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...

    • Taylor Lush, Syncrude Canada
      "I thought Dave did a very good job of presenting the course material. He was also very thorough."
    • Bob MacGregor, BC Hydro
      "Excellent instructor, one of the best."
    • 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."
    See Dave Smith CV
  • 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...

    • David Workun, Syncrude Canada
      "Poor knowledge of great hockey teams:) However, great knowledge of electricity and very fine tuned method of relaying that knowledge."
    • Rob Clellend, Department of National Defence
      “The instructor showed a great knowledge of the subject matter. And thorough experience in the industry, was able to answer all questions and promote class discussions.”
    • Bryce Balciunas, Mosaic Potash
      “I thought the instructor Ed did a very good job explaining the course. The instructor was very knowledgeable on what he was teaching us, and answered any questions we had. The course had a good breakdown of theory in the classroom, and hands-on in the trailer.”
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • 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...

    • Andrew MacGillivray, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Terry is very experienced and extremely skilled technician, but I don't have to tell you this. 10 out of 10 for the instructor. Very patient, very knowledgeable about a very wide range of equipment. He was able to unlearn bad habits and teach new, proper techniques to a less than experienced class...
    • Dana Hawryliw, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Terry was very knowledgeable and lots of experience. He was able to give detailed examples of applications. Terry kept things interesting and upbeat, everyone got involved in discussions. A+”
    • Brandon Hunt, Syncrude
      “Terry was extremely knowledgeable of how the complex electrical systems worked. He was also very knowledgeable of how to troubleshoot a system in very few tests. Also he was very helpful in every question that was asked in the classroom. The course would definitely benefit to any co-worker physically...
    See Terry Yonkheym CV

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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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