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HVAC Refrigeration Basics – YouTube

HVAC Refrigeration Basics Video

This video was created using some of the content in the Online HVAC Training Certificate Course | Refrigeration Basics (Note the course can be downloaded too, so after purchase and registration, you do not even need internet and the download version never expires!

with the complete HVAC certificate course, you gain a complete understanding of the refrigeration cycle and air conditioning cycle as well as air conditioning basics in this refrigeration course. Topics and details covered in this HVAC training course greatly assist in refrigerator and AC maintenance and repair.

  • With the downloaded version of the HVAC certificate course, you keep, so you can use for a reference to assist in Refrigerator Repair and AC Repair / Maintenance,
  • Yes, it is Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Cycle Basics, but it is in-depth coverage.
  • Both Vapor Compression Cycle and Absorption Refrigeration Cycle covered
  • The program would serve as an invaluable resource for anyone requiring knowledge on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System.
  • Extensive 2D / 3D Graphics, Animations, Skill tests, Certificate printouts

Who benefits from this HVAC course?
Those in process and manufacturing and those in building trades industry, such as electrical engineers, plumbers and mechanics who are likely to be involved with refrigeration and air conditioning systems and controls, wanting to understand refrigeration and air conditioning systems basic operation. Also instructors and corporate training directors wanting to supplement their own HVAC course or even design a course around this material. Industrial and building maintenance, electricians installers and engineers may have need for this course. As well as Boilermakers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters, even Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers may have need. This refrigeration training course is a great starter for those interested in becoming an HVAC mechanic, HVAC contractors apprentice, installer or an AC repair technician working for an air conditioning contractor.

See more details at …

https://bin95.com/hvac-training.htm

 

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September 28, 2017 Posted by | Education, Electrical, maintenance, Mechanical, Skill Shortage | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Download Free Basic Electrical Troubleshooting Training Simulator

The link below is to download free electrical troubleshooting training and testing simulation software trial.

http://industrial-ebooks.com/CBT_software/Basic-Electrical-Troubleshooting-Simulator2680.php

Electrical Troubleshooting Sim

3 Day free trial of Industrial Electrical Troubleshooting simulation software.

 

August 19, 2017 Posted by | Education, Electrical, maintenance, Skill Shortage | Leave a comment

How to troubleshoot with a PLC

How to troubleshoot with a PLC is the most common practice.

PLC Technician

Troubleshooting PLC itself is a much less common practice. As PLCs are so reliable. PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) where designed specifically to be more reliable thank a computer, and more simple so a maintenance technician could work with them, including use them to troubleshoot the machine and automation control process.

The PAC (Process Automation Controller) on the other hand is much more complicated as it is a customized industrial computer, designed with computer IT and programmers in mind, not the maintenance technician or electrician. Likewise, the PAC is a lot less useful for troubleshooting machines and automation control systems. Actually, in that respect, the PAC is the opposite due to its complicity. It is more common end-users (process and manufacturing maintenance personnel)  will be troubleshooting the PAC itself more than using it as troubleshooting tool for the machine. Read on to learn why…

Given that PLC vendor’s intent was to make the PLC easy for the maintenance electrician to use, beyond just using ladder logic as programming language, the added many great software tools to aid the maintenance electrician in troubleshooting machines. You wont find most of these PLC troubleshooting software tools and design features in a PAC. Below are just a few examples. At the end of this article will be a link to read about more. To learn about all of the PLC troubleshooting tools and techniques, and to master PLC troubleshooting, there is currently only one way, attend a hands-on PLC Troubleshooting Training Seminar in St. Louis.

How to troubleshoot with a PLC | Basics

In the real world, 99% of the time, the problem with a machine or process is not the PLC, it is an Input or Output. In other words, it is one of the hundreds of sensors, switches, solenoids, etc. gone bad, out of adjustment or not be made. If the people who wrote the PLC program used PLC programming best practices, the PLC program will be well documented ladder logic. (A symbolic programming language as easy to troubleshoot as looking at a ladder and seeing what rung is broke on the ladder. )

Given the above, based on symptoms reported, you search PLC program for the input or output not working, then trace back through the ladder logic to find out what contact is not being made and that is the sensor or switch causing the problem that you need to look at out in the real world. most of the time that is how you troubleshoot with a PLC, simple as that and takes about 4 minutes to find root cause. (If you have been properly trained by BIN95.)

But … in real life it is not always simple, just most of the time with a PLC. There can be intermittent problems, analog problems, poor management of automation equipment in your facility, etc.

FYI:  Management of PLCs in your facility is also taught in BIN95 PLC Training seminars.

Those little more complex PLC troubleshooting instances that occasionally come up is where PLC troubleshooting software tools that vendors provide, come in. Read How to troubleshoot PLC Allen Bradley to learn more. Below are a few excerpts…

For more cumbersome troubleshooting like intermittent problems, RSLogix 500 has great tools like the Histogram, Custom Data Monitors, trend charts, writing your own diagnostics rungs using Latch bit, etc.

