Plant Electrical Troubleshooting
Thomas Mason, P.E.
course discusses the methods of troubleshooting commercial and industrial electrical
problems. General principles and examples are presented, along with safety considerations.
An Appendix contains catalog information on test equipment.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
Troubleshooting consists of carefully applying a few simple rules. Quick success cannot be promised, but the data gathering stage is invaluable when the problem must be passed on to another specialist. Formal troubleshooting consists of five steps -
1) listening carefully
to a description of the perceived problem;
2) first hand observation of the situation and measurements, when possible;
3) talking with the person who observed the problem;
4) postulating a solution or course of action, based upon knowledge and experience;
5) testing and implementing the course of action.
the troubleshooter can respond to the problem by initially explaining the solution
which worked on a similar problem. Both methods require a collection of experience,
which will be simulated by this course.
The course content is in a PDF file (200 KB) Plant Electrical Troubleshooting. You need to open or download this document to study this course.
This course covers the logical approach to troubleshooting plant electric systems. The emphasis is on methodic approach, collecting necessary data and applying experience. Sample experiences are offered. Following successful completion of this course, the student should be able to ask essential questions regarding an electrical system problem and actively participate in the solution of the problem. Appendices contain test equipment catalog information.
For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:
CR Magnetics - http://www.crmagnetics.com/newprod/indicatorsg.asp
NETA, Electrical testing association - http://www.netaworld.com/item.cfm?ItemsID=143
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.