Condition Monitoring Techniques

Starts from:Thu, February 21, 2019
Campus Location

Course Description

Condition Monitoring Techniques

Course Description

This training program is designed to provide valuable information on machine condition monitoring as a tool for quickly identifying and correcting the root causes of machinery problems, achieving precise operation, and improving machinery performance. Special emphasis is given to trouble shooting, data interpretation, health assessment, and maintenance decision-making.

Course Objective

  • Introduction to condition monitoring
  • Basic visual techniques
  • Oil debris analyses
  • Basic instrumentation
  • Ultrasonic monitoring techniques
  • Vibration monitoring techniques
  • Introduction to vibration control of machines and plants
  • Exercises and discussions
  • Summary and close

Who Should attend?

This training course is intended for maintenance engineering, planner, scheduler, supervisors and technician working in the field of Condition Monitoring, vibration, Preventive & predictive maintenance and for those wishing to be specialized in this area, or as an update to the latest developments for those who already work in this area. Because the methods and examples are generic, personnel from all disciplines will benefit.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • CBM – Conditioned Based Maintenance
  • PF – Potential Failure and FF – Functional Failure
  • PF Interval (inspection interval)
  • Life Cycle and Normal Wear and Tear
    • Overview the role of condition monitoring
  • World Class Maintenance
  • Types of maintenance
  • Corrective maintenance
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Proactive maintenance
  • Data Collection
  • Instruments and Aids for Condition Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  • Types of measurement – Accuracy and Considerations
  • Implementing a CBM Program
  • Machine Life Cycles
  • Warning and Alarm Levels
  • Monitoring Frequency
  • System Set-Up
  • Monitored Parameters
  • Frequency of Monitoring
  • Location of Measurement Points

Day 2

  • Vibration Measurement and analysis
  • Introduction
  • Measuring Vibration
  • Amplitude
  • Displacement
  • Velocity
  • Acceleration
  • Frequency
  • Phase
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Complex Vibration
  • Machinery Vibration Severity
  • Velocity RMS
  • High Frequency Detection System
  • Components of a Signal
  • Vibration Transducers
  • Overall and Spectral Vibration
  • Monitoring Point Location and Transducer Mounting
  • Vibration and Preventive Maintenance
  • Monitoring Machine Vibration

Fault Detection

  • Vibration Level Classification
  • ISO Standards
  • Peak and RMSLevels

Day 3

  • Common Fault Symptoms
  • Machine Faults And The Frequency Range Of Symptoms
  • Shaft-Related Faults-Looseness, Misalignment And Imbalance
  • Gearbox Faults – Localised Faults And Distributed Faults
  • Rolling Element Bearing Faults – Impact Excited Resonance
    • Rolling element bearings.
    • Static and dynamic balancing.
    • Gearbox vibration.
    • Thermal monitoring.
    • Ultrasonic monitoring techniques
    • Machinery Diagnostics
    • Fault Diagnosis for a range of machine types
    • Visual Inspections
    • Leak/Crack/Thickness Detection and Measurement
    • Rotating Equipment Condition Monitoring Tools
  • Laser Alignment


Day 4

Other Monitoring Techniques

  • Thermography
  • Temperature Measurements
  • Ways of Monitoring Temperature
  • Infrared Thermal Imaging
  • Samples
  • Sensitivities and Symptom Masking
  • Fault Detection Capability

Lubricant Monitoring

  • Oil and Wear Debris Analysis
  • Oil Analysis (Tribology)
  • Sources of Wear Debris
  • Fluid Monitoring/Contamination Control
  • Wear in Lubricated Systems
  • Wear Debris – Transport / Monitoring Efficiency and Analysis
  • Lubricant Properties and Oil Analysis

Day 5

  • The Distinction Between Amount, Size, Shape and Chemical Breakdown
  • The Condition of The Lubricant Itself
  • Monitoring and Analysis Techniques
  • Spectrographic, Spectrometric and Ferrographic Measurements
    • International Standards for Condition Monitoring
    • Maintenance decision making based on condition monitoring
    • Trend monitoring.
    • Computer application in machine condition monitoring