This course provides you with the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of proper application of power distribution equipment & systems maintenance. Learn about the purpose, principles & elements of effective maintenance including corrective...
- Course Outline
After participating in this course, you will be able to:Description
• Increase the effectiveness of your maintenance program by applying the principles and best maintenance practices learnt at the course
• Select among corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance for your electric power distribution system
• Upgrade your compliance with the Code requirements for hazardous locations with understanding gained at the course
• Meet the requirements of your changing network conditions by selecting suitable new circuit breakers/ refurbishing existing circuit breakers with the benefit of the newly acquired knowledge
• Plan, design and implement a new or improved maintenance program with the broadened knowledge from the course
• Recognize the need for maintenance on overhead and underground utility distribution facilities
Effective electric power distribution system maintenance programs are the key to delivering reliable, cost-competitive electric power. This course provides you with the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of proper application of power distribution equipment and systems maintenance. You learn about the purpose, principles and elements of effective maintenance including corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance programs. This course elaborates upon specific maintenance activities for electric distribution system and equipment.Objective
To enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in the application of the electrical power distribution system maintenanceWho Should Attend
This course is designed to increase knowledge of equipment and systems maintenance for engineers, technicians, maintenance work planners, supervisors, managers, contractors, consultants and other technical personnel involved with electrical power distribution systems in utilities and in industries. It is addressing the needs of personnel involved in:Program Outline
• Management and supervision of various maintenance activities and in the electric distribution system area personnel
• Performing maintenance work and related activities on electric distribution systems and equipment
• Working as consultants or contractors offering maintenance programs and activities
• Working as inspectors or insurance agents in such areas
You will receive a copy of the book called Electrical Power Equipment Maintenance and Testing by Paul Gill, CRC Press.
Registration and Coffee
Welcome and Introduction
Overview of Power Distribution System Maintenance (Ajit Bapat, P.Eng., M.Eng., MBA)
Justification for maintenance programs
• Types of maintenance (corrective, preventive, predictive)
• Improved safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction
• Reduced operating costs and life extension of components
Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) requirements
• Inspection and testing
• Correction of defects
• Relationship between maintenance and safety
• Regulatory interest, due diligence, negligence and liability
Maintenance Program Planning and Design (Alan Powell, M.Sc., P.Eng., EPIC Program Director)
• The old and new definitions of the purpose of preventive maintenance
• The need for a maintenance strategy and what is should contain
• Equipment failure and risk
• Critical and non critical equipment and prioritizing
• Maintenance tasks, frequencies and procedures
• The components and considerations of maintenance planning
• The components and considerations of maintenance scheduling
• Equipment life cycle costing
Maintenance Program Implementation (Alan Powell)
Organizing and assigning maintenance resources
• Shift scheduling
• Multi skilling
Recording maintenance activities and results
• Maintenance Measures
• Maintenance auditing
Electrical Equipment Maintenance (Ajit Bapat)
• Insulating oil, fluids and gases
• MV switchgear and circuit breakers
• Protection relays
• LV switchgear and circuit breakers
Electrical Equipment Maintenance (continued - Ajit Bapat)
• Motors and generators
• Electrical safety, switching practices and precautions
Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment breaks during each morning and afternoon session.
8:00 Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30 Session begins
Ajit Bapat is well known in the electrical distribution field having served over 40 years in the industry. His expertise in the art and science of ground fault protection is acknowledged in North America. He holds Master's Degrees in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering, specializing in Power Systems and Power System Protection, and has particular interest in ground fault protection, digital metering systems, microprocessor based integrated systems for protection, metering, monitoring and control of power distribution systems. He is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario and a senior member of the IEEE.
Mr. Powell is a Program Director with EPIC (Educational Program Innovations Center) who has over 30 years experience in the maintenance of industrial facilities. After graduating with a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Manchester in England, he immigrated to Canada. During his career he has developed maintenance programs, introduced significant maintenance cost saving concepts and managed a process to revise the preventive maintenance program in many large facilities. He has authored and presented several papers on maintenance at national and international conferences.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
1.8 CEU / 18 PDH
- Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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