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Vibration Analysis Cat II - Overview

Vibration Analysis Training: ISO Category II + ASNT Level II

The course exceeds the ISO 18436-2 Category II standard and meets the ASNT Level II Recommended Practice. The certification exam can be taken after the course.



5 days including optional Mobius or BINDT ISO 18436-2 certification exam on the fifth day


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Do you already have an understanding of vibration fundamentals and want to become more confident and accurate in your diagnoses? Then you will enjoy this course! 

As a Category II analyst you are expected to know how to test machines correctly, how to diagnose faults accurately (and perform additional tests to verify your diagnosis), how to set vibration alarm limits, and how to correct certain types of faults. Now it is time to understand what those analyser settings mean so that you can take the best measurements. Now it is time to understand why the vibration patterns change the way they do – and how to use time waveform analysis and phase analysis to verify the fault condition.

We are offering you the opportunity to not only learn these topics, but to truly understand the analyser and machine so that you feel confident in the decisions you make.


You will come away from the course with a solid understanding of:

  1. How a well designed program, and the reliability centered maintenance approach (with precision balancing, alignment, lubrication and resonance control), will improve the OEE and therefore the bottom line

  2. The condition monitoring technologies: acoustic emission, infrared analysis (thermography), oil analysis, wear particle analysis, motor testing – via supplementary training

  3. How machines work – via supplementary self-study via the “Equipment Knowledge” section

  4. How to select the correct measurement location and axis, and collect good, repeatable measurements

  5. What the Fmax, resolution, averaging and other analyser settings mean, and how to select the optimum settings for a wide variety of machine types

  6. How to analyse vibration spectra, time waveforms, envelope (demodulation), and phase measurements

  7. How to diagnose a wide range of fault conditions: unbalance, eccentricity, misalignment, bent shaft, cocked bearing, looseness, rolling element bearings faults, journal bearing faults, gearbox faults, resonance, and other conditions

  8. How to set alarm limits manually and with statistics

  9. How to balance and align a machine, and correct a resonance condition

Who should attend?

If you have been performing vibration analysis for more than twelve months, and feel that you have a good understanding of the fundamentals, then you are ready to step up to the Category II course. (Note that you require 18 months experience to be certified.) Anyone who wants to be confident and capable of diagnosing a wide range of fault conditions, correct certain conditions, and taking accurate measurements needs to take this course. Many plant sites require contractors to be certified, and many employers require employees to be certified. The RMS / Mobius Institute course and certification program follows the ISO 18436-2 standard and the ASNT Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A.

What is unique about this course?

RMS / Mobius make it unique. We use 3D animations, Flash simulations, and numerous software simulators that completely demystify vibration analysis. While vibration training courses have traditionally been very theoretical, difficult to understand, (and boring), you will be captivated by the RMS Training methods, and you will enjoy our practical approach. You will take away skills that you can immediately apply to your job, and you will truly understand what you are doing. When senior vibration analysts attend our classes they often say “if only I could have learned this way when I got started” – well, now you can!

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RMS is an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) and Approved Examination Centre (ATC) for British Institute of NDT 

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