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Motor Systems and Management
Variable Frequency Drives
Pumps
Fans
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Variety of Trainings

Motor Systems and Managment
Natural Resources Canada : Dollars to $ense
Description: Suite of six energy management workshops: Energy Management Information Systems; Recommissioning for Buildings; Energy Management Planning; Spot the Energy Savings Opportunities; Energy Monitoring; Energy Efficiency Financing Fee: Yes
Intended Audience: Differs depending on workshop. Energy managers; facility managers; plant and process engineers/managers; maintenance supervisors; "shop-floor" personnel; contractors/consultants; financial operations managers; control technicians
Delivery: In person or on-site
Washington State University Energy Program : Motor Systems Management Best Practices
Description: Suite of six energy management workshops: Energy Management Information Systems; Recommissioning for Buildings; Energy Management Planning; Spot the Energy Savings Opportunities; Energy Monitoring; Energy Efficiency Financing Fee: Yes

Intended Audience: Plant engineers, electricians and maintenance staff; facility operators; energy managers; energy auditors
Delivery: On-site
Advanced Energy : Motor Management Survey Training
Description: One-day workshop that seeks to present industrial clients with all of the tools they need to begin a new motor management program by surveying motors correctly and consistently Fee: Yes

Intended Audience: Motor end users; trade associations; utility account representatives; individuals throughout the motor supply chain
Delivery: In person or on-site
NIDEC : MotorPro Training
Description: Motorpro Training is a professional tool designed to help users understand basic motor features, cross referencing and motor's energy efficiency Fee: No

Intended Audience: Sales; marketing; inside sales
Delivery: Online, must register and log in to gain access

Variable Frequency Drives
Danfoss : VFD-101 for the HVAC Market, VFD-101 for the Industrial Market, VFD-101 for Water Market
Description: This collection of lessons covers some of the basic information needed to understand the installation and operation of Variable and Adjustable Frequency Drives in various applications Fee: No
Intended Audience: Beginner-level
Delivery: Online
Hydraulic Institute : VSD Webinars: Four Sessions (contact Andrea Kucker)
Description: These trainings span a wide range of information regarding VSDs and their applications, including typical VSD features, application and installation considerations, maintenance, hardware/software troubleshooting, and more. Participants earn four professional development hour (PDH) credits from the Hydraulic Institute Fee: Yes

Intended Audience: Beginner to intermediate-level
Delivery: Online
American Trainco : Variable Frequency Drives
Description: The purpose of this course is to increase the skill and confidence needed to get the most out of your VFDs by teaching students how to improve VFD control and efficiency, troubleshoot and fix VFDs, reduce equipment downtime, eliminate chronic VFD problems, lower the cost of VFD operation, and alleviate the need for hiring costly outside service contractors, all while establishing a culture of safe work practices among employees Fee: Yes

Intended Audience: Maintenance technicians and others working in industrial plants and commercial buildings, or wherever variable speed control applications are found. Refresher for experienced electricians and engineers
Delivery: In person or on-site
UDEMY : Variable Frequency Drives
Description: The purpose of this course is to increase the technical knowledge of the student by teaching students how to improve VFD control and efficiency, understand AC motors, and learn real world issues Fee: Yes

Intended Audience: Maintenance engineers; engineering students; engineers, technologists
Delivery: Online
The Electricity Forum : Variable Frequency Drives
Description: The objective of this VFD training course is to build confidence in the student by providing him/her with useful information and practical hands-on exercises that demonstrate the relevance of the course material Fee: Yes

Intended Audience: Electrical engineers; technicians; designers; electrical maintenance personnel responsible for VFDs
Delivery: On-site

