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Meggitt Sensing Systems releases online industrial vibration training course

February 25, 2011—Germantown, MD - Meggitt, the maker of Wilcoxon Research vibration sensors and accessories, added a series of narrated presentations about vibration monitoring to the company"s knowledge desk. The Meggitt Sensing Systems industrial vibration training course videos are designed to explain vibration monitoring to beginner and intermediate users and help them understand how to derive the benefits of vibration analysis.

Vibration analysis is often misunderstood by the uninitiated user. The industrial vibration training course was designed to help maintenance and reliability professionals learn the fundamentals of vibration analysis in a user-friendly online format. After watching the free online video series, viewers will better understand how vibration monitoring can be used for condition monitoring of fans, motors, pumps, blowers, compressors, chillers, gearboxes, and mixers, to significantly reduce failure rates in the field. This equipment is typically found in industries such as pulp and paper, nuclear power, power generation, petrochemical, oil and gas, food and beverage, chemical processing, pharmaceuticals, railway, steel making, and wastewater treatment plants. Even seasoned professionals working in these industries will find the videos a good refresher of how to spot a wide variety of faults.

The free industrial vibration training course is a series of seven short videos, dealing with progressively advanced vibration monitoring techniques. Module 1 starts by explaining the basic principles of vibration and how it is detected and monitored. Module 2 introduces the types of transducers and how to select the appropriate sensor. Module 3 goes more in depth on monitoring techniques. Modules 4 through 7 discuss advanced diagnostic techniques for faults commonly detected through vibration monitoring, such as unbalance, bearing defects and stator problems. Modules 1 through 5 are currently live online. The final two modules, 6 and 7, will go online in the coming months. Videos can be watched streaming online or can be downloaded to watch offline at a more convenient time.

The industrial vibration training course can be found online at This is the newest addition to the extensive online knowledge desk available on the Wilcoxon Research website. A host of other useful tools for beginner through advanced vibration users, such as technical notes, application solutions and vibration calculators, can also be found in the knowledge desk. To learn more about Wilcoxon Research, or the pledge of Total Lower Cost of Ownership, visit, call 800-WILCOXON, or email