Electrical Motor Diagnostics

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The Electrical Motor Diagnostics course includes a robust review of energized and de-energized testing of electric motors including hands-on motor circuit analysis and electrical signature analysis.  All Electrical Motor Diagnostics classes are held at your facility.  Contact us at info@motordoc.com for more information.

You will learn electric machines, pass/fail values, trending methods, when to apply, how to use for PdM, how technologies interrelate and implementing as part of a sustainable program.

  • Basic electricity for non-electricians
  • Electric motor theory
  • Insulation systems
  • Bearings and greasing
  • IEEE Std 1415-2006 testing methodologies
  • Insulation testing
  • Motor circuit analysis
  • Current signature analysis
  • Electrical signature analysis
  • Torsional analysis
  • Pattern recognition
  • Time to Failure Estimation(tm)

Types of machines covered in this 3.5 day course:

  • AC induction motors
  • AC synchronous
  • Wound rotor motors
  • Alternator/Generators
  • Wind generators
  • DC motors
  • DC generators

Class includes: a copy of ‘Electrical Motor Diagnostics: 2nd Edition,’ by Dr. Penrose; Rotor bar and stator slots database; training guide and materials.

Who should attend: Engineers and technicians with some electrical or mechanical experience and hands-on managers and supervisors.

Instructor: Howard W Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP


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MotorDoc LLC is recognized by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) as an approved provider of continuing education and training aligned with key subject areas related to reliability and physical asset management.


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