IMVAC News

  • IMVAC Inaugural Event in Europe Exceeds Attendance Goals and Announces New Location in Asia

    The European International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) was well-attended in Antwerp, Belgium, and now IMVAC announces a fourth event location in Singapore.

    Mobius Institute, the premier provider of vibration analysis, condition monitoring and reliability training & certification, today announced its European International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) was well-attended with over 170 professionals at its inaugural event held in Antwerp, Belgium. The IMVAC Europe event is one of four IMVAC conferences being held worldwide. The demonstrated momentum of IMVAC led conference organizers to announce the newest location held in Singapore on April 10-12, 2018.

    IMVAC Europe offered a variety of learning opportunities that ranged from basic to advanced vibration analysis and condition monitoring topics including four streams of workshops, presentations and hands-on sessions delivered by experts in the community. More than 170 industry professionals attended the three-day event, which also featured 13 leading exhibiting companies representing multiple condition monitoring technologies, such as: Vibration, Ultrasound, Motor Testing, Alignment/Balancing, Infrared, and Lubrication. The event also hosted four keynote presentations: Herman Baets presented “Challenges for Maintenance in a Changing World,” Dr. Joris Van Ostaeyen presented “Successfully Applying Predictive Analytics for Data Driven Maintenance,” Dean Whittle presented “Fault Detection, Root Cause Analysis and Documenting your Vibration Analysis program,” and Jason Tranter presented “Making Vibration Analysis Count.”

    “The IMVAC 2017 in Antwerp was excellent. I learned a lot and got to know many interesting people from all sides of the business. Attending the conference was an overall success for me,” said Jonas Albers, Lenord, Bauer & Co. GmbH.

    “Condition Monitoring is foundational to a sustainable reliability program, topics on Condition Monitoring have become rare and practitioners have few opportunities to learn from others in the field outside their own company,” said Jason Tranter, founder and CEO, Mobius Institute. “IMVAC was specifically created for vibration analysts, condition monitoring specialists and reliability professionals. We want to share the successes of practical examples and inform practitioners of the new innovations available to manage equipment condition.”

    With the growing success of IMVAC events, conference organizers announced that the new IMVAC Asia event will be held in Singapore on April 10-12, 2018. Venue selection is underway and will be announced in the coming weeks.

    About IMVAC

    IMVAC is a professional development conference serving vibration analysts, condition monitoring professionals and reliability engineers, allowing them to become more capable and confident analysts able to solve real machine problems using practical and proven methods. IMVAC provides learning opportunities where topics range from basic to advanced vibration analysis to condition monitoring technologies such as Vibration, Ultrasound, Motor Testing, Alignment/Balancing, Infrared, Wear Particle Analysis and Lubrication. It also includes an exposition that features leading companies showcasing their innovative products and services. IMVAC is managed and presented by Mobius Institute as an annual conference held at four locations worldwide: Asia, Australia, Europe and the USA. For more information, visit www.vibrationconference.com or email kaitie.conly@vibrationconference.com or call (+1) 206-842-4000 ext. 3.

    About Mobius Institute

    Mobius Institute is a worldwide provider of asset management, reliability improvement, and condition monitoring education and certification to industrial plant managers, reliability engineers and condition monitoring specialists, allowing plants to be successful in implementing reliability improvement programs. Mobius delivers training via public, in-plant and online formats. Mobius’ key advantage is its unique training style that uses innovative 3D animations and software simulations, making complex topics easier to understand. Mobius Institute Board of Certification is an ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436-1 accredited certification body that provides globally recognized certification to Category I-IV vibration analysts in accordance with ISO 18436-1 and 18436-2. Mobius Institute has offices in Australia, Belgium and the United States, and authorized training centers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.mobiusinstitute.com or email learn@MobiusInstitute.com or call (+1) 206-842-4000.

    Copyright © 2017 – Mobius Institute – All rights reserved. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

  • Mobius Institute Announces the 2017 International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) AUSTRALIA Will Be Held in Gold Coast

    The Australian International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC), serving industrial vibration analysts and machine condition professionals, will be held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Sept. 5 – 7, 2017.

