3 Day Motor Circuit Analysis Training Course - Level II

Course Type: On-Site Classroom
Course Number: 10043

Three days, at the customers’ site, of MCA™ (De- Energized) training picks up where the MCA™ Level I leaves off. It prepares you to troubleshoot all types of electric motors, coils, and windings. This course combines a review of the principles and guidelines presented in the MCA™ Level I course with the new principles necessary to perform MCA™ on all types of electrical machines, including, but not limited to Synchronous motors, DC motors & Generators, Transformers, Wound Rotor motors & Asynchronous Generators. Also presents all of the function and features of the AT5™ and the MCA PRO™ Software. This course requires the use of computers with the MCA™ demo software installed, or administrative rights on your computer. Course materials include Workbook and Motor Circuit Analysis Manual. 

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Use all features & functions of the AT5™ for all machines & winding types
  • Determine which feature or function is used to evaluate all various machine and winding types
  • Understand the atomic & electrical theories presented in MCA Level I course
  • Perform and understand the guidelines for determining the condition of the ground wall insulation systems Insulation Resistance to Ground (IRG),
  • Define MCA™ measurements of resistance(R), Inductance (L), Impedance (Z), Phase Angle (Fi) & Current Frequency Response (I/F)
  • Manually measure: R, L, Z, Fi and I/F using the AT5™
  • Establish a reference value to define the condition of a motor’s winding condition using the Static motor test
  • Explain the construction of most common types of industrial electrical equipment, identify their major components and define the purposes of each major component
  • Explain the various designs of squirrel cage rotors, and understand the speed vs torque curves
  • Define the bearing failure stages of rolling element bearings
  • Explain the development of torque & the rotating magnetic field in an AC Induction motor
  • Understand the most common reason squirrel cage motors exhibit an impedance unbalance and how to obtain the correct values
  • Calculate the correct speed of an operating AC Induction motor by using common measured variables
  • Explain the operation of AC Wound rotor Induction motors
  • Explain the construction and operation of AC synchronous motors and define their operating characteristics • Understand the operation & construction of three phase transformers
  • Explain the construction and operation and construction DC Motors & Generators
  • Identify the major components and their purpose for DC
  • Describe the operation of the different types of DC motors and identify their applications
  • Describe the stages of electrical insulation failures • Use all features & functions of the AT5™
  • Perform a Rotor Inductance Test (RIT) on a squirrel cage induction motor, create rotor signature using a spread sheet such as Microsoft® Excel for windows
  • Evaluate the condition of a squirrel cage rotor based on the RIT
  • Perform an MCA™ dynamic test and evaluate both the stator and rotor signature on a squirrel cage motor and compare them to recommended guidelines
  • Take MCA™ on an AC wound rotor induction motor
  • Perform MCA™ measurements on AC Synchronous motors, on both the Stator and the Rotor
  • Explain how to identify faults on single phase coils or DC motors
  • Perform individual coil tests on Synchronous motor rotors or DC field coils
  • Perform MCA™ tests on three phase transformers and evaluate their condition based on recommended guidelines
  • Use the AT5™ to perform MCA™ tests on DC Machines from the controller or directly at the motor
  • Perform an armature inductance test using the AT31™ both with the armature installed the machine or the armature removed
  • Load the MCA PRO™ Software onto a computer
  • Create a machine hierarchy
  • Create MCA™ routes from machine hierarchy
  • Perform MCA™ tests using the route function as well as IND, DC Machines, and Z/ψ functions
  • Upload the test data stored In the AT5™
  • Map uploaded test data from the input buffer to permanent data base
  • Generate and print various reports from MCA PRO™ Software
  • Setup up a monitoring schedule for your plant’s motors based on criticality of motor

Additional Course Information

Technology or Other Requirements: Students attending this course must bring their own laptop. Laptop must have administrative rights to install software. Minimum operating system and software to be installed on the laptop should be Windows XP, with Microsoft Word and Excel 2003.

Format: Blended, Self Paced and Instructor Lead Classroom

Assessment Style: Graded Test, Pass/Fail

Cost: $ 10,645.00 USD, Price includes course material for up to 10 attendees, instructor’s travel & expenses in the USA & Canada. Prices may vary for events held outside the United States and Canada.

Duration: : 3 Days/22 Instructor Led Hours,2 Self paced hours

CEU Award: ALL-TEST Pro, LLC is authorized by IACET to offer 2.4 CEUs for this program. As an IACET Accredited Provider, ALL-TEST Pro, LLC offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Instructor: William Kruger

Dates and Locations

Please contact ALL-TEST Pro, LLC for available dates.