Electrical Training Seminars


E600 Electrical Troubleshooting

Seminar Duration:  2 or 3 Days

This is a three-day course designed to familiarize the maintenance  professional with basic electrical circuits, electrical safety in  troubleshooting, electrical drawings and schematics, electrical  distribution systems, wiring and troubleshooting of motor control  circuits, electrical protective devices, and AC motors as they relate to  electrical troubleshooting.

Some of the key topics covered are:

Basic Electrical Circuits

  • Ohm's Law
  • Kirchoff's Law
  • Series, parallel, and combination circuits 
  • Use of test equipment
  • Hands-on circuit exercise                                                                                 

Electrical Safety in Troubleshooting

  • Basics of electrical safe work practices
  • Lock Out Tag Out
  • Personal protective equipment and electrical troubleshooting

Electrical Drawings and Schematics

  • Review of electrical print reading
  • One-line diagrams
  • Ladder Diagrams
  • Electrical symbols

Electrical Distribution Systems

  • Transmission relays
  • Transformers
  • Single-phase, three-phase power systems 
  • One-line diagrams

Wiring and Troubleshooting of Motor Control Circuits

  • Basic control components
  • Wiring basic control circuits (hands-on)
  • Sizing of thermal overload protection
  • Troubleshooting of motor control circuits
  • Hands-on wiring and troubleshooting "bugged" control circuits 
  • Two-wire control circuits
  • Three-wire control circuits

Electrical Protective Devices

  • Explanation of protective devices
  • Fuses
  • Circuit breakers
  • Phase monitors
  • Thermal motor overloads

AC Motors

  • Single-phase
  • Three-phase
  • Troubleshooting and testing
  • Proper preventive and predictive maintenance 
  • Torque characteristics

Why motors fail

  • Meggering, surge comparison testing

E601 Motor Controls and Troubleshooting

Seminar Duration:  2 Days

This is a two-day course designed to  familiarize maintenance personnel with the different types of motor  controls and their applications.

Some of the key topics covered are:

Review of Basic Electrical Circuits

Ohm’s Law

Kirchoff’s Principles

National Electrical Code Requirements Relating to Motor Controls

Review of Wiring - one line and ladder diagrams

Electrical Safety Issues Dealing with Electrical Motor Control Circuits, Repair, and Troubleshooting

Motor Control Circuit Fundamentals

Hands-On Wiring and Troubleshooting Several Basic Motor Control Circuits

General “Rule of Thumb” Troubleshooting and Diagnostic Practices

Basics of Electrical Protective Devices

E602 Ladder Diagrams

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days

This course teaches the student how to read basic electrical ladder  diagrams. The special symbols used in electricity are learned.

E603 Grounding and Bonding

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days

This course covers the basic theory and principles of grounding and  bonding of electrical systems and related equipment. Safety aspects are covered in great detail.

E604 AC and DC Motor Basics and Troubleshooting

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days

This course teaches the student about alternating current motors and direct current motors and their applications. Proper maintenance and troubleshooting of AC and DC motors is also covered.

Introduction to Single Phase and AC Poly Phase Motors

  • Operating Principles
  • Nikola Tesla, Inventor
  • Three Phase Systems WYE and DELTA Review
  • Terminal Connections
  • Rated Voltage
  • Frequency/Phase:  60 HZ/50HZ
  • Speed/# Magnetic Poles
  • NEMA Design Letters
  • Rated Horsepower
  • Duty Ratings, Continuous, Intermittent
  • Insulation Classes
  • Service Factor
  • NEC KVA Letter Code
  • Efficiency, Power Factor, Power Factor Correction
  • Connections
  • Preventive and Predictive Maintenance for Motors

Why Motors Fail

  • Normal Motor Design Life
  • Effects of Temperature on Motor Life
  • Proper Lubrication
  • Mechanical Alignment to Driven Machinery
  • Proper and Special Motor Bearings
  • VFD's and Bearing ad Insulation Failures
  • Bearing Heating Issues

Hands-On Labs Based on NFPA 70B Maintenance Recommendations

  • Predictive Testing of Insulation Systems:  Ohm Testing and Meggering
  • Vibration Analysis, Detecting Misalignment, Failing Bearings, Loose Rotor Bars
  • Building a Small DC Motor
  • Bearing Numbers for Motors and Correct Fits to Shaft
  • Understanding Motor Name Plate Information
  • Surge Comparison Testing
  • Connecting Single and Three Phase Motors
  • Reversing Direction of Rotation
  • Thermographic Imaging and Analysis of Motors
  • Determining Voltage Imbalance
  • Operating AC Motors from VFD

E605 AC Motor Controls

This course teaches the student about the different components that "start and stop" a motor.

E606 Basics of Industrial Electricity

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days

This course covers the basic principles of electricity and how they apply to the industrial environment. Electrical safety is also stressed.

This course includes the information on industrial electrical subjects  necessary to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain most industrial  electrical equipment.

This course is not only for the novice, but  serves as an excellent refresher for the experienced electrician. It is  also well-suited for the non-electrician for the purpose of cross craft  training. With the highly complicated interrelationships of electrical  and mechanical systems in most modern equipment, this course eliminates  the age-old argument of whether the problem is mechanical or electrical.

