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Dallas, TX, United States, 2008/09/30 - Shermco Industries, a leading provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training, announced its schedule of training classes available in October 2008.
Shermco Industries, named third best place to work in Dallas/Fort Worth by the Dallas Business Journal, announced its schedule of October training classes. Classes include in-depth hands-on electrical safety training for meeting OSHA electrical safety training requirements and the new 2009 NFPA 70E, as well as hands-on training programs for the maintenance and testing of electrical power system devices and systems.
Low and Medium-Voltage Circuit Breaker Maintenance - 10/6
This course covers theory, construction, operation, trouble shooting and control circuits for 480V to 15,000V air-magnetic & vacuum circuit breakers. Learn what tests to do and how to interpret the results. Students disassemble a wide variety of circuit breakers, perform maintenance, reassemble breakers, then test during the hands-on labs.
Electrical Safety for Managers – 10/13
This one-day course answers the questions and needs of supervisors, managers and engineers who are responsible for or supervise electrical workers. Learn what your exposure is in the event of an accident; what is required of you and how to protect your company and your workers. This program offers solutions to those who are concerned about what is needed to show OSHA "Good Faith Effort", limit fines and liability, and ensure a safe work site. Each attendee will receive a copy of "The Electrical Safety Program Handbook" for future reference.
Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers – 10/14
Expanded to allow more time for hands-on lab sessions, this 20-hour electrical safety program meets OSHA’s mandated electrical safety training requirements for becoming a qualified electrical worker. Designed for electrical workers and others who may perform energized electrical work above 50 volts in industrial and commercial facilities, including medium-voltage switchgear and other utilization equipment, each attendee receives a copy of the NFPA 70E for future reference.
Electrical Safety for Utilities – 10/17
This one day course provides updated worker safety information that is necessary for utilities and others who work in substations and with overhead lines. Changes to the NESC affecting arc flash hazards are also discussed. Hazards faced by employees performing work on electric power generation, transmission, and distribution installations pose a significant risk of injury or death to those employees. Over a 45-year working lifetime, more than14 of every 1,000 line workers will die from hazards posed by their work. This program provides the training needed to reinforce safe work practices by linemen and others involved with high-voltage power systems. The Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers course or a similar course is a pre-requisite.
Electrical Safety Refresher Training – 10/20
This is a one-day practical electrical safety refresher course designed for personnel who have already completed the OSHA-mandated electrical safety training. Attendees will benefit from examples and videos designed to reacquaint them with electrical hazards and the need for using PPE.
Fundamentals of Variable Frequency (AC) Drivers – 10/22
This sixteen hour course is designed to provide electricians, maintenance personnel, and plant engineers with information on modern digital AC drives, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting techniques necessary to keep these products running.
Substation Maintenance Seminar – 10/27
This four and a half day, newly updated training program is designed for supervisors, foremen, managers, engineers and others who are responsible for the maintenance and testing of substation equipment, but may not perform the work themselves. Each attendee receives a copy of NETA’s MTS-05.
Large Motor Maintenance – 10/27
Covering ac and dc machines, this 3 day, hands-on training program is designed for maintenance and testing personnel tasked with keeping their motors running efficiently. Motor failure is a major cost in any facility and this training program will provide the information needed to minimize downtime. Each attendee receives a copy of EASA’s “Principles of Large AC Motors” as a text for future reference.
All classes take place at the company’s Dallas Learning Center, located inside Shermco Industries’ service center at 2425 East Pioneer in Irving, Texas. To register for any of these courses, or for more information, visit the training section of the company Website, or call 1-800-SHERMCO.
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of an Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, and a service center in Austin, Texas, Shermco Industries has over 230 full-time employees and exceeds $50 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the International Electrical Testing Association.