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This five-day program develops deductive reasoning abilities in Heavy Equipment Technicians that can be applied to complex electrical and mechanical systems. It is guaranteed to significantly reduce equipment downtime and costs.

Over 1,000 lbs of project equipment is trailered to your site. This enables participants tospend 90% of their time troubleshooting realistic faults utilizing both hardwired (including CAN Bus) and software simulators under the guidance of a Master Troubleshooter.

Based on Canada Training Group's proprietary Deductive Reasoning TM methodology, this program is flexible enough to develop strong processes in younger troubleshooters and still challenge experienced troubleshooters to fine-tune their skills.

Another major outcome from this training will be a huge increase in job satisfaction. Your troubleshooters will be keenly aware of their increased competence and feel capable of extraordinary achievement. The natural result is a dramatic increase in productivity; your people will see the impact of a job well done and will want to do more.

Any troubleshooter determined to improve their game will be able to apply our Deductive Reasoning TM methodology to electrical, mechanical and other systems, collectively saving you hundreds of thousands of dollars in downtime during their career with your company.

Our instructors have 30-40 years of electrical troubleshooting experience, including 15-20 years as troubleshooting instructors. Our maximum class size of 8 students allows the instructor to work closely with each student to improve every aspect of their troubleshooting skills and ensure their maximum learning.

Past participants continue to make especial reference to the measurable increase in their safety by following our proprietary Deductive Reasoning TM methodology.

 

 

Who should attend: Heavy Equipment Technicians, Millwrights, Mechanics, Technicians, and any other worker who must be relied on to quickly and accurately diagnose and fix electrical and mechanical systems.

You will be able to: Significantly reduce equipment downtime by rigorously applying our proprietary troubleshooting process

Next Electro-Mechanical Deductive Reasoning for Heavy Equipment Technicians Courses
August 12 – 16, 2024 Lloydminster, AB OR24605 $2499.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
September 23 – 27, 2024 Edmonton, AB OR24718 $2499.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 21 – 25, 2024 Cobourg, ON OR24646 $2499.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 28 – November 1, 2024 Sherwood Park, AB OR24546 $2499.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Dustin Yarosh, Imperial Oil
    Although I experience many similar troubleshooting scenarios at work, this course helps develop the proper way. Planning, diagrams and a proper course of action that could help me be more effective in the field. I found the last few days interesting as well as being related to electronic systems, some...
  • Brandon Sacrey, Nabors Drilling
    This course was definitely beneficial to me. It opened my eyes on how to look at a circuit differently and use less steps to identify a problem. This training proved the importance of recording ALL information gathered about a problem, at the same time also knowing how the circuits should operate under...
  • Laurie Tischler, TransGas
    “Was a good course. Enjoyed the challenges of troubleshooting with a different method. Would highly recommend.”
  • Troy Gold, Co-Op Refinery Complex
    “Introduction was good, well-paced and concise. This course had the perfect proportion of lecture vs hands on. It had a good variety of troubleshooting diagnostic boards/software, an excellent course for apprentices.”
  • Daryl Beukers, Global Container Terminals
    I did enjoy this course and liked reviewing what I already learned back in trade school. The instructors were very knowledgeable and helped me through parts of the course in which I was a little rusty.

Course topics

1. INTRODUCTION

Objective:

I. EVALUATE AND COMPARE REASONING METHODOLOGIES

Objective: Determine the most efficient and effective reasoning methodology to employ while troubleshooting

II. DEDUCE FAULT TYPE

Objective: Isolate the root cause using deduction.

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1. INTRODUCTION

Objective:

  • Course Introduction
  • Student Introductions

I. EVALUATE AND COMPARE REASONING METHODOLOGIES

Objective: Determine the most efficient and effective reasoning methodology to employ while troubleshooting

  • Review Analytical Thinking
  • Review Divergent Thinking
  • Review Convergent Thinking
  • Review Inductive Reasoning
  • Develop a Troubleshooting Procedure Applying Deductive Reasoning
  • Compare Deductive Reasoning to Analytical Thinking
  • Review Deductive Reasoning
  • Develop an Electrical Troubleshooting Procedure Applying Deductive Reasoning
  • Practical Projects

II. DEDUCE FAULT TYPE

Objective: Isolate the root cause using deduction.

