Electrical Maintenance Management for Mechanical Supervisors
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This five day course is designed for mechanical supervisors responsible for the maintenance of low voltage electrical systems and the supervision of electrical personnel. This course provides a solid understanding of the operation and maintenance of low voltage electrical equipment. Maximum emphasis is placed on safety, maintenance and testing practices, and cost-effective programs. The goal of this course is to give participants the knowledge to safely, effectively, and credibly manage electrical personnel.

Who should attend: Supervisors, Managers and Colleagues who oversee and/or work along side electrical maintenance groups during their daily duties.

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  • Craig Riegling, Devon Canada
    "It gave people with a non-electrical background a better understanding of the electrical field and associated gear. I now feel I can understand what an electrician is telling me. Good course with a wide range of topics."
  • Dan Shafransky, Howe Sound Pulp and Paper, Ltd.
    Excellent content that will serve as a great reference manual, this is definitely a worth while course."
  • Angie Grier, Procter & Gamble
    "An excellent hands on course. Very practical, prepare to be challenged!"
  • Mark Steinwand, BHP Billiton
    "This course was very good. I enjoyed the discussions, the videos and all of the advice relating to safety practices."
  • Lloyd Ayotte, Casino Windsor
    "Very informative and easy to follow, the course was put in laymen's terms and simplified for ease of understanding. The course was geared to the type of operation that I work in."

Course topics

I. TEST ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Use DMM's to conduct basic tests on electrical circuits

II. TEST ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Objective: Use an ohmmeter to conduct basic tests on electrical components

III. APPLY ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS

Objective: Relate fundamental electrical laws to the operation of DC and AC circuits

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I. TEST ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Use DMM's to conduct basic tests on electrical circuits

  • Use Digital Multimeters
  • Measure Voltage
  • Measure Current
  • Measure Power

II. TEST ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Objective: Use an ohmmeter to conduct basic tests on electrical components

  • Test Conductors
  • Measure Circuit Resistance
  • Test Insulation

III. APPLY ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS

Objective: Relate fundamental electrical laws to the operation of DC and AC circuits

  • Apply Ohm's Law
  • Apply Watt's Law
  • Apply Direct Current Theory
  • Apply Alternating Current Theory
  • Troubleshoot Electrical Circuits

IV. OPERATE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Objective: Inspect and evaluate the construction and operation of electrical circuits

  • Identify Color Coding
  • Plan Circuit Device Installation
  • Inspect 120 Volt Circuit Installations
  • Plan 120/240 Volt Circuit Installations
  • Evaluation Transformer Applications
  • Compare Three Phase System

V. INTERPRET ELECTRICAL DIAGRAMS

Objective: Read, interpret and use electrical diagrams

  • Use dc schematics
  • Use ac schematics
  • Use wiring diagrams
  • Use ladder diagrams
  • Use 3 line diagrams
  • Use Single Line Diagrams
  • Use protection & control diagrams

VI. INSPECT SINGLE PHASE EQUIPMENT

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

  • Inspect Wires
  • Inspect Cables
  • Inspect Cord Ends
  • Inspect Lights
  • Inspect Receptacles
  • Inspect Single Phase Motors
  • Inspect Single Phase Panels

VII. IDENTIFY ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS

Objective: Troubleshoot electrical circuit and system faults

  • Identify System Problem
  • Identify Maintenance Problems
  • Identify Operating Problems
  • Troubleshoot Circuit Faults

VIII. IDENTIFY ELECTRICAL HAZARDS

Objective: Recognize the damage electricity can cause to the human body, identify common causes and follow safe work practices and procedures

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

IX. IDENTIFY SYSTEM FAULTS

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

  • Troubleshoot Open Circuits
  • Troubleshoot Short Circuits
  • Troubleshoot Crossed Wires
  • Troubleshoot Overloads

X. MAINTAIN PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS

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

  • Descibe Power Company Grounding
  • Ground Electrical Systems
  • Bond Electrical Equipment
  • Ground Electrical Equipment
  • Maintain Double Insulation
  • Inspect Fuses
  • Inspect Breakers
  • Inspect GFCI's

XI. TEST SAFETY AND CONTROL DEVICES

Objective: Test circuit safety, control and magnetic devices

  • Test Magnetic Devices
  • Test Safety Devices
  • Test Control Devices

XII. INSPECT THREE PHASE EQUIPMENT

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

  • Inspect Three Phase Cables
  • Inspect Three Phase Panelboards
  • Inspect Three Phase Cables
  • Inspect Three Phase Manual Starters
  • Inspect Three Phase AC Motors
  • Inspect Three Phase Magnetic Starters
  • Inspect Three Phase Motors

XIII. MAINTAIN CABLES

Objective: Manage medium voltage cable inventory and the electrical workers responsible for them

  • Describe the construction of shielded and non-shielded cable
  • Describe how to splice or terminate cable
  • Describe the methods of testing cables and interpretation of test results

XIV. MAINTAIN SWITCHGEAR & DISCONNECTS

Objective: Manage the testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of switchgear and disconnects

