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, 2006. Classes include preparation for code exams, discussions on electrical safety, OSHA requirements and hands on participation to enhance maintenance skills.
Electrical Print Reading, October 2-5, 2006
This four day course will prepare your electrical personnel to troubleshoot from electrical prints by teaching how to effectively interpret the most common types of electrical prints and drawings (one-lines, three-lines, legends, and schematics) and will greatly reduce troubleshooting time. Maintenance and technical personnel at commercial, industrial, and military installations will benefit from this course. Class fee is $995.00 per person.
Understanding the NFPA 70E, October 9-10, 2006
The NFPA 70E is one of the most important standards a company can have, but if no one understands it, it won't help keep your personnel safe. This two-day program will enable you to understand how to implement the 70E and receive the most benefit from it. Changes, TIA's and using Tables 130.7 are covered in detail. Each attendee will also receive a copy of the NFPA 70E for future reference. OSHA currently uses the 70E in court to justify citations and fines - shouldn't you know what they know? Class fee is $680.00 per person.
This program is taught by James R. White, the NETA Alternate Representative on the NFPA 70E Committee.
Fundamentals of AC Drives, October 12-13, 2006
This two-day course covers maintenance and troubleshooting of modern digital AC drives and hands-on training in programming, troubleshooting, and predictive maintenance (PdM) techniques. Toshiba, Hitachi, and GE drives are covered in detail, but other drives can be covered as needed. Class fee is $680.00 per person.
Substation Maintenance, Level 1
Level 1, October 16-20, 2006
Substation Maintenance Level 1 is a four-and-a-half day course that is specifically for those who actually perform the maintenance, testing and evaluation of the most common types of substation circuit breakers, ground systems and battery banks on systems rated from 2.3kV to 230kV. Participants will perform the maintenance and testing required for air and vacuum metal-clad switchgear, ground grid systems, batteries and chargers. This hands-on, practical-based course focuses on what to do, when to do it, how to interpret the results from testing and maintenance and the actual test procedures required. Hands-on sessions using the latest test equipment from Doble, Vanguard, Megger and others allow time to really learn how to inspect, test and work on these critical components. Attendees receive a copy of NETA's latest maintenance and/or acceptance testing specifications. Class fee is $1,530.00 per person.
Substation Maintenance Level 2, October 23 – 27, 2006
Substation Maintenance Level 2 is a four-and-a-half day course designed to be a stand-alone continuation of Substation Maintenance 1. This course is for field-service technicians, their supervisors, field engineers, plant engineers and others who actually perform the maintenance, testing and evaluation of the most common types of substation devices rated from 600V through 500kV. Attendees will perform the most common field tests on power transformers, lightning arresters, protective relays and insulating liquids. Beginning with insulating liquid sampling and testing, students progress through insulation resistance, ratio, winding resistance and insulation power factor testing. This course presents the information technicians need to safely perform these tests and interpret the results. Emphasis is placed on problems encountered in performing these tests and how to correct them for accurate results. Attendees receive a copy of NETA's latest maintenance and/or acceptance testing specifications. Class fee is $1,530.00 per person.
Electrical Safety for Managers, October 30, 2006
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 Book" by Ken Mastrullo and Ray Jones, which is used as the course text. This course is offered in tandem with our High and Low Voltage Electrical Safety course to provide maximum benefit and meet OSHA-mandated safety training requirements. Class fee is $350.00 per person.
Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers, October 31 – November 1, 2006.
This two-day electrical safety program focuses on the practical application of the OSHA regulations & the NFPA 70E, rather than just explaining them. It is designed to meet the mandated OSHA electrical safety training requirements for qualified electrical workers [Fed/OSHA 1910.331-.335 (Electrical Safety Work Practices)]. Hazards of electricity, NFPA 70E (2004 edition), Electrical Hazard Analysis & PPE Assessments, Hot-Work Permits & Safety Electrical One-Line Diagrams (SEOLD) are all taught from the standpoint of field experience. Hands-on training sessions reinforce safety-critical areas of the course, such as testing for the absence of voltage, inspection and proper use of electrical PPE and safe operation of circuit breakers and switches. Attendees also receive a free copy of the NFPA 70E. Class fee is $680.00 per person.
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 Web site or call 1-800-SHERMCO.
Shermco Industries 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, Tex., and a service center in Austin, Tex., Shermco Industries has over 160 full-time employees and exceeds $32 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.