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Basics of Industrial Electricity

This training program is eligible for an early bird discount of $100 if registered 60 days out (or more) and will be automatically applied at checkout!


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2 Days


At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand electricity concepts like voltage, current, wiring, switches, and circuits
  2. Learn how electricity applies to transformers, motors and common electrical devices.
  3. Safely perform electrical wiring, troubleshooting, and repairs.
  4. Certification: This training program is approved by and can to lead to certification through North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Testing for this certification is administered by a NATE testing organization.

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  • Why You should take this training program

    Gain a basic understanding of electricity generation and delivery. Most importantly, at the end, the major benefit of our Electrical Basics for Industrial Applications training program is to be able to find, understand, and fix electrical problems more easily, thereby reducing downtime.

    In this electrical workshop, you will gain invaluable experience in using and understanding electricity and its function in an electrical circuit. The course covers all aspects of electricity, including Ohm’s Law, terminology, common circuits, test equipment, safety, generators, motors, and relays. Theory and explanations support numerous practical hands-on exercises, and can apply to real world situations.

    Learn how electricity is applied to transformers, motors, and common electrical devices; how and where these components work; and their applications. You will also learn and practice safe methods and how to choose the proper instruments and tools to measure and comprehend the characteristics and properties of electrical signals in terms of voltage, current, and impedance (resistance).

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours
    Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted for Continuing Education recognition by the agency.

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  • Who Should Take This Training Program

    People who will benefit from attending this training program include:

    • Apprentices and experienced HVAC technicians
    • Supervisors (working on or who oversee employees working on 50V or greater equipment)
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • Machine Operators
    • HVAC maintenance & Repair Technicians
    • Energy Management Personnel
    • Fire Alarm Technicians
    • Electricians
    • Plant & Facility Maintenance Technicians
    • Building Engineers
    • Stationary Engineers
  • What You'll Learn

    Lecture Agenda

      • Electricity in simple terms
      • AC and DC voltage and current
      • Electrical circuits
      • Ground-fault protection
      • Fuses and circuit breakers
      • Transformers, motors and generators
      • Electrical safety
      • Troubleshooting
      • Protective devices
      • Common wiring devices
      • Electrical drawings and symbols

    Hands-On Lab Exercises

      • Voltage check
      • Using the probe
      • GFCI Connections
      • Installing 3- and 4-way switches
      • Series and parallel resistance and circuits
      • Measuring DV volts
      • Transformer voltages
      • Wyes, deltas and leads
      • Resistor board
      • Diodes and continuity
      • Capacitor check
      • Solid-state switch check
      • Testing fuses
      • Capacitor-start motor
      • Shaded-pole motor
  • Training Program Description

    Basics of Electricity and Multimeters

    Electrical Safety

    • Basic safety guidelines
    • Lockout/tagout
    • Test safety equipment

    Common Wiring Devices

    • Measure voltage receptacles
    • Types/grades of current
    • Probing a circuit
    • Hot & grounding reversed
    • GFCI connections
    • Problem receptacles
    • Switch loops
    • Dimmer and double-pole switches

    Lighting and Heating

    • Types of lamps
    • Preheat, rapid & instant start
    • Series/parallel resistance

    Conductors & Raceways

    • Solid and stranded
    • Cables and conduit

    Tools & Test Equipment

    • Tools—cutting and conduit
    • Measuring devices
    • Phase-rotation meter
    • Megohmmeter
    • Voltage and continuity testers

    Generators & Transformers

    • DC power sources & voltmeter
    • Measuring DC volts
    • Series and parallel circuits
    • Generators and sine voltage

    Current lags/leads wave

    • Transformer voltages
    • Wyes and deltas

    Solid-State Devices

    • Resistor color codes & board
    • Diodes and continuity
    • Rectifiers
    • Capacitor sine waves
    • Capacitor check
    • Solid-state switches

    Protective Devices

    • Overcurrent
    • Circuit breaker
    • Overload relays
    • Testing fuses
    • Ground-fault selectivity
    • Sensors/lights

    Generators & Transformers

    • DC power sources
    • Batteries
    • DC & AC generator
    • Single-phase and 3-phase
    • Inductance, capacitance and impedance
    • Transformers
    • Polarity
    • Series and parallel circuits

    Solid-State Devices

    • Resistors
    • Diodes and rectifiers
    • Capacitors
    • Switches

    Protective Devices

    • Fuses and disconnect switches
    • Circuit breakers, panels and switchgear
    • Overload & protective devices
    • Ground-fault protection
    • Grounding and isolating
    • Phase reversal
    • Surge protection
    • Coordination & selectivity

    Lighting & Heating

    • Incandescent and fluorescent
    • HID lamps
    • Low voltage
    • Series, parallel and series-parallel lamps

    Industrial Wiring Devices

    • Receptacles wiring
    • Grades
    • NEMA locking
    • GFCI
    • Lighting outlets
    • Switch operation & installation

    Conductors & Raceways

    • Insulation and ampacity
    • Solid and stranded cable
    • Conduit-metal & nonmetallic
    • Cable trays
    • Busways
    • Splices: wire nuts, crimps, terminal blocks, split bolts and solder

    Conductor and Box Fill

    • Parallel conductors
    • 2-, 3-, and 4-wire circuits
    • Low-voltage applications

    Electrical Drawing & Symbols

    • Blueprints & schematics
    • NEMA symbols
    • Ladder diagrams
    • Physical layout

    Industrial Wiring Devices

    • Relays
    • Motors
    • Single-phase, 3-phase and DC
    • Connection diagrams
    • Motor construction
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    Training Program Pricing

    2-Day Hands-On Lab + Lecture: $1,195 / Participant

    Note: This course is often combined with Electrical Troubleshooting

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