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This four day program is designed for drilling and service rig managers who need to manage basic electrical problems in remote locations.

By providing a solid understanding of single and three phase electrical systems it will enable them to avoid death, injury, equipment damage or extensive downtime from unauthorized and unqualified repairs. This program can also be customized for other industries.

Who should attend: Drilling & Service Rig Managers and other workers responsible for the safe and efficient operation of their rigs electrical systems.

Unfortunately, this course does not currently have any upcoming dates.
Yet, if you're interested in it, please chat with our sales team
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  • Brad White, Akita Drilling
    “Offered a great amount of identified parts which I had seen in the past, but not knowing the correct name and function. I have a better understanding of the Fluke Meter.”
  • Mark Zachoda, Akita Drilling
    "This is the best course I have ever taken. Dave is an excellent teacher and a great person. Take the course if you have the opportunity."
  • R. Higgins, Rig Manager, Precision Drilling
    "Go to this course, lots of useful information"
  • Ted Tschetter, Rig Manager, Nabors Drilling
    "The course was very good, both in practice and theory."
  • Jarrett Waldorf, Akita Drilling
    “It was just a great course giving me more knowledge and confidence in electrical work and more understanding of the importance of PPE while working on electrical.”

Course topics

1. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of electrical theory and it's applications to electrical circuits.

2. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of electrical theory and it's applications to electrical components.

3. APPLY ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS

Objective: Learn the properties of electrical current and voltage by learning and applying and thus proving the basic laws of electricity.

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1. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of electrical theory and it's applications to electrical circuits.

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

2. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of electrical theory and it's applications to electrical components.

  • Test Conductors
  • Measure Circuit Resistance
  • Test Insulation

3. APPLY ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS

Objective: Learn the properties of electrical current and voltage by learning and applying and thus proving the basic laws of electricity.

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

4. IDENTIFY ELECTRICAL FAULTS

Objective: Learn the application of electrical testing equipment and how to use a systematic troubleshooting approach.

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

5. OPERATE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Objective: Learn the safe and efficient manner of running large industrial power systems and motors.

  • Read Electrical Diagrams
  • Identify Colour Coding
  • Plan Circuit Device Installations
  • Understand 120 Volt Circuit Installations
  • Plan 120/240 Volt Circuit Installations
  • Evaluate Transformer Applications
  • Compare Three Phase Systems

6. UNDERSTAND SINGLE PHASE EQUIPMENT

Objective: :Form a working and practical knowledge of single phase equipment.

  • Inspect Circuit Simulator Boards
  • Connect Wires
  • Connect Cables
  • Connect Cord Ends
  • Connect Lights
  • Connect Receptacles
  • Connect Single Phase Motors
  • Connect Single Phase Panels

7. IDENTIFY ELECTRICAL HAZARDS

Objective: :Learn the application of the proper PPE selection and how to follow and carefully adhere to safe work procedures.

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

8. UNDERSTAND SINGLE PHASE SYSTEMS

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of single phase systems.

  • Understand Open Circuits
  • Understand Short Circuits
  • Understand Intermittent Faults

9. TOPIC 9: MAINTAIN PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS

Objective: :Learn the maintenance skills necessary to adequately keep protective systems online.

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

10. UNDERSTAND CIRCUIT SAFETY AND CONTROL DEVICES

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of circuit safety and control.

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

11. UNDERSTAND THREE PHASE EQUIPMENT

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of three phase equipment.

  • Mount System Simulator Boards
  • Connect Three Phase Panel Boards
  • Connect Three Phase Cables
  • Connect Three Phase Manual Starters
  • Connect Three Phase AC Motors
  • Identify Three Phase Motor Failures
  • Connect Three Phase Magnetic Starters
  • Protect Three Phase Motors

12. MANAGE THREE PHASE SYSTEMS

Objective: Learn the maintenance skills necessary to adequately keep three phase systems online.

  • Manage Power Circuit Faults
  • Manage Control Circuit Faults
  • Dave Smith

    Years of Experience
    47

    Dave Smith has been an Industrial Maintenance Electrician since 1975. He has taught maintenance, troubleshooting and safety courses to thousands of electricians in mines, mills, refineries, factories, plants, power stations and offshore platforms throughout North America and the Middle East. Dave is a hands-on guy and teaches from a field perspective with his intended audience being his utmost concern...

