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
- Electrical shock
- Fundamental safety rules
- Lockout and tagout
2. Electrical theory
- Test equipment
- 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
- Circuit protection devices
- Voltage irregularities
- Distribution system maintenance
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.