Hands-on: Understanding resonance_AUS

Jason Tranter, Founder and CEO, Mobius Institute


Every vibration and reliability practitioner needs to understand resonance. It can trick us into thinking we have vibration-related problems that don’t exist, and it can cause high vibration and equipment (and structural) failure. In this session, we will explain the fundamentals of resonance, how it can affect our vibration readings, and how to ensure we don’t confuse resonance for looseness/weakness/flexibility. In addition to the famous Mobius animations and simulations, we will use “Elvis”, the new test rig, to demonstrate resonance (and mode shapes – you will learn why it is called “Elvis”.)


Jason Tranter, Founder and CEO, Mobius InstituteJason Tranter is the Founder and CEO 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. 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. 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.