Electric Motors, Drives and Control Circuits
This course is designed to help maintenance people identify what the real issue is when a motor burns out and how to prevent it from happening again. It involves understanding the control of the motor as well as the motor itself. And because we know time is money, this seminar is designed to have immediate impact so that you can start saving maintenance dollars on costly repairs and service calls today! We approach our students as if they were our own employees. We give them real world, practical knowledge. And students attending this course are expected to go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they have learned. Now that's (Real World training! Fee per person: $1100.
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Who Should Attend?
Anyone who needs to understand motors and motor control -- Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and backgrounds
A practical course for maintenance personnel working in
industrial plants, public facilities and commercial buildings!
Purpose of Seminar:
Motors that fail and the need to replace them is as common as the day is long. But did you know that it doesn’t have to be that way? While motor failure may appear to be a common problem, it is more likely that the real enemy is a wrong application or control circuit issue. Failure of the motor can be just a symptom of perhaps an even more serious problem that lies ahead.
This course is designed to help maintenance people identify what the real issue is when a motor burns out and how to prevent it from happening again. It involves understanding the control of the motor as well as the motor itself. And because we know time is money, this seminar is designed to have immediate impact so that you can start saving maintenance dollars on costly repairs and service calls today! We approach our students as if they were our own employees. We give them real world, practical knowledge. And students attending this course are expected to go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they have learned. Now that’s “Real World” training!
Upon completion of this course, students will receive a training certificate and .7 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for each day attended (1.4 credits for two days), indicating that the student has learned to:
- Identify the different types of motors and their appropriate applications
- Test for & troubleshoot motor problems
- Properly select and replace a motor
- Keep a motor properly maintained
- Identify & understand symbols used in common control circuit drawings
- Use a logical, systematic approach to troubleshooting
- Find and fix common control circuit problems
And to be 100% certain you get the training you need, students are encouraged to bring control circuit drawings of the equipment in their own facility! If you have a unique problem or situation, just let our instructor know. If he can’t help you with your specific problem, we’ll refund your money – guaranteed!
Who should take this course:
This course is designed for anyone who needs to understand motors and motor control. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and backgrounds, so if you're not sure you'll fit in or will benefit from these classes, don't worry - you will - as long as you work around motors! People who will benefit from attending this seminar include…
All Maintenance Related Personnel Working in:
- Manufacturing Plants
- Commercial Buildings
- Waste Water Facilities
- Government Buildings
- Or any other environment where motors are present
Course Outline / Agenda:
DAY 1 – MOTOR REPLACEMENT, MAINTENANCE & TESTING
Fundamentals of Motors
- Glossary of Key Motor Terms
- Types of motors available and their applications
- Test equipment you need for testing and maintaining rotating electrical equipment
- Quick checks in the field for troubleshooting rotating electrical equipment
- Selecting the best replacement motor
- Understanding Motor Nameplate Data
- IEC Motor Ratings
- Energy Issues and Motors
- Tips for selecting Energy Efficient Motors
Safety Issues for Troubleshooting and Replacing Motors
- Hazards of Rotating Electrical Equipment
- OSHA Lockout/Tagout Requirements for Electrical Equipment
- Determining motor power supplies and voltages
- Verifying circuits de-energized – safely and correctly!
- The latest Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements
- Visual Inspections of Motor Disconnects and control circuit operation
Motor Replacement Procedure
- Verification of safe working condition
- Properly de-terminating motors
- Setting replacement motors
- Overview of shaft coupling/alignment procedure options
- Electrical checks on replacement motors before termination
- Verification of proper size line conductors
- Determining proper connection scheme using nameplate data
- Selecting the best method of motor termination
- Lugs and insulation tapes for termination
- Termination kits
- Methods of verifying proper phase rotation
- Lubrication requirements
- Sizing fuses and overloads
- Final checks prior to re-energizing motor
- Electrical, visual and mechanical checks for startup testing
Motor Maintenance Issues
- Testing motor windings
- Megohmmeter testing of motors
- Modern, state-of-the-art predictive maintenance testing for motors
- Bearings and Lubrication
- Motor Storage
- Determining voltage and current imbalance and its effects
- Recommended maintenance practices of NFPA 70B
- Sizing and adjusting overloads per the NEC®
- Common motor problems and how to find them
- Fixes for common motor problems
DAY 2 – WORKING WITH CONTROL CIRCUITS
Fundamentals of Control Circuits
- Types of motor control
- Symbols for control
- Learn to read motor control schematic and ladder diagrams
- Watch motor control circuits operate on-screen before the class
- Learn the basics of PLC ladder logic
- Watch PLC ladder diagrams operate on-screen before the class
- Developing a logical, systematic approach to troubleshooting controls
- Typical control circuit problems and how to find and fix them
Motor Drives and Special Control Circuit Applications
- Energy Management and motor drives
- AC and DC drives overview
- Motors for Variable Speed Drives
- Variable Speed Drive Applications
- HVAC applications
- Servo motors and drives for manufacturing
- Review operation of modern automation control such as “pick and place” and conveyor drives
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.
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30+ Maintenance topics covered
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Our Curriculum covers a full range of industrial, facility, and building maintenance topics.
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