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Course Description

Participants will learn basic electrical theory, safety procedures, power distribution, and energy conservation to develop a practical understanding of electricity and its use in commercial facilities. Participants will learn basic troubleshooting in order to effectively work with licensed staff and/or contractors with ongoing electrical problems and maintenance support.

For training subsidies, please call 808.956.8400.

Who Should Attend?

  • Building operators and maintenance workers
  • Facility managers, engineers and support staff
  • Mechanical and electrical contractors who support chiller plants
  • HVAC technicians, electricians, operations technicians and supervisors

Course Outline

1. Safety

  • Electrical shock
  • Fundamental safety rules
  • Lockout and tagout

2. Electrical Theory

  • Test equipment
  • Circuits
  • Short circuits
  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Voltage and amperage measurements

3. Electrical Distribution

  • Three phase voltage
  • Ground circuits
  • High and low single phase voltage
  • Emergency generators
  • Transformers
  • Circuit protection devices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Voltage irregularities
  • Distribution system maintenance

Learner Outcomes

At the completion of Facility Electrical Systems a participant will be able to:

  • Explain the basic structure of an atom.
  • Define voltage and identify the ways in which it can be produced.
  • Explain the difference between conductors and insulators.
  • Define the units of measurement that are used to measure the properties of electricity.
  • Explain how voltage, current, and resistance are related to each other.
  • Using the formula for Ohm’s law, calculate an unknown value.
  • Explain the different types of meters used to measure voltage, current, and resistance.
  • Using the power formula, calculate the amount of power used by a circuit.
  • Explain the basic characteristics of a series circuit, parallel circuit, and series-parallel circuit.
  • Calculate the voltage drop in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.
  • Calculate the total current in parallel and series-parallel circuits.
  • Find the total amount of resistance in a series circuit, parallel circuit, and series-parallel circuit.
  • Identify electrical hazards and recall how to avoid or minimize them in the workplace.
  • Explain safety issues concerning lockout/tagout procedures, personal protection using assured grounding and isolation programs, confined space entry, respiratory protection, and fall protection systems.
  • Identify common symbols, interpret electrical drawings and describe the type of information included in electrical specifications.
  • Describe typical preventative maintenance for an electrical distribution system and describe ways to maintain an energy efficient and reliable facility electrical system.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Series

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