Detecting and correcting resonance; the silent killer that lurks in every plant

Jason Tranter, Mobius Institute


Resonance is a common problem in industry. It can be a root cause of equipment failure, and it can mislead vibration analysts, causing them to make false diagnoses. In this highly animated presentation, Jason will explain resonance and then describe how bump tests, impact tests, run-up/rundown tests, and modal analysis can be used to detect resonance. We will then explain how, in brief, changes in mass and stiffness (and potentially damping) can correct the resonance condition, and if that fails, the application of tuned mass dampers.


Jason Tranter is the founder and Managing Director of Mobius Institute.  Jason is the author of the majority of the Mobius Institute training courses and e-learning products covering reliability improvement, condition monitoring and precision maintenance topics.  Titles include iLearnReliability, iLearnVibration, iLearnAlignment, and iLearnBalancing.  Vibration analysis classroom and distance learning courses follow ISO 18436-2 Category I – IV.

Mobius Institute has training centers in over 60 countries, and also provides certification through the ISO/IEC 17024 accredited organization, Mobius Institute Board of Certification.  Mobius has direct offices in Australia, Europe and the United States with over 20 employees.

Mr. Tranter has been involved with this field of work since 1984.  He has worked with people in a variety of industries to help improve reliability and implement successful condition monitoring programs.  He is an Australian delegate to ISO TC 108/SC5 “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine systems”.

Jason has written numerous articles and presented at conferences around the world. Jason has also been awarded “best presenter” at numerous conferences, including at the previous two Euromaintenance conferences. Thousands of people have viewed Jason’s Webinars and YouTube videos on the Mobius YouTube channel.