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The course covers all topics relating to both AC motors and their drives. AC motors represent the industry’s workhorse in all applications. It is no exaggeration to suggest that more than half of the energy consumed worldwide is converted by AC motors into work and these are controlled by drives.
What Do Participants Learn?
Understand the various types of AC motors and starters
Determine the components and operations of variable speed drives
Explain the different types of variable speed drives
Analyze the common faults in a variable speed drive
Design the protection requirements for motors and drives
Who Should Attend?
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
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To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
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Section One: AC Motors
Fundamentals of rotating machines theory, principles of operation of AC motors and their construction, rotor slip and torque-speed characteristic
Single-phase and three-phase AC motors, types, construction, characteristics and applications
Starting of induction motors and associated techniques and acceleration
Speed control requirements of AC motors and load matching
Selection of AC motors for industrial applications and service factor
Medium voltage motors and applications
Section Two: Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Motors
Characteristics of motors, enclosures and cooling methods
Predictive maintenance, motor troubleshooting, and diagnostic testing
Failures in three-phase stator windings, rewind scenarios when a motor fails
Troubleshooting and maintenance of AC motors, routine care
Slow acceleration or refusal to starting with an AC motor, overheating and noise
Standards and testing instruments
Section Three: Drives
Fundamental principles and understanding of AC Variable Speed Drives
Power semiconductors, diode, the thyristor (SCR), IGBT, MOSFET, GTO, and others.
Voltage-source, current-source and pulse width modulated (PWM) inverters
Benefits and applications of VSD
Two-level PWM, regeneration and dynamic braking, volts per hertz control
Medium voltage VSDs, switching transients, harmonics and power factor
Section Four: Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Drives
Soft starters and selecting the correct VSD
VSD analyzers for converter failures, inverters, and rectifiers
Troubleshooting techniques and maintenance for VSD
VSD parameter guidelines and settings
VSD bearing failures and remedies
Testing instruments and scope meters for VSD
Section Five: Protection of Motors and Drives
Protection of AC motors, requirement and overload protection
Fuses, circuit breakers, magnetic and thermal overload, and solid-state
Motor protection curves, backup protection
Protection of inverters and electronic converters driving motors
Case studies, selection, and design of systems and their protection