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Further Information - Motor Performance Training


Who is the course for?

This Motor Performance Training course is aimed at individuals in the oil and gas industry who are required to work with motors.

Is previous experience required?

You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course.

How will the course benefit me?

Motors are used throughout the oil and gas industry to drive plant and machinery. This course will give you a basic overview of the different types of motor used and how they function.

The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe if you are required to work with motors and their associated systems. It will also introduce system voltages and motor ratings.

How will the course benefit my company?

By ensuring you are fully aware of how motors operate, you can work with them safely, understanding their power requirements and outputs.

What standards are referenced in the course?

This course does not refer to specific legislation or standards but is written to current HSE guidelines, industry best practice and standard operating procedures.

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.

Learning Objectives

• Differentiate between the different types of asynchronous motors

• Explain how asynchronous motors are started

• Describe the run-up period

• Explain motor output torque

• Describe on-line starter motors

• Explain the difference between torque and pump curves

• Describe induction motors

• Explain reduced starting terminal voltage

• Describe induction motors

• Identify the different types of starting methods used for reducing voltage

• Identify what occurs when a large motor starts

• Explain motor output and losses

• Explain how to switch a motor on and off

• Explain preferred system voltage

• Explain system voltages and motor ratings

• Explain motor protection and failure


End of course exam with an 80% pass mark.

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones