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Who We Are

Acceleration Technologies Ltd. is an Edmonton-based Instrumentation and Electrical company utilizing dual-ticketed technicians to provide services throughout Western Canada.

What We Do

At Acceleration Technologies we specialize in Instrumentation and Electrical oil-field services and training. We also provide Consulting, Design, and Construction Services.

Our Areas of Expertise

    • Chemical
    • Oil & Gas
    • Food Processing
    • Mining
    • Manufacturing
    • Agricultural
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Commercial

Our Safety Policy

We maintain an active Safety, Health, and Environmental Protection Program. Suncor Energy Services Inc., CNRL, Imperial Oil Ltd., and others approve our program through CanQual Inc.

We are members of the Alberta Contractors Association, ISNetworld, HS Canada (CCOHS) and are currently waiting for COR certification.

Training

Training

Acceleration offers industrial training for electrical and instrumental pump applications. Our flagship training course is the E/I Services, Procedures, and Management Training Course. A general syllabus for the E/I Services, Procedures, and Management Training Course is below.

 

Acceleration 101: E/I Services, Procedures, and Management


Instructor: Robert Ferenc

Phone: 780-499-9650

Email: rferenc@shaw.ca

Office Address: 5524 – 108 St.

Edmonton, AB   T6H 2Y9


Course Sessions: 16 Sessions (8 hours each)

Instruction Hours: 128 Hours

Course Cost: 14,991 / Trainee


 

Course Introduction

The E/I Services, Procedures, and Management Training Course is intended to give trainees a broad, comprehensive knowledge of the electrical and instrumental facets of industrial pump operation, manufacturing and servicing. This course will give trainees the basic functional experience needed to work in this field, as well as the theoretical, procedural, and managerial knowledge needed to help run industrial operations. The Pumps and Procedures Course is intended to give specialized employees with previous technical education and industrial electrical and/or instrumental experience the upskills they need to advance professionally, to push innovation for their employers, and to increase productivity throughout their workplace.

Instructor Introduction

Robert Ferenc is an Instrument Mechanic and a Master Electrician with over 30 years of industrial experience. Mr. Ferenc holds an electrical ticket and an instrumentation l ticket, both from the Province of Alberta. He also holds an Instrumentation Technology Diploma from the Mechanical College of Krakow. Mr. Ferenc is a veteran of the Albertan oil industry, and has been the owner and president of Acceleration Technologies Ltd. since 2003. He has recently retired from full-time work in the oil and gas industry to increase his focus on technical training, and his courses are designed to pass on the specialized knowledge and skills that he developed in his three decades in the workforce.

Course Topics

The following topics will be covered in this standard Course. The schedule for these topics is listed in a separate section below.

  • Estimating and Quoting
  • Field Installation (Electrical and Instrumentation)
  • Ovens and Combustion Equipment
  • Shop Fabrication – Chemical Skid Pump
  • Field Troubleshooting (Electrical and Instrumental)
  • Service and Customer Relations
  • Fluid Mechnaics
  • Pumps Applications
  • Materials and Parts
  • Pump Skid Design and Application
  • Codes and Standards
  • Welding Practices
  • Basic Instrumentation
  • Electrical Theory
  • Controls and PID Loops
  • Project Management
  • Schedule and Time Management
  • Design (Electical and Instrumental) – Piping
  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagram
  • Pump Repairs
  • Shop Practices
  • Procedures and Documentation
  • VFDs

Course Delivery

In Class

In class sessions will include lectures, discussions, PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, and personal guidance with the instructor. The location for in class sessions will be determined by the instructor.

In The Shop

Shop sessions will take place in an industrial facility. Shop sessions will involve practical presentations, hands-on trainee experience, product and equipment demonstrations, lectures, and discussions. The location for the shop sessions will be determined by the instructor.

Course Assessment

Students will be assessed using sessional exercises, both written and practical. Exercises will be customized by the Course Instructor based on the specific needs of the students.

Course Schedule

The following are the 16 sessions of this Course, divided into four Sections, with a description of the topics covered, the student learning outcomes, and what will be assessed for each session..

