Performing Vibration Measurements

Pipe Stress Assessment

About the course

This course teaches you all the fundamentals required for performing vibration measurements for pipe stress assessment.

It includes discussions of the mechanics involved in piping vibrations, their potential causes, alongside guidelines for estimating vibration severity and detailed analysis techniques. By means of real-life cases, typical mitigation techniques are presented.

The course provides a toolbox to understand and investigate piping vibrations. You will be able to quickly assess whether a piping vibration might be an issue for the integrity of the system and can plan a more detailed analysis based on this assessment. 
The course starts with an overview of important concepts such as potential sources of vibrations and existing rules of thumb for assessment. It also includes a detailed discussion of the information required for a detailed dynamic stress assessment in pipe stress software and the associated considerations.
The course consists of 4 online modules based on video content. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course and the discussions forum. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.

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Self-paced /
E-Hybrid / Classroom


4 modules



1-yr access

Selected Course Format


200 / user
  • Self-learning modules
  • Immediate module access
  • Online discussion forum
  • 1-year access
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • For individual learning


300 / user
  • Drip scheduled self-learning modules
  • Online discussion forum
  • 1-year access
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • For teams of minimum 4 people


Price on request
  • Face-to-face with instructors
  • On-site or in Rijswijk
  • Printed course materials
  • Lunch included
  • 1-year access to self-paced course
  • For teams of minimum 4 people

Course Objective

To give piping professionals a solid understanding of the concepts and practicalities involved with investigating piping vibrations.” 

Course Contents

  1. Welcome & Your instructor

  2. Content Overview

  3. How to use this course

  4. Questions Forum

  1. Potential vibration issues in piping systems

  2. Types of vibrations in piping systems

  3. Vibration sources  part 1

  4. Vibration sources  part 2

  5. Mechanical eigenmodes and vibration

  6. Mechanical eigenmodes in piping

  7. Good practices considering eigenmodes

A sample of the first module is available for free, so you can learn more about the teaching style and understand if the course fits your needs.

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  1. Describing vibrations in piping systems

  2. Direct assessment method and guidelines

  3. Stress calculation in piping systems

  4. Flexibility factors for your model

  5. Linking measurement with theoretical model

  6. Fatigue assessment for piping vibrations

  1. Measurement Goals

  2. Measurement equipment for piping vibrations

  3. Mounting options on piping

  4. Measurement locations in piping systems

  5. Operating conditions considerations

  6. Data settings and post-processing

  1. Crude transport pipe

  2. Previous solutions

  3. System analysis

  4. Problem solving

  5. Follow-up

  6. Solution verification

  7. Conclusions

  1. Course evaluation survey

  2. Your Personal Certificate

  3. Rate this course

  4. Related resources

  5. Follow up

Program Details


  • Video lectures,

  • Video demonstrations,

  • Discussions forum with other participants & instructor.

The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. Apart from quizzes the exercise files can be downloaded. These can include .pdf files with the exercise questions, software models or other file types. 

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions in the Discussions Forum of the course. These are either answered directly in the forum or form the basis for new videos that are added to the online course on a regular basis.

Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new course videos.

No software is used by participants for this course or will be distributed.

If your computer and internet connection is able to play videos online (YouTube) you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.

Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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