Understanding Low Voltage Electrical Systems workshop
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This five-day program is used regularly by industrial plants and industries utilizing cross-training to increase productivity, effectiveness and flexibility in their workforce. It also provides an excellent foundation in electrical maintenance and troubleshooting for workers entering apprenticeship programs, leapfrogging them several years ahead in their knowledge, skills and abilities.

The successful student will receive a solid understanding of low voltage single and three phase electrical systems. The program places maximum emphasis on safe work practices and procedures, installation requirements, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance. This program saved one client a year of OJT with increases in safety, quality and productivity.

CSA Z462 and NFPA 70E require that non-electrical supervisors managing electrical crews be qualified to understand the safety, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting tasks that electrical workers perform daily. It includes a complete understanding of the requirements of CSA Z462 and NFPA 70E.

Who should attend: Millwrights, mechanics, and other trades whose jobs require a certain amount of cross training in industrial electrical systems as they work with their electrical counterparts as well as non-electrical supervisors who must know what their electrical subordinates are exposed to.

Unfortunately, this course does not currently have any upcoming dates.
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  • Craig R Balfour, Brandt
    "I would recommend this course to anyone interested because you should have an understanding of troubleshooting in this line of work. The instructor was very good, gave detailed explanations and was always willing to help."
  • Richard Rogers, Daam Galvanizing
    "The information alone in the course about understanding low voltage makes it worthwhile. And if you add in the fact that you learn schematics and all the troubleshooting it makes it nearly invaluable."
  • Jody Beutler, Layne Christensen
    "This course was well worth the time and money and gave a good foundation for solving problems. There was lots of real life issues covered as the instructor brought a lot of valuable experience to the class."
  • Yuri Piplenko, Millwright
    "This was an informative course and covered a lot of aspects of electrical trade safety. The instructor was intelligent with a good sense of humor. I wish all electrical trades people had the opportunity to study this course."
  • Don Dukart, Enbridge
    "The practical portion of this course was excellent and kept interesting by our instructor. The troubleshooting and circuitry training made this a very worthwhile course."

Course topics

I. TEST ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Understand how to conduct basic measurements in an electrical circuit or system using a multimeter.

II. TEST ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Objective: Understand how to test electrical components and circuits using a DMM.

III. APPLY ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS

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

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I. TEST ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Understand how to conduct basic measurements in an electrical circuit or system using a multimeter.

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

II. TEST ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Objective: Understand how to test electrical components and circuits using a DMM.

  • Test Conductors
  • Measure Circuit Resistance
  • Test Insulation
  • Evaluate Students

III. 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
  • Evaluate Students

IV. TROUBLESHOOT ELECTRICAL FAULTS

Objective: Understand how to troubleshoot electrical circuit and system faults.

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

V. OPERATE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

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

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

VI. REPLACE SINGLE PHASE EQUIPMENT

Objective: Understand how to replace single phase electrical equipment following proper methods, techniques and applicable regulations.

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

VII. ARC FLASH AND LOW VOLTAGE SAFETY

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

  • Intro to the CSA Z462 standard.
  • Avoid Electric Shocks.
  • Avoid Arc Flash Hazards
  • Select appropriate PPE
  • Use Rubber Gloves Effectively.
  • Isolate Circuits and Test Dead
  • Safe Switching Methods

VIII. TROUBLESHOOT SINGLE PHASE SYSTEMS

Objective: Understand how to test, troubleshoot and diagnose single phase electrical circuit problems following proper methods and techniques.

  • Troubleshoot Open Circuits
  • Troubleshoot Short Circuits
  • Evaluate Students

IX. MAINTAIN PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS

Objective: Understand 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
  • Evaluate Students

X. TEST CIRCUIT SAFETY AND CONTROL DEVICES

Objective: Understand how to test circuit safety, control and magnetic devices.

