About Vibration Analysts, Inc.

Vibration Analysts Inc (VAI) is the leader in providing accurate and timely solutions for managed vibration programs for clients worldwide. When machinery reliability, accurate data analysis, and 24/7 technical support are critical to your plant operations, you can rely on VAI.

We provide clients a full range of accurate and affordable vibration program services, including:

  • Vibration Data Analysis
  • Database Management
  • Technical Vibration Training
  • Precision Component Balancing
  • ODS Testing
  • Advanced Testing & Troubleshooting

Our core business since 2003 has been analyzing machinery vibration data for our clients. Because of our quality services and reputation, we now have over 100 clients worldwide.

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How VAI Stacks Up

The main reason for VAI’s success is that we have combined all industry “Best Practices” into one sustainable and patented process. Our process uses teams of five (5) ISO Certified Analysts to analyze all data. Each Analyst is strategically placed within each team based on his/her background, experience and qualifications.  And by analyzing in an assembly line process, each team can more quickly, accurately and efficiently, analyze large quantities of vibration data for about 1/3 the in-house cost.

ReVDAP: Remote Vibration Data Analysis Processing

VAI’s patented data analysis process is called ReVDAP.  ReVDAP is the vibration industry’s most accurate data analysis process and provides an overall accuracy of 98+%.  ReVDAP is offered exclusively by VAI and is superior to all other managed vibration programs in terms of:

  • Accurate Data Analyses and Corrective Recommendations
  • Value and Affordability
  • Efficiency
  • Availability
  • Customer Benefits

Another reason for VAI’s success is that when clients experience a machinery vibration problem, VAI takes ownership of it by providing FREE 24/7 Technical Support until the problem is resolved, to our client’s satisfaction.

VAI’s clientele includes nuclear and fossil power plants, hospitals, mines, chemical plants, oil refineries, OEMs, and energy reclamation.

To get more information about our accurate Data Analysis Services, Technical Support, Formal Training, Database Management, Precision Component Balancing, ODS and Advanced Testing, call us at 815-742-1793.

About the Founder

Ray W. Rhoe is President of Vibration Analysts, Inc.  Ray graduated from The Citadel in 1978, and obtained a Professional Engineer’s License. He started working in a “Noise and Vibration Group” at an east coast shipyard responsible for building and overhauling US Navy nuclear submarines.  Ray later became the company’s Pump Component Engineer, and then transferred to a large nuclear power utility working as their Pump Component Specialist. By combining his pump and vibration experience, and by attending several advanced vibration training courses, Ray worked his way up to become their Plant Vibration Engineer.  While working in the nuclear industry, Ray completed a large Operating Deflection Shape Test (ODS) test on a 1250-megawatt Turbine Generator and two (2) elevations of the Main Turbine Building. Ray’s experience also includes precision single plane balancing jobs, troubleshooting structural resonances, and providing ISO Vibration Certification Training (Categories I, II and III).

Ray started working as an Independent Vibration Consultant in 2003, and shortly after patented his data analysis process in 2006.  After recognizing ReVDAP’s many benefits, Ray incorporated his business and we became “Vibration Analysts Inc”.  It’s who we are; it’s what we do.

Ray’s Professional Training includes:

  • Practical Solutions to Machinery Vibrations – Update International
  • ISO Level I / Category II Vibration Certification – Vibration Institute
  • ISO Category III Vibration Certification – Vibration Institute
  • ISO Category IV Vibration Certification – Vibration Institute
  • Operating Deflection Shapes (ODS) and Modal Analysis – CSI Inc.
  • Basic Machinery Diagnostics – Bently / Nevada
  • Advanced Machinery Diagnostics – Bently / Nevada
  • Balancing and Rotor Dynamics – Vibration Institute
  • Finite Element Analysis – RODYN

As an ISO Category IV Analyst, Ray provides the following training courses:

  • Vibration Data Collector
  • Single Plane Balancing
  • ISO Category I Vibration Certification
  • ISO Category II Vibration Certification
  • ISO Category III Vibration Certification
  • CSI AMS Software Training (Vibration Database Management)

Ray enjoys traveling the southwest, exploring scenic 4×4 Jeep trails, hiking, camping, backpacking and whitewater rafting. Ray is also a proficient guitar player (Taylor K66ce) and is a member of his church Praise Team.

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