• Maintenance & Facility Personnel who maintain Mechanical & Electrical Systems

This workshop has been designed to meet the needs of both NEW and EXPERIENCED maintenance staff who must trouble-shoot, service, and perform preventive maintenance on various mechanical and electrical equipment at their facilities.  Participants will be provided a detailed workbook that explains how to trouble-shoot and service mechanical and electrical equipment, which will be theirs to use as reference later on the job.

The workshop leader is a highly skilled professional trainer in the Electrical and Mechanical Field with many years of experience in the Industry.  TSA certificates will be presented to everyone who attends the workshop.


FIRST and SECOND Days:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm  /  THIRD Day:  8:00 am – noon

Boiler Operation and Maintenance:

  1. Boiler types: Fire tube, Water tube, High and low pressure, Boilers
  2. Basics of Combustion
  3. Basics of Heat transfer
  4. Burner operation & Combustion
  5. Safety and operating controls: Low water cutoff, Boiler operation
  6. Make up water & Water treatment
  7. Combustion efficiency
  8. Hazards associated with boiler operation
  9. Boiler operator inspection task
  10. Maintenance task: Water side maintenance, Fire side, Burner maintenance

Centrifugal Pumps:

  1. Types of pumps: End suction, Vertical in-line, Close coupled, Double suction, Vertical sump
  2. Types of Head: Pressure, Static, Velocity, & Total head, Net positive suction head, Net positive suction head required Cavitation
  3. Test instruments, Volt & Amp meters and pressure gauges
  4. Types of Pump casing: Single volute, Double volute
  5. Types of Impellers: Open, Closed, Single, & Double inlet
  6. Starting of pumps: Free to roll, Direction of rotation, Electrical connections
  7. Seals & Pump packing: Static seals & Dynamic
  8. Seal Installation procedures
  9. Pump foundations
  10. Piping: Suction & Discharge
  11. Alignment of the Pump and its Prime mover: Dial indicators & Lasers
  12. Trouble-shooting: fixing the root cause
  13. Common Pump problems: Seals, Bearings, & Joints
  14. Condition monitoring: Vibration, Current, Sound, & Heat

Troubleshooting Mechanical & Electrical Systems:

  1. Trouble-shooting Steps, Methods, & Information sources
  2. Symptom verses Cause
  3. The five WHYS of Root Cause Analysis
  4. What information is on the Unit’s Nameplate & Why it is important
  5. Electrical Safety, Test instruments, & Your Safe Work practices
  6. Testing Fuses
  7. Testing Hot conductors
  8. Use an electrical Ladder Diagram to trouble-shoot an HVAC system
  9. Using Multimeters to test for Voltage and Resistance
  10. Motor controls & Protection devices

Three Phase Electrical Motors:

  1. Torque, RPM, Current & Voltage, & Four-quadrant operation
  2. Motor components: Housing, Stator windings, Rotor, Cooling air-flow, & Bearings
  3. Methods of starting three phase motors: Across the line, Full voltage, Reduced voltage starting methods, Auto transformer, & Dual winding motors
  4. Methods of winding & connecting motors: 3, 6, 9, & 12 or more lead motors
  5. Motor Nameplate data & its importance
  6. Maintenance of electric motors
  7. Motor Insulation testing
  8. Trouble-shooting of electric motors

Commercial Electrical Systems:

  1. Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, & Distribution
  2. Electrical Power Distribution within a campus or large facility
  3. One Line diagrams & ladder diagrams
  4. Purpose of Fuses, Circuit breakers, Cutouts, & Protective relays
  5. ANSI protective device numbers & their function
  6. Medium & Low Voltage circuit breaker types
  7. Fuse types, Classifications, & Ratings
  8. Personal Protective equipment
  9. Electrical Safety procedures

This workshop is not currently scheduled for this year.  If you would like to have more information about holding this workshop in your area, please CONTACT US.  Be sure to tell us in the message section which workshop(s) you are interested in.