Description

The Industrial Electrical Systems course is designed around industrial maintenance personnel, to help them diagnose and repair electrical faults in production equipment. A strong start to your career with electrical skills.

This 5-day course is a QQI (formerly FETAC) Level 6 award, which will equip you with the knowledge & skills to understand electrical systems and work on industrial production equipment.

You will also gain a clear understanding of the fundamental electrical principles, laws and concepts relevant to industrial electrical systems.

Whether you are already have electrical skills & knowledge, this course will be beneficial for you.

We recommend this course for anyone who has a need to work with electrical systems as part of their work. This course is designed to give non-electrical personnel the ability to diagnose industrial faults and to carry out repairs/replacement safely. Industrial Electrical Systems is also a strong starting point for those seeking to work in the manufacturing or services sector.

Dates: 24th/25th/30th & 31st July and August 13th 2019

Location: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin

QQI: Level 6

Course Code: 6N5377

Duration: 150 Hours –  40 Classroom/5 Days & 110 Self-Directed

Type: Minor

Credit Value: 15

 

Fast facts about this course…

  • This is an interactive course that is carried out over 5 days of 5 consecutive weeks.
  • No previous electrical training required. The Industrial Electrical Systems course is designed for industrial maintenance personnel to help them diagnose and repair electrical faults in production equipment.
  • Class sizes limited to eight. Smaller class sizes mean that you have ample opportunity for questions and feedback.
  • You must complete 110 hours of self-directed learning and assessment work in the 5 weeks of your course.
  • Self-directed learning consists of tutorials & home assignments.
  • Course consists of both theory and practical elements

 

Programme objective

The objective of the Industrial Electrical Systems programme is to equip learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully carry out basic service and maintenance of Industrial Electrical Systems in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

 

Course benefits

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • List the safety implications in working with electrical systems.
  • Explain the fundamental electrical principles and laws and concepts relevant to industrial electrical systems.
  • Describe Direct current (DC) and Alternating (AC) theory.
  • Use Ohm’s law to calculate Resistance, Voltage and Current.
  • Use the Power Formula to calculate the power dissipation in DC circuits.
  • Describe the range of electrical protective devices available for the protection of humans and equipment.
  • Describe the operation of electrical motors.
  • Describe DOL, Forward / Reverse and Star Delta motor configurations.
  • Carryout the relevant tests on three phase motors.
  • Construct DOL motor control circuits using the relevant components.
  • Describe the functions of a DOL motor control circuit.
  • Describe the Forward / Reverse motor control circuit.
  • Describe the “Lockout / Tagout” procedure.
  • State the issues dealt with in the ETCI Regulations.

 

About this award

What is QQI?

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is responsible for the development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

QQI was established to combine the standalone agencies of FETAC, HETAC and NQAI. This means that awards previously offered as FETAC Level 6 have been revised, redesigned and are now QQI Level 6 awards. ESS partner with Enviro Safety Consultancy who are registered to offer programmes leading to QQI awards under the NFQ.

QQI Certification

The Assessment periods are January, May, August and November. QQI  issue certificates within approx. 3-4 months of each assessment period.

 

How will this course benefit my career?

This course is designed for a person in employment (or seeking employment) in the manufacturing or services sector who seeks to understand electrical systems and develop their skills to fault find on industrial production equipment.

The course is designed to give non-electrical personnel the ability to diagnose industrial faults and to carry out repairs/replacement safely.

The learner will typically have some mechanical or electrical skills or have relevant industrial experience.

 

How is this course delivered?

  • This course is carried out over 5 days of 5 consecutive weeks.
  • Class sizes limited to 8 which allow ample opportunity for questions and feedback.
  • Our trainers are professionals with extensive experience in the electrical industry.
  • You must complete 110 hours of self-directed learning and assessment work in the 5 weeks of your course.
  • This course requires learners to complete self-directed learning which consists of tutorials & home assignments.
  • Tutor is contactable by email during the course.
  • There are 2 theory examinations:
  1. Exam 1 (40%) consists of 22 short answer questions of which Learners must answer 20.
  2. Examination 2 (30%) consists of 7 structured questions of which Learners must answer 5.
  • There are 2 practical tasks worth 30% in total.
  • Self-directed learning consists of tutorials & home assignments and are marked on Pass/Fail basis.

 

What is covered on this course?

Unit 1 – Electrical Safety & E.T.C.I. Regulations 

  • Awareness of the dangers inherent in electricity is necessary in order to take appropriate safety measures to reduce the risk of electrocution.
  • The history of, and the reasons for, the ETCI Regulations. The main Chapters in the ETCI Regulations.
  • The duties of Employers and Employees are defined under the current regulations.
  • Isolation of the most common forms of energy employed in machines, ie, Electrical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic.
  • The “Lockout – Tagout” procedure commonly employed to ensure Isolation for safety purposes.

Unit 2 – Basic Electrical Concepts & Units 

  • Understand fundamental electrical terms.
  • Perform calculations using Ohm’s Law and the power formula.
  • Calculate the value of Resistances in Series and Parallel.
  • Use a Multimeter to measure the Resistances of a number of common components.

 Unit 3 – Electrical Protection 

  • Identify the heating and magnetic effects of current flow.
  • List the effects of heating on insulation.
  • Outline the need for excess current protection.
  • Explain the difference between overloads and short circuits.
  • Recognise the relationship between:
  • Fuses and cable sizes
  • Cable sizes and current carrying capacities
  • Current carrying capacities and insulation conditions
  • State how to protect against direct contact by means of:
  • basic insulation
  • barriers/enclosures
  • Extra low voltage
  • State how to protect against indirect contact by means of:
  • double insulation
  • automatic disconnection by earthing
  • residual current device (RDC)
  • equipotential bonding
  • isolating reduced low voltage transformers

Unit 4 – Alternating Current (AC) & Direct Current (DC) 

  • Outline the magnetic effects of electricity and the rules governing magnetic fields.
  • Distinguish between the generation of alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).
  • Identify the difference between A.C. and D.C. and their relative merits.
  • Recognise how A.C. is quantified in root mean square (RMS) values.
  • Calculate the R.M.S. or the peak value of a given wave form.
  • State how three phase A.C. is produced and its advantages.
  • Recognise the lagging effects of inductance in A.C. circuits

Unit 5 – Operation & Testing of Control and Power Circuits 

  • Explain the operation of a three-phase squirrel cage motor.
  • State how to change the direction of rotation.
  • Calculate the synchronous speed of a three-phase motor.
  • Demonstrate how to test a three-phase induction motor.
  • Recognise the effects of star and delta
  • Outline how contactors and solenoids work.
  • Predict voltages at given points on a contactor.
  • Use standard symbols and numbering systems.
  • Use wiring, circuit and schematic diagrams.
  • Construct control circuits using common control components.
  • Construct direct on line starter (DOL) and forward & reverse control circuits
  • Theory Exam