    Mobius Institute, the premier provider of vibration analysis training & certification, today announced the Australian 2017 International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) will be held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on June 6 – 8, 2017, at the Novotel Surfers Paradise.

    IMVAC is a professional development conference serving vibration analysts, condition monitoring technicians, condition monitoring managers and reliability engineers who want to improve their knowledge about vibration analysis and complementary technologies. It is an annual conference held in four locations worldwide: the USA, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. IMVAC provides learning opportunities where topics range from basic to advanced vibration analysis, introduction of new technologies, condition monitoring management, and interesting case studies. It also includes an exposition that will feature 14 leading vendors of vibration analysis and complimentary technologies.

    Vibration analysis continues to be the largest and most important segment of the industrial machine condition monitoring and plant reliability market. Properly implemented vibration analysis programs allow industrial plants to identify machine faults and wear months in advance of failure, allowing pre-emptive repairs to be made by plant maintenance personnel. Additionally, vibration analysis is a key component to any plant reliability improvement program, providing insight into a machine’s life cycle and root causes of failure.

    “Vibration analysts and condition monitoring practitioners require unique knowledge and skills to solve problems that could result in injury and downtime,” said Jason Tranter, founder and CEO, Mobius Institute. “We have developed IMVAC as a place to continue their education and share tips and war stories with their fellow practitioners.”

    To learn more about IMVAC, visit www.vibrationconference.com.

    About Mobius Institute

    Mobius Institute is a worldwide provider of asset management, reliability improvement, and condition monitoring education and certification to industrial plant managers, reliability engineers and condition monitoring specialists. Mobius delivers training via public, in-plant and online formats. Mobius’ key advantage is its extensive experience and success in teaching plant professionals and technicians since 1999, and by offering high-quality training material that includes innovative 3D animations and software simulators, which make complex topics easier to understand. Mobius’ Vibration Analyst certification is managed by a separate business unit, Mobius Institute Board of Certification (MIBoC), an ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436-1 accredited certification body. In 2016 Mobius Institute launched the International Machine Vibration Analysis Conferences being held in multiple venues around the world. Mobius Institute has offices in Australia, Belgium, and the United States, and authorized training centers in more than 50 countries. To learn more, call (615) 216-4811 (GMT -5), or email learn@mobiusinstitute.com or visit www.mobiusinstitute.com.

    Copyright © 2017 – Mobius Institute – All rights reserved. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

  • Mobius Institute Announces the Expansion of its Scholarship Program in 2017

    Mobius Institute expands its International Scholarship program four-fold with quarterly awards provided to worthy candidates wanting to become qualified vibration analysts.

    Mobius Institute, the premier provider of reliability improvement, vibration analysis and precision maintenance courses and training products, in cooperation with the International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) today announced the expansion of the Mobius Institute Scholarship Program, from three awards per year to 12 awards in 2017.

    The Mobius Institute International Scholarship was launched in 2016 to provide deserving candidates access to ISO Category I and II training courses and examinations without needing to pay for education and examination fees. In addition, under the scholarship program General Awards, one Top Award recipient is selected to receive an additional benefit of an expenses-paid trip to an IMVAC conference of their choice to associate with other vibration analysts and to learn from industry experts and technology providers of vibration analysis, condition monitoring and reliability improvement.

    More than 330 prospective vibration analysts applied for the scholarship during its inaugural year. With such a great interest and Mobius’ desire to help out those who need and deserve opportunity, Jason Tranter, the founder and managing director of Mobius Institute, decided to expand the program.

    “Our goal in 2016 was to help three people to be trained and certified, enabling them to become practicing vibration analysts. We all know what a great service vibration analysts provide, and what a rewarding and fulfilling career it can be,” said Jason Tranter. “With such a great number of worthy applicants, we were reminded how important training and certification is to so many people. In 2017 we want to help more worthy candidates become educated and certified to realize a great career in vibration analysis.”

    The Mobius Institute International Scholarship will now award three scholarships each quarter in the respective global regions of the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA, throughout 2017. Of the 12 annual recipients, one will be chosen to receive the Top Award, which includes an expense-paid trip and admission to an upcoming IMVAC conference of their choice.

