Welcome to the ON-DEMAND LEARNING CENTER, where you can choose what you want to learn, when and how you want to learn it!

  • Engaging Content – Training options are engaging and Crystal Clear™, including the use of 3D animations, professional graphics, and simulators, making the quick-hit training more interesting and understandable.

  • Online Access - Available online, so you can learn from the comfort and convenience of your PC, tablet, or even smartphone

  • Extended Access – If you need to review a section or a topic, for short training modules, you can go back and learn again for three months!  And on-demand full courses offer six months' access to the content.

  • CEU Credits - All of the Mobius Institute On-Demand training modules and full courses will earn vital CEU/CPD credits. 

  • Accredited Certification - If you are ready to take a certification exam, Vibration Analysis and Asset Reliability accredited certification is available online if you also have the required experience.  Let us show you how you can do this online.

Browse the courses listed below and click on any of them for further details. For course inquiries please contact learn@mobiusinstitute.com

PRECISION MAINTENANCE COURSES

Learn precision maintenance techniques and the importance of precision.

Precision Balancing

Duration: 5h

Unbalance in rotating machinery puts excessive load on bearings and all other components, including the machine structure itself. The unbalance forces also excite resonances, cause looseness and fatigue failure, generate noise, and in certain circumstances, result in poor product quality. It has also been found that machines that are out of balance consume more energy.

Precision Alignment

Duration: 5h

Precision alignment is one of the primary tools for maximizing the reliability of rotating machinery. Just the smallest amount of angle or offset between two shafts will result in excess load on the bearings, seals, shaft, and coupling. In addition, the vibration generated can result in accelerated failure of other machine components and the supporting structure. It has also been demonstrated that misaligned machines consume more energy.

RELIABILITY SHORT COURSES

Short-courses to help you achieve your reliability improvement goals

Asset Reliability Transformation

Duration: 2h 30m

For many years, people have been trying to improve reliability in industrial facilities. Some have had success but by far the majority have not. In the worst-case, programs were cancelled by senior management and the personnel were asked to leave the organization… But in many cases, programs either fail to get off the ground in the first place, delivered marginal value, or simply faded away over time.

End Reactive Maintenance

Duration: 3h 30m

Probably the most common factor that stops reliability improvement programs dead in their tracks is the inability to end reactive maintenance. It is extremely common for people to struggle to make improvements when they are constantly being dragged back into solving equipment failures. Reactive maintenance is costly and dangerous. You need a plan to end reactive maintenance.

Work and Spares Management

Duration: 3h 30m

Work management (planning and scheduling) is a core component of a reliability improvement program. You certainly cannot have an effective condition monitoring program if you do not have an effective work management program. Likewise, you can’t have an effective work management program unless you have effective spares and materials management.

Precision and Proactive Maintenance

Duration: 4h 30m

If you have rotating machinery, they must be precision lubricated, aligned, balanced, and fastened if you wish to achieve the longest trouble-free life and the lowest maintenance costs. This course provides a very detailed summary each of these technical areas. Thanks to the use of the Mobius Institute simulations and animations, you will find it very easy to understand each of these technical topics.

Condition Monitoring and Condition-Based Maintenance

Duration: 5h 30m

Condition monitoring plays a key role in the reliability improvement program. At the least, it is used to provide a warning of future failures so that corrective maintenance can be planned. In a true reliability-based maintenance program, condition monitoring is an integral part of the planning and scheduling process. In a more enlightened program, it is used to detect the root causes of failure so they may be avoided, and it is used for quality assurance and quality control (acceptance testing when purchasing new equipment and for verifying the quality of work performed on-site).

Asset Strategy Development

Duration: 9h

Every reliability (and maintenance) improvement program must utilize a technique that establishes an effective maintenance strategy: the right balance of condition-based maintenance, time-based maintenance, and other elements. Unfortunately, in many plants, the maintenance strategy (and the condition monitoring plan) simply evolve over time. As a result, there are tasks and tests performed that either add no value, provide little value, or in some cases, actually harm the equipment.

Reliability Engineering Analytics

Duration: 3h 30m

While there is an almost endless number of practical improvements that can be made in order to improve reliability, a data driven approach will help to ensure that opportunities for improvement can be revealed, justified, and defended.

