ISO Category III / ASNT Level III

Program Overview
Vibration analysis enables the early detection of faults and malfunctions in rotating machineries, it’s considered as one of the critical tools in condition based maintenance.

The Vibration Analysis CAT III qualification ensures diagnose of faults conditions with rolling element bearing, good understanding of fault conditions associated with sleeve bearing, time waveforms, analysis, phase readings , eveloping/PeakVuew etc. and understand all condition monitoring technologies understanding machine dynamics (natural frequencies, resonance, etc.); balancing, alignment, and isolation.

The Vibration Analysis CAT III qualification is a pre-requisite to the Vibration Analysis CAT IV training for those wanting to develop further skills in advanced analysis techniques and corrective action recommendations.

Our Vibration Analysis courses comply with the International Standard ISO 18436- 2, ISO 18436-3 and offer optional certification by Mobius Institute.

Who Should Attend

  • Vibration analysis personnel
  • Anyone previously qualified to CAT II
  • Condition monitoring personnel
  • Reliability engineers
  • Industrial plants engineers and technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Those working towards ISO CAT IV qualification


  • Review of CM technologies and the ISO standards
  • Signal processing and data acquisition
  • Time waveform analysis and Phase analysis
  • Rotating machinery faults testing and diagnosis
  • Dynamics and Testing for natural frequencies
  • Modal Analysis, ODS analysis and intro to FEA
  • Correcting resonances
  • Rolling element and Journal bearing fault detection
  • Electric motor testing
  • Pumps, fans ,compressors, gearbox fault detection
  • Corrective action
  • Running a successful condition monitoring program
  • Acceptance testing
Learning Outcomes

  • Well understanding of the condition
    monitoring technologies: acoustic
    emission, infrared analysis, oil analysis,
    wear particle analysis, motor testing –
    via supplementary training
  • What the resolution, averaging and other
    single channel and cross-channel
    analyzer settings mean
  • How to analyze vibration spectra, time
    waveforms, envelope (demodulation),
    and phase measurements
  • How to diagnose a wide range of fault
  • How mass, stiffness and damping affects
    the natural frequency of a structure
  • How to use phase readings, bump tests,
    impact tests, negative averaging, peak
    hold averaging, transient (run up and coast
    down), ODS, and modal analysis to
    determine natural frequencies and visualize
    machine movement
  • How to balance and align a machine,
    correct a resonance conditions, and employ


Our training courses utilizes hands on practice of data acquisition on Machine Faults Simulator and Vibration Analysis using different vibration analyzers. More over the training material is rich of animations, simulators, movies and real case studies.

Every participant will have an access for the iLearnVibration learning platform for six months.

Upon completing the registration, the participant will receive a copy of the training material as study guide.

Duration: 4 Days

Optional: 4 hour exam


Samir Odeh Engineering Solutions
Dubai-United Arab Emirates


Samir Odeh & Sons Trading
Airport Road Beside Aramex
P.O.Box: 12991, Dubai, UAE