Mobius CAT I Vibration Analysis

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  • Maintenance practices

  • Condition monitoring

  • Principles of vibration

  • Introduction to vibration measurement

  • An introduction to the time waveform

  • An introduction to the spectrum

  • An introduction to forcing frequencies

  • Explaining the different vibration units

  • A brief introduction to phase

  • Data acquisition

  • A quick review of data acquisition

  • How do we measure vibration?

  • Where to place the sensor on the machine

  • Understanding axial, radial, vertical, and horizontal readings

  • A quick introduction to mounting the accelerometer and surface preparation

  • Naming conventions

  • What are “routes” and how do you create them?

  • Signal processing

  • A quick tour of your analyzer

  • Spectral averaging

  • Vibration analysis

  • The spectrum analysis process

  • What is resonance – a quick introduction

  • Diagnosing common fault conditions

  • Setting alarm limits


The course focuses on periodic, single channel data collection and analysis for condition based maintenance programs. A foundation is established for in-depth understanding of spectrum and waveform relationships.

This is the ideal starting place for new vibration analysts, people collecting vibration data, and those who want a better understanding of vibration analysis and condition monitoring. You will come away from this course with a very good understanding of the fundamentals; you will understand how to take good measurements (and understand the importance of repeatability) and you will be ready to begin analyzing vibration spectra.


4 days
7 am - 3 pm

1 hour lunch


8 (max)


The Vibration Analysis Cat I course is intended for personnel who are new to vibration monitoring and analysis, and for mechanical / technical personnel who have limited vibration analysis experience.


Some mechanical experience is a plus but not mandatory


  • Mike Ciocys

  • John Waldron

  • Dries Van Loon

  • Christian Silbernagel

  • Benoit Marcotte

  • Ron Newman