ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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About the course

This training course discusses the practical troubleshooting of electrical equipment and control circuits. It helps to increase the knowledge and skills of delegates in improving equipment productivity whilst reducing maintenance costs. This training course focuses on the main issues of troubleshooting electrical equipment and control circuits of today to enable delegates to walk onto their facilities to troubleshoot and fix problems as quickly as possible. The delegates will be able to identify, prevent and fix common electrical equipment and control circuits. The delegates will be aware of practical issues that go beyond typical electrical theory and focus on providing them with the necessary toolbox of skills in solving electrical problems which normally faced at industrial fields.

Course Objectives

Participants attending this program will be able to:

  • Diagnose electrical problems
  • Eliminate the expensive trial and error approach
  • Reduce unexpected downtime on electrical motors and other equipment
  • Improve plant safety
  • Learn specific techniques to troubleshoot equipment and control circuits
  • Analyze Equipment problems
  • Determine causes of equipment failure

Course Outline


Basic Electrical Principles

  • Industrial Electricity
  • Single and Three Phase Power systems
  • Electrical systems and components
  • Fault identification
  • Industrial Earthing System

Devices, Symbols And control Circuits

  • Devices and Symbols
  • Language of Control Circuits
  • Reading and understanding electrical drawings
  • control instruments
  • Meters used in Troubleshooting
  • Power and control circuits
  • Electrical control circuits trouble shooting



  • Instruments for troubleshooting
  • Insulation tester (Megger)
  • Continuity testers
  • Voltage indicator
  • Multimeter
  • Clamp-on meters
  • Ohm-meter and ducter
  • Special instruments

Troubleshooting Ac Motors And Motor Starters

  • Fundamentals of AC Motors
  • Types of ac and dc motors used
  • Motor terminal identification and connection diagrams
  • Identification and construction
  • Motor name plate information
  • Ex motors
  • Test equipment to check motor operation
  • Methods of changing Bearings
  • Why motors fail and how to extend life
  • Troubleshooting of motors
  • Motor case study


Troubleshooting Power transformers

  • Transformers main Component & Functions
  • Name plate data & verification
  • Accessories & Protective Devices

Transformer General diagnostic and Testing

  • Insulation Resistance and Polarization Index
  • Turns Ratio and Excitation Current
  • Winding Resistance
  • Voltage Measurement
  • Frequency Response Analysis
  • Interpretation of test results
  • Periodic Inspection
  • Making Transformer Inspections
  • Transformer Liquids
  • Dielectric test
  • General Testing
  • Electrical Tests
  • Disassembly and Inspection
  • Common Transformer Abnormalities
  • Transformer Oil Tests
  • Fault Analysis
  • Case study


Generator Fundamentals, Testing And Trouble Shooting

Principles of Generators

  • AC Generators
  • Generator excitation and voltage control
  • Diesel generator sets
  • Synchronizing of generators

Trouble Shooting

  • General Procedure
  • Generator Does Not Produce Voltage
  • Generator Produce Low Voltage
  • Generator Produce High Voltage
  • Generator Voltage Fluctuating
  • Fault analysis for Generator Control Circuit

Typical practical case study and Root cause analysis


UPS, Rectifiers, Inverters And Batteries Fundamentals Maintenance ,Testing And Troubleshooting

UPS Fundamentals

  • Rectifications & Inverters
  • Inverters
  • Batteries And Battery Charging
  • Battery Charging Tests
  • Safety During Battery Charging
  • Mixing Electrolyte
  • Battery discharge test.
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Typical practical case study and Root cause analysis

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for, Electrical Supervisors and Electrical Technicians engaged in the maintenance, inspection and testing of Electrical Equipment. Because the methods and examples are generic, personnel from all industries will benefit. Participants require a good understanding of electricity and magnetism and possess some relevant experience.

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