VIATC Add-On Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops – Tuesday, July 17.
There are two options in the morning, and two options in the afternoon for attendees to choose from. Register for the Full or Premier Conference to attend these workshops.
Post-Conference Workshop – Friday, July 20.
Register for the Premier Conference to attend both the Pre-Conference workshops and the Post-Conference workshop.

ACMTS Workshop Tracks

Asset Condition Management Course – Tuesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 19
This course requires a separate registration.
Certified Reliability Leader Workshop Tuesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 19
This course requires a separate registration, and the CRL exam requires an additional fee.

Pre-Conference Course 1A – Rotor Dynamics with Rolling Element Bearings

Tuesday, July 17 – 8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Robert Sayer, P.E. Owner, Applied Structural Dynamics & President of the Board, Vibration Institute

Abstract: Determining the dynamic response of rotors operating in anti-frictions (rolling element) bearings can be a bit daunting. This class will help you to understand how to determine the response of various rotor configurations operating with anti-friction bearings.

The course will cover the basics of various rotor configurations and compare responses of impellers located mid-span between bearings with impellers located off-center or overhung.  Other topics include the effect of foundation stiffness and asymmetric bearing stiffness on rotor response, interaction between shaft and impeller dynamics, the effects of centrifugal stiffening of impellers on rotor response, and gyroscopic effects.  The limitations of different calculation methods will be discussed.

Bio: Robert Sayer, PE is the President of the Vibration Institute and owner of Applied Structural Dynamics (Westerville, Ohio).  He has over forty two years of experience as a mechanical and structural engineering consultant to a wide range of industries including pulp & paper, mining & metals, fossil-fuel & nuclear power generation, petrochemical, food processing, glass manufacturing, and aerospace & defense.  Mr. Sayer provides analytical and experimental dynamic analysis of mechanical equipment for design projects, structural and mechanical failure studies, and process reliability and efficiency studies.  Mr. Sayer holds engineering degrees from Ohio University (BSCE), Cleveland State University (MSIE), and Purdue University (MSCE).  Mr. Sayer is a regular contributor at technical conferences and has published over 50 technical articles and co-authored 2 chapters in “The Simplified Handbook of Vibration Analysis”.

Attendees must register for the Full or Premier Conference registration to attend this course.


Pre-Conference Course 2A – Pump Reliability – Application & Installation

Tuesday, July 17 – 8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Eugene Vogel, Pump & Vibration Specialist, EASA, Inc.

Abstract: Pump reliability depends on three things: a pump must be properly designed and constructed, a pump must be properly matched to the application and a pump must be properly installed. Learn how to properly match and install a pump to an application for improved performance, better reliability, and longer life. This is true even when using top quality pumps. If not selected and installed properly, the pump will likely fail long before expected.

This presentation will introduce the important concepts of pump curves and system curves that are needed to properly match a pump to an application. The introduction to pump and system curves will include a review of some basic fluid mechanics and related terminology. The key elements of pump installations will be reviewed, including foundations, piping concerns, alignment and tips for startup of new pump installations.

Bio: Before joining EASA as Pump and Vibration Specialist, Gene Vogel operated his own business, General Maintenance Equipment/Engineering, Inc. (GME), a marketing service and training organization for industrial maintenance and related technologies. With over 40 years of experience, he also has an extensive background in vibration, dynamic balancing, and chaired the St. Louis Chapter of the Vibration Institute from 1993-2000.


Pre-Conference Course 1B – Rotordynamics of Rotors using Hydrodynamic Bearings

Tuesday, July 17 – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Co – Instructor: Ray Kelm, P.E., VI Cat IV Certified Analyst, President, Kelm Engineering, Board Director, Vibration Institute

Co – Instructor: Malcolm E. Leader, P.E., Owner, Applied Machinery Dynamics Company

Abstract: Rotordynamics using hydrodynamic bearings is generally considered a difficult topic and not well understood by vibration analysts. Learn to systematically break down and evaluate the rotor system, to calculate and understand overall response, and to determine corrective actions to improve performance.

The course will cover a review of basic rotor dynamic issues for rotors that operate on fluid film (hydrodynamic) bearings.  Modeling methods will be discussed, including the impact of bearings and seals on the response of a typical rotor.  The influence of the supporting structure will also be evaluated to understand the effect of mounting machines in flexible structures or supports.

Typical methods for improving rotor response will be reviewed, including modification of rotor details, location and type of bearings used, as well as modifications to support details.  Typical rotor modeling software will be used to demonstrate typical rotor model building with common features found on rotors.

Bio: Ray D. Kelm, P.E. is the president of Kelm Engineering, LLC which is a professional engineering firm located in Houston, TX.  His primary duties include numerical modeling of dynamic systems including rotors, structures, piping, and other dynamic systems.  In addition, he conducts frequent field testing of dynamic systems for the purpose of validating numerical models and determining paths for correction of high vibration or performance related problems.  Ray has a BSME from Texas A&M, a MSME from University of Virginia, is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas, a member of ASME, a Category IV certified vibration consultant, a member of the Board of Directors for the Vibration Institute, and a training instructor for Vibration Institute.

Bio: Malcolm Leader is the owner of Applied Machinery Dynamics Company in Durango, Colorado. After working for Monsanto Company in Texas City for 9 years, Malcolm has run his own turbomachinery consulting business for 31 years. With a focus on providing practical solutions, he specializes in lateral rotordynamics including bearing and seal design optimizations as well as steady state and transient torsional analyses and coupling design.

