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Discuss 3 phase quarry pump in the Industrial Electrician Talk area at ElectriciansForums.co.uk.

  1. darkwood

    darkwood Dreams in which I'm dying are the best I ever had. Staff Member

    West Yorkshire
    It had a winding out, so was 2phasing when when you fired it up from what you put, I think we all picked up on that early on when you explained things, what I don't understand is the 'guy' you said had left this to you because he was elsewhere, (I understand you're on your ladder of learning so aimed at him) this was a basic test procedure and he got it wrong, I think if he cannot nail a basic one like this then he shouldn't be undertaking the work in the first place, It makes me wonder if he's trying to do engineering work off the back of his 17th quals and no formal electrical engineering training or any specific motor diagnostic and repair knowledge at least your training in the correct area for this stuff .... some questions need asking here when you see him next as this has cost the company that runs the site extra down time, it may not be an issue on this site but any other it could be a production hit in the thousands of pounds?
    We are always happy to help out but your colleague should have easily diagnosed this one with the correct basic test procedures, have a chat with him next time you see him and please explain to him what was wrong and enjoy taking the credit at his expense ;).
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2016
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  3. timbobelfast

    timbobelfast Electrician's Arms

    Think I know the quarry site and the electrical contractor. This is basic fault finding for any industrial electrician. The site manager should be calling a meeting!
    darkwood likes this.
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