Accelerometers – The truth and more

The need for accelerometer training is widespread, not just for direct test users but also for designers, specifiers, managers and anyone that touches the world of vibration. Vibration measurement in any application is a great example of the old addage ‘Rubbish in = Rubbish out’. Whilst the world of data acquisition and vibration analysis has come on leaps and bounds over the last 20 years, making it easy for a test engineer to acquire data and create pretty looking graphs, it is all for nothing if the sensor is not right for the job.

In this accelerometer training course we aim to educate engineers about the basics and how to get it right from the first point in the measurement system. It is essential to understand how accelerometers work to be able to correctly use them and maximise data accuracy. Dynamic vibration testing is an unforgiving test regime and one that requires careful engineering application.

This course can be used towards your continuous professional development goals (CPD), all attendees for live face to face events will receive a certificate of attendance (not applicable for online events).

The course content includes:

  • —Introduction —to accelerometers
  • History —of Piezoelectrics
  • Key principles of physics
  • The principles of operation —
  • Types of Accelerometer, PE (Charge), IEPE, MEMS
  • Accelerometer selection —
  • Mass loading effects
  • Accelerometer calibration methods
  • Cross axis errors
  • Importance of correct cable use —
  • Triboelectric noise
  • Dealing with other noise sources
  • Accelerometer mounting —
  • Associated instrumentation

This course can be run on site and lasts approximately 2 hours, cost will depend on location, please contact us for details

How to book? Most of our training bookings are made by company purchase order, this is a quick and simple process (at least from our side!), complete the bookings forms that can be downloaded below and send them along with your PO to we do suggest contacting us first to check availability.

We also run this course at a number of different venues around the UK, please check back here for details or visit the website

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