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Reciprocating Analysis Certification Paths

Do you want to be a certified reciprocating analyst? Windrock now offers CAT certification test for categories I-IV

Presently there is no industry standard certifications for reciprocating analysis. Companies offer basic and advanced analysis training classes with a qualification test following but that shows if you listened in class, not if you know how to collect and analyze reciprocating machinery data. 

Windrock, the leader in reciprocating analysis has developed a certification path that is geared toward verifying an analyst ability to collect and analyze data.  There are 2 paths that a analyst can take. One is a reciprocating machinery path that includes engines and compressors or a compressor only path. 

What does an analyst need to know to pass the test. 

MACHINERY AND COMPRESSOR LEVEL I

Assumes the analyst knows engines and/or compressors, know what data is typically collected with reciprocating monitoring equipment, and can recognize good and bad data. 

MACHINERY AND COMPRESSOR LEVEL II

Assumes an analyst has been analyzing for up to three years, can recognize common faults in crank angle pressure, vibration, ultrasonic, time waveform, and spectrum curves, and understands temperature variances. They also need to understand the theory behind some of the basic performance indicators.  For engines, a general understanding of emissions is also needed.

MACHINERY AND COMPRESSOR LEVEL III

Assumes an analyst is well versed in pattern recognition and can recognize more complicated faults in crank angle pressure, vibration, and ultrasonic. They also need to fully understand combustion characteristics and thermodynamic principles as it relates to engines and/or compressors.  

MACHINERY LEVEL IV

The level IV is a fill in the blank test that means the analyst will need a full understanding of pattern recognition, combustion statistics, thermodynamic properties, and emissions. This test will be graded by a panel of experts.

Certification details

Not Windrock product specific

No training class required to take exam

Optional classes available

Analyst can opted out of CAT I with 3 years experience, all participants must take CAT II-IV

In person and proctored (2 hour time limit, 80% to pass)

Call Technical Services at 865.330.1100 to sign up.

CertificateFirst NameLast NameCompany
CAT I COMPRESSORTimGibbsWindorck
CAT I COMPRESSOR PhillipWalleyChevron
CAT I COMPRESSOR DonatoBreauxChevron
CAT I COMPRESSOR JeremyBarankoMarathon Petroleum
CAT II COMPRESSORPeteFlanaganWindrock
CAT II COMPRESSORLuizStarbanoHoerbiger
CertificateFirst NameLast NameCompany
CAT I MACHINERYSushilDeshmulchWindrock
CAT I MACHINERYGarrettEllisONEOK
CAT I MACHINERYPeteFlanaganWindrock
CAT I MACHINERYMichaelCallisONEOK
CAT I MACHINERYGavinGoonzalesEnergy Transfer
CAT I MACHINERYTimDaintyEnergy Transfer
CAT I MACHINERYScottHaywardEnergy Transfer
CAT I MACHINERYKirkHoodTC Energy
CAT I MACHINERYTylerTillsonTC Energy
CAT I MACHINERYAaronYoungbloodEnergy Transfer
CAT I MACHINERYMattCrummelDominion Energy
CAT I MACHINERYMichahPassMPLX
CAT I MACHINERYTannerHeffelMPLX
CAT I MACHINERYSteveFrazeeWindrock
CAT II MACHINERYMasonDavisWindrock
CAT II MACHINERYRyanGauthierMPLX
CAT II MACHINERYTimGibbsWindrock
CAT II MACHINERYBrandonMillerWindrock
CAT II MACHINERYBrandonO'NealWindrock
CAT III MACHINERYDwightSmallWindrock
CAT III MACHINERYBrandonO'NealWindrock

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