    To learn more about the Mobius Institute International Scholarship program, go to www.mobiusinstitute.com/scholarships.

    To learn more about the International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference, go to www.vibrationconference.com.

    About Mobius Institute

    Mobius Institute is a worldwide provider of reliability improvement, condition monitoring and precision maintenance education to industrial plant managers, reliability engineers and condition monitoring specialists, allowing plants to be successful in implementing reliability improvement programs. Mobius delivers training via public, in-plant and online education programs. Mobius’ key advantage is its unique training style that uses innovative 3D animations and software simulations, making complex topics easier to understand. More than 21,000 vibration analysts from 167 countries have been classroom-trained since 2005, and thousands more through its e-Learning products. Mobius Institute Board of Certification is ISO 9001 certified and is an ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436-1 accredited certification body that provides globally recognized certification to Category I-IV vibration analysts in accordance with ISO 18436-1 and 18436-2. Mobius Institute has offices in Australia, Belgium and the United States, and authorized training centers in 50 countries. For more information, call (615) 216-4811 (GMT -5), or email learn@MobiusInstitute.com or visit www.mobiusinstitute.com.

    Copyright © 2017 – Mobius Institute – All rights reserved. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

  • IMVAC 2016 Inaugural Conference is a Success, Adds a Fourth Event Venue During 2017

    The inaugural International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference in Orlando, Florida delivers an “all thumbs-up” event to attendees and adds Gold Coast, QLD, Australia to the 2017 event schedule.

    Industry’s newest educational event, the International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC), today announced that its recent four-track forum and exposition held in Orlando, Florida proved to be a great success for attendees, sponsors and conference organizers. The inaugural IMVAC was well-attended, drawing attendees from 22 countries, and provided a rich program of learning opportunities that included topics in vibration analysis, condition monitoring, condition monitoring management, and interesting case-studies. Additionally, exhibiting sponsor companies presented their product lines at the IMVAC exposition, including several who introduced exciting new vibration analysis/condition monitoring technologies and products at the event.

    Exit polling of attendees and sponsors reflected the success of the conference:

    • 100% found the conference valuable
    • 100% will consider attending a future IMVAC with 2/3 of respondents indicating they will return to Orlando in 2017
    • 94% will recommend IMVAC to a colleague
    • 100% of sponsors/exhibitors felt IMVAC was worthwhile and would recommend it to other companies involved with vibration analysis and condition monitoring

    “Attending this conference was quite rewarding for me and my company as I was introduced to some new and interesting technologies within the machinery fault detection domain that can definitely assist us in solving a lot of problematic equipment issues back at my company,” said Dwayne Mclean, reliability engineer, Petrojam Limited refinery. “The presentations (some of which included case studies) were very helpful as well.”

    IMVAC has an impressive 2017 schedule, bringing conferences to four venue locations worldwide: Dubai, UAE (April); Antwerp, BE (June); Gold Coast, AUS (September) and finally back to the inaugural venue in Orlando, USA (November).

    About IMVAC

    IMVAC is a professional development conference specifically for vibration analysts, condition monitoring technicians, condition monitoring managers and reliability engineers who want to improve their knowledge about vibration analysis and complimentary technologies. It provides attendees an opportunity to learn from vibration analysis and condition monitoring experts and vendors and gain exposure to new products that help analysts to better diagnose machine faults and determine the root causes of failure. To learn more about IMVAC, visit www.vibrationconference.com, or email the conference director, Becky Partipilo, at becky.partipilo@vibrationconference.com.

    About Mobius Institute

    IMVAC is organized and managed by Mobius Institute, a worldwide provider of vibration analysis, reliability improvement, and condition monitoring education, certification and professional development conferences to industrial plant managers, reliability engineers and condition monitoring specialists. Mobius Institute Board of Certification is an ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436-1 accredited certification body. Mobius Institute has offices in Australia, Belgium and the United States, and authorized training centers in more than 50 countries. To learn more, call (+1) 615-216-4811 (GMT -5), or email learn@MobiusInstitute.com or visit www.mobiusinstitute.com.

