Instrumentation and calibration

Organisation profile

ILDÁNA  provides an array of mainly technical / engineering training courses and consultancy services to the public and private sectors throughout the island of Ireland. 

The various members of the ILDÁNA team are recognised as subject-matter-experts in their respective fields. ILDANÁ's trainers have years of practical experience and ensure that each course is up-to-date technically, well managed and consistently well-presented with clearly identified aims and learning opportunities.

Training aim

The aim is to help participants who already have a good grasp of electricity in industry to build on this and to achieve a better understanding of the issues relating to plant and equipment.

Learning objectives

  • Understand extended plant networks and the roles of key network components
  • Understand how variable speed drives operate and their application
  • Understand relevance of high voltage switchgear on industrial plant
  • Be able to review motor control circuits and understand same
  • Understand role of motor control centres and three phase power distribution in plant
  • Be able to carry out basic load calculations
  • Understand electrical design criteria to match loads to cable and network capacity

Course outline

A.C. Theory, Power in A.C., Vectors, Volt Drop, Circuit Calculations, Circuit Protection, Power Supplies, Direct Current, Rectifiers, Electrical Safety, Fluorescent Lamps, Meters, Electro-Magnetism, Transformers, Solenoids, Motor Servicing, Induction Motors, Starting Methods, Star Delta, Control Circuits, Power Circuits, Circuit Testing, Fault Finding, Circuit Applications, Case Studies, Brush Motors, Sensors, Safety.

Theory & Practical tests throughout the 2 x days.

Trainer's profile

Eamonn McDonagh C. Eng., M Sc. Energy Management, Trainer with ILDANA TRAINING & CONSULTANCY, was Engineering Manager for the Concentrate Plant at Guinness Ireland where he was in charge of Utilities and Asset Care for the Roast Plant, Grain Handling, Maturation, Fermentation, Evaporation and Racking Plants for Guinness concentrate. He has in in-depth knowledge of the design and safe effective O&M of boilers and steam systems, pumps and pumping design, instrumentation and pneumatics.  He has been delivering training on Steam and its Uses; Pump Maintenance and Overhaul; Basic Instrumentation both within Guinness and as an independent tutor. He tailors individual courses to suit the specific requirement of client companies.

Course duration

2 days

Assessment & certification

Certificate of Achievement plus 2 CPD Credits

Who should attend

Operations, production, maint mgrs, engineers, technicians and others who have completed the Level TWO course and/or wish to further develop their knowledge of electricity and electrical systems.

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