Level I static motor testing/introduction to DC motor testing

Course description

This course provides an in-depth look at the technical theory and concepts of electrical insulation testing in motors. Each test method will be discussed in the context of motors tested while in a static-state (powered down/off). Students are taught to analyze results corresponding to specific insulation fault modes. The operation of various SKF Static Motor Analyzers (Baker DX and Baker AWA-IV) and respective software programs are covered in detail. Discussions include methods to reduce costly downtime, troubleshooting, and motor quality control through use of static motor testing. Hands-on testing is included to provide students practical experience. By the end of this course, students should have working knowledge of static motor testing methods, and be able to collect quality data to analyze for common motor failure modes. A final written and practical exam is required to complete this course.

Key learning outcomes

  • Develop a thorough understanding of electrical insulation theory as it pertains to electric motor testing
  • Understand motor insulation testing applications
  • Gain a working knowledge of the test instruments and respective software
  • Acquire hands-on experience with operation of the instrumentation and its associated hardware and software

Course content

Static-state motor testing theory
  • Insulation systems
  • Failure modes and mechanisms
  • Test methods
  • ANSI/IEEE/EASA/NEMA testing standards
  • Recommended test voltages/sequencing
  • Analysis of test results

Software training

  • Create databases, motor files and test IDs
  • Data collection parameters
  • Establish and understand pass/fail criteria
  • Data interpretation

Non-three-phase motor testing

  • DC motors
  • Generators
  • Synchronous motors
  • Wound rotor motors
  • Non-rotating electrical equipment (e.g., transformers)

WI262 Course Information

March 13-15, 2018
September 11-13, 2018

Course fee: US $ 2,195

Location: SKF Training Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A.

To register online, go to this form. You may also call +1 970-282-1200, or send an email to salesEMCM@skf.com to register or ask for more information.

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