    Copyright © 2016 – Mobius Institute – All Rights Reserved. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

  • Mobius Institute Introduces its International Scholarship Program for Vibration Analysts at the 2016 IMVAC Conference in Orlando

    Mobius Institute will launch at IMVAC USA in Orlando its International Scholarship Program, which offers education and accredited certification according to ISO 18436 to developing Vibration Analysts.

    Mobius Institute, the premier provider of vibration analysis training & certification, today introduced its new International Scholarship program at the International Machine Vibration Analyst Conference (IMVAC) in Orlando, Florida, USA.

    The Mobius Institute International Scholarship will provide education and certification benefits to three developing vibration analysts each year. The top award given to one recipient includes fully paid tuition to Mobius Institute’s Distance Learning ISO 18436 Category I and Category II Vibration Analyst courses, coverage of certification examination fees, and an all-expenses paid trip to attend an IMVAC conference during 2017. Two additional general awards will be provided to selected recipients that includes the same fully paid tuition and fees for Distance Learning courses and certification examinations, and access to a complete library of video recorded vibration analysis presentations and case studies from a recent IMVAC conference.

    Vibration analysis continues to be the largest and most important segment of the industrial machine condition monitoring and plant reliability market. Properly implemented vibration analysis programs allow industrial plants to identify machine faults and wear months in advance of failure, allowing pre-emptive repairs to be made by plant maintenance personnel. For this reason, Vibration Analysts are highly valued. Through Mobius’ scholarship program, selected individuals who complete the courses and successfully pass the examinations will be qualified to attain these well-paying positions.

    “Vibration analysis is a rewarding profession and comes with serious responsibilities, but unfortunately the means to become properly trained and certified are beyond the means of some in our worldwide community,” said Jason Tranter, founder and managing director, Mobius Institute. “We are proud to do our small part each year to create this opportunity for three worthy people.”

    To learn more about IMVAC, visit www.vibrationconference.com.

    To learn more about the Mobius Institute International Scholarship, visit www.mobiusinstitute.com/scholarships.

    About Mobius Institute

    Mobius Institute is a worldwide provider of asset management, reliability improvement, and condition monitoring education and certification to industrial plant managers, reliability engineers and condition monitoring specialists. Mobius delivers training via public, in-plant and online formats. Mobius’ key advantage is its extensive experience and success in teaching plant professionals and technicians since 1999, and by offering high quality training material that includes innovative animations and simulations, which make complex topics easier to understand. Mobius Institute Board of Certification is an ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436-1 accredited certification body. Mobius Institute has offices in Australia, Belgium, Costa Rica, India and the United States, and authorized training centers in more than 50 countries. To learn more, call (615) 216-4811 (GMT -5), or email learn@MobiusInstitute.com or visit www.mobiusinstitute.com.

    Copyright © 2016 – Mobius Institute – All Rights Reserved. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

  • Mobius Institute Announces the 2017 International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) EUROPE will be held in Antwerp

    The European International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) serving industrial vibration analysts and machine condition professionals will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, June 6 – 8, 2017.

    Mobius Institute, the premier provider of vibration analysis training & certification, today announced the first 2017 International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) will be held in Antwerp, Belgium on June 6 – 8, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Antwerp.

    IMVAC is a professional development conference serving vibration analysts, condition monitoring technicians, condition monitoring managers and reliability engineers who want to improve their knowledge about vibration analysis and complimentary technologies. It is an annual conference held in three locations worldwide; the USA, Europe and the Middle East. IMVAC provides learning opportunities where topics range from basic to advanced vibration analysis, introduction of new technologies, condition monitoring management, and interesting case studies. It also includes an exposition that will feature 18 leading vendors of vibration analysis and complimentary technologies.

    Vibration analysis continues to be the largest and most important segment of the industrial machine condition monitoring and plant reliability market. Properly implemented vibration analysis programs allows industrial plants to identify machine faults and wear months in advance of failure, allowing pre-emptive repairs to be made by plant maintenance personnel. Additionally, vibration analysis is a key component to any plant reliability improvement program, providing insight into a machine’s life cycle and root causes of failure.

