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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Vibration, Field Balancing (FPE-0202) (Vibration Analysis and Field Balancing)

Formerly Vibration, Field Balancing (PG-105)

40 hours (1 week).

Power Generation Services Training Center 910 East 134th St., Bronx, NY (through December 1992); The Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY (beginning January 1993); and other company locations in the New York Metropolitan area.

June 1987 - January 2009.

Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify vibration problems and correct imbalances of rotating equipment.


Major topics include: vibration and imbalance, definition of terms, causes of vibrations, effects of excessive vibration, resonant vibration due to foundations, vibration tolerance, imbalance and its causes, balance procedure, shaft vs. pedestal vibration, instrument vs. actual high sides, critical speeds, log angles and their determination, types of imbalance, static and dynamic components, sensitivity for static and dynamic imbalance, thermal imbalance, selection of balance zones, amount of balance weight, axial vibration, overhanging shaft, oil whip, and alignment.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Mechanical Engineering Technology (5/88) (5/93) (12/98) (1/04 revalidation).