Course Overview

Some engineering fields change dramatically from year to year, with radical breakthroughs in technology happening often. These fields may have hundreds or more papers and texts published each year on the latest best practices. Maintenance engineering is a field which, for the most part, has not fundamentally changed much over the years. And there are not many sources for the latest information or best practices. But in recent years, maintenance engineering has, more and more, put an emphasis on true reliability.


You may spend your career worrying about excessive downtime and high maintenance costs as a result of repetitive failures. I encourage you to recognize that this field is changing and improvements are being made that empower today’s business leaders. This course can help you reap the benefits of those changes so that your hard work produces the best possible results.

This course provides a detailed analysis of troubleshooting and maintenance requirements of most of the electrical equipment, supply systems, and control systems used in industrial applications and utility. Practical case studies are included. The theories behind the design, operation, control, and failure causes of electrical equipment and systems are demonstrated in details.  Computer-aided troubleshooting of practical systems is demonstrated in details. All used software is supplied to all attendances as a part of the course package. Safety is discussed in details from the points of view of personals as well as site management. Numerous movies are used to provide deep understanding of various topics of the course.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the trainee will be able to:

  • Understanding the technology of most electrical equipment and control systems.
  • Understanding and analysis of standard as well as recent methods of troubleshooting electrical equipment and control systems failures.
  • Study and analysis of the method of implementing troubleshooting methods and use of computer-aided troubleshooting software.
  • Understanding philosophy of different maintenance methodologies and ways of practically implementing these methods for different equipment at different voltage levels.
  • Understanding methods for providing safe working environments form personal as well as site points of view.

Who Should Attend

  • Plant Maintenance / Operators / Supervisor / Superintendent
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Technical Maintenance employees
  • Electrical Engineer / Supervisor
  • Instrument Engineer / Supervisor

Course Content

Module (01) Technology of Electric Equipment

  • Basic Electrical Concepts
  • Transformers
  • Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
  • Batteries
  • Generators
  • Switchgear And Protection Systems
  • Electric Motors (DC/AC)
  • Motor Control Centers (MCC)
  • Variable Frequency/Speed Drives
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) & Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

Module (02) Basic Troubleshooting Principles of Electrical Equipment

  • Basic Principles In Using A Drawing and Meter In Troubleshooting Circuits
  • Tests and Methods
  • Testing Devices
  • Safety Standards For Measuring Instruments
  • The Interpretation and Use Of Drawings
  • Tests For Installation and Troubleshooting
  • Electric Motor Failures and Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Variable Speed Drives
  • Troubleshooting Control Circuits
  • Troubleshooting: Software Installation and Practical Case Studies / Philosophy Application

Module (03) Maintenance Philosophy and Equipment Failure

  • Types Of Maintenance
  • Failures Of Equipment
  • Power Transformers Failures
  • Failure of Circuit Barkers
  • Failures of Instrument Transformers
  • Failures of Surge Arrestors
  • Maintenance Schedules
  • Medium Voltage Switchgear
  • Low Voltage Switchgear, Switchboards, and Panel boards
  • MCCs and Motor Starters
  • Safety Switches

Module (04) A Review of Safety Requirements

  • Introduction
  • OSHA Safety Requirements
  • Electrical Safety
  • Chemical And Battery Safety
  • Mechanical Safety
  • Thermal Safety
  • Physical Safety

Module (05) Site Safety Management

  • Work Area Aspects Affecting Safety
  • De-Energized Line Grounding
  • Energized Line Work
  • Preventing Electrocution