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Machinery vibration seminar and show planned for Edmonton

Edmonton, AB -- July 17, 2001 -- The Canadian Machinery Vibration Association, a non-profit organization dedicated...


July 17, 2001
By MRO Magazine

Edmonton, AB — July 17, 2001 — The Canadian Machinery Vibration Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of machinery condition monitoring technologies, is holding its 19th Machinery Vibration Seminar and Annual General Meeting Aug. 23-25, 2001, in Edmonton, Alta.

The theme of the seminar is Machinery Vibration: The Researcher and the Practitioner.

The annual CMVA seminar provides a forum for technology interchange and discussions among practitioners in the field of machinery vibration analysis, condition monitoring and balancing. An important aim of the seminar is to encourage the exchange of ideas and experience between academics/researchers and those performing hands-on work in the field.

The seminars were started in 1970 by the National Research Council of Canada and have been continued annually by the CMVA since 1992. Evening Certification Exam Tutorials may be included in the Seminar Program. The registration deadline for certification exams is July 15, 2001.


In conjunction with the seminar, CMVA will present an essential training opportunity for industrial technicians, engineers, and managers through a special course. The objective of the training course is to review the essentials of vibration monitoring techniques, condition evaluation, and fault analysis.

The training will serve as an introduction and overview for managers and supervisors, as well as provide experienced vibration analysts with an opportunity to review fundamental principles and recent developments prior to writing the Vibration Specialist certification exams.

Day 1 of the two-day program covers vibration analysis and condition monitoring, while Day 2 will cover fault detection and diagnostics.

The instructor Colin Ostergard, an Integrated Health Monitoring specialist with the Canadian Air Force. He has presented numerous training seminars on the subject of vibration analysis. A Certified Vibration Specialist Level II, he serves as chairman of the Eastern Ontario Chapter of CMVA.

The Vibration Specialist Certification Program is the focal point for recognizing the capability and motivation of individuals in the vibration field. It provides professional recognition by clients, employers and colleagues, and acknowledgment of proven capability at the level certified. The examination content and questions have been developed by the Vibration Institute and the CMVA certification committees, which are composed of certified members of U.S. and Canadian industry.

A small trade show is planned to accompany the meeting. Exhibiting vendors include: A-C Compressor, Bentley Nevada, Beta Machnery Analysis, Bretech/Smart Systems, Commercial Bearing, DMSI, International Measurement Solutions, Kadon Electro-Mechanical Services, National Electrical Carbon Canada, Novel Dynamics, Rockwell Automation Entek, SKF, Spartan Controls, and Vibro-Meter.

The main seminar sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning cost $390. The price includes three continental breakfasts, two lunches, coffee breaks and a banquet. To attend the exhibits and meals only, the cost is $250. The two-day refresher training course is $890.

A registration form can be found at For details, contact the Canadian Machinery Vibration Association, 105 – 150 Crowfoot Cres. NW, Suite 877, Calgary, AB T3G 3T2, tel 403-208-9618, fax 403-208-9619.