InfraRed Imaging Solutions Inc. (IRIS) offers a variety of courses to help our clients understand and achieve the best results with their maintenance programs. The courses offered include: distance learning, iLearn Interactive, IR certification training, custom designed and in-house training programs.
All courses are delivered by professional trainers with years of experience in the field. The methods used are proven effective, fun and promote maximum retention to each student.
An efficient and effective PdM Program is the cornerstone to achieving machine reliability and low maintenance costs. A solid foundation from which to expand is critical. Knowledge and experience forms the solid foundation.
InfraRed Imaging Solutions Inc. (IRIS) offers DLI Engineering’s Level 1 Certification Training. This is geared for both beginners and experienced vibration analysts who want to deepen their knowledge in this field, thus increasing personal confidence.
The course explains the basics of vibration, its uses the industry, and practical applications. Case studies will be presented from various users. A half-day, closed book exam will be given on the fourth day as one requirement for certification.
DLI’s Level 1 Vibration Training - NON VENDOR SPECIFIC!
Although this course covers many of the same vibration fundamentals found in other vibration courses, it does so in the context of predictive or condition based maintenance. The fundamentals don’t change, but there are a number of different ways to implement and or understand vibration analysis technology. What makes this course special is that it approaches vibration analysis in a different way from some of the other popular courses. Over the years we have received excellent feedback even from those who have 10+ years of experience and are certified up to category IV by other organizations. Even these “experts” learned something new in DLI’s courses and have reported that the knowledge they gained would directly help them in their jobs. This is because it changed or augmented their perspective on the technology and its proper use. DLI’s courses are practical! Where other vibration courses focuses on working out formulas for bearing tone frequencies that are readily available on the web, DLI focuses on explaining why bearings produce the vibration patterns they do and shows you how to recognize them in the spectrum.
DLI’s training are non-vendor specific. In other words, it does not matter if your analyzer is from other manufacturer or if you don’t have one. You will still get as much from the class as anyone else. You are welcome to bring your vibration analyzer to the class for the hands-on portion of the training. If you don’t have one, there’ll be a unit for your use.
The class size is limited to a small number of students to maximize training effectiveness and discussions. The students are guaranteed to learn as much as their class participation. It is the goal of the Level 1 Vibration Certification Training that the student will learn how to read and interpret vibration spectrums and to be able to implement a successful vibration program in their company.
Mike has been a vibration analyst even before joining DLI Engineering in 2000. A Level 2 Certified Vibration Analyst, Mike has implemented and ran several vibration programs in various manufacturing companies, one of which is to a large manufacturing company in South Carolina which has over 1500 machines. He has commissioned, implemented, and provided training and support to maintenance reliability professionals. He has shared his expertise through formal training classes and has been a guest speaker at different maintenance conferences and vibration chapters in North America.
Down to earth, practical, and knowledgeable in this field, Mike is able to effectively impart his expertise to the students to help them become successful in this field.
InfraRed Imaging Solutions Inc. (IRIS) provides Level 1 Infrared Certification Training through ITC. The Level I Infrared Thermography Training Course is geared to the new infrared camera user and focuses on its use for a variety of condition monitoring/predictive maintenance applications. Attendees completing all training course requirements and a thermography field assignment will receive a Level I Infrared Thermography Certification.
Infrared courses are developed and taught by ITC’s ASNT Level III and EPRI Level III Instructors.
ITC’s domestic and international infrared training staff includes 5 ASNT NDT Level III thermographers with over 100 years combined infrared thermography applications experience.
The Level I infrared training courses are taught by certified instructors with extensive experience in a wide variety of infrared thermography and thermal imaging applications.
Successful Level I Thermography Training course completion provides Level I Thermographer Certification.
ITC’s Level I Infrared Course meets all Level I ASNT-SNT-TC-1A recommendations for thermal/infrared testing, as established by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT).
The Level II Infrared Thermography Training Course is designed for the practicing Level I thermographer who is interested in more advanced infrared training. This infrared training course focuses on strengthening and improving thermography skills for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance applications. Level II Infrared Thermography Training students must have successfully completed a Level I Thermography Training Course and have a minimum of six months field thermography experience. Attendees completing Level II infrared course requirements and a thermography field assignment will receive an ITC Level II Thermography Certification.