  • Describe the various types of disconnect
  • Explain maintenance on disconnects
  • Review safety procedures critical to disconnects
  • Describe the operation of switchgear
  • Describe tests that can be done on switchgear
  • Explain switchgear maintenance and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to switchgear

XV. MAINTAIN TRANSFORMERS

Objective: Manage the testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of transformers

  • Interpret nameplate data
  • Describe protection system
  • Describe construction of transformers
  • Describe maintenance procedures, testing and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to power transformers

XVI. MAINTAIN INSTRUMENT TRANSFORMERS

Objective: Manage the testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of instrument transformers

  • Describe CT operation and application
  • Explain the purpose of IT's in metering
  • Explain the purpose of IT's in protection
  • Review safety procedures critical to IT's
  • Explain testing of IT's

XVII. MAINTAIN FUSES

Objective: Manage the application of industrial fuses

  • Describe the various types of fuses
  • Review safety procedures critical to fuses
  • List the correct steps for removal and restoration of fuses

XVIII. MAINTAIN BREAKERS

Objective: Manage the testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of breakers

  • Review safety procedures critical to breakers
  • List the correct steps for removal and restoration of a circuit breaker
  • Describe the operation of electrically operated circuit breaker controls
  • Describe the operation of breaker mechanisms
  • Explain breaker maintenance and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to breakers

XIX. MAINTAIN RELAYS

Objective: Manage the testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of relays

  • Describe power system disturbances
  • Describe the protective functions of various relays
  • Interpret relay flags and deduce probable cause

XX. MAINTAIN STARTERS

Objective: Manage the testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of starters

  • Describe various types of starters
  • List types of motor protection
  • Explain test procedures for starters
  • Explain starter maintenance and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to starters

XXI. APPLY COORDINATION

Objective: Manage a coordinated electrical protection system

  • Explain the process of co-ordination
  • Interpret time/current curves

XXII. MAINTAIN MOTORS

Objective: Manage the testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of motors

  • Describe various types of motors
  • Explain test procedures for motors
  • Explain motor maintenance and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to starters

XXIII. MAINTAIN VSD'S

Objective: Manage the testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of VSD's

  • Describe VFD operation
  • Explain VFD maintenance and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to VFD’s

XXIV. MAINTAIN GENERATORS

Objective: Manage the testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of generators

  • Describe the operation of various types of generators
  • Explain test procedures for generators
  • Explain generator maintenance and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to generators

XXV. MAINTAIN EMERGENCY SYSTEMS

Objective: Manage the testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of emergency systems

  • Describe various types of emergency systems: batteries, transfers, ties, temporary etc.
  • Explain test procedures for operation of these systems
  • Explain maintenance and schedule for emergency systems
  • Review critical safety procedures

XXVI. IMPLEMENT CSA Z462/NFPA 70E

Objective: Apply the standards of CSA Z462/NFPA 70E

  • Limits of approach for electrical shock and flash hazards
  • Arc flash parameters
  • Determine curable burn distance during a short circuit
  • Determine energy released during a short circuit
  • Techniques for reducing arc flash energy
  • Selection of proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    50

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 35 years. His electrical experience started when he was just out of vocational school and was hired as the sole electrician at a local fish plant in charge of six fishing trawlers, a power house and a fish plant facility. In 1975 Ed went on to work with Nova Scotia Power, first as an apprentice electrician in a generating...

    • Dale McLaughlin, LP Dawson Creek
      "The instructor, Ed Rideout was personable, knowledgeable and relaxed. He kept on schedule with course material and was able to answer any questions that arose. He demonstrated a focus on safe work practices."
    • Emma Suchan, Mosaic Potash
      “Ed is a wonderful instructor. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Excellent course, wish it was five days instead of four. Very relevant information and was very pleased with the testing labs, course.”
    • Brad Rogers, Enbridge Pipelines
      “I'm very pleased with Ed and the way he delivers the content. I do better when I have minimal class instruction and more hands on and this course really fit the bill in this respect. The labs were laid out quite well and were relevant to the content as well. I would recommend this course to any electrician...
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  • "It gave people with a non-electrical background a better understanding of the electrical field and associated gear. I now feel I can understand what an electrician is telling me. Good course with a wide range of topics."

    Craig Riegling, Devon Canada
  • Excellent content that will serve as a great reference manual, this is definitely a worth while course."

    Dan Shafransky, Howe Sound Pulp and Paper, Ltd.
  • "An excellent hands on course. Very practical, prepare to be challenged!"

    Angie Grier, Procter & Gamble
  • " The instructor was excellent and course content was good overall, lots of practical work, which is an absolute necessity in this kind of work"

    Greg Beach, Procter & Gamble
  • "This course was very good. I enjoyed the discussions, the videos and all of the advice relating to safety practices."

    Mark Steinwand, BHP Billiton
  • "Very informative and easy to follow, the course was put in laymen's terms and simplified for ease of understanding. The course was geared to the type of operation that I work in."

    Lloyd Ayotte, Casino Windsor
Day 1
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by afternoon break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class Time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 2
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by afternoon break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class Time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 3
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by afternoon break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class Time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 4
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by afternoon break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class Time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 5
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by afternoon break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class Time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
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