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Machinery Vibration and Condition Monitoring for Operators and Maintenance Professionals Course

By: Citadel for Technological and Engineering Dev.

Lagos State, Nigeria

26 - 28 Nov, 2019  3 days

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NGN 99,500

Venue: CITED/BOAZ Training Centre, Nigerian Institute of Surveyor (NIS) Building, 2nd floor, Left Wing, Opposite Lagos Revenue House (formerly Elephant Cement House), ASSBIFI Road, Secretariat, Alausa

As a machine gets older we can expect a certain amount of deterioration in performance and in the general condition of the machine. To identify incipient problems, we make use of the force induced vibrations caused by the fault. If we understand the failure mechanisms that are in place, we can identify which parameters best indicate the deterioration of the machine.

The purpose of this workshop is helping the non-expert understand the capabilities and limitations of vibration analysis and associated predictive maintenance technologies.

By the end of this course the delegate should be able to make informed management decisions about maintenance requirements using vibration and other data as reference.

Condition monitoring techniques, including vibration analysis, are discussed in the course with a view to optimizing the maintenance engineering effort while maximizing production. Other techniques that will be addressed include infrared thermography, passive ultrasonic, tribology and performance monitoring.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is directed towards Supervisors, Team Leaders and Professionals in Maintenance, Engineering and Production. The workshop will also benefit anyone who wishes to update themselves on Condition Monitoring Technologies, judge the suitability of these technologies for their needs, and learn how to implement them for the benefit of their organizations.


At the end of this workshop participants will have:

  • An understanding of a range of Condition Monitoring Technologies
  • Knowledge of the potential contribution of each these technologies to maintenance efficiency
  • Guidelines indicating how these technologies can interact with and support each other
  • The ability to read and understand vibration analysis charts, spectra and trends
  • A practical approach to developing an action plan to utilise these technologies in their own areas of responsibility, fitting them into the overall maintenance strategy, and measuring benefits

Programme Outline 

Module 1

  • Condition Monitoring Concepts
  • Introduction
  • Maintenance Strategies
  • Condition Monitoring-background and history
  • Condition Monitoring Technologies-an overview
  • Criticality Analysis-which machines to effectively monitor within the RCM and FMEA framework.
  • MODULE 2
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Introduction to Vibration Analysis
  • Understanding the frequency spectrum
  • Vibration Transducers
  • Vibration measurement and transducer placement
  • Vibration Analyzers
  • Basic Failure Mechanisms with examples
  • Phase Analysis

Module 3

  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Vibration Standards and Alarm Levels with statistical analysis
  • Vibration Diagnostics
  • Amplitude Demodulation-aka Enveloping, SSE, HFD, PeakVue etc.
  • Vibration on Rolling Element Bearings
  • Vibration on Pumps
  • Vibration on Compressors
  • On line versus off line Vibration Monitoring

Module 4

  • Other Condition Monitoring Techniques
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Thermographic applications
  • Passive Ultrasonic - contact and non-contact
  • Ultrasonic Applications
  • Tribology – oil analysis

Module 5

  • Condition Monitoring Management
  • The vibration analysis and PdM report
  • Managing the Condition Monitoring effort
  • Potential Failure Analysis-deciding which technologies to apply
  • Cost Analysis-maximizing ROI
  • Integrating Condition Monitoring into the Maintenance Plan
CITED/BOAZ Training Centre, Nigerian Institute of Surveyor (NIS) Building, 2nd floor, Left Wing, Opposite Lagos Revenue House (formerly Elephant Cement House), ASSBIFI Road, Secretariat, Alausa Nov 26 - 28 Nov, 2019
NGN 99,500.00 + 4,975.00 (VAT)
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