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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. For staff planning it can either be taught in back to back weeks or in separated weeks.

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.

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 and 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, evaluate complex programs and control a VFD

Perform their work with a commitment to quality and craftsmanship

Who should attend: Millwrights, mechanics, and other trades who's jobs require a certain amount of cross training in industrial electrical systems. This also includes workers who may need simply to communicate effectively with electrical workers.

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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  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Ron Book, Glenboro Mechanical
    "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."
  • Paul Fitton, Champion Drilling
    "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."

Course topics

I. TEST ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Conduct basic measurements in an electrical circuit or system using a multimeter.

II. TEST ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Objective: 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: 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: 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. REPLACE SINGLE PHASE EQUIPMENT

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

  • Read Electrical Diagrams
  • Identify Color Coding
  • Plan Circuit Device Installations
  • Connect Cord Ends
  • Connect Cables
  • Connect Wires
  • Connect Lights
  • Connect Switches
  • Connect Receptacles
  • Inspect 120 Volt Circuit Installations
  • Connect Single Phase Motors
  • Connect Single Phase Panels
  • Plan 120/240 Volt Circuit Installations
  • Evaluate Transformer Applications
  • Compare Three Phase Systems
  • Evaluate Students

V. 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 Circuit Problems
  • Identify and Troubleshoot Short Circuit Problems
  • Identify and Troubleshoot Crossed Wire Problems
  • Identify and Troubleshoot Other Circuit Problems
  • Evaluate Students

VI. AVOID ARC FLASH EXPLOSIONS, BURNS AND ELECTROCUTION

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

  • 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

VII. MAINTAIN PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS

Objective: 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

VIII. TEST CIRCUIT SAFETY AND CONTROL DEVICES

Objective: Test circuit safety, control and magnetic devices.

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

IX. 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
  • Evaluate Students

X. 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
  • Evaluate Students

XI. Operate VFD's

Objective: Adjust, start up and control a VFD

  • VFD Construction
  • VFD Programming
  • Evaluate Students

XII. 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
  • Control a VFD
  • 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...

    • Lloyd Johnson, City of Lloydminster
      "I found the instructor, Dave Smith very informative and knowledgeable about the subject matter. He used greater visual and verbal examples explaining the course material."
    • 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
    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...

    • Mario DiDonato, SofSurfaces
      Good information for getting a good base knowledge of arc flash and hazards.
    • Paul Steinkey, Daam Galvanizing Ltd.
      “Jim was very knowledgeable with course material. He would also answer questions that were outside of the course and pertained to our own jobs. He engaged all of us at the beginning and said, "No question was a stupid question." Thanks Jim.”
    • 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
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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