A course completion certificate from a Level I thermography course is required to be a Level II student.
Please send a copy of this certificate with your registration. You may also fax it attention: Laurie Kelley to 978-901-8832.
Infrared courses are developed by ITC’s ASNT Level III and EPRI Level III Thermography-Certified Instructors.
The Level II infrared training course is taught by certified instructors with extensive experience in a wide variety of infrared thermography and thermal imaging applications.
Successful course completion provides ITC Level II Thermographer Certification.
ITC’s Level II infrared course meets Level II ASNT-SNT-TC-1A recommendations for thermal/infrared testing, as set forth by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT).
Level III Thermography Training provides advanced infrared training for Level II thermographers interested in furthering their expertise so they can begin and manage infrared thermographic programs. This course covers advanced thermographic techniques, infrared program management, temperature measurement device selection, calculating program ROI, and developing written infrared testing and inspection procedures. Additionally all Level III infrared training students are provided with information to help them pass the ASNT Level III Method Exam.
A course completion certificate from a Level II thermography course is required to be a Level III student.
ITC’s Infrared courses are developed by ASNT Level III and EPRI Level III Instructors.
ITC’s domestic and international staff includes 5 ASNT NDT Level III Thermography-Certified Instructors with over 100 years combined thermography applications experience.
The Level III Infrared Training Course is taught by certified instructors with extensive experience in a wide variety of infrared thermography applications.
Successful infrared course completion provides ITC Level III Thermographer Certification.
ITC’s Level III infrared course employs Level III ASNT-SNT-TC-1A recommendations for thermal/Infrared testing, as set forth by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT).
What is Building Science?
Infrared building science is the application of infrared (IR) thermographic inspection techniques as a powerful and noninvasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of buildings.
Level I Certified Building Investigation Infrared Course
This intensive 4 day application course is designed for those who are interested in
applying Infrared investigative techniques as they apply to building envelopes and their
interior. The course meets the educational requirements as set out by the American
Society for Non Destructive Testing (ASNT) SNT-TC-1A. The course also discusses the
impact of the Canadian Federal Governments recent release of it National Master
Specifications and certification. The Building Investigation Infrared course is designed for
new infrared camera users or practicing thermographers wanting focused training on
investigation issues with buildings. The Building Investigation Infrared Course discusses
typical building problems and their potential impact on the operation of a structure.
Learn how to distinguish between moisture and air infiltration issues and document IR
survey results and prepare reports.
Interactive will train you, help you gain experience, and help you diagnose faults. If you want to get better results, and to get more from your job, you need training, and a set of tools to simplify vibration analysis.
We have the training and the tools right here - they are proven, and they are very affordable. It is in your hands - you can be a better vibration analyst. Your journey starts with good, solid education - but don’t worry, you’ll enjoy the lessons. We will teach you what you need to know to do your job.
The new Learning Center provides step-by-step, fully narrated training. You will learn at your own pace with interactive simulations, quizzes, and samples of real data. The information is practical - it is information you can use.
iLearn Vibration includes a “virtual test rig” and fifty “virtual machines” which would allow you to practice before working on critical machines. You can measure the data yourself, or use the software to perform the analysis. We include comprehensive reports that explain how to analyze the data and describe what was wrong with the machine. Remember: Practice makes perfect!
Shaft alignment is a tough skill to master, and unless you do it often, the procedures are difficult to remember. Now you can use iLearnAlignment to learn how to align shafts, and use it again and again when refresher training is required.
Our narrated training provides an excellent overview of the fundamentals, and then dives into greater depth in all of the key areas:
While our training covers all of the essential procedures, and is filled with valuable tips and tricks, one of the greatest benefits is that our training will help people understand misalignment. We have developed over 50 3D animations that demonstrate procedures, explain how things work, and clarify confusing concepts.
Simulations of the alignment process and dial indicator methods make these complex procedures easy to understand and remember.
