Motor Control Training

Motor Control Training

Our 2-Day Motor Control Training course introduces the students to the basics of motor and motor control design, application, installation and maintenance.

The purpose of this motor control training course is to educate both new or experienced industrial electricians and motor technicians who are responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair motor control centers. Students will learn proper motor control maintenance and troubleshooting techniques which will allow them to ensure optimal operation of electric motors while at the same time reducing repair times. 

This course is designed to educate industrial, commercial and institutional motor users about the many savings to be gained from optimum motor control, protection, and maintenance.

Electric motors consume almost 50 per cent of all electricity and in industry, that percentage increases to about 70 per cent. Optimum motor control affects plant production, energy savings, and motor replacement costs.

Students will have an opportunity to ask specific questions and exchange ideas relating to their own unique situations. This motor control training course is designed to be an interactive, problem-solving, learning environment for delegates of all disciplines.

This motor control training course provides the basic information required to safely operate and maintain low and medium voltage motors and controls. At the conclusion of the course, students will understand the basics of electric motor control maintenance procedures.

 

WHO should attend

  • Engineering and design personnel
  • Maintenance and technical services personnel
  • Process and operations personnel
  • Technical and process managers
  • Engineering and design personnel
  • Electrical consulting engineers
  • Electrical contractors

 

 

Students receive

  • This Course Includes Our Latest Electric Motor And VFD Handbook Volume!! (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $50.00)
  • Course Materials In Paper Format

 

Related Courses

Electric Motor Training,

Motor Testing Training,

Variable Frequency Drive Basics,

VFD Training

Motors, Drives and Automation Systems

 

 

Motor Control Training Course Program Outline

 

DAY ONE

 

Session 1: General Motor Control Design and Operation

 

Basic Motor Control Theory

 

AC Motors

  • Induction
  • Synchronous
  • Wound Rotor
  • DC Motors

 

Power System Effects on Motors

  • Voltage
  • Frequency
  • Harmonics

 

Application of Motor Loads

  • Variable Torque
  • Constant Torque
  • Constant Horsepower

 

High Efficiency Motors

  • Cost vs. Energy Saving Analysis
  • Inrush Characteristics
  • kVA Code

 

Power Factor Correction

  • What is power factor?
  • Methods to improve it

 

Session 2: Motor Control Techniques

 

Symbology and Terminology

  • Basic Symbols
  • The Power Circuit
  • The Control Circuit


Starting Methods

  • Full Voltage
  • Reduced Voltage
  • Wye-Delta
  • Soft Starting
  • Vacuum Contactors

 

Stopping Methods

  • Dynamic Braking
  • Plugging
  • Mechanical Braking

 

Speed Control

  • Separate Winding
  • Consequent Pole
  • Wound Rotor
  • Mechanical
  • Variable Voltage
  • Variable Frequency


VFD Effects on Motor Performance

  • Reflected wave phenomena
  • Grounding
  • Shaft Currents
  • Insulation Failure


Session 3: Motor Protection

 

Induction Motor Characteristics

  • Insulation Systems
  • Temperature Limits
  • Service Factor
  • Thermal Limit Curves
  • Vendor Motor Data


Short Circuit Protection

  • Fuses
  • Circuit Breaker
  • MCP

 

Overload Protection

  • Overload Relay


Thermal Protection

  • RTD
  • Thermistor


Solid State Motor Protection Relay

  • Advantages
  • Enhanced Protection
  • Application Examples
  • Relay Setting

 

 

DAY ONE

 


Session 4: Motor Failure Analysis

 

Electrical Failures

  • Insulation Failure
  • Thermal Heating
  • Harmonic Heating
  • Improper Grounding


Mechanical Failures

  • Bearing Failures
  • Belt Alignment
  • Shaft Alignment

 

Load Related Failures

  • Application Abuse
  • Overloading


Session 5: Motor Testing Methods

 

Insulation Life Overview

 

Testing methods

  • Insulation Resistance
  • Polarization Index
  • DC Hipot
  • DC Ramp Test
  • AC Hipot
  • Capacitance test
  • Dissipation Factor
  • Partial Discharge
  • Surge Test
  • Mechanical Testing
  • On-line Testing

 

Session 6: Motor Maintenance Practices

 

Electrical Maintenance

  • Cooling Components
  • Periodic Testing
  • Load Check
  • Temperature

 

Mechanical Maintenance

  • Mechanically Intact
  • Vibration
  • Cleaning
  • Belts/ Couplings
  • Guards

 

COURSE TIMETABLE

Both days:
Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Restart: 1:15 p.m.
Finish: 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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We can present this Motor Control Training Course to your electrical engineering and maintenance staff, on your premises, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. We are ready to help design this program for you. Click on the link below to request a FREE quotation.

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