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Advanced Electrical Troubleshooting

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This 2-day intensive course is for electrical maintenance workers looking to gain an in-depth, hands-on understanding of complex control circuits.

Workshop Description/Agenda

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.

Workshop Agenda

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

    Day Two

    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
    • Troubleshooting

    Power Quality Problems

    • Sources of Power Quality Problems
    • Test Equipment for Troubleshooting Power Quality Problems
    • Harmonics
    • 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.

Who Should Attend

Electrical maintenance workers

Additional Information

Training Provider: TPC Trainco

Course Topics: Industrial Training Training > Electrical

Training Course Summary: This 2-day intensive course is for electrical maintenance workers looking to gain an in-depth, hands-on understanding of complex control circuits.

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