WS3: 1/2 Day Practical Workshop: How to Perform In-Situ Balancing without Balancing Software

Philip Schutte, General Manager


How to perform in-situ balancing without balancing software.

Workshop framework:

  • 10 Minutes Theory on Balancing
    *Calculate Trail weight
    *Preparing balancing job
    *Placement of Sensors and Photo-tach
  • Practical Balancing
    *Using amplitude only
    *Using polar plot only


With 30 years active Condition Monitoring experience and holding a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, gained knowledge from the likes of Technical Associates Charlotte (TA), Bently Nevada, Update International and Mobius CATIII vibration certification, Philip Schutte also serves on the Mobius Reliability Practitioner panel and as a Mobius Instructor.

Philip Schutte started his condition monitoring career in 1992 at one of Eskom 3.6-Gigawatt Coal fire Power Stations (Matla). During his tenure at Matla Power Station Philip Schutte oversee both Bently Nevada 3500 Turbo Machinery system and routine vibration on plantwide equipment. Philip Schutte started the Asset Reliability Care division at WearCheck in 2012, from a humble beginning as one employee to growing the division into one of the leading Condition Monitoring services companies on the African continent employing 130 Technicians on a fulltime basis.