Understanding & Troubleshooting Electric Motors Training Course


Understanding & Troubleshooting Electric Motors Training Course

The Understanding & Troubleshooting Electric Motors Training Course is designed to help you learn via hands-on applications. This training is National Technology Transfer, Inc. certified, and CEU-eligible. You will then be able to apply relevant knowledge to your workplace. The training is a standalone course and does not require a prerequisite.

Course Curriculum

The electric motor training course covers rudimentary operational theory and progresses to the maintenance and operation of electric motors. The class includes hands-on labs and classroom lectures. You will learn how to identify what’s causing an electric motor to malfunction — and what course of action you can take to fix it.

The average class size is approximately 12 participants. Textbooks, lab manuals and other training equipment will be provided. 

The course schedule follows a structure that fosters easy knowledge-building, beginning with basic motor theory:

  • Basic motor theory
  • Nameplate data
  • Three-phase motors
  • National Electric Code® and motors
  • Single-phase motors
  • DC motors 
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Motor selection
  • Hand-on lab exercises
  • Three-phase motors 

In our course, you will learn about:

  • Basic motor theory, including horsepower, torque and loading, frequency and more.
  • How to maintain electric motors and identify potential problems.
  • Nameplate data, including voltage, phase, FLA, RPM and coder letter.
  • How to operate and maintain both AC and DC motors.
  • Three-phase motors, including wyes and deltas, dual voltage connections and squirrel cage motors.
  • The National Electric Code® requirements for motor operation and installation.
  • DC motors, including shunt, series, compound and permanent-magnet motors.
  • How to select motors, including information about enclosure types and accessories.

The hands-on labs will include three-phase motor inspections and taking megohmmeter measurements. 

Who is this course designed for?

There are no prerequisites required for the electric motor training class. You will build a rudimentary foundation of electric motor troubleshooting knowledge that you can quickly build upon at any skill level. 

Those who can benefit from learning electric motor basics include:

  • Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Facility managers and superintendents
  • Safety and compliance professionals
  • Multi-craft professionals and personnel
  • Those who require cross-training on pumps and pump systems

What are the outcomes of this course?

Upon completion of the electric motor training course, you will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of electric motors.
  • Be able to identify common electric motor troubleshooting problems.
  • Be familiar with the motor operation and installation requirements made by National Electrical Code (NEC).
  • Be prepared to receive North American Technician Excellence (NATE) testing for certification. A NATE testing organization must administer testing.
  • Receive a certification of completion. 
Understanding & Troubleshooting Electric Motors Training Course

Contact Industrial Electrical Company Today to Register

Learn about the basics of electric motors with Industrial Electrical Company. We strive to help you predict and prevent downtime with our knowledge, expertise and continuing education opportunities. Register today for your electric motor training in California or contact us to learn more about the course.

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