The Vibration Institute is offering two courses for novice and experienced managers and technicians. The first course, Basic Machine Vibrations, is geared toward those with less than one year of experience in measuring and analyzing machine vibrations. Among the topics covered: basic vibration concepts and terminology; machine monitoring principles; fault and condition analysis; operating speed fault analysis; and preparation for the Vibration Specialist I exam. Intended for those with at least three years of machinery vibration experience, the Machinery Vibration Analysis course covers: advanced vibration concepts; intro to dual-channel analysis; vibration correction techniques, and preparation for the Vibration Specialist II exam. Both courses will be held December 7-10 in Romulus, MI. For more info, go to www.vibinst.org.
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