  • Test Magnetic Devices
  • Test Safety Devices
  • Test Control Devices
  • Evaluate Students

XI. REPLACE THREE PHASE EQUIPMENT

Objective: Understand how to replace three phase electrical equipment following proper methods, techniques and applicable regulations.

  • 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
  • Evaluate Students

XII. TROUBLESHOOT THREE PHASE SYSTEMS

Objective: Understand how to test, troubleshoot and diagnose three phase electrical circuit problems following proper methods and techniques.

  • Troubleshoot Power Circuit Faults
  • Troubleshoot Control Circuit Faults
  • Evaluate Students
  • Dave Smith

    Years of Experience
    46

    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...

    • Jeff Simmons, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave did a good job during the presentation, stopping to talk about each area of discussion to make sure we understood everything."
    • Fabian Levesque, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave was very informative. He definitely knows his trade and has lots of experience and examples based on real life experiences."
    • Matt Legge, Syncrude Canada
      Dave is very knowledgeable. He has interesting stories and gets the information through to you very easily.
    See Dave Smith CV
  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    48

    With 33 years of on the job experience at Hydro One, doing consulting work for McGregor Allsop, Trow Engineering Consultants and Dillion and Associates, Dave has acquired extensive knowledge of electrical equipment, installations and legislative requirements. While with Hydro One, Dave was involved with many projects including: - Held the lead role in the implementation of the new Training Development...

    • Bero Balaban, Nortown Electrical Contractors
      “This course was very informative. Dave Neal made it very interesting and interactive. Stressed the importance on how to avoid arc flash and what was needed to survive an arc flash. He did a great job.”
    • Adam Kyle, TransAlta
      “Very informative. Dave Neal keeps the topics interesting, and to the point. His real-life experience is a real asset to teach a course like this. Would recommend him to teach any related course.”
    • Curtis Miller, Mortenson Construction
      Excellent course, great interaction & instructor. Well planned out program. Great hands on & instruction on use of test tools, maintenance, care & cleaning.
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    41

    Jim Roberts brings over 34 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...

    • Luigi Marchesi, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Great job, Jim goes through material in a clear understanding way. Jim was very thorough with both arc flash and high voltage material.”
    • Mike Tomassetti, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim is great at his job and has taught me a lot of information on high voltage safety.”
    • Andreas Frangias, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim was excellent and provided clear and concise information. He also used multiple ways to convey all the training in a way that kept it interesting.”
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • "I would recommend this course to anyone interested because you should have an understanding of troubleshooting in this line of work. The instructor was very good, gave detailed explanations and was always willing to help."

    Craig R Balfour, Brandt
  • “The course was good. I learned lots, seen lots and experienced many different scenarios. I enjoyed the course, very happy with the lab set-up, the classroom settings and content presented.”

    Jamie Clement, Tundra Process Solutions
  • "I got a better understanding of how different electrical systems work and got lots of hands on practical learning. My instructor was excellent and helped me personally, so I would remember and understand what I'd been taught."

    Paul Fitton, Champion Drilling
  • "The information alone in the course about understanding low voltage makes it worthwhile. And if you add in the fact that you learn schematics and all the troubleshooting it makes it nearly invaluable."

    Richard Rogers, Daam Galvanizing
  • "This is a good course to take to get a better understanding of what electricity actually does in a low voltage system. It also helped me understand which tools can help me while troubleshooting and what to expect when working with an electrician."

    Ron Book, Glenboro Mechanical
  • "This course was well worth the time and money and gave a good foundation for solving problems. There was lots of real life issues covered as the instructor brought a lot of valuable experience to the class."

    Jody Beutler, Layne Christensen
  • "This was an informative course and covered a lot of aspects of electrical trade safety. The instructor was intelligent with a good sense of humor. I wish all electrical trades people had the opportunity to study this course."

    Yuri Piplenko, Millwright
  • "The practical portion of this course was excellent and kept interesting by our instructor. The troubleshooting and circuitry training made this a very worthwhile course."

    Don Dukart, Enbridge
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
End time 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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