Course Description

Our Electrical Maintenance series contains many courses for power plant electricians. 

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  • Classifications of Prints and Drawings
  • Schematic Diagrams
  • Connection Diagrams
  • Logic Diagrams
  • Single-Line Diagrams
  • Elementary Diagrams
  • Electrical-Electronic Print and Drawing Reading
  • Symbols/Components on Prints and Drawings
  • Tracing of Flow paths of Plant Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Location and Usage of Plant Print Indexes
  • Safety Codes and Standards
  • Safety Hazards Associated with Electrical Equipment
  • Calculation of Electrical Values of Single-Phase A.C. Circuits
  • Drawing Single-Phase A.C. Circuits
  • Calculation of Electrical Values of Three-Phase A.C. Circuits
  • Drawing Three-Phase A.C. Circuits
  • Building Single-Phase A.C. Circuits
  • Building Three-Phase A.C. Circuits
  • Transformer Characteristics
  • Essential Parts of a Simple Transformer
  • Relationship Between Primary and Secondary Voltages and Transformer Turns Ratio
  • Potential Transformer
  • Current Transformer
  • Power Transformer
  • Transformer Cooling System Characteristics
  • Types of Transformer Cooling Systems and Their Components
  • Transformer Cooling System Operations
  • Transformer Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Causes of Transformer Failure
  • Removal of Transformers from Service
  • Safety Hazards Related to Transformers
  • Isolation of Plant Main and Auxiliary Transformers
  • Grounding of Plant Main and Auxiliary Transformers
  • Return of Transformers to Service
  • Types of Heat Trace
  • Characteristics of Types of Heat Trace
  • Self-Limiting Cables
  • Constant Wattage Heating Cable
  • Series Resistance Heating Cables
  • Matching of Types to Applications
  • Methods of Repair of Freeze Protection Equipment
  • Heat Transfer Cement
  • Heat Transfer Tape
  • Matching of Freeze Protection Equipment Repair to Situation
  • Plant Antifreeze Panel Locations
  • Testing of Plant Antifreeze Panels
  • Methods of Replacing Freeze Protection Equipment
  • Battery Charger Operation
  • Principle of Rectification
  • Procedure for Placing the Battery Charger in Service
  • Operating Characteristics of Various Types of Motors
  • Types of Motors
  • Alternating Current (A.C.) Generators
  • Operational Theory of Induction Motors
  • Determination of Appropriate Application of Motors
  • Types of Motor Construction
  • Induction Motors and Their Functions
  • Motor Troubleshooting
  • Determination of Faulty Major Component of a Motor System
  • Generator Component Troubleshooting
  • Procedure to Clean a Motor
  • Motor Disassembly
  • Motor Reassembly Techniques
  • Operational Checks to Perform When a Motor is Returned to Service
  • Operating Characteristics of Various Types of Generators
  • Generator Applications
  • Types of Generator Construction
  • Generator Troubleshooting
  • Internal Cleaning of Generators
  • Generator Disassembly Techniques
  • Generator Reassembly Techniques
  • Control Device Troubleshooting
  • Faults Associated with Control Devices
  • Components of Control Devices
  • Functions of Control Devices
  • Differences Between A.C. and D.C. Controllers
  • Identification of the Normal Position of a Control Device
  • Matching of Overload with Selected Type of Load
  • Determination of the Actual Current of a Circuit
  • Procedure to Place All Plant Breakers in Test Position and Test
  • Removal of Arc Chutes on Breakers
  • Procedure to Check Contacts on Breakers
  • Inverter Operation
  • Components of an Inverter
  • Procedure for Placing an Inverter in Service
  • Procedure for Removing an Inverter From Service
  • Use of Direct Current (D.C.) Ground Detection Switches
  • Operation of D.C. Breakers
  • Identification of Unwanted Circuit Grounds
  • Elimination of Unwanted Circuit Grounds
  • Equipment Grounding Concepts
  • Testing of Proper Equipment Grounds
  • D.C. Ground Detection
  • Method of Setting Limit Switches
  • Method of Setting Torque Switches
  • Method of Repairing Limit Switches
  • Method of Repairing Torque Switches
  • Method of Replacing Limit Switches
  • Method of Replacing Torque Switches
  • Stroking a Limitorque Valve Assembly
  • Procedure to Mechanically Stroke a Valve
  • Procedure to Pull an Actuator Off a Valve
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