 1 - Vibration Analysis

VCAT 1 – Vibration ISO Category 1 (Perth)

Program Overview

ISO VCAT 1 – Vibration Analysis (ISO 18436)

Vibration analysis enables the early diagnosis of faults in machinery: it is a critical tool in predictive maintenance programs. ICM Training Solutions’ internationally recognised training provides the necessary skills and competency to measure and assess machinery condition.

The VCAT 1 qualification ensures vibration analysts are capable of performing single channel measurement and general fault recognition across a broad range of rotating equipment and structures.

The VCAT 1 qualification is a precursor to the VCAT 2 training for those wanting to develop further skills in analysis and corrective action recommendations.

ICM Training Solutions’ VCAT vibration courses comply with International Standards ISO 18436-1, ISO 18436-2, ISO 18436-3, ISO/IEC 17024, and offer optional certification by the Australian Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (AINDT) or the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT).

Certification provides participants with an internationally recognised qualification.

Who Should Attend
  • Vibration data collection personnel
  • Anyone new to vibration monitoring
  • Facility technicians
  • Condition monitoring personnel
  • Maintenance & reliability personnel
  • Operators, supervisors and engineers
  • Those working towards ISO VCAT 2 qualification
  • Maintenance strategies
  • Introduction to Condition Monitoring
  • Vibration fundamentals
  • Vibration data collection
  • General fault recognition
  • Plant and equipment fundamentals
  • Acceptance testing
  • Standards and codes
Learning Outcomes
  • Correctly undertake vibration data collection
  • Operate portable instrumentation on pre-assigned routes
  • Acquire readings from installed instrumentation
  • Conduct vibration testing using pre-defined procedures
  • Compare measurements with alert levels
  • Correct data collection and control
  • Evaluate and report measurement results
  • Develop assessment criteria

Course Outline

Condition Monitoring
  • Maintenance strategies
  • Route planning
  • Alarm setup
  • Baseline measurements
  • Trending
  • Other technologies overview:
  • Lubricating oil testing
  • Thermography
  • Motor current analysis
  • Ultrasonics
Principles of Vibration
  • Basic motion
  • Period and frequency
  • Peak, peak-to-peak, RMS
  • Displacement, velocity and acceleration
  • Units, unit conversions
  • Time and frequency domains
  • Natural frequencies
  • Resonance and critical speeds
Data Acquisition
  • What to measure
  • Instrumentation
  • Transducers
  • Sensor mounting
  • Mounted natural frequency
  • Database upload/download
  • Recognising poor data
Signal Processing
  • Frequency range
  • Dynamic range
  • The FFT process
  • Noise reduction and averaging
  • Acquisition time
Equipment Knowledge
  • Electric motors and generators
  • Pumps and fans
  • Compressors
  • Reciprocating machinery
  • Structures and piping
  • Rolling element bearings
  • Gearing
  • Couplings and belts
Fault Recognition
  • Spectral analysis
  • Unbalance
  • Looseness
  • Misalignment
  • Rolling element bearing defects
  • Journal bearing defects
Acceptance Testing
  • Establishing a procedure

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VCAT 1 – Vibration ISO Category 1 (Perth)
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