• Electrical Systems and Principles (TI15)


    Length: 3 days
    CEU Credits: 2.1
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Combo Price: ISA Member, $2,250; Affiliate Member, $2,540; Community Member/List $2,825


    "Hands on lab, understanding the relationships and differences between voltages, current, resistance, inductance, and reactance." ~Deidrea Vanderbilt

    This course covers electrical principles and components used in industrial instrumentation, emphasizing safety. The material covered includes using schematic symbols, the National Electrical Code (NEC), and basic test equipment. This course serves as an excellent overview for those who have never had electrical training and as a refresher/update for those who have had electrical training (though not too advanced) sometime ago. An understanding of basic Algebra is expected.

    You will be able to:

    • Evaluate the direct current (DC) relationships between voltage, current, and resistance
    • Determine alternating current (AC) characteristics including amplitude, frequency, and phase
    • Identify the properties of an inductor and of a capacitor
    • Use basic test equipment to evaluate and to determine basic electrical characteristics
    • Apply safety considerations when measuring electrical values or working around electrical equipment
    • Compare bridge operation in balanced and unbalanced condition
    • Identify schematic symbols used for electrical devices
    • Identify polyphase voltages and currents found in the industrial environment
    • Explain the purpose and use of the National Electrical Code (NEC)

    You will cover:

    • Direct and Alternating Current Circuits: Different Circuit Types | What Makes a Material a Conductor, a Semi-conductor, or an Insulator | Power Sources | Loads | DC Resistance and Impedance | Peak/RMS Voltages | Affect of Frequency on a Circuit
    • Overcurrent Devices: Fuses | Circuit Breakers | Overloads | Inrush Current | FLA
    • Inductance and Capacitance: Electromagnetism | Lenz's Law and How It Applies | Inductive Reactance | Inductive Kick | Relays/Solenoids/Contactors | Capacitive Reactance | Capacitor Types | Time Constants and Their Application | Filters and Resonance 
    • Measuring Equipment: Digital Multimeter | Scopemeter | Frequency Generator
    • Safety: Using Test Equipment Safely
    • Sensing Devices: Bridge Circuits in Sensor Instruments  
    • Polyphase Sources: 3-phase Power | Wye and Delta Transformer and Motor Systems
    • National Electrical Code (NEC): How to Use | Industrial Applicability

    Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

    • Measure current, voltage, resistance, and impedance
    • Use various electrical sources and components
    • Use capacitors, inductors, and resistors to build circuits and see the different results
    • Connect DC parallel and series circuits and learn their different uses 
    • Troubleshoot circuits by determining proper voltage, current flow, power dissipation, resistance, and complete path 
    • Build a relay "Seal in circuit" for lighting lights
    • Measure and understand the difference in "pull in" and dropout voltage
    • A hand-held/scientific calculator should be brought to class. 

    Recommended Resources:
     Basic Electricity and Electronics for Control: Fundamentals and Applications, 3rd Edition.

    If you wish to register offline, download the 
    Training Registration Form , complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

    Not sure this particular course is for you?

    pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.