Rslogix 500 Custom Data Monitor    RSLogix 5000 Trend Charts

One example of real world troubleshooting we teach, which is not in books or software, is using RSLogix 500 program “Compare Tool” (Compare Tool may be in your version of RSLogix 5000, or as a separate software for PACs. Or you might not have the tool if you are using PACs, instead of PLCs to control your machinery.) Those not spending years maintaining a PLC/PAC controlled facility may not be aware of the common scenario of one employee on one shift changing the program, and the rest don’t know it. If the troubleshooter suspects that, they can use the program compare and once again within about 15 minutes, find the problem.

PLC Troubleshooting tool

System Data Tables and other data tables found in a PLC (like RSLogix 500) are great troubleshooting tools too, but are not in PACs (like RSLogix 5000). This is another major factor contributing to the use of PACs resulting in increased troubleshooting and downtime. In BIN95’s instructor based PLC training, we also teach best practices in writing PLC programs, so attendees can identify if they are being used before purchasing new machines or systems controlled by PLCs. (Like RSLogix 5000 programmer compensating for missing data table files in their tag naming conventions, for example.) Having a program that was written using PLC programming best practices, with the end user in mind (customer who has to maintain equipment for the next 10-20 years), greatly reduces troubleshooting time. … continued at https://bin95.com/rslogix-5000-troubleshooting.htm

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July 24, 2017 Posted by | Education, Electrical, maintenance, manufacturing, PLC, PLCProfessor, Skill Shortage | Leave a comment

Mechanical Engineering Career Aptitude Test

ME aptitude tests (MAT) are one of the most common, they measure knowledge of mechanical engineering technology, electrical, and physical concepts.

Source: Mechanical Engineering Career Aptitude Test

The article above covers how to study for the mechanical aptitude test (MAT) that are commonly used today. There is mechanical aptitude test preparation for Bennett (BMCT test), the Wiesen test (WTMA test), the Ramsay Corporation test and the Military’s ASVAB test preparation.

As well as the Military using the ASVAB for pre-screening, big corporations like Delta airlines, AT&T, Dupont, and Amtrak.

Bennett test (BMCT test) – Used for industrial and repair positions jobs.

Wiesen test (WTMA test) – Used in the operating, maintaining and repairing machinery industries, and deals more with day to day operations.

Ramsay test – Used to identify and sort potential candidates for trainee programs and apprenticeships.

ASVAB test – Used by the military as mechanical aptitude test.  Includes questions about general science, electronics information, auto information, shop information and mechanical comprehension.

November 28, 2016 Posted by | Education, engineering, maintenance, Mechanical, Skill Shortage | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mechanical Engineering Educational Newsletters

Volume 1, 1st Edition:

A 6 page Mechanical Engineering news letter touching on …

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  • Protecting bearings from dust.
  • Open trickle chutes for damp bulk product.
  • Changing the service duty of a pump.
  • Flange bolting-up practices.
  • Maintenance costs capital moneys.

Each topic covers basics of mechanical engineering from a real world application perspective by a leading ME in the industry, Download Mechanical Engineering PDF now.

October 20, 2016 Posted by | engineering, maintenance, manufacturing, Mechanical, Skill Shortage | , , | 1 Comment

Electric Motor Troubleshooting Flowchart

Free online electric motor troubleshooting flowchart tool. Mobile friendly too, so accessible wherever you are troubleshooting electric motors.

Source: Electric Motor Troubleshooting Flowchart

September 29, 2016 Posted by | Education, Electrical, engineering, maintenance, Skill Shortage | , , | Leave a comment

Industrial Automation Technician Training

With this Industrial Automation Technician Training Bundle of technical certificate courses, you save 32%! The Industrial Automation Specialist Training bundle includes the 7 following certificate course software topics. PLC training, PAC, HMI, VFD, motor controls trainer, troubleshooting trainer and the DeviceNet tutor.

Source: Industrial Automation Technician Training

Automation Technician Training

7 Certificate courses (CD or Download format available)

February 18, 2016 Posted by | Education, Electrical, engineering, maintenance, manufacturing, PLC, safety, Skill Shortage | , , , | Leave a comment

Industry 4.0 in USA: Risk

Industry4-0-Launch

Is USA ready for Industry 4.0 and its components like IIoT?

Implementation of Industry 4.0 in the USA come with the greatest risk. This article is a must read.

Source: Industry 4.0 in USA: Risk

January 22, 2016 Posted by | Education, Electrical, engineering, maintenance, manufacturing, PLC, safety, Skill Shortage | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PLC Training Courses

PLC Training Courses. Last one for 2015, location St. Louis, MO. Date: Dec 1-3

^^^ Click to learn more.

August 24, 2015 Posted by | Education, Electrical, engineering, maintenance, manufacturing, PLC, Skill Shortage | , , | Leave a comment

AC Motor Control Basics to Troubleshooting

AC Motor Control Basics to Troubleshooting. (<<< Click)

It is obvious why AC Motor Control Basics Training is so popular. AC motors are everywhere, our homes, work, all industries! 🙂 Click the link to learn more. Hope you like while there.

 

August 22, 2015 Posted by | Education, Electrical, maintenance, Skill Shortage | , , | Leave a comment

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