Electrical Maintenance Technician Program

This on site two week course is an intensive, highly specialized training program designed to bring experienced plant operators into your electrical department with a very high level of practical skills. Developed in 1981, this course has been used extensively by some of the world’s largest and most successful companies.
Their technicians maintain high speed, computerized product lines that incorporate variable speed AC and DC drives, complex electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanical systems within world class technology. Your technicians will learn how to safely, properly and effectively operate and troubleshoot your electrical systems. You will experience remarkable ROI as your graduates will be successfully self-sufficient with less than three months of on job training. Your technicians will earn 7 CEU’s from an ISO 9001 training firm with 23,000 graduates in our history.

It was developed in 1981 by very experienced, top calibre industrial electrical instructors and is regularly updated as technology changes. It is a unique combination of the best of electrical apprenticeship training, decades of specialized maintenance and troubleshooting knowledge, and years of experience teaching maintenance and troubleshooting skills to industrial electrical and non-electrical workers.

This distilled wisdom is passed on to the students as they complete hands on skills labs where they test and troubleshoot equipment and circuits loaded with specially designed faults. This course wastes little time with unnecessary theory but focuses instead on the “must knows” of testing and troubleshooting. 80% of student time is spent on realistic hands on projects teaching them how to troubleshoot circuits and systems.
Your plant schematics and prints are integrated into the curriculum and used for troubleshooting exercises. This training is conducted in our customized Mobile Motor Control Training Lab #3, a full size highway trailer customized especially for this training. All training is conducted in the lab while at your facility.

Your Graduates Will Be Able To:
• Explain the operation of circuits and systems
• Read and interpret single line, AC and DC elementary, schematic, wiring, and ladder diagrams
• Test and troubleshoot circuits using voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, meggers, and the appropriate prints
• Employ logical, sequential troubleshooting methods, analytical and critical thinking, and deductive reasoning techniques
• Explain the application of NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 to prevent arc flash explosions and electrocutions
• Employ safe work procedures and effectively use personal protective equipment
• Follow fundamental code rules
• Explain the principles of grounding and bonding
• Explain the principles of system and circuit protection
• Troubleshoot DC and AC circuits to 600 volts
• Troubleshoot relay control circuits
• Troubleshoot motor control circuits
• Troubleshoot process control circuits
• Adjust, start up and control a VFD
• Create basic PLC programs and control a VFD
• Perform their work with a commitment to quality and craftsmanship

 

Course Outline


TOPIC 1: TEST ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Conduct basic tests in an electrical circuit or system using a DMM

• Use Digital Multi Meter’s
• Measure Voltage
• Measure Amperage
• Measure Power

TOPIC 2: TEST ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Objective: Test electrical components and circuits using a DMM

• Evaluate Electrical Circuits
• Measure Circuit Resistance
• Test Insulation

TOPIC 3: APPLY ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS

Objective: Explain the basic principles of electricity and how circuits operate

• Apply Ohms Law
• Apply Watts Law
• Apply Direct Current Theory
• Apply Alternating Current Theory
• Troubleshoot Electrical Circuits

TOPIC 4: REPLACE SINGLE PHASE EQUIPMENT

Objective: Replace single phase electrical equipment following proper methods, techniques and applicable regulations

• Identify Colour Coding
• Connect Cord Ends
• Connect Cables
• Connect Wires
• Connect Receptacles
• Connect Lights
• Connect Switches
• Inspect 120 Volt Circuit Installations
• Connect Single Phase Motors
• Connect Single Phase Panels
• Plan 120/240 Volt Circuit Installations
• Evaluate Transformer Applications

TOPIC 5: TROUBLESHOOT ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS AND FAULTS

Objective: Troubleshoot electrical system and circuit faults

• Identify and Troubleshoot System Problems
• Identify and Troubleshoot Maintenance Problems
• Identify and Troubleshoot Operating Problems
• Identify and Troubleshoot Open Circuits
• Identify and Troubleshoot Short Circuits
• Identify and Troubleshoot Crossed Wires
• Identify and Troubleshoot Other Faults

TOPIC 6: AVOID ARC FLASH EXPLOSIONS, BURNS AND ELECTROCUTION

Objective: Review NFPA 70E/CSA Z462 and apply their requirements to the workplace

• Avoid Equipment Damage
• Avoid High Voltage Burns
• Avoid High Line Contacts
• Avoid Low Voltage Burns
• Follow Safe Work Procedures
• Follow Safe Work Practices

TOPIC 7: MAINTAIN PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS

Objective: Maintain the systems that protect people, equipment, materials and the environment

• Describe Power Company Grounding
• Ground Electrical Systems
• Bond Electrical Equipment
• Ground Electrical Equipment
• Maintain Double Insulation
• Test Fuses
• Test Breakers
• Test GFCI’s

TOPIC 8: TEST CIRCUIT SAFETY AND CONTROL DEVICES

Objective: Test circuit control and safety devices

• Test Magnetic Devices
• Test Control Devices
• Test Safety Devices
• Customer Facility Print Reading

TOPIC 9: REPLACE THREE PHASE EQUIPMENT

Objective: Replace three phase electrical equipment following proper methods, techniques and applicable regulations

• Compare Three Phase Systems
• Connect Three Phase Panel Boards
• Connect Three Phase Cables
• Connect Three Phase Manual Starters
• Connect Three Phase AC Motors
• Connect Three Phase Magnetic Starters
• Inspect MCC’s
• Identify Three Phase Motor Failures
• Protect Three Phase Motors

TOPIC 10: TROUBLESHOOT THREE PHASE SYSTEMS

Objective: Test, troubleshoot and diagnose three phase electrical circuit problems following proper methods and techniques

• Troubleshoot Power Circuit Faults
• Troubleshoot Control Circuit Faults

TOPIC 11: OPERATE VFD’s

Objective: Adjust, start up and control a VFD

• VFD Construction
• VFD Programming

TOPIC 12: PROGRAM PLC’s

Objective: Create basic PLC programs, control a VFD and evaluate complex programs

• PLC ORIENTATION AND ANALYSIS
• LADDER LOGIC PROGRAMMING
• PLC I/O ADDRESSING AND PRINT READING
• Control a VFD

CONCLUSION

Objective: Conclude course and evaluate participants