We also discuss the technology and methodology used by all of the leading laser-alignment systems.
Our system can be used by the person who is brand new to alignment, and for refresher training.
iLearnInterpreter will help you find patterns and identify faults. It will help you to become a better analyst.
Who said being a vibration analyst was easy? There sure is a lot to know.
iLearnVibration can give you the (refresher) training and help you practice your new skills. But at the end of the day, you are in the hot seat - it is up to you to view a spectrum, find the patterns, and interpret what they mean. Your job depends on it...
iLearnVibration [Interpreter] can help. It reads the spectrum directly from the computer screen (it supports RBMWare, Odyssey, Machine Analyst, ASCENT, ExpertALERT, OMNITREND, and other packages), it reveals the hidden patterns, and offers diagnostic suggestions (with detailed explanations, including animations and sample spectra).
You don’t have to use it on every spectrum; just the spectra that are tough to analyze, or where you think a fault condition may exist (but you can’t solve it).
Using Interpreter is easy:
How is your vibration analysis program going? Are all your diagnoses accurate? Do you feel confident when collecting data and performing analysis? When surveyed, most people acknowledge that they need training, and they need resources for on-going refresher training and reference. (Most people also say they want certification, to gain recognition for the knowledge and skills they have attained.) That is exactly what you will find here! iLearnVibration is a series of products designed to help you become a better vibration analyst. Our products will teach you what you need to know; they will help you gain the necessary experience; and they will actually help you diagnose faults.
iLearnVibration [Standard] includes the vibration training, the Reference Center and the new iLearnCertification module. This product combination is ideal if your budget is limited, or if you only desire training and reference, but no diagnostic assistance, instructor tools, or the modules that help you gain experience.
Everyone needs training, and everyone needs a reference for refresher training.
The majority of our customers use the training module over and over again, often referring to the system once per week, or even more frequently.
Vibration analysis is a very effective method for detecting machine faults and diagnosing the nature and severity of the fault - but there sure is a lot to know. From where to place the sensor to what "sidebands" mean, there are hundreds of special terms, techniques and concepts to understand. Fortunately, our product covers the topics you need, and it presents the material in a very effective manner.
You don’t have to read a thing. Just sit back and watch while the training system moves from slide to slide, reading the material to you. Throughout the material there are 3D animations, and excellent simulation/demonstrator programs that make the information very easy to understand (and more interesting to learn).
Our training will help you improve your measurement, analysis and diagnostic skills.
Sometimes you need information - quickly. Maybe there is a pattern in a spectrum that you don’t recognize. Maybe you are not sure how to perform a special test with your data collector. The list of possibilities is endless. The Reference Center can help you to answer those questions.
You can type a question, for example, "What does soft foot mean?" and you will be taken to the training that answers the question.
You can also view a tree of all the common fault conditions (for example: imbalance, misalignment, broken rotor bars, etc.) and fault patterns (for example: high 1X, 1X and harmonics, 2X, etc.) and get a quick description, with links to the training.
The Reference Center is the essential resource.
iLearnCertification is designed to help you become self-certified. A person can sit a Vibration Technician, Vibration Level I and Vibration Level II test. These tests can be self-imposed, or an employee can choose to monitor the test for in-house certification. This module is also helpful for the person planning to sit ASNT, or some other certification exam.
These tests are not affiliated with ASNT, ISO, Vibration Institute, or any other organization - they simply allow you to set up an in-house certification process, and they will help you to prepare for the abovementioned exams. (The combination of our training and these tests has helped numerous people achieve their desired level of certification).
A Mobius "Certificate of Achievement" is awarded to people who pass the tests.
Remember, we also offer distance learning and certification - for training and certification that follows ISO 18436.2 Category I and II and ASNT Level I & II.
iLearnVibration [Professional] adds four integrated modules to the iLearnVibration [Standard] package. These modules help you: gain measurement and analysis experience, understand machine frequencies, and understand your data collector functions. This is our most commonly ordered package. The only way to become experienced and confident with vibration analysis is to try it yourself.
