Industrial Electrical Fundamentals

This course covers the fundamentals and principles of AC and DC electric. Electrical safety procedures, lock out/tag out, and OSHA compliance are reviewed. The operation and use of relay contacts, input / output devices and measuring instruments are then covered.

Class Details

Class Name:
Industrial Electrical Fundamentals
4 Day Course

Learning Objectives

  • Review electrical safety
  • Explain Lock out/ tag out procedures and why they are used
  • Know the most common OSHA violations
  • Review of electrical fundamentals and symbols
  • Work with power formulas
  • Know the proper application when using voltmeters, amp meters, and megohm meters
  • Explain voltage and current
  • Finding resistance and capacitance for parallel and series circuit
  • Find difference of normally open and normally closed relay contacts
  • Explain differences in limit, proximity, and photo switches
  • Review of 3 different output devices including valves, motors, and fans

Outline At-a-Glance

Safety Guidelines

  • PPE
  • General electrical safety practices
  • Lock out/Tag out
  • OSHA requirements

Electrical Fundamentals

  • Ohm's Law
  • Watt's Law
  • Electrical symbols
  • Series and parallel resistance and capacitance calculations
  • Voltage drop calculations

Meter Use

  • Multi-meter functions
  • AMP meters
  • Megohm meters

Electrical Schematics

  • Use of symbols in electrical prints
  • Reading ladder logic drawings
  • Contact arrangements in ladder logic
  • Motor start/stop circuits with overload protection
  • Types of input devices
  • Types of output devices
  • Use of input devices as feedback from output devices
  • Overload protection in electrical circuits

Job Roles