Advanced Digital Multimeter

Make the BEST use of the power that is coming into your facility. Get your money’s worth!

  • Increase uptime.
  • Avoid line shut down due to electrical spikes, damage to equipment.
  • Lengthen the life of your equipment.
  • Determine why motors, wires, conductors and machinery are overheating.
  • Increase productivity.

Prevent your employees from working with computers that keep losing memory, dim computer screens and dim lighting in general.

You will learn

  1. How to use a Power Quality Analyzer FLUKE® 43 to take voltage, current power, harmonic, transient and power factor measurements.
  2. How to measure voltage sags and swells over time.
  3. The difference between a true power, apparent power and reactive power measurement.
  4. The difference between a power factor and displacement power factor measurement.
  5. The effects that poor power quality will have on equipment and distribution systems.
  6. The different parts (transformers, power panels, etc.) of a power distribution system and common points for taking measurements.
  7. The different types (Wye, Delta, etc.) of power distribution systems.

Who will benefit

  • Building owners and managers
  • Facility and plant engineers
  • Electrical maintenance personnel
  • Motor repair and rewind companies
  • Industrial engineers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Manufacturing managers

Topics

  1. Power Quality Problems
    • Voltage changes
    • Sags (voltage dips) and swells (voltage surges)
    • Transients; harmonics; harmonic distortion; noise
    • Phase; voltage and current unbalance
    • Single phasing
  2. Taking Power Measurements
    • Measuring true power (W) and apparent power (va)
    • Measuring reactive power factor (var)
    • Measuring power factor (pf) and displacement power factor (dpf)
  3. Effects of Poor Power Quality
    • Equipment derating
    • Conduit and wire overheating
    • Overheated neutrals
    • Motor, electronic equipment, transformer problems
    • Electrical panels
  4. Power Transmission and Distribution
    • Transmission and distribution
    • Transformers; transformer ratings; transformer loading (kVA)
    • Measuring transformer load
    • K-factor transformers; measuring k-factor
    • Single-phase residential transformer connections
    • Three-phase transformer connections
  5. Building Distribution Systems
    • NEC branch circuit voltage limits
    • 120/240 V, 1 Phase, 3-wire service
    • NEC phase arrangement and high phase markings
    • 120/208 V, 3-phase, 4-wire service
    • 120/240 V, 3-phase, 4-wire service
    • 277/480 V, 3-phase, 4-wire service
    • Conductor identification – color coding and wire markers
    • Wire size

In-House Training Available

For additional information about in-house training, please email contracttrainingsales@jjc.edu.