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The comprehensive CAT I training classes enable participants to significantly improve their predictive maintenance program and implement world class ultrasound programs at their facilities.

These are 32-hour courses: 4 days of theory/practice and half day for the summary and the exam.

UE Systems’ CAT I courses are in conformity with the requirements of the ASNT (American Society of Non-Destructive Testing) Recommended Practice, SNT-TC-1A and follows the guidelines of the ISO 18436-8, the standard for condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines.

General Topics

  • Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound Technology
  • Leak detection, mechanical & electrical inspections
  • Compressed air leak surveys, condition-based lubrication, steam trap inspections, bearing analysis
  • How to improve asset availability and profitability
  • Reporting through specialized software
  • How to reduce and save on energy consumption.

Requirements for Certification

  • Attend certification training and pass the General, Specific and Practical examinations with a score of 80% or better.
  • Documentation of education or experience must be maintained annually.
  • Hearing acuity must meet the minimum requirement of one ear of less than 25 dBHL at 500 Hz to 4 kHz (with or without aid.) Hearing acuity examinations must be documented annually.

Complete Programme & Schedule

Day 1: Introduction and Basics

  • Certification requirements for CAT I
  • Review of Proactive and Predictive Maintenance Concepts
  • Typical Applications Overview
  • Theory Of Sound & Basic Physics of Ultrasound
  • Technology Integration,
  • Equipment/Instrument/Software Overview
  • Generalized Methods of Recording and Reporting Inspection Results,
  • Beginning of basic software integration

Day 2: Leak Detection

Leak Detection

  • Concepts of Leak Detection
  • Fluids Defined
  • Leak Rates
  • Acoustic Properties of a Leak
  • Types of Leaks

Leak Detection Methods

  • Pressure
  • Vacuum
  • Ultrasonic Tone Test
  • Gross-to-Fine Method
  • Leak Confirmation Methods
  • Working in Noisy Environments
  • Shielding Techniques
  • Inspecting Heat Exchangers

Conducting a Compressed Air Leak Survey

  • Determining LPM loss
  • Computing energy savings
  • Carbon footprint reduction
  • Recording and reporting survey results

Software Download and Reporting

Hands-on Field Work


Day 3: Electrical Inspection & Valves and Steam Traps

Electrical Inspection:

  • Safety Considerations
  • Overview of Types of Electrical Equipment
  • Definition of Electrical Discharges and Sound Recognition
  • Diagnosing Electrical Discharges with Frequency Analysis and Time Wave Form
  • Acoustic Effects Versus Heat Generated Defects
  • Integration of Ultrasound and Infrared Methods
  • Detection Methods for Electrical Equipment
  • Hands-on Field Work
  • Quiz

Valves & Steam Trap Contact Approach

  • Mechanical Inspection Overview
  • Valves
  • Compressor Inspection
  • Hydraulic Valves
  • Steam Trap Inspection: Steam Applications
  • Steam Trap types & Acoustic properties and Sound Recognition
  • Software Analysis
  • Inspection Techniques
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Hands-on Field Work
  • Quiz

Day 4: Mechanical Inspection & Software

Mechanical Inspection:

  • Strategies of Mechanical Inspection
  • Repeatability and Reliability
  • Bearing Inspection and Failure Modes of Bearings
  • Bearing Trouble Shooting Methods and Sound Recognition
  • High Speed versus Slow Speed
  • Bearing Comparison Methods
  • Bearing Trending Method with Decibel and Level of Failures
  • Data Logging, Data Management
  • Sound Recording
  • Basic Fault Frequency Analysis with UE Spectralyzer
  • Reporting
  • Conditioned Based Lubrication with Ultrasound
  • Over Lubrication/Under Lubrication
  • Sound Recognition
  • Gears, Pumps, and Cavitation
  • Hands-on Field Work
  • Quiz

Overview of Software: Ultratrend DMS

  • Creating Routes
  • Uploading, Downloading
  • Data Management and Setting Alarms
  • Analysis and Reporting Tools

Overview of Software: Spectralyzer

  • FFT Explained
  • Time Wave Form Explained
  • Cursor Control, Overlay Features
  • Tools and Parameters
  • Reporting, Emailing, and Saving Reports

Day 5: Summary and Exam

  • Review of Airborne Ultrasound Technology
  • Final Examination (2 hrs. 100 Questions)