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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

Next Essentials of Drilling & Service Rig Electrical Operation and Maintenance for Rig Managers Courses
September 11 – 11, 2024 Nisku, AB OR24488 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Jody Beutler, Layne Christensen
    "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."
  • 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."
  • 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."

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

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  • Wayne Jeffrey

    Years of Experience
    42

    Wayne joined Canada Training Group with over 40 years of knowledge and experience in the Electrical and Instrumentation industry. As a Master Electrician and Journeyman Instrument Mechanic, Wayne offers a unique perspective to training that provides solid theory with practical applications gained through years of work in the industry. Wayne’s oilfield and agriculture experience encompasses maintenance...

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    • 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.
    • Jacob Lazariuk, Fortis Mining Engineering and Manufacturing
      Wayne was great, very personable and knowledgeable. He was very willing to answer questions or discuss problems seen in the field.
    • Ty Spooner, BluEarth Renewables
      Wayne is very knowledgeable. He is also very patient and helpful with making you understand the process and reasoning for planning and testing on electrical systems
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  • "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
  • "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 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 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
  • "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
  • "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
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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