You need to view historical data so that you can see first-hand how the vibration patterns change as faults develop. You also need access to real "live" vibration data, straight from the machine. The case histories module provides a library of fifty machines with historical and live vibration readings, complete with reports and pictures.
You can analyze the vibration graphs in our software, or you can "play" them into your data collector, and analyze them with your own system.
Virtual Test Rig
Another way to gain some measurement and analysis experience is with our "virtual" test rig (also known as a fault demonstrator). We have set it out of balance, we misaligned the gears, we installed bad bearings, and much more, and then recorded vibration at a number of points on the rig, in three axes. All you do is select the fault condition, select the test point and axis, and the data is yours.
You can analyze the vibration on screen, or play it into your data collector.
Imagine, a test rig that can be set up in seconds, with great data every time - and no skinned knuckles!
To ensure that you are using your data collector properly, and to help you perform special diagnostic tests, it is important to understand "signals" and "data processing". By turning a couple of knobs, you can build signals and study the waveform and spectrum. And via the tutorial panels, you can easily study more complex issues like modulation and beating, and data processing tools like windowing, resolution and averaging. You can do it all on the Signals tab.
These topics are all covered in the training, but there is nothing like having free access to the tools to experiment by yourself.
Machine Modeler and Alarm Demosntrator
One of the keys to spectrum analysis is understanding the relationship between the machine and the peaks you see in the spectrum. We have created a machine modeler - you simply drag-and-drop the machine icons and build the machine. The frequencies are calculated and the vibration is simulated. You can then experiment with band alarms and envelope (mask) alarms in order to better understand how they work (and their limitations) - and to see how they should be designed for a more complex machine.
An unbalanced machine condition imposes stress on the rotor, bearings, and supports.
Infrared Imaging Solutions offers 1-day Field Balancing Training.
The iLearn Interactive will train you, help you gain experience, and help you diagnose faults. If you want to get better results, and to get more from your job, you need training, and a set of tools to simplify vibration analysis.
An unbalanced machine condition imposes stress on the rotor, bearings, and supports. Infrared Imaging Solutions offers 1-day Field Balancing Training.
Delivered by the experts in the field, this introductory course enables the inspector to learn the mechanism of balancing and how to properly correct machine imbalance conditions to ensure reliability and operational efficiency. Correcting rotor imbalance avoids costly downtimes and increases machine efficiency.
Join six prominent leaders in the fields of Infrared Thermography, Vibration Analysis, Airborne Ultrasound, Motor Testing, Oil Analysis, and Outsourcing for a day of learning and networking.
IRIS is pleased to organize the 2006 Multi-Technology Workshop for maintenance and reliability professionals.
Join six prominent leaders in the fields of Infrared Thermography, Vibration Analysis, Airborne Ultrasound, Motor Testing, Oil Analysis, and Outsourcing for a day of learning and networking.
Play and Learn
Play and Learn is the theme for this free Multi-Technology Workshop. Attendees are guaranteed to learn from the experiences of the speakers as they share their field experiences in an educational and professional manner. Hear case studies, ask questions, network with other maintenance professionals, get a feel of where your company programs are in relation with other industries, and play during breaks. Break times offer opportunities to try and play different equipments that will be displayed around the conference room.
Some of the maintenance key areas that you will get from the workshop:
Do you feel that despite having a well established Condition-Monitoring program, that you are failing to realize the potential return on investment that this type of program should offer? This presentation provides a practical guide to Lubrication Excellence that establishes a foundation for your CBM program. Lubrication Excellence will help you realize the inherent value in your Oil Analysis program through practical lubrication procedures and proactive strategies.
Learn how to ensure that your return of investment ROI for your Infrared Program at the plant level is maximized.
Ultrasound for the Masses
Once thought of as a great instrument for compressed air surveys and nothing more, ultrasound is no longer a "type-cast" technology. The evolution of application procedures has catapulted ultrasonic data colectors from the depths of obscurity to the forefront of PDM’s battlefield.
Learn the various applications of ultrasound in your plant on June 22nd.
Attendance to the workshop is free but seating is limited. First come, first served.
To download the registration form, please click here.
A confirmation of your attendance will be sent within 24 hours upon receipt of your registration.
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