This course takes a practical approach to a theoretical subject. This is not the best course if you are interested in product quality or if you wish to use this course so that you may immediately utilize advanced analysis software. This course will provide a reliability engineering or senior condition monitoring specialist an excellent introduction to the subject. 

The Economics of Reliability

Duration: 3h

The only way to gain, and retain, senior management support is to determine the financial benefits of the initiatives. Even though it may make “common sense” to improve reliability, and even though you may be able to identify a dozen technical reasons for improving reliability, senior management are primarily interested in the business opportunity in financial terms – that is what their responsibilities are, achieving maximum benefit for shareholders and/or owners (or delivering the required services within a defined budget).

Psych, Culture and Human Error

Duration: 12h

The core requirement of a reliability improvement initiative is that you change the behavior of everyone in the organization. You need the right type of support at the highest levels in the organization, and you need everyone throughout the organization to contribute to the process. If you simply try to change people by implementing new practices and techniques, you will not be successful. The course is broken up into four sections.

Root Cause Analysis

Duration: 3h 30m

One of the keys to successful reliability improvement is getting to the bottom of a problem, finding the one (or more) actions that cause the problem, and solving it – stopping it from occurring again. This basic technique is most commonly applied to equipment failure, but it can, and should, be applied to other situations where the outcome is undesirable: poor performance, time or resources being wasted, the occurrence of near misses, and others.

Criticality and Pareto

Duration: 3h

The Asset Criticality Ranking and Pareto analysis are two powerful and easy to generate metrics that enable you to prioritize everything you do with your reliability improvement program. 

Rather than having to think about the 10,000 assets in your plant, you can focus on one – the most critical asset. Next you focus on the second asset in the list. And so on.

ASSET RELIABILITY PRACTITIONER

Reliability & Performance Improvement FULL Training Courses

Asset Reliability Practitioner - Advocate

Duration: 17hrs and 30mins

The Asset Reliability Practitioner - Advocate course is intended for senior management, maintenance and operations/production management, engineers, junior reliability engineers, and condition monitoring professionals who need to understand the “big picture” of the reliability and performance improvement process.

Asset Reliability Practitioner - Engineer

Duration: 46hrs and 30mins

The Asset Reliability Practitioner [ARP] - Engineer course is intended for industrial reliability engineers charged with helping the organization improve reliability and performance, and for anyone else in the organization who desires to have an in-depth knowledge of the reliability and performance improvement process.

Asset Reliability Practitioner - Leader

Duration: 47hrs and 55mins

The Asset Reliability Practitioner Program Leader [ARP-L] course is intended for those who have taken the lead role in the reliability and performance improvement program. Great responsibility comes with this great opportunity, and the aim of this course is to set you up for success.

VIBRATION CAT I-IV 

Vibration Analyst FULL Training Courses

Category I Vibration Analysis Training

Duration: 31hrs and 30mins

Category III vibration analysis training according to ISO 18436-2.

This online Vibration Analysis Cat I course is intended for personnel who are new to vibration monitoring and analysis, and for personnel who have limited vibration analysis experience. The course focuses on periodic, single-channel data collection and analysis for condition-based maintenance programs.

Category II Vibration Analysis Training

Duration: 48hrs 

Category II vibration analysis training according to ISO 18436-2.

This ISO Category II Vibration Analyst "Intermediate" course is intended for personnel who have at least twelve months vibration analysis experience and a basic understanding of vibration theory and terminology. The course provides an in-depth study of machinery faults and their associated spectrum, time waveform and phase characteristics.

Category III Vibration Analysis Training

Duration: 42hrs and 45mins

Category III vibration analysis training according to ISO 18436-2.

The ISO Category III Vibration Analyst "Advanced" course is intended for personnel who have at least two years vibration analysis experience and a solid understanding of vibration theory and terminology This course is designed for the senior vibration analyst and program manager who must be able to diagnose the widest range of vibration-related fault conditions, perform balancing and alignment, and understand, diagnose and correct resonance faults.

Category IV Vibration Analysis Training

Duration: 52hrs and 30mins

Category IV vibration analysis training according to ISO 18436-2.

This course teaches you advanced measurement signal processing techniques, torsional vibration and cross-channel measurements, dynamics including mass/stiffness/damping and natural frequencies, modal analysis and operating deflection shapes, orbit and centerline analysis, rotor dynamics, correction techniques including isolation, damping, and tuned absorbers, and other advanced topics.

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