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In our Introduction to Vibration Analysis Category I Course, students will learn how to establish a vibration condition monitoring program as well as begin to understand the fundamentals of vibration signature analysis. This class is intended for maintenance technicians and engineers who want an introductory course in condition monitoring using vibration analysis.
The course follows Category I Guidelines established by ISO 18436-2, “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine – Requirements for training and certification of personnel – Part 2: Vibration condition monitoring and diagnostics.”
Introduction to Applied Vibration Analysis Course Objectives:
Optional Category l - ISO Certification Exams
**ISO Accredited Certification through the Vibration Institute requires 32 hours of formal training or independent study, six months experience and examination. The ISO Category l exam is an additional $350 and will be administered the following morning after the last day of class. Please note the ISO exam application and approval from the Vibration Institute must be completed 20 days prior to the exam date.
I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with a number of pioneers in the predictive maintenance/vibration analysis industries. I can tell you that Skip is one of the very best vibration analysis professionals, but also he is one of the best people I have ever known. If you want to improve your effectiveness in vibration analysis, you need to consider attending this class. ~ LinkedIn Post
Jan, 18th. 2023
I am a degreed civil engineer with no background in the industrial realm of vibration monitoring. I was searching for a program that was more seismic involved, and this course was not related. However, the disconnect was there, but I did learn a small snippet of principles that equips me in my future endeavors in regards to the Fundamental Engineering exam. Chad is an amazing instructor. He really broke it down to the ridiculous for someone like me, with the lack thereof experience, to understand how to solve problems by way of vibration monitoring. (Maybe that is why his methods exhibited those traits because of me.) I really enjoyed the introduction course and I believe if I decide to venture off to the industrial sector, I believe I have the basic tools to excel. Thank you!
Aug, 15th. 2022
The Cat 1 class was great and Chad Wilcox was one of the best instructors I have been around. I absolutely plan on taking the Cat 2 class.
Jul, 15th. 2022
This was my first experience training with Red Wolf Reliability. Initially, when I saw the big book with mountains of data and diagrams, I was rather intimidated (I learn best by seeing and doing!)… but right away it became evident that the Instructor’s (Troy’s) goal was for all of us to truly understand the subject, and how to apply it in our own unique situations, rather than simply “reading-and-feeding” us answers to future questions on a piece of paper. Troy’s teaching style encouraged us to ask lots of questions and interact with the whole group. His experience offered us lots of (often entertaining) real life examples of some of the challenges we will face. He was very familiar with our industry and equipment which made the training feel more like working with an experienced co-worker rather than a teacher/student classroom situation. What I appreciate most was that the training provided not only a comprehensive intellectual knowledge of the subject, but also the actual “hands on” application right then and there in their own training facility. The whole Red Wolf Team is very cohesive and works well together. We were well fed! Everyone went out of their way to introduce themselves and get to know us better. I’m looking forward to many more opportunities to learn from Red Wolf!
Feb, 9th. 2023
Chad did a great job with the class, and I felt like I learned quite a bit of useful field knowledge, as well as facts/definitions/theory. I had no prior vibration experience and delt nearly exclusively on the lubrication side of rotating equipment, so it was an eye opener for sure. To add one piece of constructive “criticism”, at least for me, I still struggled with diagnosing the problems based off waveforms and spectrums. I could have used a little more time and maybe some more practice problems during class based on that information, specifically. Again, it was my first time working with that type of info, so someone with a little experience probably picked up on it quicker than I did. Overall, I had a great experience and would recommend you guys to others.
Aug, 15th. 2022
The Red wolf team is very knowledgeable and personable. I really enjoyed the class and how informal and relaxed it was. I learned a lot and appreciate the amount of time and work everyone there has put into the trainings.
Feb, 9th. 2023
Red Wolf Reliability has been an outstanding resource. They have a great staff that is smart, friendly and helpful. Anytime we have needed assistance with vibration checks, balancing or other issues, they have been easy to get ahold of, work with and schedule. In addition to their field work, they also have great training courses. I have attended their CAT I Vibrations, Alignment and Balancing courses. People learn and understand things in different ways and they do a great job of assuring each individual to understands what they are teaching.
Jun, 22nd. 2022