Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
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This course is designed for anyone who needs to understand basic electricity in order to improve efficiencies and uptime at their industrial plants and large building facilities. We approach our students as if they were our own employees, giving them a real world 'hands-on' electrical education. When they are finished taking this course they will be able to go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they have learned. Fee per person: $1100
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Who Should Attend?
Anyone who needs to understand basic industrial electricity in order to improve efficiencies and safety at their industrial plants and large building facilities
A 2-Day "Hands-On" Course for Building, Plant & Facility Maintenance
Day 1 - Understanding Industrial Electricity
Day 2 - Working with Industrial Electricity
Purpose of Seminar:
This course is designed for anyone who needs to understand basic electricity in order to improve efficiencies and uptime at their industrial plants and large building facilities. We approach our students as if they were our own employees, giving them a real world “hands-on” electrical education. When they are finished taking this course they will be able to go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they have learned.
During this seminar attendees will perform the following basic electrical “hands-on” maintenance tasks. When they return from this American Trainco seminar, their employer can expect them to present a training certificate indicating he or she has successfully completed the following:
(after Day 1)
- 1. Safely and correctly verify a circuit is de-energized.
- 2. Take voltage and resistance readings using a digital multimeter.
- 3. Take clamp-on ammeter readings.
- 4. Perform basic circuit checks for shorts, opens and ground faults using a multimeter.
- 5. Be ready to read and interpret your facility one-line electrical drawings and electrical floor plans.
(after Day 2)
- 1. Choose what electrical PPE they must wear for routine electrical jobs.
- 2. Choose the right type and size wire for common electrical jobs.
- 3. Determine how many of the same size wires they can pull into a given type and size conduit.
- 4. Terminate and splice control and, lighting and power circuit wiring using compression terminals and twist-on wire connectors.
- 5. Wire devices such as switches, receptacles and plugs and receptacles on extension cords.
- 6. Make the electrical checks required as part of an Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program as required by OSHA and the National Electrical Code®.
Attendees will learn to:
- 1. Understand how electricity is produced and distributed.
- 2. Know the difference between AC and DC.
- 3. Identify the relationship between voltage, current and resistance.
- 4. Use the Ohm’s Law wheel to determine electrical values.
- 5. Understand the three hazards associated with the use of electricity.
- 6. Understand electrical power and power measurement.
- 7. Identify the characteristics of the three basic electrical circuits.
- 8. Identify the types and characteristics of commonly used electrical test equipment.
- 9. Understand how electricity is distributed through commercial and industrial facilities.
- 10. Understand the terminology associated with and operation of major electrical components in a distribution system.
- 11. Read basic electrical distribution diagrams.
- 12. Identify the types of PPE required for various electrical tasks.
- 13. Understand the importance and basics of a Lockout Tagout program.
- 14. Understand the purpose of the National Electrical Code and its relationship to maintenance tasks.
- 15. Define basic electrical terms found in the National Electrical Code.
- 16. Identify general requirements for electrical work defined in the National Electrical Code.
- 17. Identify properties of the different types of conductors and insulation materials.
- 18. Read and interpret NEC Table 310.16 reproduced in the Ugly’s manual to size wire.
- 19. Identify the different types of raceways available for wiring.
- 20. Identify the correct methods to wire various electrical components and equipment.
- 21. Learn a systematic approach to simple troubleshooting.
- 22. Understand the importance of an Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program and the use of GFCI’s.
- 23. Understand the basic types of electrical maintenance performed in industrial plants and facilities.
NOTE: Trainees will not receive a written test on these learning objectives.
Who should take this course:
This course is designed for anyone who needs to understand basic industrial electricity in order to improve efficiencies and safety at their industrial plants and large building facilities. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you're not sure you'll fit in or will benefit from the class, don't worry - you will - as long as you work with electricity! People who will benefit from attending this seminar include…
All Maintenance Personnel in
- Manufacturing Plants
- Commercial Buildings
- Waste Water Facilities
- Government Buildings
- Research Facilities
- Shopping Centers
- Apartment Buildings
- -- Including
- HVAC Technicians
- Machine Operators
- Alarm Technicians
- Non-Electrical Engineers
- Building Engineers
- Stationary Engineers
- Low Voltage Specialists
- Multi-craft & Cross Training Personnel
- Any person needing a basic course in industrial electricity
What you will take home:
- American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered n the class
- Ugly's Electrical Pocket Reference Guide - to help you with everyday decisions, calculations and applications in the field
- Personalized Training Certificate with .7 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for each day attended
- All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility
Course Outline / Agenda:
DISCUSSION TOPICS – DAY 1
Understanding Industrial Electricity
This seminar will provide students with a basic understanding of how electricity works in commercial and industrial settings. Starting with easily understood analogies to explain the fundamentals of electricity, students will then be quickly immersed in practical, real world examples used to illustrate how electricity is distributed and used in their own plants and facilities. Next they will learn about different types of electrical test equipment and how to use this equipment in their everyday jobs. A short introduction to electrical safety will be included before moving on to an in-depth discussion about major electrical components such as motors and transformers, where & how these components work, and their purposes within electrical systems. By the end of Day 1, students will have gained a firm understanding of how electrical systems work in their own plants and buildings.
