Industrial Electrical Maintenance Courses

  • Introduction to the Power Industry
    • Describes the many ways in which electricity can be produced, from burning fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas, to harnessing nuclear energy, and using renewable energy sources such as wind, geothermal, and solar energy. 
  • Industrial Electrical Maintenance and Instrumentation Level 1
    • Topics of instruction include: orientation to the trade; tools of the trade; fasteners & anchors; oxyfuel cutting; gaskets & packing; craft related mathematics; construction drawings; pumps & drivers; valves; intro. to test equipment; material handling & hand rigging; mobile & support equipment; lubrication.
  • Industrial Electrical Maintenance and Instrumentation Level 2
    • Topics of instruction include: industrial safety for E & I technicians; intro. to national electric code; electrical theory; alternating current; E & I test equipment; flow, pressure, level & temperature; process mathematics; hand bending; tubing; clean, purge & test tubing & piping systems; instrument drawings & documents part 1; conductors & cables; conductor terminations & splices. 
  • Managing Electrical Hazards
    • Introduces electrical hazards in the workplace and describes how to avoid electrical hazards and how to analyze and document shock and arc flash hazards; and how to plan and conduct work around them. Includes examples of how to complete an energized electrical work permit, and how to select the specialized personal protective equipment required for electrical work.
  • Introduction to Wind Energy
    • Introduces the fundamentals of generating electrical power from wind energy. A brief history of wind energy is included as well as wind science, the interception of wind energy through a rotor, and an identification of major wind turbine generator components. 
  • Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics (P/V)
    • Covers the basic concepts of PV systems and their components, along with general sizing and electrical/mechanical design requirements. Also provides an overview of performance analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Basic Welding & Cutting
    • Student gain experience in oxyfuel cutting safety, equipment and usage; cutting straight lines, squares piercing and slots, bevels; washing and gouging. Students are introduced to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W.) and Mig Welding (G.M.A.W.) as they pertain to uses in maintenance.
  • Basic Controls Lab
    • Motor Controls - lockout/tagout, control panel devices, manual starters, contactors and control relays, and current protection devices.
    • Circuit Layout and Specifications - specifications reading; symbols, designations, and diagrams.
    • Basic Control Circuits - motor starters, two-wire and three-wire control, manual reversing starters, and multiple push buttons.
    • Jogging Control Circuits - friction brakes, motor starters with jogging, and reversing starters with jogging.
    • Reduced AC Voltage Starters - primary resistor, starters, soft starters; Time relay circuits - time relays, plugging with time relays, primary resistor starters with time relays. 
  • Programmable Logic Controllers Lab
    • PLC Overview - control relay functions, Boolean Logic and markers, timing relay functions, counter and comparator functions.
    • PLC Control Circuits - interfacing voltages, motor starters and jogging, reversing motor starters with jogging. 
  • Solar and Wind Training Lab
    • Solar - siting, photovoltaic module, charge controller, loading, and battery bank.
    • Wind Turbine - siting, turbine generator, stop switch, loading, and battery bank.
    • Solar & Wind Combination - diversion load and controller, DC to AC inverter, power consumption, power efficiency, power transmission and distribution, on/off grid operation, hybrid generator, and troubleshooting. 
  • Intro. To Mechanical Drive Systems Lab
    • Introduction to the Mechanical Training System - safety procedures, key and setscrew fasteners, speed and torque measurements, efficiency, shafts and pillow block bearings, shaft alignment and flexible couplings, shaft alignment and rigid couplings, motor soft foot detection and correction.
    • Gaskets and Seals - gaskets, O-rings, lip seals, mechanical seals.
    • Lubrication - viscosity measurements, pillow block bearing lubrication, chain lubrication, and MSDS lubrication chart.
    • Belt Drives - introduction to belt drives, sheave and belt installation, sheave alignment, belt tensioning, speed, torque and pulley ratios, sheave and belt maintenance.
    • Gear Drives - introduction to gear drives, backlash adjustment, speed, torque, and gear ratios, gears using split taper bushings, gear trains.
    • Chain Drives - introduction to chain drives, chain tensioning and speed, torque, and sprocket ratios, sprocket and chain maintenance.
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