Electrical - Fault Finding & Troubleshooting

Any unplanned downtime in an oil and gas plant is costly. It is therefore important to keep the duration of such downtimes to a minimum. Technicians with good troubleshooting skills are vital to get operations up and running in the shortest period of time.

This course has been designed to provide participants with basic troubleshooting techniques.  It covers an analytical method for troubleshooting electrical power distribution system, electrical control systems, electrical motors, transformers and switchgear. The participants will be given real-world scenarios as classroom exercise to reinforce theory.   

Upon completion of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of troubleshooting techniques within the oil and gas industry.  Having this knowledge will help each technician develop confidence and professional enthusiasm, therefore, increasing their efficiency. The knowledge that technicians gained from this course will be further expanded by on-job training and practical experience they will receive throughout the duration of their career.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

Day 1
Basic Troubleshooting Skills

    • Safety in troubleshooting
    • Electrical drawings
    • Use of testers
    • Analytical troubleshooting

On the first day, participants will be introduced to safety while troubleshooting. Topics will include safe approach distances, proper PPEs and required work permits. They will learn how to use single line diagrams and control system drawing in faultfinding. The used of electrical testing tools in locating faults will be covered. Systematic method of troubleshooting methods will be explained.


Day 2
Troubleshooting Electrical Equipment  

    • Troubleshooting Power Distribution
    • Troubleshooting Motors
    • Troubleshooting VFD
    • Troubleshooting Lighting Systems

The participants will learn about typical faults that can occur in an electrical power distribution system found in industrial plants and how to locate the faults and remedial steps that can be taken to fix the fault. They will also learn how to troubleshoot electric motors, variable frequency drives and lighting systems.


This course is designed for electrical technicians, maintenance planners, and supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities who work in an industrial plant.

Discipline:    Electrical

Delivery type:   Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors: Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level:    Skill

Course Version:      0

Length:       2 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
    Anyone taking this course should familiar with electrical installations in an industrial setting.