 

Module 1: The Basics

Session (and Instructional hours)Topics CoveredDelivery LocationsStudent Learning OutcomesAssessment
Session 1 (8 hours)• Estimating and Quoting (8 hours)In Class; Lectures, Discussions, and Presentations• Different goals of estimating
• Steps of the estimating process
• Estimating tools
• Design and build factor
Students will be assessed on the ability to analyse projects and prepare quotes
Session 2 (8 hours)• Estimating and Quoting (8 hours)In Class; Lectures, Discussions, and Presentations• Forms and spread sheets
• Materials pricing
• Labour pricing
• Risk analysis and mark up
Students will be assessed on the ability to analyse projects and prepare quotes
Session 3 (8 hours)• Field Installation E/I (8 hours)In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, and Demonstrations• Wiring methods
• Wiring method selection
• Building support
• Electrical code compliance
• Field tube bending
• Tubing support
• Methods for flexible tubing run
• SS tubing installation
Students will be assessed on their knowledge of the methods of wiring and installation
Session 4 (8 hours)• Ovens and Combustion Equipment (8 hours)In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, and Demonstrations• Introductions to powder coating ovens and other combustion processes.
• Principles of burner control
• Major components of powder coating oven
• Sequence of oven operation
• Electrical diagram of typical powder coating oven
• Different burner controllers
• Operating set points for powder coating ovens
• Flame problems
• Troubleshooting ovens
• Typical controls of different combustion equipment
• Laws and regulations
Students will be assessed on their ability to service ovens without outside technical assistance

Module 2: Technical

Session (and Instructional hours)Topics CoveredDelivery LocationsStudent Learning OutcomesAssessment
Session 5 (8 hours)• Shop Fabrication– Chemical Skid Pump (6 hours)
• Field Troubleshooting (E/I) (2 hours)
In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, and Demonstrations• Steps of fabrication
• Reading P&ID and GE drawing
• Material and parts handling
• Sealant and elastomers
• Assembly methods
• Function and hydro test
• QA inspection
• Final release and shipping
• Documentation and procedures
• Fabrication efficiency
• Principles of troubleshooting
• Sequence of troubleshooting
Students will be assessed on their ability to follow the fabrication sequence of a chemical skid, their knowledge of the critical issues affecting fabrication quality and efficiency, and the procedures and requirements for shop assembly
Session 6 (8 hours)• Field Troubleshooting (E/I) (2 hours)
• Pump Repairs (6 hours)
In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, and Demonstrations• Tools and set up for troubleshooting
• Troubleshooting pump problems
• Technical support
• Client communication
• Types of metering pumps
• Common pump problems
• Routine maintenance and basic repairs
• Advanced repairs
• Functions tests
Students will be assessed on their ability to take a proper methodical approach to troubleshooting, their knowledge of the troubleshooting resources available to them, and their ability to perform basic repairs and pump testing
Session 7 (8 hours)• Pumps Application (6 hours)
• Materials and Parts (2 hours)
In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, and Demonstrations• Types of industrial pumps
• Major components of the pump
• Understanding the performance curve
• Calculating NPSH
• Pump selecting process
• Pump engineering data
• Criteria for materials selection
• Compatibility charts
Students will be assessed on their ability to select pumps for specific application
Session 8 (8 hours)• Materials and Parts (2 hour)
• Shop Practices (6 hours)
In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, and Presentations• Steel piping and fittings
• Other metal piping and fittings
• Plastic piping and fittings
• Elastomers
• Use of standard test equipment
• PI calibration
• Pressure and Temperature switch setting
• Transmitter calibration
• I/P calibration
• Chemical seals
Students will be assessed on their ability to perform in-house and field calibration of most common instruments, as well as their knowledge of different materials and the criteria for selecting materials

Module 3: Standards, Theory, and Principles

Session (and Instructional hours)Topics CoveredLocationsStudent Learning OutcomesAssessment
Session 9 (8 hours)• Codes and Standards (2 hours)
• Welding Practices (6 hours)
In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, and Demonstrations• General vocabulary in codes and standards
• Important codes and standards for oil and gas
• Codes and standards for mechanical design and fabrication
• Codes and standards for electrical design and fabrication
• Processes and process selection
• Materials and selection
• Filler materials and selection
• Metallurgy
• Welding procedures – structural
• Welding procedures – pressure qualifications
• Welding symbols on fab drawings
• NDE Testing
Students will be assessed on their understanding of welding procedures, testing, and requirements, as well as on their ability to understand common codes and standards.
Session 10 (8 hours)• Electrical Theory (6 hours)
• Basic Instrumentation (2 hours)
In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, and Demonstrations• Electrical code book
• 3 phase power
• Power distribution
• Electrical conductors
• Raceways
• Transformers
• Protective devices
• Grounding
• Performance and specification
• Standard instrumentation signal
Students will be assessed on their practical understanding of electrical systems used in industrial environments
Session 11 (8 hours)• Basic Instrumentation (4 hours)
• Controls and PID Loops (4 hours)
In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, and Demonstrations• Flow measurement
• Temperature measurement
• Pressure Measurement
• Analyzers
• Control systems
• Control Fundamentals
• Controller’s modes
Students will be assessed on their knowledge of different measurement methods, their understanding of instrument operations, and their ability to select the proper instruments
Session 12 (8 hours)• Controls and PID Loops (8 hours)In Class; Lectures, and Discussions• Dead time
• Controller tuning
• Tuning parameters for typical industrial application
• Configuration of typical digital controller
• Different control modes
Students will be assessed on their understanding of PID control, and their ability to configure and tune controllers