  • Differentiate Between Electrical and Mechanical Faults
  • Differentiate Between Electrical and Fluid Faults
  • Differentiate Between Power and Control Faults
  • Differentiate Between Electrical and Electronic Faults
  • Identify Black Box Faults
  • Practical Projects

III. PLAN YOUR TROUBLESHOOTING APPROACH

Objective: Use empirical evidence to plan your steps.

  • Evaluate Hazards
  • Select Starting Point
  • Plan Minimum Troubleshooting Steps
  • Deduce Test Results
  • Practical Projects

IV. PREPARE TO TROUBLESHOOT

Objective: Develop preparatory skills.

  • Select Troubleshooting Tools
  • Make Factual Observations
  • Plan Your Tests
  • Gather Empirical Evidence
  • Practical Projects

V. TROUBLESHOOT THE SYSTEM

Objective: Apply a non-redundant series of minimum tests supported with documentation of the process.

  • Control Hazards
  • Conduct Tests
  • Record Tests and Results
  • Practical Projects

VI. INTERPRET DATA

Objective: Utilize results of troubleshooting to both fix the current problem but to also deduce root cause.

  • Evaluate Test Results
  • Eliminate Non-Problem Areas
  • Identify True Cause of Failure
  • Practical Projects
  • Isolate Cause of Failure

VII. TROUBLESHOOT 12/24VDC SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Objective: Apply deductive reasoning skills to identify and isolate constant and intermittent DC system problems with the fewest tests

  • Open Circuits
  • Short Circuits
  • Voltage Drops
  • Voltage Loss
  • Grounded Circuits
  • Crossed Circuits
  • Sensor Faults
  • Actuator Faults
  • ECU Faults
  • Practical Projects

VIII. UNDERSTAND HEAVY EQUIPMENT CAN BUS CONTROL SYSTEMS

Objective: Identify and relate the individual components of a CAN Bus system and how they are integrated into a system

  • CAN Protocols
  • CAN Networks
  • Electronic Control Units
  • CAN Bus
  • Nodes
  • CAN Message
  • CAN Logging
  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes
  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • CAN Customizing
  • Practical Projects

IX. TROUBLESHOOT HEAVY EQUIPMENT CAN BUS CONTROL SYSTEMS

Objective: Apply deductive reasoning skills to identify and isolate constant and intermittent CAN Bus system problems with the fewest tests

  • Test Instruments
  • Electronic Control Unit Problems
  • BUS Problems
  • Sensor Problems
  • Node Problems
  • Actuator Problems
  • Open Circuits
  • Grounded Circuits
  • Hi - Lo Short Circuits
  • Practical Projects

X. TROUBLESHOOT HEAVY EQUIPMENT CAN BUS SENSORS

Objective: Apply deductive reasoning skills when testing sensors

  • Sensor Types
  • Sensor Calibration
  • Liquid Level Sensors
  • Position Sensors
  • Pressure Sensors
  • Speed/Timing Sensors
  • Temperature Sensors
  • Other Sensors
  • Practical Projects

XI. TROUBLESHOOT HEAVY EQUIPMENT CAN BUS ACTUATORS

Objective: Apply deductive reasoning skills when testing actuators

  • Actuator Types
  • Actuator Calibration
  • Engine Actuators
  • Brake Actuators
  • Steering Actuators
  • Transmission Actuators
  • Chassis Actuators
  • Other Actuators
  • Practical Projects

XII. CONCLUSION

Objective: Conclude course and evaluate troubleshooting skill progression in both speed and accuracy.

