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Cat 2 Vibration Certification Miami Nov 11-15, 2024 Ludeca

Cat 2 Vibration Certification Miami Nov 11-15, 2024 Ludeca



The Category 2 Vibration Analysis Course meets or exceeds requirements of ISO 18436-2. It is intended for students who will be involved in the day to day testing and analysis of machinery vibration data.

The course duration is four days with an optional 3 hour certification exam (100 questions / 70% to pass) on day 5.


  • Maintenance Practices
  • Condition Monitoring Technologies
  • Principles of Vibration
  • Data Acquisition
  • Signal Processing
  • Fault Analysis
  • Corrective Action
  • Equipment Knowledge
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Equipment testing and Diagnostics
  • ISO Reference Standards
  • Reporting and Documentation
  • Fault Severity Determination
  • Running a Successful Program

Upon completion of this course, students will have a good grasp of vibration analysis concepts and they will be able to set up machine tests and routes, analyze data, use relevant standards and create reports.


Principles of Vibration

  • Sine wave
  • Simple vibration
  • Adding waves, beating
  • Amplitude (pk, pk-pk, RMS)
  • Frequency and Period
  • Vibration units / conversions / Integration
  • Crest factor
  • Phase
  • Forcing frequencies
  • Orders
  • Resonance

Data Acquisition

  • Instrumentation
  • Sensors
  • Orbits, centerline diagrams, Keyphasor
  • Sensor mounting / natural frequency
  • Triggers
  • Test procedure
  • Data formats
  • Uploading the route
  • Recognizing bad data

Signal Processing

  • A/D Conversion
  • Filters (high, Low, Band Pass)
  • Data Collector settings
  • FFT
  • Windows / leakage
  • Sampling, aliasing and Fmax
  • Lines of Resolution
  • Resolution ad Bandwidth
  • Noise reduction
  • Averaging
  • Dynamic range / S/N Ratio

Understanding Signals

  • Harmonics
  • Noise, modulation, beats etc

Fault Analysis

  • Unbalance
  • Misalignment
  • Looseness / rubs
  • Belts
  • Journal bearings
  • Bearings
  • Enveloping
  • Motors
  • Gears
  • Pumps, fans and compressors
  • TWF Analysis
  • Resonance
  • Etc.

Corrective Action

  • Alignment + Tolerances
  • Balancing (vectors, trial weights, single plane)
  • No phase balancing
  • Balance standards
  • Safety
  • Resonance (impact test, forced response)

Equipment Knowledge

  • Motors, generators, gears, pumps, fans, compressors, belts, turbines, machine tools, piping and structures
  • Applicable ISO standards

Acceptance Testing

  • Test procedure
  • Standards
  • Reporting

Standards, Alarms and Reporting

  • ISO, IEC, API etc.
  • Alarm types
  • Fault severity determination
  • Trending
  • Acting on reports


Alan Friedman, Founder and CEO of Zenco—Vibration Experts, is an ISO-18436-2 Category IV Certified Vibration Analyst, CRL and CRMP with over 30+ years of experience in machinery condition monitoring.

Alan is the author of Audit It! Improve it: Getting The Most From Your Vibration Analysis Program which looks at condition monitoring from a program management perspective. The book takes you step by step through an easy to understand process of auditing and improving your vibration monitoring program to make sure it not only gives you the financial benefits you deserve but also to ensure it is in compliance with ISO standards and industry best practices. Chock full of tips and tricks and easy to understand worksheets to get you started, this book is a must read for anyone involved in maintenance or condition monitoring. Buy it on Amazon.com


Cat 2 Vibration Certification Miami Dec 11-15, 2023 hosted by Ludeca in Doral, FL (Miami) and taught by the vibe guru himself, Alan Friedman

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The course is four full 8 hour days with an optional review session and certification exam (3 hours, 100 multiple choice questions, 70% to pass) on day 5. Certification is in accordance with ISO 18436-2

The price includes a printed course slide book 3/ page color, a certificate of completion or a certification in PDF format and the exam. Certification is done in accordance with ISO 18436-2. Over 100 practice questions will help you prepare for the exam. Anyone may take the course and exam and it will be acknowledged that you have taken the course and passed the exam. If you would like to be certified you will need 12 months work experience. Just let us know when you have this experience and we will send you your certificate.

Download a brochure: https://zencovibrations.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/ISO-Category-II-Vibration-Brochure-Zenco.pdf

Learn more about the course: https://zencovibrations.com/cat-2-vibration/

Learn more about certification: https://zencovibrations.com/about-certification/

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any difficulty purchasing or if you prefer to pay by purchase order or bank transfer.

Cancellation Policy

1. If you cannot attend, you may switch to another course, virtual or in person. If the new course costs more, you will have to pay the difference. If it is less expensive you will not receive a rebate. Your course credit may be used by another individual in your organization. 
2. You will be charged $300 for cancelling and asking for a refund 21 days or more in advance of the course.
3. You will be charged half the course price if you cancel and ask for a refund within 21 days of the course.
4. It rarely happens, but if we need to cancel the course, you will either be offered a virtual course during the same week, a seat in another course or your money back in full.