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Advanced Electrical System Testing and Maintenance

Advanced Electrical System Testing and Maintenance

This five-day, eight hours training has been instructed consistently since 1981 and provides maintenance personnel responsible for electrical systems with predictive and preventative testing and maintenance skills. It is taught in one of our mobile training centers set up specifically for maintaining and testing electrical equipment.

Participants will be involved in a combination of classroom and hands-on labs which they can then apply to their own testing and maintenance programs.

This course is heavily adapted from our hands on programming and will teach your students to inspect, test, troubleshoot and maintain common electrical equipment. Your equipment can also be incorporated into the training, we welcome drawings, photos and videos and love to incorporate them into discussions. The instructor will explain the testing required for your equipment including examples and simple demonstrations.

Our instructors have extensive experience with substation and plant electrical equipment and can address a broad range of systems.

Six courses in one

This training consists of the six following courses also available as separate:

  1. Power Cable Testing and Maintenance
  2. Power Transformer Testing and Maintenance
  3. Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing and Maintenance
  4. Medium Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing and Maintenance
  5. Substation Battery Testing and Maintenance
  6. Substation Grounding and Bonding

Who should attend:

This training is recommended for: Electricians, technicians, line workers, generator mechanics, metering specialists and any other worker who’s daily duties involve the maintenance of HV and related electrical systems.


You will be able to:

After the training you will be able to: To inspect, test, troubleshoot and maintain common electrical equipment. To understand circuit breaker and fuses operation. To identify various types of switchgear. To learn principles and operation of protective devices, HV starters and motors, capacitors, generators and back-up systems.

I. Insulation

Objective – Describe insulation materials and the methods to quickly and accurately diagnose their insulation quality.

  • Describe the qualities of good insulation and deterioration factors
  • Describe the methods of testing insulation and interpretation of test results
  • Currents that flow through insulation
  • Current responses
  • Insulation resistance readings
  • When and why insulation degrades
  • What happens when insulation deteriorates
  • When and why insulation tests should be carried out
  • Types of insulation tests
  • Diagnostic insulation test
  • Test voltage
  • Insulation resistance standards
  • Temperature correction
  • Conversion factor chart
  • Explanation of meters and meggers
  • Short time / spot test
  • Test methods
  • Test equipment
  • Test results
  • High voltage insulators

II. Cables

Objective – Describe cable construction and the methods to splice or terminate the various types of cable.

  • Describe the construction of shielded and non-shielded cable
  • Termination of cables
  • Describe the methods of testing cables and interpretation of test results
  • Basic types of cable insulation
  • Cable splicing
  • Cable faults and problems
  • Types of cables, cable shields and cable failure
  • Why you would shield a cable

III. Power Transformers

Objective – Describe the function and operation of transformers.

  • Different types of power transformers
  • Interpret nameplate data
  • Describe protection system
  • Describe construction of power transformers
  • Demonstrate proper method of taking oil samples
  • Describe maintenance procedures testing and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to power transformers

IV. Instrument Transformers

Objective – Describe IT operation and application.

  • Describe current transformers operation and application

V. Disconnects

Objective – Describe the function of disconnects.

  • Describe the various types of disconnect
  • Explain maintenance on disconnects
  • Review safety procedures critical to disconnects

VI. Switchgear

Objective – Identify various types of switchgear.

  • Describe the operation of switchgear
  • Describe tests that can be done on switchgear
  • Explain switchgear maintenance and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to switchgear

VII. Fuses

Objective – Explain the function of fuses.

  • Describe the various types of fuses
  • Review safety procedures critical to fuses
  • List the correct steps for removal and restoration of fuses

VIII. Circuit Breakers

Objective – Describe circuit breaker operation.

  • Review safety procedures critical to breakers
  • List the correct steps for removal and restoration of a circuit breaker
  • Describe the operation of electrically operated circuit breaker controls
  • Describe the operation of breaker mechanisms

IX. Protection Relays

Objective – Define the principles and operation of protective devices.

  • Describe power system disturbances
  • Describe the protective functions of various relays
  • Interpret relay flags and deduce probable cause

X. Co-ordination

Objective – Define the principles of co-ordination of protective devices.

  • Explain the process of co-ordination
  • Interpret time/current curves

XI. Motor Starters

Objective – Explain the operation of high voltage starters.

  • Describe various types of starters
  • List types of motor protection
  • Explain test procedures for starters
  • Review safety procedures critical to starters

XII. Motors

Objective – Explain the operation of high voltage motors.

  • Describe various types of motors
  • Explain test procedures for motors
  • Explain motor maintenance and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to starters

XIII. Capacitors

Objective – Explain the operation of high voltage capacitors.

  • Describe various types of capacitor installations
  • Explain test procedures for capacitors
  • Review safety procedures critical to capacitors

XIV. Generators

Objective – Explain the operation of high voltage generators.

  • Describe the operation of various types of generators
  • Explain test procedures for generators
  • Explain generator maintenance and schedule
  • Review safety procedures critical to generators

XV. Emergency Systems

Objective – Explain the operation of various high voltage back-up systems.

  • Describe various types of emergency systems: batteries, transfers, ties, temporary etc.
  • Explain test procedures for operation of these systems
  • Explain maintenance and schedule for emergency systems
  • Review critical safety procedures

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Training Summary

Selected Training Course: Advanced Electrical System Testing and Maintenance
Duration: Five days (8AM to 4PM)
Price: $2199.00

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