This 64-hour, 8-day training program is designed to familiarize entry-level electricians, equipment operators and
other skilled trades with electrical control fundamentals, electric terminology and basic troubleshooting
What is Electricity?
Digital Multimeter (DMM)
Troubleshooting Keys – Kirchhoff’s Law
Machine Control & Control Devices
Introduction to Electrical Safety
Three-phase AC Motors
Troubleshooting Tips and Techniques
Generic PLC Concepts
Using the SLC to Demonstrate PLC Concepts
The PLC as an Advanced Troubleshooting Tool
Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:
Solve for the missing variable -I E or R - using Ohm’s Law.
Use a DMM to measure voltage, current and resistance.
Find opens and shorts in circuit using Kirchhoff’s Law.
Wire up and find problems in relay logic. Understand the operation of and repair/replace defective input devices such as: limit switches, proximity sensors, photo eyes & reed switches. Understand the operation of and repair/replace defective output devices such as: timers, motor starters, contractors & solenoids.
Find and use the correct documentation needed to troubleshoot and repair machine breakdowns.
Safely analyze and repair faults detected by protective devices such as: fuses, circuit breakers & GFIs.
Know what a “Qualified Person” is and what the requirements are to become one.
Explain how 3-phase electricity is generated and distributed to a plant.
Troubleshoot 3-phase motors using a DMM and a megger - find shorts, opens and insulation breakdown.
Develop a step by step troubleshooting plan to find the root cause of a shutdown. Implement countermeasure that will prevent the reoccurrence of a problem.
Explain what the NEC code is and what its intended purpose is.
Explain how real world (field) devices interface with a PLC.
Read a PLC program and explain how it relates to relay logic.
Use a PLC as the starting point for troubleshooting problems.