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It’s time to become a real machine monitoring pro 

ALL OUR TRAININGS ARE AVAILABLE AS CLASS-ROOM AND ONLINE COURSES (LIVE STREAM) AND  ARE OPEN TO ALL REMOTE STUDENTS.

Brüel & Kjær Vibro offers practical skills-based training on a global scale. We draw on our expertise across a variety of disciplines in condition monitoring, machine protection, diagnostics and servicing. Public and on-site customer training is provided by our certified team.

Our training experts have extensive experience working in Wind Power, Hydro Power, Oil and Gas (HPI), Thermal Power and other industries. Many courses can be tailored to your specific industry, application, or machinery; even training material can be customized according to your needs.

The types of training we offer:

Private courses – at your site and at your request
Public courses – at our facilities and open to anyone
Remote courses – learn from home and stream the course over the web

All courses are structured for:

  • Small student-to-instructor ratio for maximum interaction
  • Extensive hands-on practice using full-featured lab equipment (doesn’t apply to Remote courses)
  • Instruction by professionals with long-term field experience

Our training portfolio covers:

Machine Monitoring and Diagnostics Courses

ISO 18436-2 Vibration Analyst Training and Certification

Asset Reliability  Practitioner (ARP) Training and Certification

System Operation and Maintenance Courses (see below)

Want a first glimpse? Try our free webinars on machine monitoring topics (including a webinar archive).

ISO 18436-2 Vibration Analyst Course and Certification

Certified Vibration Analyst Training and Examination in Partnership with the Mobius Institute®

Assess vibration behavior and machine condition – gain the required expertise with our Vibration Analysis Training and Examination in partnership with the Mobius Institute®.

We provide the ISO-18436-2 Category I to IV training courses and examination. This program is a key component of our training offering in vibration measurement and condition monitoring.

Improve your decision-making and analyze vibration data to identify the right course of action. Because the aim is nothing less than maximizing uptime and efficiently planning the maintenance of your machinery.

VA CAT I - Basic Vibration Analyst

  • Starting point for beginners in vibration analysis
  • For personnel collection vibration data and performing basic vibration analysis
  • Aim: get a better understanding of vibration monitoring and analysis

Duration of course: 3.5 days (incl. exam)
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training:
None

VA CAT II - Intermediate Vibration Analyst

  • Intermediate, suitable for anyone with min. 18 months of vibration analysis experience
  • How to test machines, diagnose faults accurately, perform specific diagnostic tests and correct specific faults

Duration of course: 4.5 days (incl. exam)
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: None

VA CAT III - Advanced Vibration Analysts

  • Advanced, suitable for anyone with min. 36 months of vibration analysis experience for certification
  • In-depth study of diagnostic techniques to identify faults accurately and make appropriate recommendations on how to solve machinery malfunctions

Duration of course: 4.5 days (incl. exam)
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: CAT II

VA CAT IV - Master Vibration Analyst

  • Master vibration analyst, a min. of 60 months of vibration analysis experience required
  • In-depth study of, amongst others, advanced signal processing, cross-channel measurements, system dynamics, resonance testing

Duration of course: 45 hours of online training + 4.5 days classroom course (incl. exam)
Course type: Public, remote
Prerequisites to the training: CAT III

Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) Training and Certification

We provide “Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) Advocate Cat I, Track A & B” and "Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) Engineer Cat II" for everyone involved with the important role of improving the reliability of an industrial facility.

ARP-A CAT I-A/Advocate - Plant-wide awareness (Track A)

  • Suitable for anyone involved in managing, designing, engineering, procuring, maintaining and operating critical rotating machinery and electrical equipment. 

Duration of course: 2.5 days (incl. exam) 
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: None

ARP-A CAT I-B/Advocate - Manager-Engineer Awareness (Track B)

  • Suitable for managers, reliability/maintenance/operation/production engineers, condition monitoring experts involved in machinery reliability and performance improvement processes

Duration of course:  2.5 days (incl. exam)
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: None


ARP-E CAT II/Reliability Engineer

  • Suitable for anyone involved in managing, designing, engineering, procuring, maintaining and operating critical rotating machinery and electrical equipment. 

Duration of course:  4.5 days (incl. exam)
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: None

Machine Monitoring and Diagnostics Courses

MD1 Basic machine protection  and condition monitoring

  • Why use vibration measurements
  • Techniques and Tools
  • Ooffline and online monitoring systems
  • Fundamentals of machine behavior
  • Best practice for taking measurements
  • Monitoring auxiliary machines (REB balance-of-plant machinery)

Duration of course: 1 day
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: none


MD2 Turbo Machinery Diagnostics and Rotor Dynamics

  • Rotor diagnostics based on vibration analysis - definitions and theory
  • Fluid-film bearings and turbo machinery analysis techniques; fundamental rotor response, stiffness, instabilities
  • Interpretation of wareform, phase, orbit, polar and Bodé plots; shaft centerline, full and half spectrum plots. Root cause analysis, recommendations exercise.

