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Registration is now open for the IAOM Electrical Training event takes place March 12-14, 2024 at Cowley College Sumner Campus in Arkansas City, Kansas. Seats are limited, so register soon in order to reserve your place.

IAOM has partnered with Cowley College for the delivery of a 3-day electrical training course to be offered as one of IAOM’s valuable educational programs this year. The agenda will include a variety of topics related to electrical maintenance in the mill environment including:

  • Electrical Energy and Sources of Electricity
  • Static Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electrical Safety
  • Voltage, Current and Resistance, Ohms Law, The Power Law, AC and DC Currents, Meters
  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Electrical Symbols and Diagrams (Simple Circuits)
  • Electrical Circuits (Series, Parallel, Combination)
  • Reading Electrical Diagrams (Pt. 2, Buss and Ladder Diagrams, Complex Circuits)
  • Fuses, Circuit Breakers, Overload Relays
  • Single Phasing (of 3-phase motors)
  • Motor Starters and Control Relays (Control Feedback)
  • Reversing Circuits
  • Transformers (AC to AC and Diode Rectified AC to DC)
  • Motor Starter Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Electric Motors, 3-Phase, Single Phase, DC
  • Causes of Motor Failure
  • Wiring a Motor Starter
  • Troubleshooting of Components/Circuits

Working with real world components, students in this “hands-on” electrical training course will learn how to identify electrical problems plain and simple. This 3-day electrical troubleshooting and knowledge building training was created to bring students up to speed in their electrical skills as quickly and safely as possible, and it was designed to cover the most commonly performed electrical troubleshooting tasks mill staff face in their job every day.

For the novice or experienced electrician, this training course provides a no-nonsense, practical and real world systematic approach to electrical troubleshooting. Make an investment in your company’s future by attending IAOM’s Electrical Training course.

REGISTRATION: (includes tuition, materials, lunches)
IAOM Members - $1,075
Non-Members - $1,150

Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn
6100 Patterson Parkway, Arkansas City, KS

  • IAOM has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $99/night (+taxes) at the Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn for course participants. Rooms include complimentary hot breakfast and wi-fi in addition to the other hotel amenities. To book a room, please click on this booking link:
  • Reservations must be made by February 10, 2024

The closest airport to the Cowley College Arkansas City campus is in Wichita, Kansas (ICT), or you may choose to fly into Oklahoma City (OKC) or Kansas City (MCI) and drive to campus.

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