About this course…
This is a fundamental course developed for technicians and managers who need to understand electrical power systems: how they are designed, what can go wrong and how to find the problem areas. Several types of drawings and schematics are explained and hands-on exercises will demonstrate their practical use for basic troubleshooting.
Who should attend…
Electrical technicians, field engineers, electrical estimators, project managers, inspectors, contractors, journeyman electricians who depend on effective skills and knowledge of print reading.
Attendees should have basic electrical training, some field experience is recommended but not mandatory.
Course Length 2 days (16 contact hours)
Each open-enrollment student will receive a course text.
- How electrical drawings are laid out
- To use legends on electrical drawings
- How to understand and identify typical electrical symbols
- Applications for standard ANSI/IEEE device numbers
- The types of drawings, the basic layout and the purpose of each
- How circuits and devices interact with each other
- To understand the “logic” functions in electromechanical control systems
- To troubleshoot electrical problems using elementary diagrams, one-line diagrams and schematics
- To understand device functions and system operations such as circuit breaker and motor controls and transfer schemes
- Hands-on (~30%) training program augmented with round-table discussions, and perform practical exercises using elementary diagrams, one-line diagrams and schematics.