Duration of course: 3 days
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: CAT II


MD3 Balancing in-situ (2 options)

1) Rigid-rotor balancing

Balancing using 1 or 2 planes, 4 run no phase and overhung balancing methods. Types of unbalance, vector review.

2) Flexible-rotor balancing

Vector review, balance response and recognizing resonance. Mode shape, rotor non-linearity, thermal vector, field consideration, with balancing workshop.

Duration of course: 1 day
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: MD2 or CAT II (option 1) and MD4 or CAT III (option 2)


MD4 Hands-on Diagnostics Seminar

  • How to correctly diagnose machine fault conditions and suggest the correct recommendations and practices (also covering some turbo machinery)
  • Bearing types (journal and anti-friction) and related faults. Interpretation of data plots and root cause failure investigations (many case studies and exercises).

Duration of course: 3 days
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: MD2 or CAT II 

System Operation and Maintenance Courses


CV 1 - Compact Monitors and Sensors (VC-8xx, 9xx, 1000, 1100, 1500, 6000 Cm, 18xx)

  • Functionality, installation, operation, service and sensor selection
  • Commissioning, measurement chain loop test, sensor trouble-shooting

Duration of course: 1 day
Course type: Private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: none


PD 1 - Portable Vibration Analyzer and Data Collector  (VIBROPORT 80/VIBROTEST 80) 

2 options

1. VIBROPORT 80/VIBROTEST 80 Hardware

Basic analyzer operation (overall measurement and spectrum)

2. Software Analysis and Data Collection

  • Route configuration, setting measurements and alarms in the Report & Route Manager software
  • Data analysis and display of various plot types

Duration of course: 1 day each
Course type: Private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: MD1 or CAT I


MP1 - Machine Protection Systems (MPS) - VC-8000® or VC-6000®

Rack and modules

Functionalities, installation and commissioning, servicing, wiring (front-end, DCS, Modbus, IPS, etc.), sensor selection/troubleshooting, settings and configuration

Duration of course: 1 day
Course type: Private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: MD1 or CAT I

 

CM 1 - Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS) –  VC-8000®, SETPOINT®, VCM-3, VP-8000, Compass 6000® - CMS User

3 options

1. SETPOINT® CMS

System fundamentals, user-interface and navigation, basic machinery diagnostics, retrieve and display data in various formats

2. Compass 6000® Workstation

System overview, navigation, retrieve and display various plot; acknowledge alarms and logbook events

3. VMC-3

System overview, navigation in the browser, display, configuration and templates

Duration of course: 1 day each
Course type: Private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: MD1 or CAT I


CM-2 Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS) –  VC-8000®, SETPOINT®, VCM-3, VP-8000, Compass 6000® - CMS Advanced User 

2 options

1. Advanced CMS Setup

Advanced setup of the user-interface, operation of software in setup mode, optimum performance, and data reduction.

2. Advanced CMS administration

Maintenance and server management, LAN, Modbus, OPC, CMM, NTP Time synchronization, system upgrades and troubleshooting

Duration of course: 2 days each
Course type: Private
Prerequisites to the training: CM1 or CAT II

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions people ask before they take a course

Q: If I am a beginner and don’t really know what course is suitable for me, can I get guidance and recommendations?

Q: What if I do not meet the experience requirements, can I still take the course and exam?

  • You will be always welcome to join any course, if you think you will benefit from the it. However, previous knowledge is important as not all principles will be covered in all courses.
  • You can even join the exam if you wish to challenge yourself, however if the required experience is not achieved you will not be certified.
  • If you pass the exam you will be provided with a pendant certificate, but you will not be certified.
  • When you do meet the experience requirements you can contact us and once your experience is verified you will be certified and receive a new certificate.
  • If you are unsure if you have the necessary pre-requisites, please reach out to our experienced team who will advise you.

Q: Is it mandatory to pass the examination in order to become certified?

  • We offer 2 types of courses, those with international certification, and those from our own design, which includes machinery diagnostics. For a course with international certification as per ISO 18436, the certification exam is optional. It’s up to the participant to decide if they will take the exam or not.

Q: The list of courses B&K Vibro offers seems extensive, but I cannot find a course for my specific requirements, is there a solution for me?

  • B&K Vibro can offer customize courses to suit your requirements. B&K Vibro has experience in several industries, and it is rare that we haven’t already dealt with a case study like your application. To customize a course, please contact our experienced team who can discuss your needs.

