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Motors and Variable Speed Drives

14 Professional Development Hours

Ontario Water Wastewater Certification Office
This course has met the requirements under O. Reg. 128/04 as Director Approved Continuing Education.

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn about the various types of motors, variable-speed drives, and their protection requirements
  • Understand the full regenerative drive and active front end
  • Select the proper drive control for the application: scalar drives; vector drives-field orientation drives; active front end drives
  • Understand the four-quadrant operation of the drives pending on the application requirements
  • Select proper control for the application
  • Select proper power convertor for multiple quadrant operations

Variable speed drives (VSD’s) have become an essential part of our life today. They are used in pumps, fans, compressors, heat pumps in homes, and process lines in industry. This course is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of motors and variable speed drives.

This course provides the latest in technology. It covers how modern motors and variable speed drives operate and the various options available. It also provides guidelines and rules that must be followed for a successful application.

Course Outline:

  • DC and AC motor fundamentals
  • DC and AC variable speed drive fundamentals
  • Applications for fixed and variable speed drives
  • Drive system selection criteria
  • Drive system power line effects
  • Motor and drive system installation and maintenance aspects
  • Drive system application workshop

Who Should Attend
Manufacturing, Plant Engineering and Purchasing Personnel • Manufacturing Plant Maintenance Personnel • Consulting Engineers • Drives, Motor Designers and Manufacturers • Electrical Technicians who have to maintain the setup of the Electrical Drives

Course Rating
4.4 out of 5

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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 1/30/2023

Online, 12/11/2023


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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