The introductory level Rig electrician course (REC) forms part of the tri-level Lloyd's Register educational curriculum (introductory, intermediate and advanced) and is specifically aimed at the drilling industry. The REC provides a solid basis for candidates hoping to become a rig electrician.
This Internation Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) accredited course is designed for those who have recently entered the industry or are actively seeking employment on a drilling rig.
You will learn to
Identify fundamental components of drilling units
Identify major items which have an impact on the safety and operation of a rig
Perform a range of planned maintenance tasks
Explain the function, from a safety perspective and at an elementary level, of electrical equipment such as AC/DC motors, generators, SCR systems, 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)
The REC provides an insight into the most common deficiencies found on drilling units. The course contains detailed examples of major items of 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 fundamental industry standards and generic maintenance procedures, explains the requirements of a maintenance system and introduces basic maintenance reporting standards.
The course is based on interactive classes with ample time for group participation and discussion.
To ensure clarity and maximum effectiveness of the course:
Photographs of defective equipment from our technical inspection database are used to illustrate specific deficiencies
Videos are shown to explain operational and maintenance procedures
The course ends with a final exam
|Safety and introduction|
|Electrical introductory single-line diagram installation practices|
|Hazardous areas and gas detection|
Your future development
Upon successful completion of the REC, candidates receive a certificate of completion which is accredited by the IADC.
Candidates who have successfully completed this training course and would like to expand their knowledge might be interested in attending our intermediate-level Rig Electrician Programme (REP).
Drilling and well service personnel looking to acquire a basic knowledge of rig equipment
New employees with little or no knowledge of drilling units
Maintenance staff changing to drilling units