    • Teghan Hume, Canrig
      The instructor was well spoken and had a great deal of knowledge, he was eager to share. Promoted safe work excellently. The course was very informative. It made you stop and re-evaluate work habits you might not have considered before.
    • Abdullahi Ali, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave is very experienced, interesting, friendly and most of all a very engaging instructor."
    • Will J, Ainsworth
      "Good instruction Dave. Candid conversations kept the day awake and interesting. Touching on more than just arc flash but electrical safety."
    See Dave Smith CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    42

    Jim Roberts brings over 41 years of experience in the electrical field. A graduate from the Georgian College Electrical Engineering program, he started his career at Toronto Hydro Electrical Systems as a High Voltage Underground Cable Fault Technician then proceeded to Toronto Transit Commission where he obtained his red seal 309A electrical license and became a Maintenance/Construction Electrician...

    • Salman Afzal, Syncrude Canada
      “Jim Roberts is a really good instructor; he explained everything in detail and explained the hazards of switching electrical equipment. He has shown us the safest way of switching and what to look for when switching. I would recommend Jim because he is experienced and very safe and he knows the stuff...
    • Kaila Stepanic, Pembina Pipelines
      “I found the instructor, Jim Roberts to be very knowledgeable and professional in his delivery of the course. The course was well organized and very informative.”
    • Parry Arnell, West Fraser
      "Jim is excellent with providing real life examples to help explain the VFD/Motor Troubleshooting is important to maintaining a plant uptime."
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • “This course was very helpful for more than just basic understanding. The troubleshooting and ability to read electrical drawings was helpful, in which I had no previous knowledge.”

    Chad Piasta, Akita Drilling
  • "This course was excellent, I learnt lots. It showed me about electricity in detail from safety to fixing just about any problem I would find on a rig and more."

    Aaron Marsh, Akita Drilling
  • “Very informative, especially for those with only a small grasp of electrical concept. The basics of electricity, electric motors and how they work, as well as troubleshooting faults were covered in a clear manor and interest was not lost throughout.”

    Dustin McIntyre, Akita Drilling
  • "I learned more useful information in this four day course than a month at SAIT."

    Ken McDonald, Akita Drilling
  • “Offered a great amount of identified parts which I had seen in the past, but not knowing the correct name and function. I have a better understanding of the Fluke Meter.”

    Brad White, Akita Drilling
  • "Excellent presentation, clear and helpful"

    S. Grewel, Maintenance Coordinator, Ensign Drilling
  • “This course is very valuable for rig hands to troubleshoot electrical. It had good theory and the hands on troubleshooting was excellent.”

    Randy Mykytuk, Akita Drilling
  • "This is the best course I have ever taken. Dave is an excellent teacher and a great person. Take the course if you have the opportunity."

    Mark Zachoda, Akita Drilling
  • "The Instructor was excellent, understanding and patient with very good teaching skills"

    D. Villumsen, Driller, Trinidad Drilling
  • "Found it to be a good course, lots of information that I can use in the field and at home. Motor, pumps, gen sets and boilers were all covered. Very useful.

    Jared Gould, Titan Specialty Drilling
  • "Go to this course, lots of useful information"

    R. Higgins, Rig Manager, Precision Drilling
  • "I think the information in this course is necessary to all rig managers in the company. It will reduce down time and costs."

    Norman Berlinic, Titan Specialty Drilling
  • "Very good, I think all rig managers and drillers should attend"

    J. Wildboer, Field Superintendent, Trinidad Drilling
  • “It was a good to learn the basics and work your way up to the more complicated stuff. All in all it was a good course and I highly recommend it.”

    Kris Paul, Akita Drilling
  • "This course is very well put together. The instructor, Dave Smith was able to put everything into simple terms so it was easy to understand. This course also made troubleshooting to a new level, explained how different components worked and the hazards involved. I would recommend this course to anyone...

    Leslie Pflughaupt, Akita Drilling
  • "I learnt quality and useful troubleshooting skills for 3 phase and single phase systems. Great information on electric safety and multimeters."

    Brandon Jager, Titan Specialty Drilling
  • "The course was very good, both in practice and theory."

    Ted Tschetter, Rig Manager, Nabors Drilling
  • "Gave a true awareness of power systems on a rig and just how instantaneous an electrical accident is. 5 out of 5"

    D. Grasby, Field Superintendant, Horizon Drilling
  • “It was just a great course giving me more knowledge and confidence in electrical work and more understanding of the importance of PPE while working on electrical.”

    Jarrett Waldorf, Akita Drilling
  • "The instructor was very informative and quick to answer questions in an understandable way. Awesome. Practical."

    P. Butts, Precision Well Servicing
  • "Very good course. Dave Smith was very knowledgeable in the electrical field. The hands on training was very beneficial and will definitely be an asset to everyone in the field. I recommend this course to any supervisor."

    Jason Martin, Akita Drilling
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
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