Industrial electrical maintenance – Course Description:
This industrial electrical maintenance course is designed to enable candidates who have a small amount of electrical knowledge to gain recognised qualifications and skills to enable them to enter an industrial environment and work as a industrial electrician. The industrial electrical maintenance course will include a large amount of practical, enabling the candidate to install, fault find, design and wiring up control panels, using a variety of different methods.
Industrial electrical maintenance course Aims
The aim of the industrial electrical maintenance course is to provide solid foundations upon which the participant will be able to build and develop. Emphasis is given to providing the necessary skills, which will allow the participant to carry out routine electrical tasks. It is also made clear that a participant needs to identify and know their own limitations, allowing tasks to be carried out in a safe manner, not giving rise to danger.
• Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, requirements and implementation • Working safely, including the importance of isolation procedures and lock out systems • Switches and Push Buttons, an explanation of the various types of switches and push buttons, the terminology and electrical symbols which are used in industry today, along with practical testing of functionality • Relays and Contractors, principles of operation, purpose and uses • Circuit design using BS electrical symbols and ladder diagrams, simple retaining circuits • Construction of the above circuit, demonstrating the techniques of cable termination.
• 3 phase induction motors, synchronous and asynchronous • Description of the component parts of a 3 phase induction motor • Demonstration of how a 3 phase rotating magnetic field is produced and how to reverse it • Explanation of synchronous and asynchronous speed and slip • Effect of the number of poles on motor speed • Frame sizes• Practical identification of various motors.
• Principles of 3 phase induction motor control systems • Overload protection principles of operation and use • Design and operation of a DOL (direct on line) starter • Construction of a DOL starter • Inspection and testing procedure for the above starter • Motor testing procedures.
• DOL starter modifications • Importance of updating documentation • Design, construction and verification of reversing starter control and power circuits.
• Star delta starters, principles of operation and uses • Design, construction and verification of star delta starter control and power circuits.
• Solenoids and actuators, principles of operation and maintenance
- State precautions that may be necessary when removing cores from energised AC solenoids
- Transformers, sizing, applications and uses
- Heaters, applications, uses and safety precautions to be observed
- Temperature controllers, various types, principles of operation and uses
• Thermal sensors, various types, principles of operation and uses.
Proximity devices, limit switches and proximity switches, various types, principles of operation and uses
- Practical workshop, gaining an understanding of typical connections of various proximity devices and the range
of available supplies catered for, voltage levels and current type
• Development of a typical simple control system using push buttons, proximity devices, relays and indicator lamps.
• Protection against over current
- Protective devices, various types, suitability and uses
- Earthing, including principles of protection against indirect shock
• Undervoltage protection.
• Cable and core termination techniques, including crimping and soldering
- Practical workshop terminating YY, SY, SWA and MICC cable
- Testing, basic principles of circuit protective conductor testing and insulation resistance testing, instruments used and expected values
• Practical workshop testing cables terminated previously and testing cables with faults on test rig
• Fault finding, safety precautions and principles
- Practical workshop on fault rigs
- Root cause analysis
- PPM and maximising uptime.•
Level 3 Certification
Level 3 National Certification is included with the first 10 days of the course, it enables the Candidate to identify the principles applied to, the processes involved and the components used in the construction of Electrical Panels for Engineering Applications and, the techniques used in inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical panels and associated equipment. You will gain knowledge and be assessed in the following areas.
- Understand the relevant statutory and non-statutory legislation associated with design, construction and application of Electro Technical Panels;
- Understand safe systems of working on Electro Technical Panels;
- Understand how to interpret drawings, diagrams, specifications and manufacturers data to locate, position, install and connect wiring systems, components, wiring enclosures and equipment;
- Understand how to select the appropriate tools and equipment to carry out the panel build;
- Understand how to interpret drawings, diagrams, specifications and manufacturers’ data and to select
appropriate working methods and procedures using tools, equipment and instruments to refurbish, maintain and repair electro technical panels;
- Understand how to select appropriate working methods and use tools, equipment and instruments for the testing and commissioning of electro technical panels.
During this part of the course, you will learn skills on programming, fault finding, modify and using PLC programs. The course is designed to be as practical as possible, enabling the candidate to gain the maximum amount of exposure to ‘real life’ equipment. During the course we cover the manufacturers listed below, which are the most popular brands currently in use within the UK. (We can accommodate other manufacturers if required)
- Allen Bradley SLC (RSLogix 500)
- ControlLogix (RS Logix5000)
- MicroLogix (RSLogix 500)
- S7-200 PLC Training (Step 7 Micro)
- S7-300 PLC Training (Step 7)
- Mitsubishi PLC Training (Medoc, GX Developer)
Level 3 Certification
Level 3 National Certification is included within the PLC element of the Course by enhancing the introductory week (PLC01) with a second week of the study and undertaking assessments
To achieve unit certification, candidates must be able to:
- Demonstrate an Understanding of the Internal Architecture of PLCs, their Applications and Knowledge of the Number Systems they use
- Demonstrate an Understanding of Typical Input and Output Devices used with PLCs, their Selection and how they are Interfaced to the PLC
- Investigate and Display an Understanding of the Basic Programming Techniques used with PLCs.
- Produce a Correctly Developed Program for a PLC to Control a Specified Process and Document the Completed Program to a Satisfactory Standard.
- Demonstrate an Understanding of How to Monitor PLC Operation, Force Devices and Fault Find PLC Controlled Processes.
After completion of the 2 weeks of industrial electrical maintenance training, the candidate will have obtained a Level 3 qualification, within the electrical wiring sector, this qualification is ideally suited for a candidate wishing to enter the Industrial Maintenance Electrical environment.
Our Tutors are qualified, highly experienced, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and extremely friendly, you can take full advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and practical advice they offer. This short theory course is intensive, but no compromise is made on the course content. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment.
Refreshments supplied throughout the day!
First exam fee included!
Essential Book supplied *throughout* course!
* Actual Unit Title is – Panel Wiring for Engineering Applications