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Introduction to Vibration Analysis based on Laborelec Vibration Monitoring System (LVMS)

425.00 excl. VAT

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half-day; 9AM-1PM CET


Tom Verbruggen

With a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in 2005, Tom Verbruggen worked for two years at OPRA Turbines in the Netherlands, gaining experience in the operation of small gas turbines for power generation. In 2008 he joined ENGIE Laborelec in the Vibration Mechanics department, becoming involved in the vibration analysis of rotating machinery, ranging from smaller pumps to large nuclear power plant steam turbines. As well as vibration analysis, Tom is an expert in vibration measurement itself, with extensive knowledge of the many different measuring devices and techniques, and advises on the most appropriate ways of extracting data and resolving vibration issues. Tom is a certified ISO18436-2 Category 3 vibration analyst.

Laurent D’ambros

Laurent graduated ISIC Mons in 1997 as an Industrial Engineer and is a vibrations and mechanics expert who has worked for 20 years in the field of power generation. He is highly experienced in assessing, balancing and troubleshooting vibration behaviour issues in rotating mechanical equipment. For several years, he has specialized in the root cause analysis of mechanical issues, mainly in steam and gas turbines and pumps. Laurent is also a certified ISO18436-2 Category 3 vibration analyst.



This basic LVMS training for operators and I&C helps them to enlarge the knowledge of the Laborelec Vibration Monitoring System (LVMS) and the vibration measurements in general. The participants will enlarge their general knowledge of vibration and the interpretation of vibrations on the condition monitoring system LVMS. The focus is on understanding the measurements, the LVMS system, and the alarms. All this to understand and get the best out of the LVMS system.


This training course provides an introduction to the use and interpretation of measurements made with the LVMS. It includes a basic introduction to the theory and practice of lateral vibration analysis of large rotating machinery. Theoretical concepts are explained by means of case studies arising from extensive experience of vibration monitoring, as used in more than 100 shaft lines around the world.

Half day: introduction to the interpretation of vibrations and visualization of the vibration behavior of large rotating machines using the LVMS, including initial execution with the support of ENGIE Laborelec’s vibration experts.

Important concepts covered are:

  • What is a vibration?
  • Which vibration sensors are used?
  • How can I distinguish these different sensors?
  • What are the working principles?
  • How are the vibrations handled in LVMS?
  • What graphics are available?
  • Which information is given by these graphics?
  • How to handle the LVMS screens and how to collaborate with remote LBE experts.

Target Audience

Power plant operation and maintenance personnel. Technically skilled personnel who would like to acquire a background in the purpose and benefits of vibration analysis on large turbomachines.

Practical Info

Please note that the course will only take place if the minimum number of participants is acquired.

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