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Variable Frequency Drives

TPC Training, In Orlando (+10 locations)
2 days
1,495 USD
Next course start
12 August, 2024 (+6 start dates)
2 days
1,495 USD
Next course start
12 August, 2024 (+6 start dates)
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Course description

Variable Frequency Drives Classroom Training

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this two-day hands-on Variable Frequency Drives course introduces the student to the world of variable frequency drives and their applications in industrial plants and commercial buildings. Students will learn how to improve VFD control and efficiency, troubleshoot and fix VFDs, reduce equipment downtime, and eliminate chronic VFD problems. Students will perform hands-on activities with a real-life variable frequency drive. Students will input motor data into the variable frequency drive, set parameters for speed control and overcurrent protection, and check fault codes. Students will complete this VFD training course with the ability to lower the cost of VFD operation, thus alleviating the need for hiring costly outside service contractors, all while establishing a culture of safe work practices among employees.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 6 start dates

12 August, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Atlanta
  • English

12 August, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Sacramento
  • English

14 August, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Naperville
  • English

19 August, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Orlando
  • English

9 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Orange County
  • English

21 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Cleveland
  • English

Who should attend?

This training course is most suitable to workers in industrial plants and commercial buildings seeking a comprehensive overview of variable frequency drives.

Training content

Day 1

  • VFD Safety Review
    • Electrical Hazards
    • LOTO (Lockout – Tagout)
    • Personal Protective Equipment & Insulated Tools
  • Electrical Basics Review
    • Mulitmeter, Clamp-On, Megohmmeter
    • Single Phase and Three Phase Motors
    • Motor Troubleshooting and Replacement
    • Basic Control Circuits & Troubleshooting
  • What VFDs Do
    • Motion Control / Motor Speed
    • Air Flow / Liquid Flow / Pressure Control
    • Eliminates the need for:
    • Variable Transmission or Sheave
    • Variable Vanes or Dampers on Fans
    • Variable Valves on Pumps
  • Benefits of Using a VFD
    • Energy Savings
    • Easier Maintenance
    • Enhanced System Monitoring
  • Load Types
    • Constant Torque – Conveyors, Positive Displacement Pumps, Superchargers
    • Variable Torque – Centrifugal Fans or Pumps, Saws, Routers, Planers
  • VFD Options
    • Bypass – Two or Three Contactor Style, Disconnect Switch Style, Soft Starter
    • Fusing – VFD or Bypass Protection
    • Input / Output Reactors
    • Motor Overload Device
    • Transient Protection
    • Auxiliary Relays
    • Power Line Phase Reversal Detection

Day 2

  • Installation of a VFD
    • Environmental Concerns
    • Clearances
    • Conduit Entry
  • Customer Connections
    • Safety Circuit
    • Start / Stop
    • Jog
    • Status Indication
    • Fault Indication
    • Remote Speed Reference
    • Monitoring of Motor Parameters
  • Wiring & Grounding VFDs
    • Induced Signals
    • Inductive, Capacitative
    • Incoming Power (line) Wiring
    • Motor (load) Wiring
    • Control Wiring
    • Proper Grounding Methods
  • Controlling a VFD
    • Keypad Controls
    • Terminal Strip Control – Automatic, Manual
    • Bus Communication Control
    • Open Loop Control
    • Manual Operation
    • Automatic Operation
    • Sensorless Flux Vector
    • Closed Loop Control
    • PI Loop Configuration
    • Sensor or Transducer Feedback
    • Motor Shaft Encoder Feedback
  • VFD Setup, Programming & Troubleshooting
    • Language & Display
    • Control Modes
    • Open Loop, Closed Loop
    • Motor Data
    • Power (kW) and RPM
    • Voltage, FLA Current
    • Service Factor, Power Factor
    • References & Limits
    • Motor Speeds – Min, Max and Preset
    • Ramp Times
    • Speed Reference
    • Skip Frequencies
    • Limits for Alarms or Faults
    • Inputs / Outputs – Analog, Digital, and Relay
    • Application Functions
    • Reset
    • Flying Start
    • Sleep Mode
    • Switching Frequency
    • No Load
    • Phase Loss
    • Closed Loop Functions
    • Normal / Inverse
    • Anti Windup
    • Start-up Frequency
    • Integral Time / Differential Time
    • Proportional Gain / Differential Gain
    • Lowpass Filter

Course delivery details

Onsite and offsite instruction are not the only options for variable frequency drive training. Online courses provide equally effective instruction. Known as VILT, or Virtual Instructor-Led Training, such courses are taught in a live audiovisual classroom with 100% instructor interaction. An internet connection, microphone, and webcam are all you need to take part in live virtual variable frequency drive training. You can join the session from anywhere, including your workspace or the comfort of your open home.

Practical, hands-on experience with variable frequency drives helps you retain learned skills. VILT may include simulation training, in which you interact with variable frequency drives in an immersive virtual environment. Hands-on interaction with VFDs in simulation training allows you to see firsthand how different processes work while providing you with practical experience you can apply on the job immediately.

Certification / Credits

Learning Objectives:

  • VFD operation and applications in the workplace
  • Benefits of using a VFD
  • Using electrical drawing for a VFD application
  • The relationship between the motor and the VFD
  • Types of VFDs & their various options & capabilities
  • Applying VFD technology for your specific needs
  • Installation of a VFD
  • VFD setup and programming
  • Wiring and grounding VFDs
  • Controlling VFDs for constant torque or variable torque applications
  • Controlling VFDs for optimum performance
  • The importance of monitoring your VFD
  • Maintenance considerations for a VFD
  • Troubleshooting a VFD versus motor problem
  • Finding and Fixing the most common VFD problems

Continuing studies

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion.

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