SAIEE Head Office | A Practical Introduction to Industrial Rotating Machines Workshop

SAIEE Head Office | A Practical Introduction to Industrial Rotating Machines Workshop
The SAIEE's RMS Section proudly presents a Practical Introduction to Industrial Rotating Machines...
Event Name: SAIEE Head Office | A Practical Introduction to Industrial Rotating Machines Workshop
Event Date: 12 November 2018
Starting Date: 12 Nov 07:30
Ending Date: 14 Nov 16:00
Event Type: CPD Course
Event Theme: A Practical Introduction to Industrial Rotating El
Venue: SAIEE House, 18A Gill Street, Observatory, Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Cost: Non-Member R10,100; SAIEE Member R7,800
Event Contact: Roberto Benites

CPD Details
Activity Number: SAIEE-XXXX-V
Activity Title A Practical Introduction to Rotating Machines
Activity Type Category 1
Provider SAIEE
Credits 3

SAIEE Head Office | A Practical Introduction to Industrial Rotating Machines Workshop



12 - 14 November 2018


SAIEE HOUSE, 18a Gill Street, Observatory, Johannesburg, 2198.


  • Non-member R10,100, SAIEE Member R7,800
  • AMEU Member Rate: R9,090

NOTE: If proof of payment is received before the commencement of the course, the following rates will apply:

  • Non-Member R9,100, SAIEE Member R7,000
  • AMEU Member Rate: R8,190


Roberto Benites:


Course Overview:

The SAIEE’s Rotating Machines Section proudly presents a Practical Introduction to Industrial Rotating Machines. Structured to share specific information that is not covered in traditional forums, to provide non-specialists in the Rotating Electrical Machines field valuable, modern, practical and useful material – presented by a wide range of five experts in their fields, over a three-day schedule.

The structure of the course has been tailored specifically to provide an introduction to these machines, a thorough treatment of their maintenance management, and a look into the recent and future developments in modern machine topologies and drive types. The course objective is to give the widest range of delegates practical take-home benefits, with local and international relevance from small to very large machines.

Course Contents

Day 1 – Introduction:

Presenter: Henry du Preez, with the exception of “Motor Selection and Application” by Phumlani Khumalo.

• Introduction

• AC Motor theory

• DC Motor theory

• Motor selection and application

• Starting

• Good winding practice

• Installation

• Maintenance

• Testing

• Interesting faults and failures

Day 2 – Maintenance: Getting the most out of your machines:

Presenter: Rob Melaia.

• Maintenance, Asset Management & Reliability: Maintenance Strategies and Plans

• Life prediction, life extension, optimisation, enhancement

• Diagnostics, Testing and Root Cause Analysis

• Condition Monitoring

• Alternators versus motors

• Low Voltage versus High Voltage: Voltage and Power choices

• Vibration of rotating electrical machines

• Variable speed drives and their application and effects on motors

• Machine condition assessment

• Efficiency improvement and testing

• Repair, replace or refurbish?

• Tan Delta and Partial Discharge

• Stray Flux and other tests

• Core Testing

• Preventing bearing failures


Day 3: Modern Machine Technologies and Drives:

Presenters: Dr Albert Sorgdrager & Dr Lesedi Masisi

What caused the surge in the commercialisation of the technologies:

IE levels as defined by the IEC

Understanding the IE levels

Drive fed and Sine fed IEC standards

• Industrial research on how the machine landscape has changed – 5 focus points:

Economic and market trends

Effects of efficiency standards

Consumer analysis

Application and application analyses

Motor technology trends (links to the next section)

• Present and alternative technologies:

Line Start and Drive Fed machines:

Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines

Reluctance Synchronous Machines

Synchronous Reluctance Machines

• Variable speed drives on alternate technologies/high performance machines

Variable speed and variable frequency (V/f) control

Field oriented control

Direct torque control

• Other converter topologies

Three level/multi-level inverters

More converters (marine applications)

High energy efficient switching devices

• Electrification of transportation

Motivation and history

• High performance traction motors

Applications in automotive/passenger vehicles (Electric vehicles)

Variable flux machine

• Electric vehicle powertrains

Heavy haul mining vehicles

More electric aircrafts

• Future prospects

Target Audience

For all engineers and technicians that work with rotating electrical machines.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive 3 CPD Credits under validation number SAIEE-XXXX-V.