Vibration Analysis: Level I

Course Purpose

This course presents the fundamental information necessary to implement and operate a successful predictive maintenance program. Vibration basics and the relationship between vibration and machinery condition are reviewed. Proven techniques for specifying meaningful overall and spectrum band alarm limits for a wide variety of machinery are presented. Case histories are used extensively throughout the course to emphasize the practical application of the material.

Who Should Attend

Mechanics, technicians, engineers or analysts involved in the maintenance or operation of plant machinery should attend this course. This course also covers the prerequisite knowledge needed to attend and be successful in the Vibration Analysis: Level II course (Course No. EK-ICM261).


To successfully complete this course, students should have 6 months or more of field experience along with previous attendance to the Vibration Analysis Fundamentals (EK-ICM101) or similar course.


Day 1
  • Characteristics of Vibration
  • Relating Time Waveform and Vibration Frequency
  • Review of Severity Charts
  • Digital vs. Analog Overall Vibration Measurement
Day 2
  • Vibration Transducer Overview and Selection Criteria
  • Role of Spike Energy, HFD and Shock Pulse and Alarm Levels
  • Vibration Signature Analysis to Diagnose Machine Problems
Day 3
  • How to Track Rolling Element Bearing Health
  • Proven Methods for Specifying Spectral Alarm Band Levels and Frequencies
  • Common Pitfalls in Everyday Vibration Measurements

Additional Information:

Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Times are approximate. Due to COVID-19, the classes may be held at an offsite location near the branch listed on the schedule. Exact times and the location of the class will be sent in your confirmation email from Rockwell Automation.

Class location
6064 Perimeter Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36116

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We will contact you to confirm your spot and for payment upon receiving your registration request.