Motor Testing Training

Motor Testing Training

Our 2-Day Motor Testing Training course introduces students to the basics of on-line and off-line motor testing techniques.

Our Electric Motor Testing course teaches students the leading cause of motor failure. Electric motors fail. That is a certainty. And unexpectded motor failures cost a company hundreds of thousands of dollars. Learn the techniques and obtain valuable information to detect motor problems prior to failure, avoiding costly downtime. This course focuses electric motor maintence professionals to achieve results from electrical motor testing that will optimize their plant and shop operations. Our comprehensive Electric Motor Testing course emphasizes basic and advanced information about electric motor testing equipment and procedures. When completed, students will have the ability to learn electric motor testing techniques that results in increased electric motor reliability. This always leads to an increase in overall plant efficiency while at the same time decreasing costly motor repairs. Students will also learn how to acquire motor test results that result in fact-based, proper motor maintenance management. Students will understand the reasons that electric motors fail and how to find problems quickly and return motors to service.



This course is designed to enable participants to:

  • Describe various equipment used for motor testing and maintenance.
  • Recognize the cause and source of electric motor problems.
  • Explain how to solve existing and potential motor problems, thereby minimizing equipment disoperation and process downtime.
  • Analyze types of motor loads and their energy efficiency considerations.


WHO should attend

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Engineering and Maintenance Technicians
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineers
  • Power System Protection and Control Engineers
  • Other electrical personnel involved in the maintenance industrial, commericial and institutional power systems.


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 $25.00)
  • Course Materials In Paper Format


Related Courses

Electric Motor Training,

Motor Control Training,

Variable Frequency Drive Basics,

VFD Training

Motors, Drives and Automation Systems




Basic AC Motor Theory

  • electromagnetic theory
  • Basic AC motor construction
  • Various types of motors

Types of Electric Motors

  • This will provide an overview of the different types of motors available today including Squirrel Cage Induction Motors, Synchronous Motors and Wound Rotor Induction Motors.
  • The advantages of each type of motor and the performance that motor has will be discussed.
  • The effects of Voltage and Frequency variations will also be discussed to show the impact each has on the motor performance.
  • Speed and Torque Characteristics for each motor type will be reviewed.


Offline Static Testing

  • Common Off Line Electrical PdM Motor Tests
  • Winding Resistance
  • Capacitance
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Polarization Index/Dielectric Absoption
  • AC HiPot
  • DC HiPot
  • VLF HiPot
  • Winding Inductance and Impedance
  • Surge/Impulse
  • Partial Discharge
  • Core Loss


Static Motor Testing

  • Insulation systems
  • Failure mechanisms
  • Testing methods and pass/fail criteria
  • Recommended test voltages
  • Test sequence overview

Static High Voltage Motor Testing

  • Insulation systems
  • Failure modes and mechanisms
  • Test methods
  • ANSI/IEEE/EASA/NEMA testing standards
  • Recommended test voltages/sequencing
  • Analysis of results



Dynamic Testing

  • On- Line Electrical Motor Monitoring and System Analysis
  • Common On-Line Electrical PdM Motor Tests
  • Power Analysis
  • Voltage Transients
  • Shaft Grounding Voltage & Current
  • Torque Analysis
  • Current Signature Analysis


Dynamic Motor Monitoring 

  • Machine System Overview
  • Properly connecting the Explorer
  • Obtaining quality data
  • Power, motor, load assessment
  • Miscellaneous Explorer tools

Predictive Testing

  • Vibration Analysis


Motor Testing Software

  • Creating databases, motors and test IDs
  • Data collection parameters
  • Establishing and understanding pass/fail criteria
  • Data interpretation

Non-Three Phase Motor Testing 

  • DC motor testing
  • Synchronous motor testing
  • Wound rotor motors
  • Non-rotating equipment


Review of expectations
Questions and Answers



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.




On-Site Training Available

We can present this Motor Testing 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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