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Dallas, TX, United States, 2009/03/24 - Shermco Industries, a leading provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training, has announced its schedule of training classes available in April 2009.
Classes include preparation for code exams, in-depth hands-on electrical safety training for meeting OSHA electrical safety training requirements and the new 2009 NFPA 70E, as well as hands-on training programs for the maintenance and testing of electrical power system devices and systems.
Electrical Safety for Utilities – 4/3
This one day course provides updated worker safety information that is necessary for utilities and others who work in substations and with overhead lines. Changes to the NESC affecting arc flash hazards are also discussed. Hazards faced by employees performing 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 than14 of every 1,000 line workers will die from hazards posed by their work. This program provides the training needed to reinforce safe work practices by linemen and others involved with high-voltage power systems. The Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers course or a similar course is a pre-requisite.
Substation Maintenance 1 - 4/6
Designed for electrical workers and technicians responsible for the maintenance and testing of medium voltage air and vacuum circuit breakers, battery systems and ground systems, this hands-on course provides critical information needed to keep substation equipment in service. Attendees receive a copy of NETA’s MTS-05 and newly-updated course text for future reference.
Cable Splicing and Termination of Medium-Voltage Cables – 4/6
This is a technical and practical hands-on program which encompasses the procedures and methods for the proper splicing and termination of medium-voltage cables. By exposing the student to both classroom and lab session, the student learns both the technical and practical requirements of modern cable construction, repair and termination.
Substation Maintenance 2 - 4/13
This course is a continuation of Substation Maintenance 1, but is not taken concurrently. This four and a half day training program is designed for technicians and electrical workers who maintain and test transformers and protective relays. Attendees receive a copy of NETA’s MTS-05 and a newly-updated course text for future reference.
Low and Medium-Voltage Circuit Breaker Maintenance – 4/20
This course covers theory, construction, operation, trouble shooting and control circuits for 480V to 15,000V air-magnetic & vacuum circuit breakers. Learn what tests to do and how to interpret the results. Students disassemble a wide variety of circuit breakers, perform maintenance, reassemble breakers, then test during the hands-on labs.
Substation Maintenance Seminar – 4/27
This four and a half day, newly updated training program is designed for supervisors, foremen, managers, engineers and others who are responsible for the maintenance and testing of substation equipment, but may not perform the work themselves. Each attendee receives a copy of NETA’s MTS-05.
Large Motor Maintenance – 4/27
Covering ac and dc machines, this 3 day, hands-on training program is designed for maintenance and testing personnel tasked with keeping their motors running efficiently. Motor failure is a major cost in any facility and this training program will provide the information needed to minimize downtime. Each attendee receives a copy of EASA’s “Principles of Large AC Motors” as a text for future reference.
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 (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.