WS1: Practical Vibration Analysis Workshop: Interactive and challenging case studies (Part 2 – Part 1 required in AM)_AUS

Dennis Swanepoel, Lead Technician, WearCheck


The Practical Vibration Analysis workshop, presented by Dennis Swanepoel, will provide an opportunity to sharpen your diagnostic skills and strengthen your depth of knowledge. This is no ordinary conference workshop. You will be challenged. You will be made to think. And you will learn essential skills that all vibration analysts must have to confidently diagnose the trickiest fault conditions (that might otherwise leave you frustrated and even embarrassed). Rather than teaching you how to diagnose faults, you will actually try to diagnose faults yourself. You will either learn from your mistakes or gain confidence from your victories.

During the workshop you will be grouped in a small team of three vibration analysts and given access to a range of information and data. You can ask for additional information, and you can perform additional tests, but everything you do will cost “points”. The aim is for your team to solve each of the diagnostic challenges (while being coached by Dennis) and “beat” the other teams.

Unfortunately, space is strictly limited and the available places will be taken quickly, so please register soon.

Here are some testimonials from people have been through this experience previously (during our “Vibration Analyst Flight School” courses).

“Experience is the best teacher and this class provides the opportunity to gain experience and learn from mistakes without the pain of having to explain why you made those mistakes to upper management.”
Eugene Begley, Cat I

“There is nothing as valuable as learning from experience. Taking difficult problems, trying to solve them and then having someone walk you through the solution is priceless.”
Sheldon Bayles, Cat II

“This class was one of the best I’ve ever attended due to the practical, hands-on approach.”
Dan Fiscus, Cat III


He started his career attaining his National Diploma(S4) in Mechanical Engineering and becoming a Performance and Testing Technician in the Power Generation Industry. He has been in the field of Condition Monitoring for past 16 years. Starting out as an apprentice he managed to improve his knowledge in condition monitoring in various industries and became involved in training. In his first years in condition monitoring he managed to be certified by Technical Associates as a trainer for their courses and started specializing in ODS and Modal Analysis. He has worked in various industries and are qualified in Vibration, Thermography and Oil analysis. He also specializes in operational Deflection shape analysis. Currently hid main duties are shared between starting up new service contracts, Special Investigations, Training (Mobius Training Partner).


Industries that he has worked in include Power Generation, Coal Mining, Platinum/chrome refinery and mining, Waste Water Treatment, Food, Paper and Sugar Mills. His most recent achievement was to pass the Mobius CAT IV course and starting up two service contracts in the Power Generation Industry that include vibration, thermography, oil analysis, alignment.