    “Vibration analysis and condition monitoring is extremely important to plant reliability but it can be a real challenge to continue to learn and develop new skills,” said Jason Tranter, founder and managing director, Mobius Institute. “We have developed the IMVAC conferences around the world to provide that learning opportunity, and to meet with fellow analysts and managers.”

    To learn more about IMVAC, visit www.vibrationconference.com.

    About Mobius Institute

    Mobius Institute is a worldwide provider of asset management, reliability improvement, and condition monitoring education and certification to industrial plant managers, reliability engineers and condition monitoring specialists. Mobius delivers training via public, in-plant and online formats. Mobius’ key advantage is its extensive experience and success in teaching plant professionals and technicians since 1999, and by offering high quality training material that includes innovative animations and simulations, which make complex topics easier to understand. Mobius Institute Board of Certification is ISO 9001 certified and is an ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436-1 accredited certification body. Mobius Institute has offices in Australia, Belgium, Costa Rica, India and the United States, and authorized training centers in more than 50 countries. To learn more, call (615) 216-4811 (GMT -5), or email learn@MobiusInstitute.com or visit www.mobiusinstitute.com.

    Copyright © 2016 – Mobius Institute – All Rights Reserved. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

  • Mobius Institute Announces the 2016 International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) will be held in Orlando

    The new International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) serving industrial vibration analysts and machine condition professionals will be held in Orlando, Florida, October 31 to November 2, 2016.

    Mobius Institute, the premier provider of vibration analysis training & certification, today announced the 2016 International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) will be held in Orlando, Florida on October 31 to November 2, 2016 at the B-Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World.

    IMVAC is a professional development conference serving vibration analysts, condition monitoring technicians, condition monitoring managers and reliability engineers who want to improve their knowledge about vibration analysis and complimentary technologies. It is a new annual conference that will be held in the in three locations worldwide; in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. IMVAC provides unmatched learning opportunities that range from basic to advanced vibration analysis, having three streams of workshops, presentations and hands-on sessions delivered by vibration analysis experts. It also includes an exposition that features over 20 leading vendors of vibration analysis and complimentary technologies.

    IMVAC was developed in response to a growing need for continued development of vibration analysts after their formal classroom training and certification, and to keep analyst up to date with emerging vibration analysis and related condition monitoring technologies. Generally, maintenance and machine condition monitoring conferences offer wide coverage of condition monitoring and reliability improvement topics, and have provided much content that is directly relevant to the vibration analyst. IMVAC narrowly focuses its topics on the needs of the beginner through advanced vibration analysts.

    Vibration analysis continues to be the largest and most important segment of the industrial machine condition monitoring and plant reliability market. Properly implemented vibration analysis programs allows industrial plants to identify machine faults and wear months in advance of failure, allowing pre-emptive repairs to be made by plant maintenance personnel. Additionally, vibration analysis is a key component to any plant reliability improvement program, providing insight into a machine’s life cycle and root causes of failure.

    “We are asked time and time again, where does a vibration analyst find learning and networking opportunities beyond the classroom?” said Jason Tranter, founder and managing director, Mobius Institute. “Having training centers in 50 countries and great relationships with many experts and leading vendors, bringing IMVAC to industry was a great fit for us”.

    To learn more about IMVAC, visit www.vibrationconference.com.

    About Mobius Institute

    Mobius Institute is a worldwide provider of asset management, reliability improvement, and condition monitoring education and certification to industrial plant managers, reliability engineers and condition monitoring specialists. Mobius delivers training via public, in-plant and online formats. Mobius’ key advantage is its extensive experience and success in teaching plant professionals and technicians since 1999, and by offering high quality training material that includes innovative animations and simulations, which make complex topics easier to understand. Mobius Institute Board of Certification is ISO 9001 certified and is an ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436-1 accredited certification body. Mobius Institute has offices in Australia, Belgium, Costa Rica, India and the United States, and authorized training centers in more than 50 countries. To learn more, call (615) 216-4811 (GMT -5), or email learn@MobiusInstitute.com or visit www.mobiusinstitute.com.

    Copyright © 2016 – Mobius Institute – All Rights Reserved. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.