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Vibration Analyst Certification

ISO Category I-IV

Expert Vibration Analysis - ISO Category IV Training and Certification

Expert Vibration Analysis - ISO Category IV Training - Students will require all the knowledge and skills expected of category I-III. In addition, they shall be able to direct and audit condition monitoring strategies. Employers should recognize that a category IV individual will have a broad technical knowledge and experience of a range of machine solutions and techniques, and an in-depth knowledge of a selection of them.

Who Should Get Certified: This course is intended for maintenance technicians and engineers who want to become an expert in vibration analysis.

Required Experience: Two years or more training in mechanical technology or mechanical engineering at an accredited college, university or technical school is strongly recommended. Candidates should be able to manipulate simple algebraic equations, use a basic scientific calculator, and be familiar with the operation of personal computers.

Combined Course Length: 200 hours

Level IV Vibration Analyst Certification Requirements – To become a Level IV Vibration Analyst, and obtain ISO Accredited Certification through the Vibration Institute, you must have completed the Vibration Analysis CAT II & Vibration Analysis CAT III courses and passed both exams with a 75% or greater. The student must also complete the following courses with Red Wolf Reliability before being eligible to take the CAT IV exam: ODS and Modal Analysis, Rotordynamics, and Dynamic Balancing.

It is also recommended to have at least 60 months of experience as a vibration analyst with 110 hours of formal training or independent study.

Exam: Available on any exam date. Cost $500

Contact us at 970-266-9005 and start your Category IV Certification today.

Vibration Analysis Category IV Learning Objectives

  • Apply vibration theory and techniques, including measurement and interpretation of multi-channel spectral results such as frequency response functions, phase and coherence
  • Understand and perform signal analysis, including understanding of frequency and time domain processing, including orbits and their limitations
  • Determine the natural frequencies, mode shapes and damping of systems, components and assemblies
  • Determine and assess the operating deflection shapes of machines and connected structures and recommend means for correction
  • Use generally recognized advanced techniques for VA, parameter identification, and fault diagnosis
  • Apply the basic principles of rotor-bearing dynamics to vibration diagnosis
  • Understand and apply advanced two-plane influence coefficient or static and couple balancing theory
  • Recommend corrective actions or design modifications, including component change or repair, isolation, damping, change of stiffness and change of mass
  • Interpret and evaluate codes of practice and specifications published in International Standards and other documents
  • Recognize vibration caused by gas pulsation in machines, such as reciprocating machines and screw compressors, be able to measure the necessary parameters, and recommend means for correction
  • Recommend corrective actions for resilient mounting and other holding-down and foundation problems

Course Registration

Advanced Applied Vibration Analysis - ISO Category IIIOct. 16-20, 2023Fort Collins, CO
ODS and Modal AnalysisAug. 21-25, 2023Fort Collins, CO
Rotordynamics Aug. 7-11, 2023Fort Collins, CO
Dynamic BalancingSept. 12-14, 2023Fort Collins, CO