COURSE NAME:Shaft Alignment and Vibration Analysis


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Many of the material conveniences taken for granted in today’s society have been madePossible by the numerous rotating machinery systems located in every part of the world.Virtually everything we use or consume has somehow been produced or touched in some way by rotating equipment. The multitude of industrial facilities that generate our electricity, extract and deliver our fossil fuels, manufacture our chemicals, produce the food we eat, provide our transportation, furnish the clothing we wear, mine and refine metals, manufacture the paper and printing products used for books, require millions of pieces of rotating machinery to create all the products we use. It makes good sense to keep the motors, pumps, gears, turbines, fans, diesels, and compressors running for long periods of time to prevent financial losses due to decreased production and overhaul costs. Repair or replacement of this equipment is expensive and the loss of revenue when this machinery is not in operation can spell the difference between continued prosperity or financial disaster for any company. Keeping these machines running requires a thorough understanding their design and operating envelope, careful attention during their installation and overhauls, the faculty to prevent or predict imminent failures, and the expertise to modify and enhance existing hardware to extend its operating lifespan. Industry worldwide is losing billions of dollars a year due to misalignment of machinery. The heart and soul of virtually every industrial operation pivots on keeping rotating machinery in good working order. Countless processes are dependent on the successful operation of rotating machines. Rotating Machinery breakdown account for many plant management and maintenance department headaches, production quality, machinery accuracy and serviceable life of production machinery all suffer through misalignment .it follows that costly repairs, downtime and scrap can be reduced if due attention is given to the alignment of machinery on initial installation and periodic check performed during planned maintenance programs. Alignment ensures safety and reliability of the rotating Machinery.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental of the rotating Machinery, system components and its types.
  • Understand the fundamental of rotating Machinery system alignment and misalignment.
  • Understand the fundamental of alignment techniques  
  • Know the types of misalignment and how to effect on rotating equipment’s 
  • Know the calculate of bar sag, thermal growth, pipe strain and hub to hub distance
  • Solve the soft food before carrying out alignment job. 
  • Know how to carry out alignment by different methods.
  • Laser alignment


  • Introduction & basic concept
  • The fundamental of the rotating Machinery.
  • The rotating Machinery system components (drive + connector + driven).
  • The classification of the rotating Machinery system components.
  • The classification of drive Machinery
  • The classification of driven Machinery
  • The classification of connector
  • Alignment & Misalignment definition
  • The objective of Alignment
  • Possible causes of misalignment
  • Side effect of misalignment
  • Misalignment types
  • The angularity of the system
  • How to detect Misalignment 
  • Condition monitoring and how it detects the Misalignment
  • Items should be checked before alignment
  • Selecting an alignment sequence


  • Alignment Methods
  • Measuring devices used in alignment (Dial indicator, Caliper Slide, Micrometer, Shims
  • Selecting an alignment method (Advantage & Disadvantage)
  • The four main steps to consider when installing and/or aligning machine
  • Checking for Excessive Static Piping Forces on Rotating Equipment
  • Couplings types and design (Flexible, Rigid, Gear, Universal joint and Chain)
  • Introduction for Levelling techniques
  • Baseplate levelling for horizontal centrifugal pump
  • Practical insights to level and epoxy grout a pump baseplate
  • Introduction for dial gauge techniques
  • Types of dial gauges
  • Bar sag calculation
  • Pipe strain calculation
  • Run out & End play measurement
  • Check for soft foot
  • Magnetic center
  • Case study.

DAY 3  

  • Alignment using graph
  • Alignment on the horizontal plane by using instrument tools
  • Alignment on vertical plane by using instrument tools
  • Advantage/disadvantage
  • Case study
  • Laser techniques
  • Instrument description
  • Advantage/ disadvantage
  • Case study


  • Maintenance strategy
  • Measuring vibration
  • Vibration spectrum and Vibration spectrum for misalignment
  • Vibration Analysis
  • The effect of misalignment in high vibration.
  • How to discover misalignment using vibration analysis


  • Bearing Classification & Failures
  • The effect of misalignments in bearing failure
  • Seal types & Failures
  • The effect of misalignments in seal failure
  • Maintenance Supervisors from every business discipline and department.
  • Mechanical & Electrical engineers
  • Mechanical & electrical senior technicians
  • Professionals who require a course on the topic or who would benefit from having an opportunity to consider new ideas and methods
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