Static Motor Testing, Level I (SMTI)

Static Motor Testing, Level I


This is a Megger Baker training course only and provides an in-depth look at the technical theory and concepts of electrical insulation testing in motors. Each test method will be discussed in the context of motors tested while in a static-state (powered down/off). Students are taught to analyze results corresponding to specific insulation fault modes. The operation of various Baker Static Motor Analyzers (Baker DX and Baker AWA-IV) and respective software programs are covered in detail. Discussions include methods to reduce costly downtime, troubleshooting, and motor quality control through use of static motor testing. Hands-on testing is included to provide students practical experience. By the end of this course, students should have working knowledge of static motor testing methods and be able to collect quality data to analyze for common motor failure modes. A final written and practical exam is required to complete this course.


  • Summarize electrical insulation theory as it pertains to electric motor testing
  • Explain motor insulation testing applications
  • Perform tests with appropriate equipment and its respective software
  • Troubleshoot connections in the event of poor test results
  • Demonstrate instrument operation and its associated hardware and software


  • Static-state motor testing theory
  • Insulation systems
  • Failure modes and mechanisms
  • Test methods
  • ANSI/IEEE/EASA/NEMA testing standards
  • Recommended test voltages/sequences
  • Analysis of test results
  • Software training
  • Create databases, motors, and test IDs
  • Collect data parameters
  • Establish and define pass/fail criteria
  • Interpret data
  • Non three-phase motor testing
  • DC motors
  • Generators
  • Synchronous motors
  • Wound rotor motors
  • Non-rotating electrical equipment (e.g., transformers)

On-site training courses are generally comprised of 6 class lecture hours and 2 hours of hands-on training each day, but structure can be adjusted to accommodate specific needs. This course utilizes lecture and powerpoint as part of the demonstration. 

Pricing for this course is in CAN (Canadian Dollars) $12,145 and includes class time and manuals for up to 10 attendees, additional students can be added for $450.00 each. Additional days can be added for $2400.00 per day. On-site training generally comprises of 12 class hours and 4 hours of hands-on training.  Class structure can be adjusted to accommodate specific needs.  Training utilizes lecture and PowerPoint as part of the demonstration. 
For questions or to enroll in this course, please contact Olena Coba

2 days
On-Site Only