The Condition Monitoring industry approached AINDT in April 2009 to enquire if certification for Vibration Analysis could be provided in accordance with ISO18436 – Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Machines – Requirements for training and certification of personnel – Part 2 – Vibration condition monitoring and diagnostics. A meeting was held in Perth on 24 June 2009 and attended by a broad cross-section of the CM industry, including equipment suppliers, users, service providers, training organisations and representatives from AINDT.
A steering committee was formed and it was a recommendation of this committee that a Technical Committee (Vibration Analysis) be set up under the aegis of the National Certifying Body of AINDT, who will act as the legal entity in the management and administration of the certification scheme.
The first meeting of the certification board was held on 5 March 2010 in Melbourne. It was a decision of this technical committee that it be known as the Condition Monitoring Certification Board (CMCB) and that its terms of reference would include Vibration Analysis (ISO18436/2), Field Lubricant Analysis - (ISO18436/4) and Thermography (ISO18436/7).
This document sets out the general requirements for the operation of the condition monitoring certification scheme as well as the policies and procedures that are in accordance with international requirements. The scheme is available both nationally and internationally for certification of CM personnel. The specific requirements for the respective technologies are published in:
- Appendix A Vibration Analysis (VA)
- Appendix B Field Lubricant Analysis (FLA)
- Appendix C Thermography (IRT)
The CMCB will not be directly involved in training but will approve training bodies (ATB’s) that can provide proof that they are in compliance with ISO18436/3 and the requirements of the specific methodology. The CMCB will also authorise qualifying bodies (AQB’s) to act on the board’s behalf in the qualification and certification process. The CMCB will also approve examination centres (AEC’s) providing they meet the standards for holding examinations on the CMCB’s behalf. The requirements for compliance can be found in:
- Appendix D Authorised Qualifying Body (AQB)
- Appendix E Approved Training Body (ATB)
- Appendix F Approved Examination Centre (AEC)
Acknowledgement is made of the contribution of Max Wishaw who provided valuable support to AINDT in bringing together the respective interests from industry to form the Condition Monitoring Certification Board.