Course Length:  1 day (7 hours)
CEUs:  0.7

Course Description

This course will focus on electrical control devices that are frequently overlooked in a formal training programs. It will speed up the learning process involving electrical devices and result in a higher level of job performance.  It will help improve knowledge-based skills, improve work flow efficiencies and minimize errors that result in unsafe circumstances and possible personal injury and property losses.

You will be able to:

  • Use proper terminology and electrical symbols.
  • Make measurements of voltage, current and resistance.
  • Become familiar with the distribution of electrical power.
  • Make proper electrical connections.
  • Check various control devices for proper operation.
  • Use and describe the purpose of control relays for various applications.
  • Use and describe the function of timing and counting relays.
  • Use schematics, wiring diagrams and electrical ladder logic to commission, troubleshoot and maintain electrical controls
  • Use switches, pushbuttons, selector switches, solenoids, timing relays, counters, basic motion and speed control devices
  • Use electrical control devices to control the operation and failure modes for valve control applications and various process variables

You Will Cover:

  • Electrical Standards and Best Practices
  • NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
  • Power Sources
  • Wiring and Electrical Connections
  • Fuses and Circuit Breakers
  • Electrical Switching and Communication
  • Plug-In Relays
  • Timing Relays
  • Counters
  • Solenoids
  • Electrical Ladder Logic
  • Documentation
  • Valve Control
  • Troubleshooting

Who should attend?

Control System Technicians that need training to reinforce their knowledge of basic electricity and develop skills required to install and maintain electrical control devices.