  • Evaluation of Learned Skills
  • Review of Course Goals
  • Review of Student Goals
  • Evaluation of Course

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    Andrew Luxton, LP Peace Valley OSB
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    Drew Cameron, City of Ottawa.
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    Daryl Magerl, TransAlta, TransGas
  • “Wish I had been given the opportunity to take this training years back. Learning in the classroom, rather than learning in the field, costs the company less down time. This easily pays for the training. Thanks for letting me attend. I will be promoting this to have our 9 control techs take the training.”

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  • “The information was good. There was lots of hands on, which was excellent. The instructor kept things moving at a good pace. He was knowledgeable about aspects of the course material. The equipment used worked well with the troubleshooting objective. Definitely learnt something.”

    Bruce Bell, Winnipeg Airport Authority
  • “This was a very good course that I will recommend to other electricians that I work with. The instructor was very personable and knowledgeable. This course helped me to analyze and understand circuits that I will come across without seeing them beforehand.”

    Aaron Belanger, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “Was a good course. Enjoyed the challenges of troubleshooting with a different method. Would highly recommend.”

    Laurie Tischler, TransGas
  • “Had a good time learning about troubleshooting. The instructor was good and answered all of my questions. He showed us how and where to begin troubleshooting so we didn’t have to go through the whole circuit. I would tell anyone to take this course as it was very helpful.”

    Kevin Mason, Syncrude Canada
  • "The course did a great job in teaching me how to approach troubleshooting a piece of equipment that I'm not familiar with. It taught techniques and provided lots of practical and hands-on practice using those techniques. The classroom exercises were all very different from each other and all were similar...

    Myron Janzen, Agrium
  • “I think that most of the materials presented were a great exercise in practicing trouble shooting skills.”

    Derek Deuling, LP Peace Valley OSB
  • “The instructor and course was very good. The instructor was well-prepared and very knowledgeable. I would tell all my co-workers how excellent this course was taught.”

    Terry Chipp, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “This course helps to improve troubleshooting skills by starting with the basics. Shows the importance of documentation for helping you and your coworkers. By planning your testing, you will be more efficient. Course was thorough and well instructed. The instructor made sure everyone was at the same...

    David Brown, Barrick – Williams Operating Corporation
  • “I learnt more than I thought I would have learnt. I’ve learned that having more information and being organized is the key to the problem solving. Having a place to start is better than staring at the wall. The instructor was informative and explained things so I could understand them. Definitely...

    Ron Barrett, Otis
  • “This was a really good course and instructor(Ed Rideout). I found great improvement in troubleshooting procedures and documentation. It also reduced number of steps to find faults by 50% to 75% (more efficient). I recognized different ways to troubleshoot (both open circuits and short circuits). I...

    Tony Cranford, Newfoundland Power
  • “I found the method of troubleshooting presented to be very helpful in solving the problems during the course. After 2 days the time to solve each problem was reduced significantly. I will try to apply this method with similar problems on the job. I found the day 5 troubleshooting board to be most...

    Jeff Shewan, Skookumchuck Pulp Group
  • “The most useful and helpful electrical course I've ever done with Syncrude. Every electrician should take this course at some point in their career. Makes you think about the problem on a larger scale, then narrow down that your testing area.”

    Graham Pittman, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • The course was interesting and the instructors were knowledgeable, approachable, and kept things interesting. Fault loading on the boards and the use of the computer programs helped build proficiency in the techniques.

    Andy Black, Global Container Terminals
  • “The course will help me a lot in troubleshooting. It made me learn to troubleshoot quicker and able to split the problem in half the time. The instructor was really good at what he teaches and that made the course better. Thanks.”

    Jeremy Buchart, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “Introduction was good, well-paced and concise. This course had the perfect proportion of lecture vs hands on. It had a good variety of troubleshooting diagnostic boards/software, an excellent course for apprentices.”

    Troy Gold, Co-Op Refinery Complex
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable in troubleshooting and course content very interesting and worthwhile course.”

    Mark Johnstone, Syncrude
  • I did enjoy this course and liked reviewing what I already learned back in trade school. The instructors were very knowledgeable and helped me through parts of the course in which I was a little rusty.

    Daryl Beukers, Global Container Terminals
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
Day 5
Start Time, Introduction 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, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm

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