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This one day program teaches drilling and service rig workers how their electrical systems operate, how they fail and the maintenance required to extend the life of the equipment and avoid sudden failures.

It provides an understanding of the operation of all drilling and service rig electrical equipment from the generators throughout the system to all DC and AC drives on mudpumps, top drives, rotary tables, drawworks and all ancillary equipment.

It is taught by senior electrical maintenance instructors and describes the failure modes of each type of equipment, how to recognize early signs of failure and the maintenance required to achieve maximum uptime and equipment life span. Workers will be safety certified in operator electrical safety practices as prescribed by CSA Z462.

Upon registration, students will be sent a physical learning package for understanding basic concepts and includes a DMM, components and a learning manual. To receive this package a participant must be registered at least 1 week prior to the course

Who should attend: Superintendents, supervisors, managers, drillers and crews

You will be able to: Safely operate drilling and service rig electrical systems, recognize system problems and identify impending failures

Unfortunately, this course does not currently have any upcoming dates.
Yet, if you're interested in it, please chat with our sales team
or fill out a quote request so we can get one scheduled in your area.

  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Don Lewchuk, Nov Brandt
    "This was a great course. I learned a lot that I will be able to use out in the field. Also, I got a wake up call to power and what it really can do. I will be using my new rubber gloves and leather gloves when testing."
  • 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."

Course topics

I. ELECTRICAL PARAMETERS

Objective: Understand the basic parameters measured in an electrical circuit

II. BASIC ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Understand the components and operation of basic electrical circuits

III. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OPERATION

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

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I. ELECTRICAL PARAMETERS

Objective: Understand the basic parameters measured in an electrical circuit

  • Current
  • Voltage
  • Resistance
  • Ohm's Law
  • Watt's Law
  • Power

II. BASIC ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Understand the components and operation of basic electrical circuits

  • Power Supply
  • Loads
  • Conductors
  • Insulation
  • Switches
  • Overload
  • Short Circuit
  • Protection
  • Resistance

III. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OPERATION

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

  • Managing Current
  • Managing Heat
  • Direct Current
  • Alternating Current
  • Single Phase Systems
  • Three Phase Systems

IV. CIRCUIT PROBLEMS

Objective: Understand the difference between power and control circuit problems

  • Power Circuit Problems
  • Control Circuit Problems

V. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Objective: Understand the difference between circuit and system problems

  • System Problems
  • Maintenance Problems

VI. EQUIPMENT CONNECTIONS

Objective: Understand common equipment connections and applicable regulations.

  • Protection
  • Wires
  • Lights
  • Switches
  • Receptacles
  • Cords
  • Cables
  • Motors

VII. PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS

Objective: Understand the systems that protect people, equipment, materials and the environment.

  • Power Company Grounding
  • Electrical System Grounding
  • Rig Generator Grounding
  • Electrical Apparatus Bonding
  • Rig Building Grounding
  • Site Shack Grounding
  • Electrical Equipment Grounding
  • Double Insulation
  • Fuses
  • Breakers
  • GFCIs
  • AFCIs

VIII. CIRCUIT SAFETY AND CONTROL

Objective: Understand the control of electrical circuits

  • Magnetic Control
  • Control Devices
  • Safety Devices

IX. MAINTAINING RIG ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Objective: Understand how to properly operate and maintain drilling and service rig electrical systems

  • Generators
  • Generator Busbar
  • Switchgear
  • Transformers
  • Switchboards
  • Panelboards
  • MCCs
  • Magnetic Starters
  • Manual Starters
  • Cables
  • Subpanels
  • Lights
  • Heaters
  • Brakes
  • Batteries
  • Batteries

X. CONNECTORS

Objective: Understand the importance of connector specifications, connections and maintenance

  • Single Phase
  • Three Phase

XI. MOTORS

Objective: Understand the operation and maintenance of AC and DC electric motors

  • Small HP AC Motors
  • Large HP AC Motors
  • Large HP DC Motors
  • Common Failures
  • Uncommon Failures

XII. DC SCR Drives

Objective: Understand the operation and maintenance of an adjustable speed drive controlling a DC motor

  • Operation
  • Maintenance

XIII. AC VFD Drives

Objective: Understand the operation and maintenance of an adjustable speed drive controlling an AC motor

  • Operation
  • Maintenance

XIV. ELECTRICAL SAFETY

Objective: Understand how to safely operate and maintain drilling and service rig electrical systems

  • Criminal Code
  • OSHA
  • CSA Z462
  • Electrical Shock Hazards
  • Arc Flash Hazards
  • Electrical PPE
  • Test Equipment
  • Live Dead Live Testing
  • Safe Switching Methods
  • Emergency Response
  • Wayne Jeffrey

    Years of Experience
    42

    Wayne brings 41 years of experience in the electrical and instrumentation industry. He is a master electrician and a journeyman instrument mechanic. He started in the early 80’s with a petroleum company in the Lloydminster area performing maintenance duties. He then started and ran his own contracting company for 15 yrs. in Lloydminster. After he sold the company, he started working with a local...

    Expertise

     
    • Darrell Stover, Trans Northern Pipeline Inc.
      Wayne is a great instructor, who keeps it interesting by providing real-life examples from personal experience. Engages class to provide their own experiences based on the topic at hand.
    • Kimberley Kenyon, Canfor Pulp
      Wayne was very knowledgeable as per subject, open to all questions, with good introduction and coverage of house "keeping" at the start of the course. I liked how he would ask what happens on our site to create discussion and to help educate everyone is done at our facility.
    • Adam LeChasseur, GCT Deltaport
      Wayne Jeffrey was by far the best instructor I've ever had in any electrical training session I've taken before.
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  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 was a great course. I learned a lot that I will be able to use out in the field. Also, I got a wake up call to power and what it really can do. I will be using my new rubber gloves and leather gloves when testing."

    Don Lewchuk, Nov 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."

    Craig R Balfour, Brandt
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
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