TRAINING

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.

All courses are structured for:

  • Small student-to-instructor ratio for maximum interaction
  • Extensive hands-on practice using full-featured lab equipment
  • Instruction by seasoned professionals with field experience

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The types of training we offer include: 

SETPOINT® training seminars are designed to give students the knowledge and skills required to perform more effectively. The seminar content and design is based on over 30 years of Machinery Diagnostics and product training experience and can be customized to meet specific needs. All seminars are structured for:

  • Small student-to-instructor ratio for maximum interaction (8-12 per instructor)
  • Extensive hands-on practice using full-featured lab equipment
  • Instruction by seasoned professionals with field experience

SP8 SETPOINTt® CMS User
System fundamentals, user-interface and navigation, basic machinery diagnostic, retrieve and display data in various graphs and plot formats.

Duration of course: 1 day
Max. no. of participants: 8
Prerequisites to the training: GV1, or Cat I


 

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.

CAT I

  • Starting point for beginners in vibration analysis

Duration of course: 4.5 days
Max. no. of participants: -
Prerequisites to the training: None

CAT II

  • Intermediate, suitable for anyone with min. 12 months of vibration analysis experience

Duration of course: 4.5 days
Max. no. of participants: -
Prerequisites to the training: None or CAT I

CAT III

  • Advanced, suitable for anyone with min. 2 years of vibration analysis experience and Cat II certification

Duration of course: 4.5 days
Max. no. of participants: -
Prerequisites to the training: CAT II

CAT IV

  • Master vibration analyst, a min. of 5 years of vibration analysis experience required

Duration of course: 24 hours of online training + 4 days classroom course
Max. no. of participants: -
Prerequisites to the training: CAT III

 

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GV1 Basic machine protection  and condition monitoring

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

Duration of course: 1 day
Max. no. of participants: 8
Prerequisites to the training: none

GV2 General vibration measurement

  • Why use vibration measurements?
  • Definition, setup and execution of measurements for machine protection 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: GV1 or Cat I

GV3 Advanced vibration monitoring and diagnostics

  • Definition and setup of measurements, fault detection
  • Complex machinery faults, interpretation of spectra
  • Root cause analysis and service recommendations


Duration of course: 3 days
Max. no. of participants: 8
Prerequisites to the training: GV2 or Cat II

 

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RV1 Basic rotor dynamics

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

Duration of course: 2 days
Max. no. of participants: 8
Prerequisites to the training: GV2,  or Cat II

RV2 Machinery Diagnosis (Advanced)

  • Fluid film bearings and turbomachinery analysis techniques, fundamental rotor response, stiffness, instabilities
  • Interpretation of waveform phase, orbit, polar and Bode, vector, shaft centerline and spectrum (also full).
  • Root cause analysis and recommendations exercise is

Duration of course: 3 days
Max. no. of participants: 8
Prerequisites to the training: GV3, RV1,  or Cat III

RV3 Advanced Balancing Seminar

  • Rigid and flexible rotor best practice, vector review, balance response and recognizing resonance
  • Mode shape, rotor non-linearity, thermal vector, field consideration, with balancing workshop

Duration of course: 3 days
Max. no. of participants: 8
Prerequisites to the training: GV3, RV3,  or Cat III

RV4 Basic thermodynamics and performance monitoring

  • Maximizing the profitability,  environmental compliance and efficiency of a machine
  • Reporting, control theory, performance models, combined cycle thermodynamics
  • Payback on managing performance
  • Evaluating the condition of gas and steam 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

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Vibration Sensors (Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration), and Transmitters


SE1 Sensor installation, wiring, setup and operation

  • Sensor selection and location
  • Principles and use of different sensors
  • Applications, commissioning and trouble-shooting

Duration of course: 1 day
Max. no. of participants:
Prerequisites to the training: none


Compact Monitors VIBROCONTROL 8x0, 9x0, 1000, 1100, 1500, 6000Cm, 18xx

CM1

  • Functionality, installation, operation, setup and service
  • Commissioning, measurement chain loop test, operation

Duration of course: 1 day

Max. no. of participants:
Prerequisites to the training: none
 

Off-line Portable Handheld Measurement and Diagnosis (VIBROPORT 80 or VIBROTEST 80)

HD1 VIBROPORT 80 or VIBROTEST 80:

  • Basic operation

Duration of course: 1 day
Max. no. of participants:
Prerequisites to the training: none


