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Control Circuits Troubleshooting Simulator Lab

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Example of Troubleshooting Control Circuits Example of Troubleshooting Control Circuits

Training course length is customizable based on your needs.

Control circuitry is absolutely essential to industrial operations. Nearly all operations require some degree of automated oversight in order to function at all, much less to function well. What happens when the control circuitry fails or operates poorly? This course focuses on troubleshooting control circuits by providing a comprehensive overview of control circuitry and practicing troubleshooting techniques through the use of controller simulator software. Participants will work either individually or in small teams to operate a user friendly control circuit simulator software program that is loaded on laptops. Lectures, visual aids, and student hands-on performance will also be utilized to provide the greatest possible exposure to control circuitry and the myriad of its applications. Anyone who works on or near power generation, transmission, or distribution systems should attend this course. Additionally, supervisors and those responsible for ensuring a safe work environment should attend this course.


  • Review of Theory Applications
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Watt’s Formula
  • Kirchoff’s Law
  • Control Circuitry
  • Manual Control
  • Automated System Control


  • Multi-Pole Multi-Throw Relays
  • Contactors
  • Manual Switches
  • Control Power Transformer
  • Control Fuses
  • Control Relays/Timing Relays
  • Indicator Lights
  • End Devices
  • System Monitoring


  • Standard Symbols
  • Power Diagrams
  • Schematic Reading
  • Control Diagrams


  • PPE
  • Boundaries
  • Inspection and Use of Test Equipment
  • Lock-Out/Tag-Out
  • Non-Electrical Hazards


  • Observing Normal Operation
  • Taking Baseline Data
  • Methodological Approaches
  • Selecting Measurements and Recording
  • Using Front Panel Indications and Controls
  • Sequencing Faults
  • Motor Failures/Sensor Failures
  • Interconnecting Wiring Faults
  • Power System Failures/Control Power Failures
  • Control Relay Faults/Timing Relay Faults
  • Individual Component Testing
  • Over 50 Unique Troubleshooting Scenarios


  • Nameplate Data and Ratings
  • Technical Data
  • Component Replacement Criteria
  • Verifying Operation Post-Replacement