RIG ELECTRICAL COURSE (REC)
The introductory level Rig Electrical Course (REC) forms part of the tri-level educational curriculum of the ModuSpec Academy (Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels) which is specifically aimed at the drilling industry. The REC provides a solid basis for candidates who aspire to becoming a Rig Electrician.
Who should attend?
This introductory course is specifically aimed at maintenance staff of drilling departments.
It is particularly recommended for:
- Drilling and well service personnel who intend to acquire basic knowledge of rig equipment
- New employees who have little or no knowledge of a drilling rig
- Maintenance personnel who want to broaden their knowledge
- (Assistant) Electricians
- Any maintenance staff changing from one type of drilling unit (land rig, platform rig, jack up rig, tender rig or barge) to another
Upon completion of the course the candidate will be able to:
- Carry out a basic (visual) rig inspection
- Identify major items which have an impact on safety and the operation of a rig
- Describe the major inspection criteria used for the main equipment (drawworks, top drive/rotary, mud pumps, electrical equipment, main engines) and safety
- Recognise indicators of the overall condition and deficiencies of a drilling rig
- Perform a range of planned maintenance tasks
- Explain the functioning, at a safety and elementary level, of electrical equipment such as AC/DC motors, generators, SCR systems, etc.
- List the standards (such as API) used in the drilling industry and the implications thereof for drilling equipment
- Evaluate and interpret all kinds of certificates (OEM, NDT, etc.)
- Explain the implication of hazardous area classification and EX codes on electrical equipment
- Recognise deficiencies on EX electrical equipment
- Explain the working of eddy current brake (Elmagco brake)
ModuSpec's Rig Electrical Course provides an insight into the most common deficiencies found on drilling units. It contains detailed examples concerning the major drilling equipment, such as the drawworks, top drive, mud pumps, derrick, mud systems, marine cranes, engines, electrical equipment, safety equipment, and pollution control standards.
The Rig Elecrical Course presents the fundamental industry standard and generic maintenance procedures, explains the requirements of a maintenance system and introduces the basic maintenance reporting standards.
The course is based on interactive classes with adequate time for group participation and discussion.
To ensure clarity and maximum effectiveness of the course:
- Photographs of defective equipment from ModuSpec's Technical Inspection Database are used to visualise specific deficiencies
- Videos are shown to explain operational and maintenance procedures
- The course ends with an exam to evaluate the candidate's knowledge.
Safety and introduction
Electrical introductory single- line diagram installation practices
Hazardous areas and gas detection
Upon successful completion of the Rig Electrical Course, the candidates will receive a ModuSpec Certificate of Completion or, in case of a final exam score below 70%, a ModuSpec Certificate of Attendance.
2 days of classroom sessions.
ModuSpec's tri-level educational curriculum, candidates who have successfully completed this training course and would like to extend their knowledge might also be interested in attending ModuSpec's intermediate-level Rig Electrician Programme (REP).