Hands-on: Understanding resonance

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. Over 35,000 people (as of 2020) have been formally trained in these courses, and many thousands more have been educated via the elearning courses. Plus, thousands have read articles, attended conference presentations, and watched videos and webinars on many sites, including cbmconnect.com, reliabilityconnect.com, and YouTube (over 1.3 million views).

Mr. Tranter has worked with people in a variety of industries to help improve reliability and implement successful condition monitoring programs. As the primary author of the Asset Reliability Practitioner [ARP] training courses, the Asset Reliability Transformation [ART] methodology, and the vibration analysis training course (Category I-IV following 18436-2) he loves to help people achieve their goals. Jason is also an Australian delegate to ISO TC 108/SC5 “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine systems”.

Mobius Institute has training centers in over 60 countries, and also provides certification through the Mobius Institute Board of Certification. The certification programs are accredited to ISO/IEC 17024. Mobius has direct offices in Australia, United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East with over 35 employees.