New machine health classes offered

Machinery Health Management is the topic of four new classes added to Emerson Process Management’s educational services offerings for in 2007. The courses reflect technology innovations released by Emerson in the last seven months, and customer requests for expanded offerings in these areas. Courses include: For more information, go to www.


Machinery Health Management is the topic of four new classes added to Emerson Process Management’s educational services offerings for in 2007. The courses reflect technology innovations released by Emerson in the last seven months, and customer requests for expanded offerings in these areas. Courses include:

  • Turbomachinery Diagnostics using the CSI 4500 Machinery Health Monitor with Transient capabilities %%MDASSML%% A 5-day class that covers details of the operation, maintenance, management, diagnostics and design of rotating machinery using vibration information. Emphasis is placed on interpreting start-up/shutdown and steady state vibration data plots, understanding the sources of rotating machinery vibration and recognizing common machinery malfunctions. Students receive a copy of Fundamentals of Rotating Machinery Diagnostics, written by vibration monitoring pioneer and rotor dynamics researcher Donald E. Bentley.

  • CSI 9210 Machinery Health Transmitter %%MDASSML%% A 2-day course intended for systems operators and engineering personnel responsible for analyzing data collected from essential motor-pump machine trains. The course covers the fundamentals of configuration, application, data interpretation and sensor installation for the CSI 9210 Machinery Health Transmitter.

  • Laser Alignment for the CSI 2130 Machinery Health Analyzer %%MDASSML%% A 2.5-day course that includes hands-on training using horizontal alignment demonstrators and the CSI 2130 Machinery Health Analyzer. The course includes management of an alignment program using the AMS Suite: Machinery Health Manager software application.

  • Advanced CSI 2130 Machinery Health Analyzer with PeakVue technology %%MDASSML%% A course intended for personnel with single-channel vibration analysis experience and little or no multi-channel experience. The course covers advanced signal processing using Emerson’s patented PeakVue technology for slow-speed analysis, transient capabilities, coherence and cross-channel phase, operating deflection shapes (ODS), modal analysis and other advanced techniques.

Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
February 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
March 2018
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
Jan/Feb 2018
Welding ergonomics, 2017 Salary Survey, and surge protection
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
December 2017
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards
December 2017
PID controllers, Solar-powered SCADA, Using 80 GHz radar sensors

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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