Malcolm received his BSME in 1977, his MSME in 1978 from the University of Virginia, and is certified Category IV by the Vibration Institute. Malcolm has worked on over 206 stability and reliability problems involving hydrodynamic bearings and has more than 36 publications in the machinery and rotordynamics fields. He is an ASME Fellow and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.


Pre-Conference Course 2B – Centrifugal Pump Repair

Tuesday, July 17 – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Co – Instructor: Robert Jennings, Corporate Trainer, Hydro, Inc.

Abstract: All pumps fail; some sooner than others, but all eventually fail, however, every pump repair is an opportunity for improvement. Learn how to properly evaluate and repair pumps to improve performance and extend service life.

Our ability to monitor and predict eminent failure is why we monitor pressures, flows, temperature, and vibration. But when a failure ultimately occurs, we have two options: either replace parts and restore the pump to its original condition or look for opportunities to upgrade and improve it. Unfortunately, turnaround time, production demands, and financial viability are most often the deciding factors rather than the best repair strategy. This course will look at common causes for pump failure, root cause analysis, best repair practices, and opportunities for improvement.

Henry Ford once said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”  If nothing changes, nothing changes. It’s time to change what you are doing!

Bio:  Starting at the pump application desk in 1976, Bob Jennings has worked in sales, repair, and troubleshooting pumping systems for over 40 years. Mr. Jennings currently oversees Hydro’s Pump System Optimization initiative for high energy pumps.

Bob has studied the Arts at the College of DuPage, Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois, is the training instructor for Hydro, Inc., and the lead instructor for HydroAire training seminars. He has taught many classes, such as, Basic Pump Hydraulics, Selection & Application of Pumps, Operation & Maintenance of Pumps, and Troubleshooting Pumps in the Field.

Attendees must register for the Premier Conference registration to attend this course.


Post-Conference Course – Roadmap to Effective Vibration Diagnostics

Friday, July 20 – 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

Instructor: Robert Sayer, P.E. Owner, Applied Structural Dynamics & President of the Board, Vibration Institute

Abstract: Complicated machinery vibration problems require a systematic approach, an understanding of available diagnostic techniques, and some insight based on experience in order to effectively define and solve. Learn how to define the problem, determine the tools necessary for analysis, and design an approach or test plan to solve them.

This short course draws upon over 40 years of the instructor’s experiences in diagnostic testing.   It includes insights into preparation that is done prior to performing a study, along with a review of some basic digital signal analysis concepts necessary for the successful analysis of a vibration problem.  Case studies on fans, vertical pumps, and other equipment will be used to illustrate the use of frequency spectra and time waveforms, as well as some advanced analysis techniques (ODS & Modal) to diagnose the root-cause of vibration issues and to develop corrective action plans.

Bio: Robert Sayer, PE is the President of the Vibration Institute and owner of Applied Structural Dynamics (Westerville, Ohio).  He has over forty two years of experience as a mechanical and structural engineering consultant to a wide range of industries including pulp & paper, mining & metals, fossil-fuel & nuclear power generation, petrochemical, food processing, glass manufacturing, and aerospace & defense.  Mr. Sayer provides analytical and experimental dynamic analysis of mechanical equipment for design projects, structural and mechanical failure studies, and process reliability and efficiency studies.

Mr. Sayer holds engineering degrees from Ohio University (BSCE), Cleveland State University (MSIE), and Purdue University (MSCE).  Mr. Sayer is a regular contributor at technical conferences and has published over 50 technical articles and co-authored 2 chapters in “The Simplified Handbook of Vibration Analysis”.

Attendees must register for the Premier Conference registration to attend this course.



 

ASSET CONDITION MANAGEMENT COURSE

Tuesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 19

Speaker: Dave Reiber, Senior Reliability Leader Reliabilityweb.com

Unplanned and emergency asset downtime can be dangerous and costly but, in most cases, can also be avoided through an effective reliability strategy.

Although time-directed preventive maintenance tasks are the predominant approach that many companies still rely upon, numerous industry research shows that only 11-23% of failures follow any time-related wear out pattern. This leaves the remaining 73-89% of failures in the “random” pattern category where time-directed tasks are ineffective for failure prevention.

Many organizations deploy a hodgepodge of condition monitoring technologies, each living in its own silo database and isolated from the work management system (EAM/CMMS).

The 3-day Asset Condition Management Course is based on the Asset Condition Monitoring Project Manager’s Guide, written by Jack Nicholas Jr., Terrence O’Hanlon and Dave Reiber, published in 2017 by Reliabilityweb.com.

Jim Berry and David Berry will provide some hands-on training using a Vibration Analyzer, then and go over some case studies to help the participants to understand the value of What Vibration, Alignment, and Balancing bring to their organizations.

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CERTIFIED RELIABILITY LEADER WORKSHOP

Tuesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 19

Speaker: Terrence O’Hanlon, CEO/Publisher Uptime Magazine & Reliabilityweb.com

Do You Speak Reliability?

World-class organizations recognize that success is achieved through leadership. However, they also realize that results are only delivered through engagement and empowerment of everyone in the workforce.

Leadership does not come from one person; it comes from everyone. This is especially true for reliability.

The Certified Reliability Leader workshop focuses on whole-life asset reliability decisions and whole-life value delivery through leadership.

The system provides guidance and is a map of theory, to engage and empower every stakeholder in your organization as a Reliability Leader.

Certified Reliability Leader Workshops

The Certified Reliability Leader Workshop is designed to teach the language of reliability, so students can discover what it is to “BE” a Reliability Leader and to exercise reliability leadership as natural self-expression. The workshop will include lectures, audio and video case studies from industry “thought leaders” and Uptime Magazine’s Best Maintenance Reliability Program Award Winners.

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