Shermco Industries, a leading provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training, has announced the addition of Wind Generation Substation Maintenance and Safety program to its training offerings. Shermco will perform 21 on-site classes at wind farms around the United States through March 2009 and is currently taking bookings for beyond March.
The new training program is designed to train wind industry professionals on the maintenance of electrical power system equipment located at the wind generation site while covering the use and interpretation of single-line diagrams. Shermco will also address the hazards associated with electrical equipment and cover safety components like arc flash awareness.
“In our work with the wind industry, there has been a lot of interest in shoring up the electrical skills and knowledge of those in the industry to be OSHA compliant and this is our response to meet those demands,” said Ron Widup, executive vice president of Shermco Industries. “The program covers all of the testing and maintenance procedures and required electrical safety principals needed to be OSHA compliant in the wind industry.”
To date, Shermco has given the safety program to companies including Iberdrola Renewables, Horizon Wind, PPM Energy, BP Alternative Energy and Edison Mission Group, a subsidiary of Southern California Edison.
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating machines 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 two strategic business units; Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 250 full-time employees and exceeds $50 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the American Wind Energy Association, European Wind Energy Association, Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the International Electrical Testing Association.