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Maintenance – Electrical

Course Dates

7th October, 2019 - 10th October, 2019 (4 days)

If you wish to avail of accreditation one year’s relevant experience or equivalent is required as a prerequisite for this course.

COST: € 1595 including course manual, lunch, and refreshments.   QQI Industrial Electrical Training

If candidates wish to avail of accreditation on this programme, then they must attend a 5th day on this course which is held 3-4 weeks after the main 4 day programme. Candidates who do not wish to avail of accreditation are still welcome to only attend the scheduled 4 days and receive a Certificate of Attendance.

See dates for 2019 accreditation here.

How many machine stoppages do you get for basic issues like damaged relays, switches, loose limit switches and so on? Our Electrical maintenance course shows you how to take machine drawings and a multi-meter and safely trace the cause of the stoppage – so you can decide if it’s a simple fix to get back into production, or if the machine really needs to be left for expert help.

Our electrical training boards have 3 sections: single phase household circuits (learning how 1 & 2 way switches, cookers, and showers are wired is a very effective and interesting introduction to electrical circuits!), 24 volt control circuits and finally 3 phase circuits used to control heating on an injection moulding injection unit control circuit. We take safe working/ lock and tag etc. very seriously so you will learn how to troubleshoot very safely.

Industrial Electrical with First Polymer Training Athlone

Figure 1: Board used during the course to build a circuit to power mini injection unit

After successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe how to achieve isolation and switching for mechanical maintenance and electrical isolation
  2. Describe the interrelationship between cable sixes, current carrying capacities, fuses, circuit breakers and installation conditions
  3. Detail the means of protecting against direct contact to include basic insulation, barriers/enclosures, and extra low voltage
  4. Detail the means of protecting against indirect contact too include double insulation, automatic disconnection by earthing, residual current device(RCD) and isolating reduced low voltage transformers
  5. Describe D.C and A.C single phase and three phase, their relative merits and applications
  6. Describe the operation of three phase induction motors, their control protection, connection and testing
  7. Interpret wiring, circuit and schematic diagrams
  8. Predict voltages at given points in a circuit and measure these using a multi-meter
  9. Test a three phase induction motor
  10. Construct control circuits using typical components to include functional control switches, emergency control switches , normally open switches, normally closed switches, auxiliary contact, contactors and thermal overloads
  11. Construct a direct on line starter (DOL) and reverse control circuits.

Please note: Electrical safety is a large component of the programme.  This training equips the trainee with best practice when the need arises to work with electrical equipment; how to work safely, how to isolate equipment correctly, where the major dangers are and why most accidents occur.

However, successfully completing this course does not mean that the trainees will either be qualified or indemnified, to work with electrical equipment.

Who should attend:
This course is primarily designed for Process Technicians/Engineers/Production Shift Supervisors and any technical personnel who wish to gain a good practical knowledge of machine maintenance/troubleshooting and acquire the skills to correct common equipment electrical faults. An ability to read electrical drawings would be an advantage.

Trainees are requested to bring their own multi-meter where possible. A Fluke T5 1000 is preferred.

Safety Shoes – Required on this course

7  Centre  Court, Blyry Business and Commercial Park, Athlone.

Safety Shoes – Required on this course

Name of Awarding Body: Quality and Qualifications Ireland QQI

Title of Programme: Maintenance- Electrical

Award to which it leads: Industrial Electrical Systems

QQI Code: 6N5377

Find out how to achieve a Major Award in Injection Moulding (Level 5)

This programme is a QQI component (minor) award, certified at Level 6 on the national framework of qualifications – see  and is an elective component of major award 6M5154– Maintenance Skills Technology

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