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Electrical Motor Control Circuits: Troubleshooting

$1095

Hand holding a wrench

Hands-On

2 Days

1.6 CEU

THIS TRAINING PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR AN EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $100 IF REGISTERED 60 DAYS OUT (OR MORE) AND WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY APPLIED AT CHECKOUT!

At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:

  1. Know how to use an electrical meter in a safe manner and effectively understand the meter readings.
  2. Develop a logical sequence to troubleshooting electrical faults.
  3. Be prepared to use an electrical meter for troubleshooting electrical faults.
  4. Understand how to read an electrical ladder diagram to understand what an electrical circuit will do.
  5. Certification: This training program is approved by and can to lead to certification through North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Testing for this certification is administered by a NATE testing organization.

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  • Why You should take this training program

    About 70% of the time is spent working, hands-on, at a troubleshooting station with motor control circuits (operating at a safe, low level of 24 volts). This is a basic course, without any prerequisites, that helps you develop a solid foundation to build your troubleshooting knowledge and skills.

    You will learn techniques that will help locate faults quickly. Learn basic troubleshooting techniques in a logical sequence to cover all the standard control circuits.

    Gain practical, useful techniques that can be put into immediate use. This program is ideal for apprentice electricians just starting out, journeymen wishing to upgrade their skills, or any engineering, maintenance, operations, or management personnel who come into contact with electrical control systems in the course of their daily activity.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours
    Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion with 8 contact hours (.8 CEUs) per day attended. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted.

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  • Who Should Take This Training Program

    This training is ideal for apprentice electricians just starting out, journeymen wishing to upgrade their skills, or any engineering, maintenance, operations, or management personnel who come into contact with electrical control systems in the course of their daily activity.

    People who will benefit from attending this course include:

    • Maintenance Technicians
    • HVAC maintenance and Repair Technicians
    • Fire Alarm Technicians
    • Electricians
    • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
    • Building engineers
    • Safety directors
    • Multi-craft personnel
    • IT Technicians
    • Anyone who needs cross-training on electricity
  • What You'll Learn

    Agenda topics include

    • Practical, useful troubleshooting techniques that can be put into immediate use
    • Methods to simply and quickly locate faults
    • Eliminate guesswork about circuit conditions
    • Common circuits for controlling pumps, air compressors, hydraulic systems, heating and air conditioning and others
    • How to wire, operate, and troubleshoot circuits
    • Basic troubleshooting techniques in a logical sequence to cover all the standard control circuits

    Hands-On Lab Exercises

    • Two-wire control and hands-off/auto
    • Three-wire control—start/stop
    • Jog/inch circuits
    • Sequencing start and stop circuits
    • Timing circuits
    • Automatic sequencing circuits
    • Forward/reversing circuits
    • Plug stop and anti-plugging circuits
    • Two-speed motor control
    • Reduced voltage starting circuits
    • Alarming and latching circuits
    • Conveyor control circuits

    Safety Awareness

    • Electrical safety
    • Lockout/tagout procedures
    • Safe work practices
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

     

  • Training Program Description

    Troubleshooting stations consist of 3 units. Students wire up control circuits (to the terminals) that consist of relays, motor starters, timers, push buttons, selector switches, temperature switches, limit switches, float switches, proximity sensors, photoeyes, etc.

    This course is offered as a 2-day Lab class:

    ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS

    • Power and control circuits

    MAPPING CONTROL CIRCUITS—LADDER DIAGRAMS

    • Power rails and wire colors
    • Arrangements—control element, load, circuit
    • Line and wire numbers
    • Tag names and common electrical symbol abbreviations

    LOGICAL CIRCUITS

    • AND – Series circuit
    • OR – Parallel circuit
    • Compound and complex circuits
    • NOT circuit

    BASIC ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES

    • Power sources—transformers
    • Flow of electricity
    • Switches—allow or prohibit current flow
    • Loads

    TRANSFORMERS

    • Magnetism
    • Induction
    • Primary/secondary
    • Turn ratio
    • Grounded and floating ground

    DISCONNECTING DEVICES AND SYMBOLOGY

    • Knife switch
    • Disconnects
    • Circuit breakers

    CONTROL ELEMENTS, SWITCHES & SYMBOLOGY

    • Relay contacts—normally open, normally closed
    • Solid-state, timing, overload relays

    SUPPLEMENTARY CONTACT SYMBOLS & TERMS

    • Breaks, poles, throws
    • Single break, double break
    • Single pole, double pole
    • Single throw, double throw

    MANUAL SWITCHES—FUNCTIONALITY AND SYMBOLOGY

    • Selector switches
    • Push buttons
    • Drum and foot switches

    AUTOMATIC SWITCHES

    • Limit switches
    • Temperature, pressure, flow and float switches
    • Motion switches
    • Proximity and photo switches

    TROUBLESHOOTING SUGGESTIONS

    • Measuring ohms, voltage and current
    • Open faults and shorts
    • Using the proper tools and meters
    • Logical and sequential troubleshooting methods
    • Meter categories and types
    • Safety and precautions

    GROUND-FAULT AND OVERLOAD PROTECTION

    • Conductor sizing
    • Ground-fault protection devices and sizing
    • Motor starter sizing
    • Motor overload protection sizing
    • Disconnect sizing

    MOTOR OVERLOAD PROTECTION

    • Thermal overloads
    • Bimetallic overloads
    • Magnetic overloads
    • Solid-state overloads

    APPLICATION SPECIFIC CIRCUITS

    • Common pumping circuits
    • Common heating/cooling circuits

    HANDS-ON LAB EXERCISE CIRCUITS

    • Two-wire control and hands-off/auto
    • Three-wire control—start/stop
    • Jog/inch circuits
    • Sequencing start and stop circuits
    • Timing circuits
    • Automatic sequencing circuits
    • Forward/reversing circuits
    • Plug stop and anti-plugging circuits
    • Two-speed motor control
    • Reduced voltage starting circuits
    • Alarming and latching circuits
    • Conveyor control circuits

    SAFETY AWARENESS

    • Electrical safety
    • Lockout/tagout procedures
    • Safe work practices
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
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    2-Day Hands-On Lab + Lecture: $1,095/ Participant

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