Get certified as a condition monitoring professional

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Getting certified in Machine Condition Monitoring techniques is becoming more important as operators increasingly require it to work on their sites.

Operators across the oil & gas, mining, utilities and government sectors are more often than not requiring that their recruits, existing staff and contractors have a certain level of certification to perform condition monitoring tasks, including data collection, analysis and interpretation, prognosis, and recommendation for targeted remedial action.

The requirement to be certified is being driven by the need to develop independently assessed competency in technologies that reduce operating costs, improve machine reliability and availability, reduce downtime and manage operational risk. 

Detecting early symptoms of functional failure before it impacts your operations, safety and the environment, is vital in managing operating costs and risk. The decision is in making informed operational and maintenance decisions, as opposed to reaction based decisions which are often far more costly, dangerous and can have a direct impact on production.

Getting certified in vibration, lubrication and infrared thermography for condition monitoring is a stamp of recognition to show that you understand the theory, its application and have the relevant experience necessary to competently measure and analyse the data.

Being certified to ISO standards means practitioners have been trained to comply with an internationally recognised body of knowledge.

A condition monitoring program relies on consistently collected quality data to provide the basis for meaningful interpretation and recommendations. Training ensures you’re doing things the right way that produces consistent outcomes, essential to getting value out of your program on site.

To be internationally recognised, a condition monitoring technician needs to take part in three party certification: the student, the trainer and the certification body all independent from one another.

Our courses are approved by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) and the Australian Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (AINDT).

SVT offers varying levels of certification in vibration (VCAT I, II & III), lubrication (LCAT I & II) and thermography (TCAT I & II), making us the largest provider of certified integrated condition monitoring training in Australia.

See our training website to find out more.

Bassim Ismail is the head of the Training arm of SVT Engineering Consultants and has more than 25 years’ experience in condition monitoring.