Follow-up  to this course is our AC Motor Controls course, which consists of two  days of hands- on fun wiring and troubleshooting common motor control  circuits.  Some of the key topics covered are:

Basic Electrical Principles, Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff's Law
Digital Multimeter – hands-on circuit tests
Basics of Direct Current, Series, Parallel, and Combination Circuits
Basics of Alternating Current, The Induction Effect
Industrial Power Distribution Systems
Electrical Protective Devices, Fuses, Circuit Breakers, Phase Monitors
Basics of AC Motors - Single and Three-Phase
Basics of Electrical Schematics and Blue Print Reading
Basics of Electrical Preventive and Predictive Maintenance
Electrical Safe Work Practices - based on OSHA Standard 29CFR 1910.331-335

E607 Electrical Safety

Seminar Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: The attendee should have a basic knowledge of industrial machinery, math, and electrical principles.

This  course is designed to raise awareness of electrical hazards in the  workplace, and to point out the "safe" way to work with electricity. It  follows the requirements of OSHA CFR 1910.331-335 that covers scope,  training, work practices, use of equipment, and safeguards for personnel  protection. The Occupational Safety and Health Act is also explained,  as well as electrical dangers of shock, arc, and blast.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act includes the following:


Introduction (OSHA)

  • Introduction
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • Inspections
  • Penalties
  • NFPA 70E committee

Electrical Hazards

  • Shock
  • Arc
  • Blast

Working on electrical equipment

  • Electrical switching
  • Electrical testing
  • Equipment, planning morale

Electrical safety-related work practices 

  • OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.331-335
  • 1910.331 - Scope
  • 1910.332 - Training
  • 1910.333 - Selection and Use of Work Practices 
  • 1910.147 Lockout and Tagout
  • 1910.334 - Use of Equipment
  • 1910.335 - Safeguards for Personnel Protection

E608 PLC Basics 1 and 2

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days for each

This course covers the basic principles and applications of programmable logic controllers.

PLC Basics 1


PLC Hardware

Numbering Systems and Codes

The Fundamentals of Logic

The Basics of PLC Programming

Developing Fundamental PLC Wiring Diagrams and Ladder Logic Programs


Program Control Instructions

Hands-On Labs Using LogixPro...Allen Bradley RSLogix Simulator

PLC Basics 2

Brief Review of PLC I

Processor - Koyo CLICK C0-02DR-D Digital and Analog PLC

Add-on Card - Koyo CLICK C0-16CDD1 Combination Card

Communication Port Setup

Trainer Switches and Loads

CLICK I/O Numbering

CLICK Numbering Systems

CLICK Memory Types

Hands-On Labs Using LogixPRO...Allen Bradley RSLogix Simulator

E609 Variable Frequency Drives

Seminar Duration:  3-4 Days

This hands-on course teaches the student the fundamental principles and  applications of variable frequency drives.  Motor principles, related  basic electrical principles and application s are also covered.   Programming parameters and troubleshooting techniques as well as power  quality issues are covered. 

This course contains:

Basic Electrical refresher
Horse Power and Torque
Motor loads an Torque Types

  • Locked rotor Torque
  • Pull-up Torque
  • Break-down torque
  • Full-load torque

Motor load types

  • Constant Torque loads
  • Constant Horsepower Loads
  • Variable Torque Loads
  • Impact Loads

Centrifugal Equipment (Fans and Pumps) Affinity Laws
Electrical Loads

  • Resistive
  • Inductive
  • Capacitive


  • Linear Loads
  • Non-Linear Loads

Power Reactors

  • Line and Load

Electrical Unbalances

  • Phase
  • Voltage
  • Current
  • Frequency

Three Phase Motors

  • Rotor Design
  • Insulation Values

NEMA Rotor Designs
NEMA Motor designs
Motor enclosures
AC Drive Types

  • Variable Voltage Inverter
  • Current Source Inverter
  • Pulse width Modulation

VFD Setup parameters
Hands-on Drive Setup for Variable torque
Hands-on Drive setup for Constant torque

  • Fluke 123 Scopemeter monitoring frequency
  • Wave Distortion

Line reactors
Load Reactors
Numerous Hands-on VFD labs setting up various drive parameters to enhance energy conservation and equipment life.

E610 Electrical Systems/Transformers

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days

This course teaches the student about different types of electrical  systems. It covers the different types of electrical transformers and  their various applications.

E611 Electricity for Non-Electricians

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days

This course is designed to teach students other than electricians the  basic principles of industrial electricity and motor controls. It also  addresses the safety precautions that they should take when dealing with  electricity. This course is intended to help workers in industry avoid  the hazards that they may encounter while performing electrically  related jobs.  See our other related electrical training seminars.

E612 2017 NEC® National Electrical Code

Seminar Duration:  3 Days

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the National Electrical Code and its changes for 2017.

E613 Instrumentation Measurement and Control Basics

Seminar Duration:  3 Days

This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of pneumatic, electrical, electronic, and digital instrumentation.

Process Measurement 

  • Flow
  • Pressure
  • Level
  • Temperature

Pneumatic Instrumentation Fundamentals
Electrical and Electronic Instrumentation Fundamentals
Digital Instrumentation Fundamentals
Primary Elements

  • Orifice plate
  • Venturi tube
  • Pitot tube
  • Magnetic flowmeter 
  • Ultrasonic flowmeter 
  • Capacitance detector
  • Ultrasonic detector
  • Bimetallic devices

Secondary Elements

  • Transducers
  • Diaphragm devices
  • Bellows devices

Controller Modes

  • Off/On
  • Modulating control (PID)

Final Control Elements (control valves)
Instrumentation Drawings

  • Loop
  • P&ID

Introduction to Process Control Computer System

E614 NFPA 70E Arc Flash

Seminar Duration:  1, 2, or 3 Days

This course is designed to teach students the current standards of NFPA  70E as it relates to the electrical safety hazard known as Arc Flash.   The regulations that require the calculation of the “flash protection  boundary” inside which qualified workers must be protected when working  are discussed.