This two-day course is designed for electrical maintenance workers looking to gain additional in-depth hands-on understanding of complex controls and control circuits. It is recommended that this course to be taken only after completion of the Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance course.
Hands-on lab activities are the focus of this course. Throughout the day, participants will troubleshoot on a large variety of systems components, ranging from forward/reversing motor control circuits to proximity switches and float switches. Anyone who wants a chance to spend quality hands-on time and build expertise with components seen every day throughout their facilities will gain a great value from this course.
This 2-day seminar is just $1,195.
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Advanced Skills for Electrical Troubleshooting
- Requirements per the National Electrical Code (NEC) for control circuits, and electric motors
- Overview of Motor rules per article 430 in the National Electrical Code
- Learn to navigate and troubleshoot from multiple page electrical drawings
- Using both NEMA and IEC Electrical Drawings for Troubleshooting
- Hands-on component troubleshooting using an electrical meter
- Learn advanced features of multimeters.
- Learning to ask the right questions and the correct way to approach troubleshooting
Testing Field Components: Hands-on Exercises
- Inductive proximity sensors
- Capacitive proximity sensors
- Magnetic proximity sensors
- Photoelectric sensor retroreflective/ visible red-light emission
- Float switches
- Control Relays
- Motor Starter Contactors
- Overload Devices
- Forward/Reversing motor starter
- Solid State Timers
- Limit Switches
- Auxiliary Contact Blocks
- Indicator Lamps
- Push Buttons
- Selector Switches – 2-position and 3-position
- Circuit Breakers
Build and Troubleshoot Advanced Motor Control Circuits – Hands-on Exercises
- Multiple Stop Start Stations
- Forward Reversing Circuits
- Level Control Circuits
- Test and understand all components
- Learn how to quickly troubleshoot
- Make field changes based on changes in the schematics
- Add remote control capabilities
Motor Troubleshooting and Preventative Maintenance
- Troubleshooting Single Phase and Three Phase Motors
- Troubleshooting DC Motors
- Important Motor Nameplate Parameters
- Preventive Maintenance for Motors
- Proper Tools for Motor Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
- VFD Terminology
- VFD Basic Operation
- Major Components
- Common Problems & Corrective Actions.
Power Quality Problems
- Sources of Power Quality Problems
- Test Equipment for Troubleshooting Power Quality Problems
- Phase Unbalance
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Training 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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Optional Certification Exam
A certification exam is available for this course; students may order it at any time after the training is over. Please visit the Testing and Certification page for more information.