Q:  Can you assist me with a visa application if I need one for travelling to B&K Vibro’s training facility in Germany or Denmark?

  • If you wish to travel to one of our training facilities, we can provide you with the necessary letter of invitation for your visa application. B&K Vibro won’t arrange your full visa though. You should consult your company’s travel agent for the necessary requirements.
  • B&K Vibro is also able to travel to your company location or a hotel in a location convenient to you. Please contact our training team for more details on arranging on-premise training.

Q: In which languages are the courses delivered?

  • By default, B&K Vibro delivers its courses and material in English, even if the instructor has another mother language. As a global organization, we may have a trainer that is qualified and can speak your local language. Please contact us to find out more.

Q: What do I need to bring for the training course?

  • The material will be provided to all participants upon commencement of the course. Some of the B&K Vibro courses offered may provide e-learning lessons prior to the course and others may require you to have equipment. B&K Vibro does supply demonstration kits for the courses. Once you book your course, you will be informed what the requirements are to ensure you are prepared.
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch are provided along with a pend and notebook. For clarity on a particular course, please contact our experienced team.

Q: If I believe my level is very good and I would like to continue learning more, is there an option for further education and training?

  • Willingness to always learn is the sign of skilled people, just like us. Please contact our experienced team where we can offer you an array of courses in ISO 18436 Category-IV certification, advance rotor dynamics, turbomachinery and large Fluid Film Bearing machines.

Questions people ask after they take a course

Q: After having attended a course, what are my options to learn more in the future?

  • If you haven’t discussed the different opportunities we offer during the class, it is always possible to talk with us afterwards. Please contact our experienced team where we can offer you an array of courses in ISO 18436 Category-IV certification, advance rotor dynamics, turbomachinery and large Fluid Film Bearing machines.

Q: This course appeared too virtual for me, I was expecting more practical, hands-on. What have you got to offer?

  • The course outline is provided upfront detailing the style and format of training for each course. Practical components often require lots of equipment in the classroom, and it is important that you specify prior to signing up for a course what you are expecting if it’s not clearly stated in the course outline. Feel free to speak our experienced team about options. B&K Vibro also offers customized training for individual needs.

Q: How can I prove I was in a course, what do I get to demonstrate this?

  • Upon completion of B&K Vibro training courses, all participants will receive an attendance certificate. Where applicable, a certificate of completion with levels or scores may be sent to the participant after the course date. BK Vibro is a recognized Training Center with a well-established brand in Condition Monitoring and Machinery Protection training.

Q: If I fail an exam, what options do I have?

  • The most important factor of training is that participants learns something. It is possible to re-sit an exam and the course instructor or our experienced team can talk about options with you. That said, the success of course examination passes rate is very high. This is primarily due to the course instructor providing quizzes throughout the course to prepare you for the exam.

Q: If I feel during the course that I don’t have the right skill-level, or do not understand some items, how can we solve this?

  • Our instructors are here for our participants and you may ask questions during the training sessions or outside of those hours. Sometimes training sessions will have a mixture of skill-levels in the class and the instructor will ensure that all levels are catered for. In most instances, the course will have pre-requisites that participants must meet in order to attend the course. If in doubt, please speak to your instructor or contact our experienced team.

Q: If a question pops into my mind after the course has ended, how can I raise this?

  • Course material is often repeated throughout the course to ensure our participants fully understand the subject matter, however if you have concluded your course and still have some questions, please contact our experienced team.
  • Our goal is to transfer our knowledge to ensure you can perform your daily tasks at work. It’s also important to us that we impart the necessary information in order to work at the certified level.

Q: How can I avoid an instructor moving away from the course outline I signed up for?

  • If, during the course, you observe that the course outline doesn’t match what was originally advertised, then please raise this with the Instructor in a break. Our professional instructors are here to keep the course on track and fulfill the course outline advertised. If participants discuss a topic that takes the course in a different direction, the Instructor will advise the group and if time permits, it will be addressed at the end of the session.
  • Sometime there are examples raised that may interest everyone, illustrating with a case study what was learned, this is different, and the instructor and all participants will benefit from this.

Training Details and Conditions

Main offices: Darmstadt (Germany), Naerum (Denmark) or Gardnerville(Nevada/USA).
We may also organize private (certified and non-certified) courses worldwide at customer’s site, at our offices or local representative’s premises (restrictions may apply for certified courses).

ISO 18436-2 Vibration Analyst CAT I-IV and ARP public classroom courses are held at our offices in Nærum (Denmark) and Darmstadt (Germany).
Most of the courses (certified and non-certified) can be streamed live over the web for remote student.

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