HD2 Balancing with VIBROPORT 80 or VIBROTEST 80:

Duration of course: 1 day
Max. no. of participants:
Prerequisites to the training: GV1 or Cat I    


HD3 Data collection with VIBROPORT 80 or VIBROTEST 80 and the Report & Route Manager (ReO) software:

  • Configuration of route, displaying alarms and data
  • Displaying various plot types for machine condition analysis

Duration of course: 2 days
Max. no. of participants:
Prerequisites to the training: GV2 or Cat II


HD4 Advanced analysis with VIBROPORT 80 or VIBROTEST 80 and the Report & Route Manager (ReO) software:

Duration of course: 1 day
Max. no. of participants:
Prerequisites to the training: GV3 or Cat III


VDAU-6000 or DDAU3

VD1 Operation and setup

  • Device and Software’s suite for industrial application 
  • Hardware and system configuration (from device to diagnostic, via eventual database and export)


Duration of course: 2 days
Max. no. of participants: 4
Prerequisites to the training: GV1 or Cat II

 

VD2 Advanced analysis

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


Duration of course: 2 days
Max. no. of participants: 4
Prerequisites to the training: GV3 or Cat III

 

A training course on the successor product DDAU3 will be available soon.

 

Machine Protection System (MPS) – VIBROCONTROL 6000® or VC-8000 (SETPOINT®)

VC1

  • Rack and modules functionality
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Servicing and wiring (Modbus, DCS, IPS etc.)
  • Settings and configuration with software

Duration of course: 1 day
Max. no. of participants:
Prerequisites to the training: none

 

Condition Monitoring System (CMS) - Compass 6000TM or SETPOINT®

CP1 Compass 6000TM user

  • System overview
  • Navigate the Monitoring Workstation
  • Retrieve and display data in various plot, acknowledge alarms and events in the logbook

Duration of course: 1 day
Max. no. of participants: 8
Prerequisites to the training: CV1or Cat I


CP2 Compass 6000TM advanced user and setup

  • Basic and advanced setup of the CompassTM user-interface
  • Operation of the software in the setup mode

Duration of course: 2 days
Max. no. of participants: 8
Prerequisites to the training: CV2, CP1 or Cat II


CP3 Compass 6000TM system administration

  • Maintenance and server management
  • LAN, Modbus, OPC, CMM, NTP Time synch.
  • System upgrades and troubleshooting; optimum performance and data reduction

Duration of course: 3 days
Max. no. of participants: 8
Prerequisites to the training: CP2


PM4 Compass 6000TM basic performance monitoring

  • Performance monitoring theory, key indicators andimplementation in CompassTM
  • 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: RV4 + CP1


PM7 Compass 6000TM performance monitoring hands-on

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

Duration of course: 3 days
Max. no. of participants: 4
Prerequisites to the training: RV4 + CP1 + CP6


SP8 SETPOINT® CMS User

  • System fundamentals, user-interface and navigation, basic machinery diagnostic
  • Retrieve and display data in various plot formats.

Duration of course: 1 day
Max. no. of participants: 8
Prerequisites to the training: GV1 or Cat I

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

Course location

Main offices: Darmstadt (Germany), Naerum (Denmark) or Minden (Nevada).
We also offer courses on customer site or at our local representative’s premise.

ISO 18436-2 Vibration Analyst CAT I-IV public courses by Brüel & Kjær Vibro are held in Nærum (Denmark).
We may also organize private courses on our or our representatives' premises worldwide, and upon request on customer site (this is not available in the USA, Australia and New Zealand).

Enrolment

Courses are arranged upon request with agreement on scope, fixed dates and price.
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Please note: We require 6 weeks to plan your course. Please indicate the name and number of the course (i.e. SP8 Setpoint CMS user x 8 participants).

Price

Will be quoted based on the standard description above.

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

Prices include (standard)

Course documentation, refreshments and lunch

Not included (standard)

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

Payment

Payment in advance upon receipt of invoice.

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.
  • If the course includes eLearning material, no cancellation and refunds are possible after the student logs in. 

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

Hotel

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

What people are saying about these courses

 

“This was a super course! Looking forward to doing the CAT 2,3,4” – CAT I student

“Great job! It was fun to learn and to see you work on my own data” - CAT I student

“Good room for questions and debate. Animations were EXCELLENT! Videos were [an] excellent supplement for learning” – CAT II student


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