Schenck Balancing Certification
Schenck Trebel's three-tiered Balancing Certification Program has been established in order to provide a standard benchmark for excellence and productivity within a company, as well as individual recognition for technical skill and aptitude. The program also offers a benefit to hiring companies who are serious about process control and reliability. With Schenck Certified personnel, performance is guaranteed.
Students that have completed our Fundamentals of Balancing, Balancing Theory & Application, Advanced Balancing Theory & Applications or Pump & Impeller seminar(s) are provided the opportunity to take our Level I - Balancing Operator exam. Candidates may take the exam following any of the classes listed above or may return at a later day to complete the exam. After obtaining Balancing Operator Certification, students that have attended either our Balancing Theory & Applications or Advanced Balancing Theory & Applications seminar(s) may then also take our Level II Certification. The Level II Certification exam is offered immediately following our Balancing Theory & Applications and Advanced Balancing Theory & Applications seminars.
Those that achieve Level III – Balancing Technology Specialist Certification are experts in all aspects of the balancing process. To qualify, candidates must previously achieve both Level I and Level II Certification and attend an Advanced Balancing Theory & Applications Seminar. The Level III – Balancing Specialist Exam is offered immediately following the Advanced Balancing Theory & Applications Seminar.
Please note that certification exams are not mandatory and students may take any scheduled course outside of the certification sequence if desired.
Level I – Balancing Operator
In order to obtain Level I Balancing Operator Certification, candidates must demonstrate their ability to safely and effectively operate the balancing machine during a combined written and practical exam. This level of certification focuses primarily on the operator’s knowledge of machine and instrumentation functions, balancing technique, and safe machine operation. To qualify, candidates must first pass a written test on basic balancing theory and then complete a hands-on practical exam to demonstrate their ability to operate the balancing machine. Level I Operators must also be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of unbalance correction techniques, proper instrumentation functions, and proper rotor-machine setup procedures.
Pre-requisite: Any Fundamentals of Balancing, Balancing Theory & Applications or Advanced Balancing Theory & Applications, or Pump & Impeller Balancing Seminar.
Level II – Balancing Technician
To be certified as a Level II Technician, candidates will be tested on their knowledge of balancing theory and related industry standards. This certification is recommended for individuals who are experienced balancing operators, lead persons, or supervisors. These individuals are typically responsible for overseeing balancing cell operations and subsequent assembly processes that could affect the rotor’s field performance. In this level of certification, students will study low-speed balancing theory, setup and tooling use, and vibration critical assembly processes. To qualify, candidates must demonstrate their knowledge of balancing theory, related balancing equations, tooling considerations, and balancing industry standards for tolerance and machine testing. The Level II Certification requires the use of a calculator and a basic knowledge of math, algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
Pre-requisite: Level I Balancing Operator Certification and completion of a Balancing Theory & Applications Seminar or Advanced Balancing Theory & Applications seminar.
The Level II Balancing Technician exam will be offered immediately following our Balancing Theory & Applications Seminars.
Level III – Balancing Technology Specialist
A Level III Balancing Technology Specialist can demonstrate in-depth knowledge of balancing theory, principles and practices for both rigid and flexible rotors. This category is for industry consultants and engineers who are responsible for defining a rotor’s balancing requirements, specifying the appropriate balancing machine and/or tooling requirements, and evaluating the balancing process in order to achieve a given rotor’s performance criteria. To qualify, candidates must demonstrate their knowledge of vibration analysis, rotor dynamics, flexible rotor balancing, and a thorough knowledge of both machine and measuring instrumentation.
Pre-requisite: Level II Balancing Technician Certification and completion of our Advanced Balancing Theory & Applications Seminar.
The Level III Balancing Technology Specialist exam will be offered immediately following our Advanced Balancing Theory & Applications Seminar.