Let Your Learning Lead to Action

Leaders in the industry are no longer going to the unknown. Businesses are using the power of insights provided by big data to instantaneously make effective decisions. Industries can compare their operational situation to real similar cases. Leveraging operational experience and best practices generate a virtuous learning.   

As Jim Rohn, America's Foremost Business Philosopher, was saying “Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action”. 

GE Bently Nevada is supporting you in turning information into knowledge and knowledge into operating action. Learning from rotating machinery cases will allow you to effectively address your operational needs as well as to strategically drive your maintenance. 

Our experienced field engineers consolidate and reconcile GE Bently Nevada knowledge assets as a mean of creating value and share their knowledge through our technical trainings. GE Bently Nevada offers a series of three advanced courses that will sharpen your diagnostic skills: the Applied Diagnostics Workshop (ADW), the Advanced Machinery Dynamics (AMD) and the Advanced Field Balancing Workshop (AFBW). Our advanced courses reinforce learning by allowing participants to put theory into practice through case histories, demonstration or workshops. 

The Applied Diagnostics Workshop (ADW) is a flexible course. Attendees can select cases on machines they would like to focus on, and diagnose problems specific to those machines. GE Bently Nevada capitalized on 17 machine case histories involving ten common malfunctions on 14 different machine types. Working closely with experienced Machinery Diagnostics Engineers familiar with real-world machine applications, is also an unmatched value-added. Attendees will learn from the experts’ transfer knowledge on thought processes and approaches that these professionals use when encountering problems in the field. 

Conducted every year in Florence and Houston Advanced Machinery Dynamics (AMD) is a highly technical training course intended for customer personnel who have completed Machinery Diagnostics or are ISO Category 3 certified. Over the past years the AMD has been fully revised and enhanced. A team of instructors (Technical leaders with years of experience) cover topics such as rotor modeling, bearing design, anisotropy, single- and two-plane balancing, fluid induced instabilities, gear forces, shaft crack, modal and ODS analysis, Torsional analysis and Signal Processing. Throughout the class, students put theory into practice exploring 25 case histories highlighting vibration documentation, analysis, and machine malfunction corrective techniques. During the AMD course, questions as below will be answered: 

  • What is the difference between Newkirk and Morton type variable bow effect?

  • Can we observe reverse precession of vibration in case of fluid induced instability?

  • How do critical speeds relate to resonances and natural frequencies?

  • Considering gear forces, how is it possible to predict position of the shaft in the bearings?

  • Participants will be introduced to structural testing and the basics of modal analysis and shown how to use impact testing for the identification of component natural frequencies. An introduction to operating deflection shape (ODS) and mode shape analysis with a case history will also be presented.

During the Advanced Field Balancing Workshop (AFBW), attendees will be able to differentiate the various balancing methods and to state their advantages and drawbacks. Hands-on workshops will allow performing multi-plane balance. The course is intended to be practical. The presentation of the different technics to balance are followed by workshops wherein each student analyzes actual machine data and balance them using different software/tools. This course helps machinery diagnosticians gain more knowledge and confidence when dealing with balancing. Experienced diagnosticians gain additional insight needed to efficiently solve complex balancing machinery problems.


To know more, check our training catalogue here or contact us BN.training@ge.com

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