Engineering Training Courses in Calgary at the Calgary Pump Symposium
The Calgary Pump Symposium comes back this year and has prepared five rotating equipment training courses. This September 26, you can register for this specific course in Electric Motors and Variable Frequency Drives. All of our engineering training courses are taking place on the first day of the Symposium. On the second day, we have scheduled a variety of presentations that you can check here.
Rotating Equipment Training in Calgary
Designed by experts in the industry, this engineering training course will cover AC electric induction motor design and applications. Our one-day course about Electric Motors and Variable Frequency Drives will be taught by Jochem Kamstra who is the Business Development Manager Large Motors & Drives at Siemens Canada; and Patrick Robinson who is a Senior Partner at Altelec Technical Services. Learn more about Jochem Kamstra and Patrick Robinson here.
Electric Motors and Variable Frequency Drives Course Outline
Motor Basic Types
Common motor types used in pumping industry - squirrel cage induction motor
Basic principle of operation
Motor construction/testing and operation as applicable to pumping industry
Basic introduction to common industry standards
When to select IEEE-841, API-547, or API-541
Vibration issues in motors
Most common problem areas with examples - as applicable to the pumping industry
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs):
VFD basics - system architecture, introduce terminology
Why is a VFD required?
Pump application considerations - includes process control aspects, energy savings, and advantages of VFDs in process control
Mechanical effects of VFD on pump motor train
Installation/selection considerations as applicable to the pumping industry: size/speed limitations for VFD application; industry standards applicable to VFD; and challenges and gaps in the standards
When to use VFDs vs when it is not economical?
Common problem areas with case studies (Reliability aspects of VFDs in the pumping industry)