3 Day Motor Circuit Analysis Seminar

Course Type: Public Classroom

Course Number: 10010

Three days of MCA™ (De-Energized) training prepares you to troubleshoot all types of electric motors, coils, windings, and improve the reliability and uptime of your plant. This public course is appropriate for both supervisors and technicians. Course materials include Workbook and Motor Circuit Analysis Manual. Continental breakfast and Lunch are provided each day.

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify the components in the winding system; factors that determine Resistance(R), Inductance(L), Capacitance(C), and Impedance(I/F)
  • Describe how changes in R, L, Z, and I/F affect the winding system
  • Explain the Lenz Law, Ohms Law, and Faraday’s Law
  • Use the basic MCA instruments to manually measure R, L, Z, Fi and I/F
  • List the different types of AC Motors, identify their components and describe the purpose of each component
  • Determine Motor Shaft Speed based on Measured Values of Voltage, Current, Nameplate Speed and Rated Power
  • List the main types of failures associated with AC Motors
  • Describe the various techniques available to identify electrical failures in winding systems
  • Explain the various measurements used in MCA
  • Evaluate a motor’s winding condition based on MCA measurements
  • Explain the process for correcting MCA readings caused by “Rotor Position”
  • Explain the purpose of the ALL-TEST PRO 31 (AT31) and ALL-TEST PRO 5 (AT5); and describe their features
  • Obtain data from a 3 phase AC motor using the AT31 and the AT5 (on the AUTO and manual modes)
  • Evaluate the condition of an AC Motor based on the measurements taken with the AT31 and AT5
  • Demonstrate the ability to enter data and evaluate the condition of an AC Motor using the Condition Calculator Software
  • Demonstrate the ability to upload data stored in the AT5 onto the MCA software and generate a machinery report
  • Explain the 4 Primary Maintenance Philosophies
  • Describe the 3 phases of Predictive Maintenance
  • List the 6 most common de-energized motor diagnostic techniques and the 5 most common energized diagnostic techniques. Describe the motor fault that each of the techniques identifies.

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. NOTE: WE ARE NOT APPLE or LINUX operating system compatible.

Format: Blended, Self Paced and Instructor Lead Classroom

Assessment Style: Graded Test, Pass/Fail

Cost: $1695.00 USD, Prices may vary for events held outside the United States and Canada

Duration: 3 Days/21 Instructor Lead Hours, 2 Self Paced Hours

CEU Award: ALL-TEST Pro, LLC is authorized by IACET to offer 2.5 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