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IMVAC has been running a European-based event for Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring professionals since 2017. Located for four days in the Crowne Plaza in the city of Antwerp, Belgium, our CBM conference is the only European conference for any professional who cares about vibration analysis, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, oil analysis, infrared thermography, motor testing, ultrasound, lubrication, and alignment and balancing. Find out more about IMVAC Europe below or go ahead and reserve your ticket today.
What is IMVAC Europe?
The International Machine Vibration and Condition Monitoring Conference (IMVAC) is Europe’s largest and only CBM conference dedicated to machine vibration and condition monitoring professionals. The conference covers a broad cross-section of topics in the industry, including:
- Vibration analysis: the method of detecting subtle changes in vibrations that occur when machines suffer from a wide range of faults
- Infrared thermography: a thermal imaging technology used to detect electrical process and manufacturing faults
- Wear debris analysis: a method of detecting metal wear particles and other contaminants in oil samples
- Motor testing: a method of using motor current measurements to detect faults in the supply voltage
- Ultrasound: listening to frequencies above our range of hearing to detect friction, turbulence and impact within machines
- Lubrication: the key to long life of machine parts
- Condition monitoring: ensuring correct condition to extend lifespan
- Alignment and balance: ensuring centrifugal forces are kept to a minimum to decrease strain and improve reliability.
Previously these linked industries, particularly in Europe, had been underserved in terms of exhibitions and conferencing. But not anymore. IMVAC’s four-day European conference in one of Antwerp’s leading hotels offers the perfect opportunity for professionals in these industries to improve and update industry knowledge, learn about new approaches, discover new tools and create long-lasting peer friendships and networks.
Who should attend IMVAC Europe?
We extend our invitation to anyone who works in the vibration analysis and condition monitoring industries from all over the world, but particularly from Europe to attend our conference. In fact, anyone who works in any of the industries listed above will find immense value at IMVAC Europe. Whether you’ve been to an IMVAC event before or this will be your first time, everyone is welcome.
Why should you attend IMVAC Europe?
Working in the industry is enough of a reason for some people to attend IMVAC Europe, but not for others. With this in mind, we’d like to offer a few reasons why you should attend.
- This is the only European conference that focuses on vibration analysis and condition monitoring technologies. If you don’t attend, you won’t get another chance until next year.
- We offer European industry professionals a unique opportunity to network within their peer group and to build stronger networks and long-lasting friendships. This is something that isn’t always possible in our fragmented industry.
- You can listen to experts in your field and discover new ways to approach the challenges that you are facing at the moment.
- You can discover new tools and technologies to improve the way that you and your company work.
- You will experience three keynote speeches and over 50 educational presentations from European and global industry experts.
That is surely enough reasons for anyone in the industry to want to attend. But if you’re not sure about committing four days to the event, we also offer three-day passes which let you access almost all of the conference’s material.
How to convince your boss to let you attend IMVAC Europe
Convincing yourself that you need to attend IMVAC Europe is one thing, convincing your boss is another. This may be easier said than done. It’s not surprising if your boss wants to see a real return from your investment of time into our conference. And that can be hard to show. But below you’ll find all of the information you need to convince them that attending our maintenance conference is the right move for you and your company. And if they still don’t agree, then we’ve got the worksheets you need to prove them wrong.
You get to meet industry leaders at IMVAC Europe
In our industry, there are very few opportunities to meet real industry thought leaders. IMVAC Europe is one of them. We source industry experts from across Europe and around the globe to lead keynote speeches and discussions about the latest topics. But our industry experts don’t just talk at you during the conference. No, you have the opportunity to eat lunch with them, network with them and sit through other interesting discussions with them over the course of the conference.
IMVAC Europe is the place to network in the industry
If you want to meet your peers from all over Europe, IMVAC Europe is the place to do it. At no other point in the calendar do so many vibration analysis, predictive maintenance and condition monitoring professionals come together in one place. In doing so, you can trade ideas and tactics that can take your individual businesses to the next level.
