BAE-ET 030 Automation & Controls I

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This course that covers a variety of topics on wiring of electrical utilization equipment that you will have to know when taking the State of Michigan Journey Electrician Examination. This course is based on the 2014 National Electrical Code. Upon successful completion of this course students will: (1) Develop the ability to properly size motor control equipment for a branch circuit that consists of a single motor. The equipment sized in this class include the motor branch circuit conductors, the branch circuit short-circuit and ground-fault protection devices, motor overload protection, controller, disconnect and the control conductors; (2) Understand the common installation options for motor disconnects and controllers; (3) Explain the operating characteristics of the common AC and DC motors installed in the field; (4) Develop an understanding of motor control fundamentals and terminology; (5) Understand the operation and use of magnetic and manual motor starters; (6) Identify and describe the operation of the standard control devices and switches that are used in automation and control diagrams; (7) Begin to understand some of the basic rules used when making ladder diagrams; (8) Explain the operation of a two-wire control circuit consisting of one or more manually or automatically operated switches. (9) Properly connect a three-wire control circuit consisting of one or more control stations consisting of separate sets of stop and start contacts; (10) Properly connect an emergency stop pushbutton; (11) Explain the operation of a jog circuit and an interlocked circuit; (12) Identify and describe the operation of an auxiliary contact; (13) Understand the meaning of line numbers and cross reference numbers that may be added to a ladder diagram; (14) Troubleshoot elementary control circuits.

Section: BAE-N00034.(1)

Section Description: This course is based on the 2014 National Electrical Code. For this course the following materials will be needed: (1) 2014 National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ISBN-13: 978-1455906727; (2) Interpreting the National Electrical Code, 9th Edition, Delmar Cengage Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1111544423; (3) Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated Systems, 5th Edition, American Technical Publishers (ATP), ISBN-13: 978-0826912268 and; (4) Calculator. Students who are taking this class as part of a mandated electrical apprenticeship training program where MSU is the related technical instruction (RTI) provider must also pay the annual $100 administrative fee. See:

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