Shermco Industries, a leading provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training, announced its schedule of training classes available in November, 2006.
Electrical Safety for Utilities, November 2, 2006
This 8-hour program is conducted at the conclusion of our Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers program and continues with the requirements for OSHA 29CFR1910.269, “Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution”. Not only are utilities covered by this regulation, but also industrial establishments that have medium and high voltage distribution systems, such as substations, at their site. Hazards faced by employees performing construction or maintenance work on electric power generation, transmission and distribution installations pose a significant risk of injury or death to those employees. Over a 45-year working lifetime, more than 14 of every 1,000 line workers will die from hazards posed by their work. Because line workers are allowed to work very close to electric power lines and equipment, they face a high risk of electrocution. It is important that they have specialized training. Initial, one-time instruction is not sufficient to ensure that employees will use safe work practices all of the time. This specialized program provides the training needed to reinforce the need for safe work practices by linemen and others involved with high-voltage power systems. Class fee is $350.00 per person.
Equipotential Grounding, November 3, 2006
This 8-hour program provides an in-depth discussion of the equipotential grounding requirements, procedures and methods for both overhead and underground installations. Normally energized lines and equipment that have been deenergized will sometimes permit employees to become accidentally energized. Grounding lines and equipment are used to protect employees from injury should such reenergizing occur, as well as protect against induced voltages and static charges on a line. Grounding practices that do not provide an equipotential zone in which an employee is safeguarded from voltage differences do not provide complete protection. This course provides the training needed to ensure employees are adequately protected. Class fee is $400.00 per person.
National Electric Code: 2005, November 6 – 9, 2006
This three-day program is an intensive Journeyman Code Exam prep course designed to familiarize attendees with the 2005 NEC and example tests. Learn your weaknesses and compensate for them before you take the exam. This course covers the ICC block exams used in all jurisdictions including the State of Texas. It is also great for anyone wanting to know how to use the Code effectively. Class fee is $1099.00 per person.
Large Motor Maintenance and Testing, November 6 – 8, 2006
This three-day, hands-on training program covers AC and DC machines and motor theory as it applies to maintenance testing The class will discuss what tests to perform, how to do them and results interpretation. This course will also focus on brush and commutator maintenance, bearings and overall inspection procedures. Class fee is $1099.00 per person.
Motor Predictive Maintenance (PdM), November 9 – 10, 2006.
Vibration and improper alignment are the leading causes of motor failures. At this two-day course, attendees will learn why vibration is damaging and how to measure, diagnose and correct vibration issues. Motor electrical testing, bearing selection, alignment considerations and calculations, couplings, and specifications are all covered in detail. Attendees will use a variety of field test and alignment equipment to ensure proper performance of these critical functions on the job. Class fee is $680.00 per person.
Substation Maintenance Seminar, November 13 – 17, 2006
This updated four-and-a-half day course includes what every supervisor and manager needs to know about managing the electrical safety of employees and how to determine maintenance intervals to maximize cost savings and reliability from your equipment. The focus is on what to do, when to do it, and how to interpret test results. No hands-on sessions, but it does include demonstrations and practical exercises. Attendees receive a copy of NETA’s latest maintenance and/or acceptance testing specifications. Class fee is $1530.00 per person.
Electrical Safety Refresher Training, November 20, 2006
This 8-hour electrical safety refresher course is designed for personnel who have already completed the OSHA-mandated electrical safety training (such as our Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers course). Attendees will benefit from examples and videos designed to reacquaint them with electrical hazards and the need for using PPE. Arc Flash Labels, shock and arc flash approach boundaries and choosing Personal Protective Equipment are covered as well as Energized Electrical Work Permits and placing equipment in an Electrically-Safe Work Condition. Class fee is $350.00 per person.
Understanding the NFPA 70E, November 27 - 28, 2006
The NFPA 70E is one of the most important standards a company can have, but if no one understands it, it won't help keep your personnel safe. This two-day program will enable you to understand how to implement the 70E and receive the most benefit from it. Changes, TIA's and using Tables 130.7 are covered in detail. Each attendee will also receive a copy of the NFPA 70E for future reference. OSHA currently uses the 70E in court to justify citations and fines - shouldn't you know what they know? Class fee is $680.00 per person.
This program is taught by James R. White, the NETA Alternate Representative on the NFPA 70E Committee.
Programmable Logic Controllers, November 27 – 30, 2006
Have programmable logic controllers (PLC's) and don't know how to troubleshoot them? Learn how at our four-day PLC course designed for electricians, plant engineers and maintenance personnel responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and operating PLC's. Connect PLC's and field devices in this hands-on course, as well as troubleshoot and program common PLC's. Class fee is $995.00 per person.
All classes take place at the company’s Dallas Learning Center, located inside Shermco Industries’ service center at 2425 East Pioneer in Irving, Texas.
To register for any of these courses, or for more information, visit the training section of the company Website or call 1-800-SHERMCO.
Shermco Industries is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus 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 an Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Tex., and a service center in Austin, Tex., Shermco Industries has over 160 full-time employees and exceeds $32 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.