Seminar Overview

There is only one way to ensure maximum uptime and minimum expense in maintaining your electrical equipment & systems — catch a problem BEFORE it happens! This course is dedicated to helping electrical personnel and maintenance technicians do just that. By implementing simple preventive maintenance practices, routine inspections, and scheduled testing you will be able to keep your plant or facility operating at absolute peak efficiency while reducing your electrical maintenance costs. This preventive maintenance seminar can be modified to fit your facility's needs and address the concerns of your employees.

Discussion Topics


  • Key Reasons for Performing Electrical Maintenance
  • Overview of Electrical PM Programs
  • NFPA 70B, Recommended Practices for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
  • Primary Components of an Electrical Maintenance Program
  • Fundamental Principles of Effective Electrical Equipment
  • Maintenance Cost vs. Benefit Analysis

Maintenance Management

  • Different Approaches to Maintenance Management
  • Factors in Developing Your Own Program
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
    • RCM
    • TPM
    • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • NFPA 70B — Key Resource for Electrical PM
  • Benefits of a "Qualified Electrical Worker" Program

Electrical Testing Methods

  • Types of Tests
  • Test Equipment
  • Personnel Safety
  • Interpreting Test Results

Infrared Testing

  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Equipment to be Tested
  • Interpreting Results

Power Quality

  • Understanding Power Quality & Harmonics
  • Monitoring Power Quality
    • Transient Conditions
    • Voltage Fluctuations
  • Maintaining Power Quality

Grounding System Maintenance

  • Earth Resistance
  • Grounding Electrode System
  • Personnel Protective Grounding
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) for personnel protection
  • Portable Electrical Tools and Equipment
  • Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program

Recommended Maintenance and Repair Practices

  • Equipment Cleaning and Lubrication
  • Transformers
  • Power Cables
  • Motor Controls
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Molded Case Circuit Breaker Panels
  • Fuses
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Lighting
  • Wiring Devices
  • Busways & Cable
  • Trays
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Hazardous (Classified) Location Equipment

Special Conditions/Studies

  • Long Intervals Between Overhauls
  • Short-circuit studies
  • Coordination studies
  • Load-flow studies
  • Reliability studies

How to Build a Walk-Through Inspection Checklist for Your Facility
Other Best Practices & Group Discussions

  • What Works at Your Facility?
  • What Works at Other Facilities?
  • Where to Go to Find Out More

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.

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