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Level I dynamic motor monitoring/introduction to DC motor monitoring

Course description

Expanding upon the concepts learned in the introduction course, this Level I course will provide an in-depth look at the technical theory and concepts associated with dynamic motor monitoring and diagnostics.  Upon completion of this course, the student will have an in-depth working knowledge of dynamic motor monitoring methods, be able to collect quality data and analyze most motor failure modes utilizing the Explorer hardware. The final day and a half will be dedicated to "hands on" operation of the explorer in a laboratory environment. A final written and practical exam is required for qualification. Seminar price includes workbook, lodging and most meals (for pricing or additional information, contact training coordinator Jenny Ray at 970-282-1200).

Course objectives

  • Develop a general understanding of AC motor theory as it relates to online operation
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the capabilities and limitations associated with dynamic motor monitoring
  • Gain a general understanding of all the parameters monitored by the Explorer and the relevance of these parameters to specific faults
  • Develop an in-depth working knowledge of the Explorer as it relates to "hands-on" operation and software functionality


Dynamic motor monitoring theory
  • Power condition parameters
  • Motor performance/condition
  • Energy efficiency development
  • Motor load development
  • Torque waveform development

Software training

  • Creation and management of databases
  • Creation and editing electrical test models
  • Test acquisition setup
  • Data collection
  • Basic data interpretation and analysis

Intro to DC online analysis

  • Basic DC motor theory and concepts
  • Ensuring proper connections
  • Software functionality
  • Basic DC analysis

Course duration

  • 4 days (includes most meals and lodging - call Jenny Ray at 970-282-1200 for pricing)
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