We provide a lot of training materials for maintenance technicians, and as a result we wanted to write some articles introducing people to different types of maintenance, including electrical maintenance, the subject of this article.
And in a second (upcoming ) series of maintenance-related articles, we’ll introduce you to 5 maintenance strategies, including reactive/corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and conditions-based maintenance. So stay tuned for all that.
For now, though, let’s dive into our introduction to electrical maintenance.
In an industrial facility, the electrical maintenance department may be in charge of installing electrical equipment; inspecting electrical equipment; diagnosing faults with electrical equipment; and servicing and repairing faulty electrical equipment.
Electrical maintenance may be corrective/reactive or preventive. Best-in-class industrial facilities spend more time on preventive maintenance and less time on reactive/corrective maintenance.
In addition, operational maintenance may include simple chores that don’t require detailed knowledge, including things like cleaning, inspecting, lubricating, and adjusting. This kind of word is often performed by a machine operator instead of an electrical maintenance technician.
Electrical Maintenance Training Topics
A well-trained electrical maintenance training technician will be familiar with the following topics (and more):
- Basic electric theory
- Electric motors
- Electric circuits & components
- Electrical schematics
- Electrical test equipment
- Electrical wiring
- Variable speed drives
- Electrical maintenance fundamentals, including AC generator maintenance; AC motor controller maintenance; DC motor controller maintenance; DC motor maintenance; battery systems; fasteners; electrical relays; air and oil circuit breaker maintenance; high-voltage and low-voltage circuit breaker maintenance; transformer maintenance; and electrical troubleshooting
We provide online training courses on electrical maintenance topics as well as online training for other maintenance specialities. Let us know if we can help you with maintenance training at your facility.