Level II static motor testing

Course description

(Note: successful completion of WI262: Static Motor Testing Level I is a prerequisite for this course)

This advanced course is designed to build on the knowledge obtained from previous static course work and significant field experience with static motor test equipment. This course provides instruction on detailed diagnosis of motor condition using actual motor test data and SKF motor test software applications. It will also rely upon user case studies, and advanced theoretical instruction. Course completion is contingent upon passage of a final written and practical exam.

Key learning outcomes

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of test equipment and analysis tools
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of static motor test parameters and thresholds
  • Develop practical knowledge of electrical insulation and circuit theory
  • Demonstrate how specific electric motor failure modes are revealed by motor test data

Course content

Static-state motor testing analysis
  • RLC (resistance-inductance-capacitance) circuit analysis
  • Rotor influence check (RIC)
  • Insulation resistance
  • Leakage current
  • High potential (hipot) testing
  • Surge wave analysis
  • PP/LL EAR analysis
  • Data interpretation of partial discharge (PD) measurements on surge tests

motor test PC software
  • Data trending
  • Advanced data analysis tools
  • External software tools
Advanced static-state motor testing methods
  • DC motor testing
  • Field coil testing
  • Low impedance coils
  • Comparative analysis
  • Non-rotating equipment

Course information


May 8-10, 2018

November 6-8, 2018


SKF Training Center, Fort Collins, Colorado  USA

Course fee

US $ 2,195

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