Basic Electricity for Commercial & Industrial Equipment

2-Day Hands-On Workshop for Facility & Plant Maintenance (Available in Spanish)

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Basic Electricity for Commercial & Industrial Equipment

This hands-on basic electricity training provides our students with a solid foundation of electrical knowledge for commercial electrical equipment and distribution systems.  Students will learn to improve safety, overall efficiency and reduce equipment downtime by applying the fundamentals of electrical skills.  This live training, electrical training, arc flash traininghands-on course is specifically developed and geared for maintenance technicians and other non-electrical personnel but also a great update for experienced electricians and engineers working in industrial plants and commercial buildings.

  • Hands-On Workshop with 24v Test Systems
  • Understand How to work with Industrial Electricity
  • Learn Best Practices for Electrical Safety
  • Learn How to Build Circuits and Replace Equipment
  • How to Properly Measure Circuits with a Meter
  • Learn about the Latest Industry Codes & Special Equipment

Agenda

Day 1

  • Production & Distribution of Electricity
  • DC & AC in Plants & Facilities - Hands-On Exercise
  • Voltage, Current & Resistance; Ohm’s Law
  • Basic Electrical Circuits: Series/Parallel - Hands-On Exercise
  • Power: Types & Control
  • Single-Phase & Three-Phase Systems
  • Workplace Electrical Safety

  • Multi-meters
  • Voltage Testers

  • 3 Modes of Failure: Opens, Shorts & Ground Faults
  • Clamp-On Ammeter, Megohmmeters & Others

  • Reading Electrical One-Line Diagrams
  • Major Components
  • The Electrical Service
  • Main Distribution Centers
  • Transformers
  • Switchgear & Circuit Breakers
  • Over-current Protective Devices
  • Feeders
  • Disconnects
  • Motors
  • Panel-boards & Branch Circuits
  • Lighting Circuits
  • Electrical Floor Plants & Facility Wiring

Day 2

  • Hazards & Dangers of Electricity
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Electrical Lockout
  • Creating Electrically Safe Work Conditions

  • Purpose, Overview & Definitions
  • Installation Requirements
  • Qualified Persons

  • Conductor Types & Materials
  • Wire Size & Wire Insulation

  • Raceways & Cable Trays
  • Conduits
  • Fittings & Boxes

  • Wire Nuts, Terminals & Crimpers
  • Switches & Receptacles
  • Lighting & Ballasts
  • Motors
  • Temporary Wiring

  • Branch Circuit Problems
  • Control Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Checking & Replacing Fuses

  • Performing Checks as part of an Assured Equipment Grounding Program
  • Use of Operation of GFCI’s
  • Types of Electrical Maintenance
  • Special Hazards & Equipment