Training in Machine Condition Monitoring

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Header Seminars

In order to get optimal benefits out of the monitoring system, operators, system administrators and maintenance persons need to be adequately trained. Our service engineer instructors are ISO 18436-2 certified, and provide a world class training for systems and monitoring techniques.

Workshops are designed for maximum online 'live' interaction with a rotor kit. Many courses can betailored to your specific industry, application, or machinery; even training material can be customized according to needs.

We provide training for all levels and purposes in machine monitoring, from beginner to expert. Our aim is to build up the competence of each participant so they can confidently and successfully perform their expected monitoring tasks.

Browse our brochure or the list below to find the training that suits your needs.

Training Highlights

  • Condition monitoring principles
  • Vibration, rotor dynamics, signal analysis
  • Performance monitoring, thermodynamics
  • Product installation, wiring, commissioning, setup and use

Our Training Portfolio

Monitoring and Diagnostics Courses

  • Techniques and tools
  • Compact, offline and online monitoring systems
  • Fundamentals of machine behaviour
  • Best practise for taking measurements

Duration of course: 1 days

Max. no. of participants: 8

Prerequisites to the training: none


  • Why use vibration measurements?
  • Definition, setup and execution of measurements for safety monitoring and fault detection
  • Basic diagnosis; causes, effects and indicators for typical machine malfunctions

Duration of course: 2 days

Max. no. of participants: 8

Prerequisites to the training: none


  • Specialized analysis techniques
  • Reliable fault detection
  • Interpretation of spectra
  • Definition and setup of measurements
  • Complex machinery faults
  • Root cause analysis and service recommendations

Duration of course: 3 days

Max. no. of participants: 8

Prerequisites to the training: GV2


  • Definitions and theory
  • Modification of machines for mitigating problems
  • Rotor diagnostics by vibration analysis

Duration of course: 2 days

Max. no. of participants: 6

Prerequisites to the training: GV3


  • Maximizing the profitability, environmental compliance and efficiency of a machine
  • Reporting, control and feedback theory, performance models, combined cycle thermodynamics
  • Economic payback on managing performance
  • Evaluating the condition of steam turbines, gas turbines and centrifugal compressors using thermodynamic calculations and plots
  • Interpretation of PV plots

Duration of course: 2 days

Max. no. of participants: 4

Prerequisites to the training: Sound mathematical understanding


System Operation and Maintenance Courses

Vibration Sensors (Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration)
  • Principles and use of different sensors
  • Operation, applications, installation, and trouble-shooting of vibration and phase-reference sensors
  • Installation, positioning, field wiring, and servicing
  • How to choose and mount a sensor for a safe SAT

Duration of course: 1 day

Max. no. of participants:

Prerequisites to the training: none


Compact Monitors (1, 2, or 3 channels) VIBROCONTROL 800, VIBROCONTROL 920, VIBROCONTROL 1000, VIBROCONTROL 1100, VIBROCONTROL 1500 and VIBROCONTROL 6000® Compact monitor
  • Functionality, installation and setup
  • Commissioning, measurement chain test, operation and service
  •  Tips for a safe and relevant SAT

Duration of course: 1 day

Max. no. of participants: 8 

Prerequisites to the training: none


Machine Protection: VIBROCONTROL 6000® (VC-6000®)
  • Rack and module functionality
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Wiring and connection to the plant (Modbus, DCS, IPS etc.)
  • Rules and tips for a safe SAT

Duration of course: 1 day

Max. no. of participants: 8 

Prerequisites to the training: none


  • Settings, functionality and operation
  • Commissioning, test, operation and service
  • Advice and tips for settings

Duration of course : 1 day

Max. no. of participants: 8 

Prerequisites to the training: GV1


Portable Measurement and Diagnosis
  • Basic operation for monitoring

Duration of course: 1 day

Max. no. of participants:

Prerequisites to the training: none



Duration of course: 1 day

Max. no. of participants: 8 

Prerequisites to the training: none


  • How to interpret alarm measurements and analyse the machine status

Duration of course: 1 day

Max. no. of participants: 6 

Prerequisites to the training: GV2


  • Configuration of measurement points, setting up and loading routes, displaying alarms and data
  • Displaying various plot types for machine condition analysis

