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Start Date : 13 Oct,2024
End Date   : 17 Oct,2024
Duration    : 5 Days
Price          : $ 3,995 ( SAR 14,981.25 )



This course provides a thorough review of a wide variety of causes of process plant piping vibration from the point of view of an engineer that must identify the cause of vibration, determine if vibration is excessive, and correct the problem if it is.  It provides a background on fundamental causes of piping vibration and how to identify source of vibration, rules of thumb and simplified methods for evaluating vibration severity, and methods of treatment. A wide variety of causes of vibration are covered in order to enable the participant to properly evaluate the variety of piping vibration problems that can occur in piping systems. 


Course Objectives: 

At the end of this course, participant will be able to: 

  • Provide an integral, analytical/test approach to solving field vibration problems with an emphasis on piping vibration issues 

  • Provide a common language that supports clear understanding for both the analyst and the test engineer of what each needs to solve vibration problems 


Course Content: 

1- Introduction 

  • General vibration facts and plant vibration issues 


2- Optimum Vibration Problem Resolution Strategy 

  • Root cause determination approach; Integration of analysis and test 


3- Basic Vibration Theory 

  • Terminology: sine waves, amplitude, frequency, phase. 

  • Single DOF Parameters: stiffness, damping, and mass, Governing EOM 

  • Multi degree-of-freedom system characteristics: mode shape and frequency 


4- Vibration Test Fundamentals 

  • Test specifications: frequency range, measured parameters, sensor locations, sensor types 

  • Instrumentation concerns: linearity, range, bandwidth, installation, uncertainty analysis 

  • Data acquisition: digital vs. analog. Digital DAQ issues: amplitude resolution and aliasing. 


5- Signal Processing 

  • FFTs, windowing, filtering, digital integration, averaging, overlap and order tracking   


6- Data Analysis Techniques 

  • Data analysis: time history, frequency spectrum; Data statistics: peak, peak-to-peak, RMS 


7- Vibration Causes and Data Interpretation 

  • Imbalance: static, dynamic; Misalignment: parallel and angular; Bent or bowed shaft 

  • Resonance and Critical speed; Damaged bearings; Gear problems; Fluid induced vibration 


8-  Case Studies 


Targeted Audience: 

This course is directed towards engineers responsible for operating piping systems. However, designers of new piping systems will also find the broad coverage of potential vibration problems a time saving briefing on the variety of vibration problems that can occur in piping systems. 

Piping Vibration Analysis and Practical Engineering Solutions

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