Electrical Print Reading - flexible length program
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This flexible length program was designed, and is taught, by utility safety professionals, each with over 40 years of experience on electrical systems up to 500kV. We customize it to your specific needs and it can range from one to five days in length. It is taught both to electricians and non-electricians.

The ability to fluently read electrical prints is required by managers, engineers, electricians, related trades and sometimes operators. The ability to read certain types of prints is legally mandated for some job functions.

Since 1980, Canada Training Group has trained over twenty two thousand international participants to operate, maintain and troubleshoot electrical systems to 230kV following industry safe practices and procedures.

Our instructors are certified electrical professionals with decades of field experience and solid credentials as professional adult learning instructors and use professionally designed slides, videos and case studies to achieve their aims.

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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Course topics

I. SINGLE LINE DIAGRAMS

Objective: Use single line diagrams for electrical switching and isolation purposes.

II. THREE LINE DIAGRAMS

Objective: Use three line diagrams for protection, control and troubleshooting purposes.

III. SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS

Objective: Use schematic diagrams for first line troubleshooting purposes.

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I. SINGLE LINE DIAGRAMS

Objective: Use single line diagrams for electrical switching and isolation purposes.

  • Purpose
  • Legend
  • Symbols
  • Device Function Numbers
  • Interpretation
  • Uses
  • Practical Exercises

II. THREE LINE DIAGRAMS

Objective: Use three line diagrams for protection, control and troubleshooting purposes.

  • Purpose
  • Legend
  • Symbols
  • Interpretation
  • Uses
  • Practical Exercises

III. SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS

Objective: Use schematic diagrams for first line troubleshooting purposes.

  • Purpose
  • Legend
  • Symbols
  • Interpretation
  • Uses
  • Practical Exercises

IV. LADDER DIAGRAMS

Objective: Use ladder diagrams for first line troubleshooting purposes.

  • Purpose
  • Legend
  • Symbols
  • Interpretation
  • Uses
  • Practical Exercises

V. WIRING DIAGRAMS

Objective: Use wiring diagrams for second line troubleshooting purposes.

  • Purpose
  • Legend
  • Symbols
  • Interpretation
  • Uses
  • Practical Exercises

VI. PLC DIAGRAMS

Objective: Use PLC diagrams to solve system problems.

  • Purpose
  • Legend
  • Symbols
  • Interpretation
  • Uses
  • Practical Exercises

VII. LAYOUT DIAGRAMS

Objective: Use layout diagrams for electrical planning.

  • Purpose
  • Legend
  • Symbols
  • Interpretation
  • Uses
  • Practical Exercises

VIII. CABLE/CONDUIT SCHEDULE

Objective: Use a cable or conduit schedule for maintenance and troubleshooting.

  • Purpose
  • Legend
  • Symbols
  • Interpretation
  • Uses
  • Practical Exercises
  • Dave Smith

    Years of Experience
    44

    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...

    • Lee Kocyba, Akita Drilling
      “Dave was a very good instructor with his knowledge on electrical and how to apply it with common occurrences that you may have on the rig.”
    • Abdullahi Ali, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave is very experienced, interesting, friendly and most of all a very engaging instructor."
    • Blaine Larson, Husky Energy
      "Dave is easy to understand and can take the heckling from guys trying to argue. Very knowledgeable about the curriculum and technical aspects of CSA Z462."
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  • 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...

    • Conrad Young, Deer Lake Power
      "Ed Rideout is quite knowledgeable and knew the trade, be it line work, electrical or electronic."
    • Alex McKee, Suncor
      "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very experienced and showed poise when asked to go over or show different ways of explaining a problem to the class."
    • Stephen Ramkhelawan, Saipem Canada
      "Mr. Ed Rideout was very interesting to listen to and his work experiences certainly helped me understand his material and topics presented. I would be more than happy and interested to attend another one of his seminars. Mr. Rideout is very knowledgeable and presented information in a very well planned...
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  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
    57

    Terry Yonkheym brings over 28 years experience in training and practical electrical maintenance to Canada Training Group's electrical, safety and high voltage programs. Terry's extensive service record for Ontario Hydro began as a Power Maintenance Electrician Apprentice, progressing through attaining the Inter-Provincial Construction and Maintenance Electrician's license, Journeyperson status and...

    • Jason, Syncrude
      “I found Terry very knowledgeable with both course and troubleshooting in general. He was not too serious. I believe you would be hard pressed to find anyone better to teach this course.”
    • Anthony Moore, Syncrude Canada
      "Terry is knowledgeable and clear speaking. He is very approachable with questions."
    • Aaron Staudinger, Syncrude Canada
      "Terry was a great instructor. He was able to make this course interesting and make the day go by. He was very patient and also had alot of experience in the electrical industry. It was good that he made us try to solve the issue and when we had a hard time with a fault he was able to explain what we...
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Day 1
Start time, Introductions 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 2
Start time, Introductions 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
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