- Production & Distribution of Electricity
- DC and AC in Plants and Facilities
- Voltage, Current and Resistance; Ohm’s Law
- Basic Electrical Circuits
- Series Circuits
- Parallel Circuits
- Series / Parallel Circuits
- Power: Types & Control
- Single-phase and Three-phase Systems
- Workplace Electrical Safety
ELECTRICAL TEST EQUIPMENT for EVERYDAY USE
- Voltage Testers
- Verifying a Circuit De-energized
- 3 Modes of Failure: Opens, Shorts, Ground Faults
- Clamp-on Ammeter
- Meters for Special Circumstances
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUILDING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
- Reading Electrical Single-Line Diagrams
- Major Components
- The Electrical Service
- Main Distribution Centers
- Switchgear and Circuit Breakers
- Overcurrent Protective Devices
- Panelboards and Branch Circuits
- Lighting Circuits
- Electrical Floor Plans & Facility Wiring
DISCUSSION TOPICS – DAY 2
Working with Industrial Electricity
The second day of this seminar consists of the real world, everyday electrical tasks performed on the job. Students will receive an electrical safety overview followed by a brief introduction to the National Electrical Code and how the NEC pertains to the electrical work they do. Next they will learn how to choose the right materials for the job and how to perform basic electrical repairs and installations. A discussion on proper wiring of equipment will be followed by practical tips for electrical troubleshooting, before ending the day with an overview of other common electrical work actives including an introduction to preventive maintenance practices. By the end of Day-2, students will have gained a solid foundation for safely performing electrical work in their plants and facilities.
WORKING SAFELY with INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICTY
- Hazards & Dangers of Electricity
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
- Developing Safe Work Practices
THE NATIONAL ELECTICAL CODE
- Purpose and Overview
- Important Definitions and Terminology
- Overview of Installation Requirements
- “Qualified Persons”
- Conductor Types & Materials
- Selection of Wire Insulation
- Sizing the Wire for the Job
INSTALLING WIRE (CONDUCTORS)
- Cable Trays
- Fittings and Boxes
INSTALLING and WIRING EQUIPMENT
- Wire Nuts, Terminals and Crimpers
- Switches and Receptacles
- Fluorescent Ballasts
- Temporary Wiring
BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING TECHNIQUES
- Branch Circuit Problems
- Control Circuits
- Isolation of Components
- Checking & Replacing Fuses
ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
- Performing Checks as part of an Assured Equipment Grounding Program
- Use and Operation of GFCI’s
- Types of Electrical Maintenance
- Special Precautions
NO RISK REGISTRATION & MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE:
If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend this seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. While payment is due prior to the start of the seminar, you may choose a full refund or credit for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance. Student substitutions can also be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. Refunds will not be issued for registered attendees who fail to show up and have not given a notice of cancellation.
In the rare event that should you not receive the expected value after attending our seminar, simply notify us in writing of your reasons and your money will be promptly refunded.
TPC Trainco provides live training for maintenance personnel in industrial plants and large facilities. Our one to four day seminars offer intensive, high-impact training that gets workers back to the workplace quickly to apply what they’ve learned. We also provide live on-site training, tailored to each client’s needs and equipment.
As a division of TPC Training Systems, we are an essential part of the total training solution for a better, safer, more efficient workforce.
150K+ Workers trained since 2004
2K+ Seminars nationwide each year
30+ Maintenance topics covered
Our Approach to Training uses live instruction as the most effective way to learn and retain maintenance skills.
Our Instructors are seasoned industry experts and field-experienced educators.
Our Curriculum covers a full range of industrial, facility, and building maintenance topics.
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Quote From Past Participants:
"I'll be able to apply what I've learned just about every day." - Maintenance Technician - Arizona Public Service
" An eye opener...I wish all my co-workers could attend." - Maintenance Mechanic - Harrah's Casino
”As an apprentice, I think I can go back to work and teach the veterans a thing or two.” - Maintenance Technician - Apache Jct. Unified Schools
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