Balancing of Rotating Machinery


course covers single and basic two-plane balancing techniques. It includes both field balancing and shop (balancing machine) balancing. Topics such as pre-balance checks, influence coefficients, balance quality and tolerances, residual unbalance testing and case histories are included. It is partial preparation for the Vibration Analyst Category III and IV, and Balancing Specialist Certification Exams.

Instructor: Bill Pryor

BILL PRYOR is the Technical Director for PDM Solutions, Inc. He has over 35 years experience in the vibration analysis and rotating machinery field. Field experience includes machinery troubleshooting, balancing, alignment, structural analysis, transient testing, and commissioning of rotating equip-ment. In addition, he has assisted in the establishment of many PdM pro-grams throughout industry. Before joining PDMS, Pryor was with PSEG Power from 1986 to 1999 as a Sr. Test Engineer and Bently Nevada Corpo-ration from 1977 to 1986. He has an AAS in Product and Machine Design from the State University of New York at Alfred. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Vibration Institute. Before joining the Institute’s Training department he was actively involved in the Vibration Institute’s certification committee. Pryor is certified Vibration Analyst Category IV.

Course Materials:

Course PowerPoint follow-along deck
Course notes
Workbook containing examples, workshop problems and the Body of Knowledge found in Vibration Institute Guideline No. 1 requirement for qualification and assessment of balancing personnel
Training course examination study guide
Calculator, ruler and balancing tools
Certificate of completion (3.7 CEUs)

Course Agenda:

Monday, Noon – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Balancing exam – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fees:

$1,975 USD Nonmember ($1,880 VI Members) $100 expidited materials fee for registrations received within 1 week of course starting.