Vibration Analyst ISO 18436-2 Category II

Vibration Analyst ISO 18436-2 Category II
Starts from: October 21, 2024 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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Date:  21 – 25 October 2024

Duration:  5 Days (38 hours plus final exam)

Location:  Zürich, Switzerland

This course is for technicians already certified as Category I vibration analysts or for technicians with sufficient field experience to profitably understand the course content and successfully pass the final examination.

At the end of the course there will be an examination which, if successful with at least 70% correct answers, will lead to international certification as a Vibration Analyst Category II according to the standard ISO 18436-2

Training material and exam in either German or English.

  • Increase the knowledge on maintenance practices, condition monitoring approaches and common condition monitoring technologies
  • Increase the knowledge about data collection, testing techniques, sensor types and mounting
  • Increase the knowledge about signal processing and, therefore, optimize the settings of a vibration analyzer
  • Increase the knowledge of FFT spectrum analysis, time waveform analysis and phase analysis
  • Understand phase analysis and time waveform analysis are the reason why they are both critical tools used by the vibration analyst
  • Learn about common failure modes and how to detect them, including unbalance, misalignment, looseness, resonance, pump/fan/compressor vane and flow issues, cavitation, turbulence, gearbox failures, rolling element bearing failure and more
  • Learn about high-frequency bearing and gear fault detection techniques: demodulation, enveloping, SPM HD, shock pulse, PeakVue, Spike Energy and others
  • Be able to use spectra, phase readings, time waveforms, bump and impact tests, to test for looseness, resonance and other conditions
  • Learn about precision shaft alignment and soft foot correction
  • Learn about single and two-plane balancing
  • Learn the basics of setting alarm limits: band alarms, and mask/envelope alarms

This course is the transition from being a person who is primarily capable of collecting data to a person who can diagnose faults on the critical machinery, and in some cases, prevent or correct them.


Maintenance Technicians  |  Mechanics  |  Engineers  |  Managers already certified in Cat I

Experienced candidates with demonstrable training and experience in the field can directly enter the Category 2 course without being Category I certified.

The candidate must, however, have at least 18 months of demonstrable field experience to receive the certificate.


Dipl. Ing. Luca Del Nero – Official Mobius Institute Partner and Trainer 

Dipl. Ing. Samuel Antonio Quntero Gonzales – Official Mobius Institute Partner and Trainer