Pumps
Hydraulic Institute : Pump Systems Optimization (contact Andrea Kucker)
Description: Attendees of the "Pump Systems Optimization" one-day course will gain valuable new skills to help them improve centrifugal pump system efficiency to reduce energy and operating costs while earning seven professional development hour (PDH) credits from the Hydraulic Institute Fee: Yes
Intended Audience: Utilities; pump users; engineering consulting firms; energy services companies; pump and supplier OEMs; governmental offices; energy efficiency organizations
Delivery: In person or on-site
Hydraulic Institute : Pump System E: Learning: Rotodynamic (centrifugal) Pumps and Positive Displacement Pumps (contact Andrea Kucker)
Description: These courses are meant for individuals with no prior knowledge of pump systems. The Rotodynamic (Centrifugal) Pumps training session serves as a prerequisite to the Pump Systems Optimization training. Each module offers two professional development hour (PDH) credits Fee: Yes
Intended Audience: Beginner-level
Delivery: Online (5 e-modules each on centrifugal and positive displacement pumps)
American Trainco : Pumps and Pump Systems
Description: This maintenance course was designed to bring students up to speed in their knowledge of centrifugal pumps and the systems that run them as quickly and efficiently as possible. It includes discussions on basic pump design, function and application, and was specifically created for anyone who is responsible for pump specification, installation and operating efficiency at their facility Fee: Yes

Intended Audience: Novice-level; refresher for experienced engineers and electricians
Delivery: In person or on-site
ITC Learning : Pump and Compressor Maintenance
Description: This comprehensive program consists of over 30 hours of material across thirteen DVDs with a companion workbook. The series provides instruction for the removal, disassembly, inspection, and maintenance all types of pumps and compressors. Packing and seal maintenance is also covered. You can also access an online version of this bundle at a 15% discount by visiting the ITC website, selecting the Catalogue tab, and typing CEE into the search bar. You will need to create an account to access the online versions and will have 12 months to complete the training. Fee: Yes

Intended Audience:Maintenance personnel; various individuals in process and manufacturing facilities
Delivery: Video sets accessible by email request, or online

Fans
U.S. Department of Energy : Two Fan System Trainings : Fan System Assessment: 1-day workshop
Description: This self-paced workshop highlights the benefits of fan system optimization and examines fan system performance characteristics and practical issues concerning measurement data Fee: Yes
Intended Audience: To become a qualified fan systems specialist, participants must have mastered the information in the fan system assessment training either through that training or through professional experience
Delivery: On-site or online
U.S. Department of Energy : Two Fan System Trainings : Become a Qualified Fan Systems Specialist: 2.5-day workshop
Description: DOE has an additional level of training for industry professionals interested in becoming Qualified Fan System Specialists. By successfully completing this advanced training you will be recognized by DOE as a Qualified Specialist in the use of FSAT Fee: Yes

Intended Audience: To become a qualified fan systems specialist, participants must have mastered the information in the fan system assessment training either through that training or through professional experience
Delivery: On-site

Compressed Air
Compressed Air Challenge : Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Calendar)
Description: Find out how a compressed air system works and the benefits of optimal compressed air system performance. This initial class demonstrates how to compute the current cost of your plant's compressed air systems, how to measure and create a baseline of system performance, and how to determine the impact of different compressor control types. Learn basic approaches for cutting costs; identify steps for proper system operation, maintenance, and point-of-use accountability; and tailor a compressed air system management action plan for your plant. Fee: Yes
Intended Audience: Facility engineers, operators, and maintenance staff
Delivery: In person
Compressed Air Challenge : Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems
Description: This is an intensive two-day training that provides in-depth technical information on troubleshooting and making improvements to industrial compressed air systems Fee: Yes
Intended Audience: Compressed air end users and industry solution providers
Delivery: In person
Compressed Air and Gas Institute : CAGI Smart Site
Description:CAGI's Smart Site is a series of eight e-learning modules produced by CAGI, to explore various facets of compressed air, including: compressed air basics, types of compressors, capacity controls, distribution systems, controlling wastes, air treatment, compressor installation & air system maintenance, integrally geared centrifugal compressors Fee: Yes

Intended Audience: Intended for those who are new to the industry, those who need a refresher, or those who are looking to expand and grow their knowledge
Delivery: Online (8 e-learning modules)

Variety of Trainings