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Variable Frequency Drives and Servos ACIM 5040

Automated Controls Installation & Maintenance Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course will familiarize students with installation and operational requirements for electrical machines with variable-frequency drives. Students will be introduced to applications of variable-frequency drives (VFDs), including their installation needs, classifications and harmonic considerations. The drives will be utilized on standalone and micro-processor-based systems programmable logic controllers (PLCs)/programmable automation controllers (PACs). A significant part of the course is dedicated to application activities that reinforce the theory.

Prerequisite(s)

  • TELC 0130 Basic Motor Control and/or successful completion of Electrical Apprenticeship Level 2 or 3 or 4 program within the last 5 years. Electrical Journeyperson Certificate, Electrical Engineering Degree and/or Electrical Engineer Practitioner are also acceptable.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$1,110.49

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of ACIM 5040 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 85322

Duration

Tue Feb 27 - Thu Apr 11 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 85322
  • Domestic fees $1110.49
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 27 - Apr 11 Tue, Thu 17:00 - 20:15 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 210
Instructor

Weston Terepocki

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$1110.49

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, students will be notified at least five business days prior to the course start date. Please ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. Check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers if the course becomes full. Please send your inquiries to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca
Status

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are two offerings of ACIM 5040 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 65257

Duration

Tue Apr 16 - Thu May 30 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 65257
  • Domestic fees $1110.49
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 16 - May 30 Tue, Thu 17:00 - 20:15 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 210
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1110.49

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of cancellation, student will be notified five business days prior to the course start date. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. For inquiries, email BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca
Status

CRN 65298

Duration

Mon May 13 - Fri May 17 (5 days)

  • 5 days
  • CRN 65298
  • Domestic fees $1110.49
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 13 - May 17 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 210
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1110.49

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. This is a condensed version of the course. Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. Late registration is not permitted. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. In the event of cancellation, student will be notified five business days prior to the course start date. For inquiries, email BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Connect a variable speed drives in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code.
  • Choose, connect, and program a VFD for a variety of load applications.
  • Connect and program microprocessor-based controllers (PLC/PAC) with a VFD.
  • Apply a troubleshooting tree to diagnose problems with variable frequency drives that are utilized in PLC systems.
  • Describe dynamic and static characteristics and analysis of AC VFDs.
  • Troubleshoot with an oscilloscope, using various test points on a VFD.
  • Choose and connect shaft encoder types based on application.
  • Tune a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control system that uses a variable frequency drive.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

Variable Frequency Drives and Servos (ACIM 5040) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Automated Controls Installation and Maintenance
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation & Maintenance
    Advanced Certificate Part-time

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