E201 - Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance

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2 days - 1.3 Continuing Education Units Awarded


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USD 1,095.00

 
Who Should Attend?
  • Personnel
    Mechanics, HVAC Technicians, Machine Operators, Technicians, Non Electrical Engineers, General Maintenance Technicians, or any person who would benefit from learning to safely work around electricity.
  • Who Work At
    Manufacturing Facilities, Hospitals, Commercial Buildings, Waste Water Facilities, Government Buildings, Schools, Shopping Centers, Apartment Complexes

It's just a matter of time when troubleshooting is going to be required at your workplace regarding an electrical problem. This problem could be as simple as a lighting circuit, or it could be as complex as a variable frequency drive (VFD) control circuit. When this time comes, it's going to require a certain skill (troubleshooting) to ascertain the problem, diagnose the circuit/component, and provide a solution to return the suspect circuit or component back to normal operation as soon as reasonably possible. What is a skill? The dictionary states that a skill is (1) A developed talent or ability; (2) An ability that has been acquired by training; (3) Ability to produce solutions in some problem domain. The ability to troubleshoot encompasses all three definitions. Definition 1 relates to the troubleshooting skill that has already been developed. Definition 3 relates that once the skill has been developed, one can produce solutions. Definition 2 relates to one aspect in the development of a troubleshooting skill. This is where HPC Technical Services comes in. This Seminar will provide the minimum skills required in the development of troubleshooting effectively. Additionally, to hone your skill of troubleshooting, a myriad of circuits will be used that represent the ones that you will most likely come in contact with.

Also, this Seminar will describe the importance of having an electrical preventive maintenance program.

Objectives
  1. Demonstrate familiarity with Ohm's Law and the ability to apply this law in interpreting electrical circuits.
  2. Describe hazards associated with working with electricity and demonstrate how to protect oneself from this hazard.
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the functionality of a multimeter, voltage testers, a non-intrusive ammeter; and identify the instrument that is used to verify the integrity of wire insulation.
  4. Participants will have a working knowledge on how to properly select the function/range and connect a multimeter to measure current, resistance, and voltage.
  5. Describe the difference between a conductor and cable and how they are classified.
  6. Describe the accepted safe way of running wires from one location to another.
  7. Demonstrate the proper technique on how to connect wires using a wire nut or terminal lug as well as to wire an electrical receptacle and/or switch, fluorescent ballast, AC motor, and DC motor.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge regarding the use and application of different types of electrical diagrams.

Seminar Outline:
  1. BASIC SKILLS FOR ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING
  1. Safety First
  2. OSHA Requirements Regarding Troubleshooting and Qualified Persons
  3. Using Electrical Drawings
  4. Using Meters and Circuit Measurements
  5. Developing a Logical, Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting
  1. TROUBLESHOOTING CONTROL CIRCUITS
  1. Relays, Motor Starters and Control Devices
  2. Reading and Interpreting Ladder Diagrams
  3. Power Loss
  4. Control Circuit Industrial Applications
  5. Electric Motor Drives
  6. Solenoid Operated Valves
  7. Heating Elements
  1. TROUBLESHOOTING MOTORS
  1. Most Common Motor Problems
  2. Electrical Problems
  3. Testing Windings For Shorts, Opens and Ground Faults
  4. Phase Unbalance
  5. Mechanical Problems
  6. Phase Rotation Testing
  1. TROUBLESHOOTING POWER DISTRIBUTION
  1. Wye and Delta Systems
  2. Overcurrent Protection
  3. Branch Circuits
  1. TROUBLESHOOTING POWER QUALITY PROBLEMS
  1. Sources of Power Quality Problems
  2. Test Equipment For Troubleshooting Power Quality Problems
  3. Harmonics
  1. TROUBLESHOOTING LIGHTING CIRCUITS
  1. Lighting Terminology
  2. Types of Lighting Circuits
  3. Incandescent Lighting
  4. Fluorescent Lighting
  5. HID Lighting
  1. TROUBLESHOOTING PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS (PLCs)
  1. Overview of Programmable Logic Controls
  2. Reading PLC Ladder Diagrams
  3. Status Indicators and Error Codes
  4. Force and Disable
  5. Startup Procedures
  1. TROUBLESHOOTING VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES (VFDs)
  1. VFD Terminology
  2. VFD Basic Operation
  3. Components
  4. Pulse Width Modulation
  5. Types of VFDs
  6. Common Problems and Corrective Action
  1. ELECTRICAL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
  1. Why Perform Electrical Maintenance
  2. Overview of an Electrical Maintenance Program
  3. Building Your Own Walkthrough Inspection Checklist

What You Will Receive:

  • HPC Technical Services's Textbook Electricity for Non-Electricians
  • Ugly's Electrical Pocket Reference Guide --- a very useful reference on your day-to-day activities.
  • HPC's Certificate of Completion, including 1.3 Continuing Education Units, as authorized by the International Associate of Continuing Education/Training (IACET).