Seminar Overview

In this 1-day interactive course attendees will learn the fundamentals of three phase electric motors including proper installation, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting techniques. Electric motors are the source of power that drives nearly all commercial, industrial, and HVAC systems. Understanding how to maintain and troubleshoot common problems is critical to increasing productivity and reducing downtime.

This course covers how to select and install the correct type of motor based on its specific application and conditions. Important motor design parameters will be reviewed including, horsepower, voltage, FLA, Frequency, RPM, frame size, and many more, to ensure the motor is installed correctly and is properly protected. Attendees will learn the steps to safely and systematically troubleshoot three phase electric motors, with the goal of helping them identify the true cause of motor failure and prevent future incidents.

This course is designed for all knowledge levels of technician and progresses from a thorough overview of motor basics to replacement procedures and fundamental motor maintenance techniques.

This 1-day seminar is just $595.

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What is Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)?

Virtual Instructor-led training refers to live audio and video classroom courses taught over the internet with 100 percent instructor/student interaction. Your workers can complete virtual training from their own homes or workplace as long as they have an internet connection, microphone, and webcam.

Virtual training is an effective way to teach basic electrical classes online. Workers can complete a basic electrical course without the costs and health risks associated with physical classrooms, engaging in hands-on practice through simulation training, live class discussions, instructor mentoring, and quizzes. Taking a basic electrical course online is a convenient way to provide workers with important basic electrical training, helping them learn how to handle electrical components in a safe, efficient manner.

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Discussion Topics

Motor Fundamentals and Installation

  • Motor Basics
  • Motor Terminology
  • Types of Motors and Their Suitable Applications
  • Motor Selection
  • Nameplate Data
  • Dual Voltage Motor Connections
  • Sizing Conductors
  • Short-circuit Protection
  • Overload Protection
  • Motor Starters

Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Motor Storage
  • Bearings and Lubrication
  • Replacing Motor Fuses Safely and Correctly
  • Testing Motor Windings
  • Megohmmeter Testing of Motors
  • Predictive Maintenance Testing for Motors
  • Methods of Verifying Proper Phase Rotation
  • Determining Voltage and Current Imbalance and Its Effects
  • Recommended Maintenance Practices of NFPA 70B
  • Sizing and Adjusting Overloads per the NEC®
  • Recognizing and Correcting Common Motor Issues