Module 4: Management

Session (and Instructional hours)Topics CoveredDelivery LocationsStudent Learning OutcomesAssessment
Session 13 (8 hours)• Project Management (4 hours)
• Schedule & Time Management (2 hours)
• Design E/I – Piping (2 hours)
In Class or in the In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, and Demonstrations• Responsibilities of a project manager
• Project activities
• Monitoring and comparing project costs
• Monitoring and recording scope of work change
• Workforce and activity scheduling
• Financial sustainability
• Deadline barriers
• Set up goals
• Prioritization
• Delegation
• Personal and workspace organization
• Handling interactions
• Design criteria
• Fundamental design aspects
Students will be assessed on their comprehension of the main elements of successful project management, and their use of basic scheduling and time management techniques
Session 14 (8 hours)• Design E/I – Piping (2 hour)
• Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (3 hours)
• Service and Customer Relations (3 hours)
In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, and Demonstrations• Designing tools and support materials
• Form of presentation of final design
• Personal experience and support team
• Financial responsibility
• Legal implications
• Content of P&ID
• Other types of drawings (isometric, GA, electrical)
• Symbols (CSA and European)
• Field technician role
• Client satisfaction
• Professionalism and self-presentation
• Transparency and quality
• Communication
• Building a client service strategy
Students will be assessed on their familiarity with the basic design process, on their ability to design simple systems, their ability to read P&ID drawings, make and sketches, and understand Auto Cad capabilities, and their understanding of their role and responsibilities in a business environment
Session 15 (8 hours)• Fluid Mechanics (4 hours)
• Pump Skid Design and Application (4 hours)
In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, and Demonstrations• Basics of fluid mechanics
• Flow behaviour
• NPSH calculations
• Pressure drop calculations on pump systems
• Physical properties in fluids
• Function of a pump skid
• Major component of pump skids
• Choice of material
• Choice of pump
• Choosing vendors for components
Students will be assessed on their understanding of how fluids behave in open and closed channels
Session 16 (8 hours)• Pump Skid Design and Application (2 hours)
• Procedures and Documentation (3
hours)
• VFDs (3 hours)
In Class and in the Shop; Lectures, Discussions, Presentations, and Demonstrations• Design process
• Client driven design
• Cost factor
• Purpose of procedures and policies
• Application of control docs
• Internal and external audits
• WCS procedures and docs
• List of important procedures and documents
• Pertinent procedures
• Principles and Basic components of VFD
• Electric motors
• Basic setting of VFD
• Troubleshooting and testing
Students will be assessed on their understanding of the functionality of the skid components and design, and their comprehension of project flow, inventory control and documentation, as well as their understanding and ability to work with VFD

 

Services

Services

Here at Acceleration Technologies we 
offer a wide variety of Services to help your business maximize performance

 

Consulting, Design, and Construction Services

  • Chemical Feed Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Automation
  • Commissioning and Start-Up

Instrumentation Services

  • Installation of Tubing and Piping
  • Complete Installation, Commissioning and Start-Up of Analytical Instruments
  • Repair and Preventative Maintenance Programs
  • Chemical Feed Pumps and Chemical Feed Systems
  • Flow Meters, Transmissions, Analyzers, Controllers, Motors, and Starters
  • Pneumatic and Electronic Automation Systems
  • PLC Programming, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance
  • Shutdown Checks, Compressor Panel Inspections, and Meter Calibrations
  • Boilers and Industrial Oven Controls
  • Shop Repairs

Electrical Services

  • All Electrical Installations
  • Installation of Cable Tray and Cables
  • Wiring of Controls Systems such as PLC and DCS Systems
  • Wiring and Servicing of Electrical Motors and VFDs
  • Supply and Installation of Solar Panels and Auxiliary Equipment
  • Installation and Maintenance of Fire and Gas Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Data Communication
  • Design and Build

For a Quote please email rference@shaw.ca