Intro to Electric Motor Testing and Monitoring Technologies

Course description

This introductory course provides a wealth of information about technologies that can help motor maintenance professionals maximize reliability of their electric motor plant machinery. The course enables attendees to plan and execute maintenance strategies that minimize costly unplanned downtime.

Key learning outcomes

  • Acquire a general understanding of AC motor theory, construction, and the respective requirements and benefits of motor testing and monitoring
  • Learn the importance of the industry standards that apply to electric motor testing
  • Develop knowledge of instrumentation used in both static-state (off-line) testing and dynamic-state (in-service) motor monitoring

Course content

Basic motor theory
  • Motor construction
  • Basic electromagnetic theory
  • Common AC motor failure modes
  • Various motor types
Introduction to static-state motor testing
  • Insulation systems
  • Failure modes
  • Testing methods and pass/fail criteria
  • Recommended test voltages
  • Test sequence overview

Introduction to dynamic-state motor monitoring

  • Machine system overview
  • Connection for motor current signature analysis
  • Obtaining quality data
  • Power, motor, load assessments
  • Test result mapping

WI261 Course Information


  • March 6-7, 2018 (Atlanta, GA) 
  • May 15-16, 2018 (Chicago, IL) 
  • June 12-13, 2018 (Fort Collins, CO) 
  • July 24-25, 2018 (San Francisco, CA)

Course fee: US $ 1,595

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