Seminar Overview

This Electrical Test Equipment Training seminar helps your employees know how to use test and measurement equipment.

This Electrical Test Equipment Training course is extremely valuable for beginners as well as seasoned  electricians and engineers who will be reminded of the many tools they have at their disposal. From basic  maintenance tasks to complementing a more robust preventive and predictive maintenance, TPM or Lean  program, this course will show students how to get the most mileage out of their electrical test equipment.

Students will learn to safely and efficiently work on their equipment for routine maintenance, vastly  improve their troubleshooting capabilities, and will even learn ways to discover problems they never even  knew they had. With the right equipment and knowledge students will have the confidence to do more  work, more quickly, and with less reliance on outside service contractors. What students learn in this class  can be broadly applied to just about any work they do that involves electricity.

Discussion Topics

Introduction to Test Instruments

  • Test equipment applications
  • Measurement safety
  • Test equipment standards

General Use Test Instruments

  • Average Responding multimeter
    • Measures 60 hertz voltage and current and resistance
  • True RMS DMM
    • Used as a multimeter, but more accurate than the average responding meter
  • Analog Meter
    • A multimeter that is often used to display trends
  • Pocket Voltage Tester
    • Commonly carried by technicians to test for the presence of voltage
  • High-Voltage Detector
    • Test for voltages above 600 volts
  • Receptacle Tester
    • Checks for proper wiring of branch circuits and tests GFCI's

Voice-Data-Video (VDV) Test Instruments

  • Tone Generator
    • Used to identify specific wires within a system
  • Fiber Optic Visual Fault Locator
    • Locates faults in fiber optic cable and connectors
  • Wiremap Tester
    • Tests Ethernet twisted pair cabling
  • Cable Tester
    • Troubleshoots faulty communication cables and components

Power Quality Test Instruments

  • Logging Digital Multimeters
    • Looks for periods of stability and instability & records these events
  • Power Quality Analyzes
    • Measures harmonics, power factor, energy usage. Uncovers hidden problems in distribution systems (computer lock-ups, circuit breaker trips, equipment overheating)
  • Data Loggers
    • Use for determining proper phase sequence when connecting 3-phase equipment. Especially used for ensuring proper motor rotation direction when connecting motors

Electronic Circuit Test Instruments

  • Oscilloscope
    • Use for troubleshooting electronic controls. Also used on VED's and for isolating harmonics
  • Logic Probe
    • Use for tracing signals in electronic circuits 

Grounding Systems and Earth Ground Test Instruments

  • Earth Resistance Tester
    • Measures earth grounding system resistance without having to disconnect any part of the system. Used to meet NEC requirement
  • Earth Ground Tester
    • Measure resistance of earth to correct grounding issues
  • Electrostatic Discharge Meter
    • Find sources and levels of dangerous electrostatic discharge on conveyors and for electronics
  • AR-7 Wrist Strap Tester
    • Verify proper grounding of personnel before work on ESD sensitive electronic equipment

High Voltage and Insulation Test Instruments

  • Insulation Resistance Testers
    • Measures insulation resistance of motors, transformers and wiring
  • Hi-potential testers

Instrumentation and Process Control Test Instruments

  • Infrared Thermometers
    • Quick temperature measurements of equipment and components from a distance without having to make contact
  • Calibration Test Instrument
    • Calibrate and troubleshoot PLC and VFD controls

Special Maintenance Test Instruments

  • Thermal Cameras
    • Find overheating electrical conductors and equipment components. Perform energy surveys
  • Ultrasonic Detectors
    • Find air leaks and contact arcing in switchgear
  • Vibration Analyzers
    • Troubleshoot bearing problems, misalignment. Vital part of predictive maintenance program
  • Light Meter
    • Lighting maintenance and find areas for energy savings where excessive light levels exist

Troubleshooting Applications & Hands On Exercises

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8  Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.

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