Machinery Failure, Vibration & Predictive Maintenance


  • An understanding of Machine Failure Analysis techniques
  • An understanding of a range of Predictive Maintenance Technologies
  • Knowledge of the potential contribution of each these technologies to maintenance efficiency
  • Guidelines indicating how these technologies can interact with and support each other
  • Hints and Tips for practical application of these technologies so as to achieve the best results

A practical approach to developing an action plan to utilise these technologies in their own areas of responsibility, fitting them into the overall maintenance strategy, and measuring benefits.

Who Should Attend?

  • Supervisors
  • Team Leader and
  • Professionals in Maintenance, Engineering and Production

The seminar will also benefit anyone who wishes to update themselves on Predictive Maintenance Technologies and Failure Analysis techniques, as well as those who have to judge the suitability of these technologies for their needs, and learn how to implement them for the benefit of their organisations.


Understanding Failures

  • Machine Failure Analysis
    • Wear and tribology
    • Fatigue mechanisms
    • Plain, tilt-pad and anti-friction bearing and seal failures

Avoiding Failures

  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Statistical analysis of machinery failures

Understanding Predictive Maintenance

  • Predictive Maintenance Concepts
    • Introduction
    • Maintenance Strategies
    • Predictive Maintenance – background and history
    • Predictive Maintenance Technologies – an overview
    • Potential Failure Analysis – deciding which technologies to apply
  • Vibration Analysis
    • Introduction to Vibration Analysis
    • Frequency Analysis and the Fast Fourier Transform
    • Vibration Transducers
    • Basic Failure Mechanisms with examples

Using Predictive Maintenance

  • Vibration Standards and Alarm Levels
  • Vibration Diagnostics
  • Amplitude Demodulation – a.k.a Enveloping, SSE, HFD, Peak-Vue
  • Vibration on Rolling Element Bearings
  • Resonance – identification & cure
  • Other Predictive Maintenance Techniques
    • Infrared Thermography
    • Thermographic applications
    • Passive Ultrasonics - contact and non-contact
    • Ultrasonic Applications
    • Tribology – oil analysis

Control Mechanisms

  • Managing Predictive Maintenance
    • Performance and Efficiency Monitoring
    • Managing the Predictive Maintenance effort
    • Cost Analysis
    • Reporting Techniques
    • Integrating Predictive Maintenance into the Maintenance Plan


A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those who attend & successfully complete the programme.


  08:30 – 10:15 First Session

 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:15 Second Session

 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00 Third Session

 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

Training Methodology:

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 20% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 10% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • 20% Application
  • Pre and Post Test


 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack is: