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Applied Ultrasound Analysis - ISO CAT I


In our Introduction to Applied Ultrasound Analysis Category I Course, students will learn how to establish a Ultrasound condition monitoring program as well as begin to understand the fundamentals of airborne and structure-borne ultrasound analysis. This class is intended for maintenance technicians and engineers who want an introductory course in condition monitoring using ultrasound.

The course follows Category I Guidelines established by ISO 18436-8, “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines – Requirements for qualification and assessment of personnel – Part 8: Ultrasound.”

Course Objectives:

  • Apply a specified ultrasound measurement technique
  • Set up and operate the ultrasound equipment for safe ultrasound data collection
  • Verify the integrity of collected data and prevent or control poor data and error sources
  • Perform basic fault detection, severity assessment, and diagnosis in accordance with established instructions
  • Record and categorize the results in terms of written criteria
  • Maintain a database of results and trends
  • Verify sensitivity of ultrasound measurement instruments and systems
  • Evaluate and report test results in accordance with instructions highlighting areas of concern
  • Recognize and prevent or control factors that result in the acquisition of poor quality data