IMVAC Europe helps you to stay relevant and stay ahead of the curve
In such a fragmented industry as ours, it can be hard for any company to stay up to date with the latest trends and ahead of the curve. Very often the only way is to attend a reliability conference like IMVAC Europe. We put a real focus on educating attendees on the latest industry trends and topics, dedicating several key presentations to this area. What’s more, you’ll find our expo hall full of companies and organizations showcasing the latest tools and tactics that you can implement immediately. No other European conference will offer all of this to you under one roof.
Need tools to convince your boss to let you attend IMVAC Europe?
If this hasn’t done the job, we provide you with all the tools you need to convince your boss to let you attend IMVAC Europe. Check them out on our dedicated page here.
Where is IMVAC Europe held?
IMVAC Europe is held at the Crowne Plaza Antwerp Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. The Crowne Plaza is one of the friendliest, most comfortable and easiest to reach hotels in the city. Offering 262 contemporary rooms, as well as a pool and wellness center, and a bar and restaurant, the Crowne Plaza has everything you need for an exceptional stay. The entire event will be held onsite at the hotel and we have even managed to get attendees a reduced nightly rate. Please note, that this is not included in the ticket price. The Crowne Plaza is located around 30 minutes from Antwerp’s main airport, 10 minutes from the city’s historical center and is surrounded by a number of beautiful parks.
Antwerp is Belgium’s second city and its largest port, but it is the country’s capital of culture. As a port, it was one of Europe’s most important cities during the Renaissance period and was home to painter Pieter Rubens. The city has a pulsating medieval heart, complete with cobbled streets and historic centuries-old buildings and churches, including a riverside fortress. Today, the city has an incredibly vibrant fashion, arts and entertainment scene, and guests will be able to shop until they drop in the city’s arcades after the conference.
When is IMVAC Europe held?
We hold the IMVAC Europe conference annually in June. For reference, the 2019 conference will be held between Monday 3 June and Thursday 6 June. At this time of the year, the weather is pleasant in Antwerp. You can expect an average of 59°F or 15°C, with highs of 20°C. Rainfall is relatively sparse, too, with an average of just 2.7 inches/70mm of rain in June. This makes it the perfect time to enjoy the city before, during and after the conference, without getting the worst of Europe’s heat nor its biting cold.
What you should know about attending IMVAC Europe
If you are thinking of attending IMVAC Europe, there are several things you should know before you leave. The first is that there are two types of tickets to purchase. Both offer you access to the full duration of the conference, but one offers a bonus day that includes a reliability workshop and a plant tour. This, in effect, gives you an additional day at the conference as it is all based in Antwerp. The second thing is that your ticket entitles you to full access to the event, all of the speeches and a welcome gift, and access to the exhibition hall. On top of this, attendees receive a continental breakfast each morning, as well as refreshment breaks, lunch and dinner with entertainment in the evening. Wifi will also be available for free at the hotel for the duration of the event. The ticket does not include accommodation at the hotel, nor does it include travel expenses. We have been able to secure a special deal to stay at the Crowne Plaza where the event is being hosted, but you are not required to stay there. We recommend that all attendees wear business or business casual attire for the duration of the conference. Finally, if you have any special requirements or dietary needs, please make them known to our team well in advance of the conference.
Earn certifications at IMVAC Europe
At IMVAC Europe, we don’t just offer attendees the opportunity to network, learn about new technologies and innovations and hear the thoughts of industry leaders, we also offer attendees the opportunity to improve themselves through certifications. Currently, we offer attendees of IMVAC Europe to take ARP, CMRP, CMRT, ICML and Accredited ISO Vibration Analyst Certification exams at the conference.
Practitioners and leaders involved with the important role of improving the reliability and performance of an industrial facility should be recognized for their knowledge, experience, and contribution. The Mobius Institute Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) certification scheme will recognize the knowledge and basic experience of people at three levels; the Advocate who contributes to the initiative, the Reliability Engineer, and the Leader of the program. In addition, the certification scheme separately recognizes reliability engineers and leaders who have proven competence.
The Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional program is the leading credential for reliability, maintenance and asset management professionals. It is the only industry certification program accredited by the American National Standards Institute, which follows ISO standards.
The Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician program is the leading credential for reliability and maintenance technicians. Earning this certification proves your skills in preventive, predictive and critical maintenance.
The International Council for Machine Lubrication is a not-for-profit, vendor neutral organization focused on the growth and development of machine lubrication as a field of technical endeavor. As part of this, the organization offers a certification for individuals in machine condition monitoring, oil analysis, and lubrication.
Accredited ISO Vibration Analyst Certification
This certification is provided by the Mobius Institute Board of Certification and is ISO accredited. If you are a Vibration Analyst who has completed training at ISO I, II, III or IV level with an approved training provider, the Mobius Institute Board of Certification will conduct ISO certification exams at IMVAC Europe.
Sponsor IMVAC Europe
We welcome sponsorship at IMVAC Europe. If you would like to sponsor the event, please get in touch with our team, the details of how can be found on the sponsorship page.
We only host IMVAC Europe once a year so we urge you not to miss out. You can register for your ticket today by visiting our European registration page. Prices start at €1199 per person for a standard three-day ticket or €1249 for the bonus day as well. We are able to offer custom rates for groups upon application.
If you aren’t sure that IMVAC Europe is the right conference for you, perhaps one of our other worldwide conferences will be more suitable. You can find out more about them, and about our parent company the Mobius Institute below.
Other IMVAC Events
IMVAC offer a number of other conference locations throughout the year. If you can’t make our conference in Europe because of the destination or the dates, perhaps you are available to attend our conferences in America, Asia or Australia. The American version of our conference has been going since 2016, is based in Orlando, Florida, and is the largest vibration and condition monitoring conference on the planet. Our Australian conference is located on the Gold Coast and has been going since 2017. The latest addition to the IMVAC event listings is our Middle East and Asian conference, which started in Dubai in 2017 and alternates annually between the UAE and Singapore. Each of these events provides all of the opportunities and experiences listed above. So, whichever event you attend, you’ll still get the same great IMVAC experience.
Who runs IMVAC Europe?
IMVAC is run by the Mobius Institute, a worldwide provider of reliability improvement, condition monitoring and precision maintenance education to plant managers, reliability engineers and condition monitoring technicians all over the world. With offices in Australia, America, Belgium, Costa Rica and India, the Mobius Institute offers easily understandable and comprehensive training in public, in plant and online, in addition to these fantastic conferences.
Who Should Attend
- Vibration Analysts
- Condition Monitoring Professionals
- Program Managers
- Overall Industry Professionals
- Event focused on vibration analysis and condition monitoring technologies
- Find new voices and experts in maintenance and reliability
- Build relationships with peers who face the same challenges
- Unique networking opportunities
What You Get
- Access to all conference content before the conference
- Entry to Exhibition Hall
- Receive video recordings of all sessions
- Participate in conference social gatherings
Vibration Analysis is an excellent technique to identify machine faults through non-destructive testing. Variations in the narrowband vibration spectra can identify a wide range of fault conditions, the severity, and the change over time.
Or thermal imaging, is an affordable, easy to use technology that provides an image where pixel color is related to temperature. It can be used to detect electrical, process & mechanical faults.
Oil Analysis & Wear Particle
Also known as ferrography, WPA is the microscopic study of wear-related particles suspended in lubricating oil & grease. Identification of particle shape and material type, can provide a very clear and early indication of specific faults.
Utilizing motor current measurements, and optionally voltage measurements it is possible to detect a range of faults in the supply voltage, in the stator, rotor, and termination box.
When friction (wear), turbulence and impacts occur, sounds are generated at frequencies above our hearing range. The ultrasound tools can detect these sounds in mechanical, electrical, and process applications.
Key to the life of bearings and gears, and thus the reliability of the machine. If the oil or grease is clean, dry, has the correct chemistry & is applied in the correct volume, those components will deliver trouble-free operation.
Alignment & Balancing
If the coupled-shafts are “collinear” (have no offset or angle between them) then the load on the shafts, coupling, seals, and bearings will be greatly reduced, thus maximizing their life.
If the rotor is properly balanced, the centrifugal forces will be kept to a minimum, and the machine and structure will suffer less stress and strain as a result, thus improving reliability.