Shermco Announces October Training Schedule

Released on: September 30, 2008, 12:02 pm

Press Release Author: Sandy Bell/S. Bell Public Relations

Industry: Industrial

Press Release Summary: Shermco Industries, a leading provider of rotating apparatus
and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and
training, announced its schedule of training classes available in October 2008.

Press Release Body: DALLAS – Shermco Industries, named third best place to work in
Dallas/Fort Worth by the Dallas Business Journal, announced its schedule of October
training classes. Classes include in-depth hands-on electrical safety training for
meeting OSHA electrical safety training requirements and the new 2009 NFPA 70E, as
well as hands-on training programs for the maintenance and testing of electrical
power system devices and systems.

Low and Medium-Voltage Circuit Breaker Maintenance - 10/6
This course covers theory, construction, operation, trouble shooting and control
circuits for 480V to 15,000V air-magnetic & vacuum circuit breakers. Learn what
tests to do and how to interpret the results. Students disassemble a wide variety of
circuit breakers, perform maintenance, reassemble breakers, then test during the
hands-on labs. Class fee is $1,430.00 per person

Electrical Safety for Managers – 10/13
This one-day course answers the questions and needs of supervisors, managers and
engineers who are responsible for or supervise electrical workers. Learn what your
exposure is in the event of an accident; what is required of you and how to protect
your company and your workers. This program offers solutions to those who are
concerned about what is needed to show OSHA "Good Faith Effort", limit fines and
liability, and ensure a safe work site. Each attendee will receive a copy of "The
Electrical Safety Program Handbook" for future reference. Class fee is $300.00 per

Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers – 10/14
Expanded to allow more time for hands-on lab sessions, this 20-hour electrical
safety program meets OSHA’s mandated electrical safety training requirements for
becoming a qualified electrical worker. Designed for electrical workers and others
who may perform energized electrical work above 50 volts in industrial and
commercial facilities, including medium-voltage switchgear and other utilization
equipment, each attendee receives a copy of the NFPA 70E for future reference.
Class fee is $700 per person.

Electrical Safety for Utilities – 10/17
This one day course provides updated worker safety information that is necessary for
utilities and others who work in substations and with overhead lines. Changes to
the NESC affecting arc flash hazards are also discussed. Hazards faced by employees
performing work on electric power generation, transmission, and distribution
installations pose a significant risk of injury or death to those employees. Over a
45-year working lifetime, more than14 of every 1,000 line workers will die from
hazards posed by their work. This program provides the training needed to reinforce
safe work practices by linemen and others involved with high-voltage power systems.
The Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers course or a similar course is
a pre-requisite. Class fee is $300 per person.

Electrical Safety Refresher Training – 10/20
This is a one-day practical electrical safety refresher course designed for
personnel who have already completed the OSHA-mandated electrical safety training.
Attendees will benefit from examples and videos designed to reacquaint them with
electrical hazards and the need for using PPE. Class fee is $300.

Fundamentals of Variable Frequency (AC) Drivers – 10/22
This sixteen hour course is designed to provide electricians, maintenance personnel,
and plant engineers with information on modern digital AC drives, as well as
maintenance and troubleshooting techniques necessary to keep these products running.
Class fee is $600 per person.

Substation Maintenance Seminar – 10/27
This four and a half day, newly updated training program is designed for
supervisors, foremen, managers, engineers and others who are responsible for the
maintenance and testing of substation equipment, but may not perform the work
themselves. Each attendee receives a copy of NETA’s MTS-05. Class fee is $1430 per

Large Motor Maintenance – 10/27
Covering ac and dc machines, this 3 day, hands-on training program is designed for
maintenance and testing personnel tasked with keeping their motors running
efficiently. Motor failure is a major cost in any facility and this training
program will provide the information needed to minimize downtime. Each attendee
receives a copy of EASA’s “Principles of Large AC Motors” as a text for future
reference. Class fee is $900 per person.

All classes take place at the company’s Dallas Learning Center, located inside
Shermco Industries’ service center at 2425 East Pioneer in Irving, Texas. To
register for any of these courses, or for more information, visit the training
section of the company Web site at, or call 1-800-SHERMCO.

Shermco Industries is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional
training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus and electrical power
distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy
industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of
an Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a
corporate location in Irving, Texas, and a service center in Austin, Texas, Shermco
Industries has over 230 full-time employees and exceeds $50 million in annual
revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus
Service Association and the International Electrical Testing Association. For more
information about Shermco Industries, visit their website at

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