Root Cause Bearing Damage Analysis

Technical Associates: Root Cause Analysis; ball bearings


  • 3-Day Class
  • Background and instructions will be provided for analyzing failed (noisy, heat, vibration, etc.) bearings and their components in order to develop objective and accurate reasoning as to what caused the bearing/components to operate for less time than expected.

Primary Objective

The objective of this course is to have the attendees learn how to “read” the various signs of stress, strain and wear on a bearing that has failed prematurely to determine–and eliminate–the root cause of the failure.

Recommended For:

  • This course is recommended for Service, maintenance, machine repair, or plant/facility engineering staff of an industrial plant, OEM facility, institution, public utility or commercial building which uses rolling bearing and related equipment.
  • Managers and technicians at industrial plants and OEM facilities responsible for rolling bearing performance and reliability. Rotating equipment engineers, reliability engineers, millwrights, mechanics, maintenance supervisors.
  • Anyone interested in rolling element bearing and rotating equipment performance.

Introduction and Overview

Seminar Fee: $1395





  • Bearing function - Learn how bearings support loads
  • Mounting damage - Examples of improper installation procedures
  • Operating environment - Bearing component reaction to moisture, dirt, etc.
  • Maintenance - Results of poor maintenance practices
  • Lubrication - Effects of marginal and excessive lubrication
  • Vibration - How to find problems and correct
  • Bearing failures - Examples of causes, identify and interpret

actual bearing failures

Seminar Agenda


  • No prior experience in vibration analysis or condition monitoring is required.
  • The purpose of this seminar is to introduce the student to these failure analysis techniques.


1230 West Morehead Street, Suite 400

Charlotte, North Carolina  28208