Duration of course: 2 day

Max. no. of participants: 6 

Prerequisites to the training: GV1


  • Time waveform, dual channel, cross channel, use of advanced plots like Orbit plots, Bode plots
  • Manage real-time signals
  • Post-processing and analysis of typical faults (e.g. misalignment, unbalance, gear, shaft instability)

Duration of course: 1 day

Max. no. of participants: 6 

Prerequisites to the training: GV3


VDAU-6000
  • Diagnostic Workstation and EventMaster
  • System configuration, importing scalar indicators into a Compass database (OPC import)

Duration of course: 2 day

Max. no. of participants: 4

Prerequisites to the training: none


  • Advanced diagnosis techniques
  • Advanced post-processing (FFT, envelope, cepstrum,rotor dynamics, transients, etc.)
  • Advanced machine condition analysis

Duration of course: 2 days

Max. no. of participants: 4

Prerequisites to the training: GV3


COMPASS Classic or Compass 6000™
  • System fundamentals and overview
  • Navigation in the Monitoring Workstation
  • Retrieve and display data in various plot formats, view and change limits, acknowledge alarms and events in the logbook

Duration of course: 2 days

Max. no. of participants: 8

Prerequisites to the training: CP1


  • Basic and advanced setup of the Compass user-interface
  • Operation of software Types 7126 and 7123 in setup mode

Duration of course: 2 days

Max. no. of participants: 8

Prerequisites to the training: CP1


  • Administration of the Compass online and offline system and database
  • How to change a module, manage a server, work with the LAN, Modbus, OPC, CMM, NTP Time synch.
  • User management, system upgrades and troubleshooting, optimum performance and data reduction

Duration of course: 3 days

Max. no. of participants: 8

Prerequisites to the training: CP2


  • Operation and basic setup
  • How to perform, review and report a diagnosis

Duration of course: 2 days

Max. no. of participants: 4

Prerequisites to the training: GV3 + GP2


  • Advanced Advisory Monitoring Module
  • Full setup of AdvisorTM including exercises with customer database
  • How to perform, review and report the diagnosis
  • Administration and customisation

Duration of course: 3 days

Max. no. of participants: 4

Prerequisites to the training: CP3


  • Theory behind performance monitoring, key performance indicators and how performance monitoring is implemented in Compass
  • How to navigate through the system, interpret the calculations and perform an analysis

Duration of course: 3 days

Max. no. of participants: 8

Prerequisites to the training: GV5 + CP1 


  • Data acquisition, calculation logics, analysis displays and plots
  • Participants will gain an understanding and confidence in making modifications and add-ons to the performance monitoring system through hands-on exercises

Duration of course 3 days

Max. no. of participants 4

Prerequisites to the training GV5 + CP1 + CP6


Training Details and Conditions

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Course location

Darmstadt (Germany). Alternatively, at our local representative’s premises or at the customer’s site.

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Enrolment

Courses are arranged upon request with agreement on scope, fixeddates and price.

Please contact service@bkvibro.com no later than 6 weeks prior to the planned course date.

Please indicate the no. and name of course (i.e. CP1 Compass user).

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Price

Will be quoted based on the standard description above.

Changes in scope must be agreed prior to planning the course.

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Prices include (standard)

Course documentation, refreshments and lunch

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Not included (standard)

Travel, transportation to/from hotel, accommodation, breakfast anddinner, sightseeing, entertainment, etc.

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Payment

Payment in advance upon receipt of invoice.

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Cancellation

For cancellations, the following terms apply:

  • Up to 6 weeks prior to the course – free of charge
  • 4 weeks prior to the course – 25% of course fee will be charged.
  • 2 weeks prior to the course – 50% of course fee will be charged.
  • Cancellation later than 2 weeks prior to the course -100% of course fee will be charged.

Brüel & Kjær Vibro reserves the cancellation right due to insufficient enrolment.

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Hotel

Reservations at the participant’s cost can be arranged upon request.