- Electrical Engineering Training
- Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Testing of Electrical Systems
Predictive and preventive maintenance minimizes forced outages and lost production. This course discusses the predictive and preventive maintenance tests that enable you to avoid disastrous failure of your electrical system.
- Course Outline
After participating in this seminar, you will be able to:Description
• Distinguish among tests required for inspecting, verifying, and validating electrical systems
• Specify tests that will enhance your predictive and preventive maintenance program
• Conduct field tests for electrical distribution systems, generator and motors, transformers, switchgear, cables, instrumentation and controls
• Develop additional skills in operation of electrical systems
• Apply the newly-gained knowledge to make your operation of electrical distribution system as much trouble free as possible
• Determine what to do when power quality issues arise
The operation of any electrical system depends on the proper and integrated functioning of its components such as transformers, switchgear, cables and power protection, UPS and battery systems. All these subsystems and components are as much subject to failure as of any other complex system. Therefore you need to keep testing the components as a part of your preventive maintenance program. You require the knowledge of testing principles and procedures to be able to specify and conduct them. Predictive and preventive maintenance minimizes forced outages and lost production. This course discusses the predictive and preventive maintenance tests that enable you to avoid disastrous failure of your electrical system.
ObjectiveWho Should Attend
To help participants understand and establish an effective predictive and preventive maintenance and testing program for their electrical system, within the project schedule and cost estimates.
Maintenance, electrical and testing engineers, consulting engineers, project managers, project engineers, plant managers, operating and electrical maintenance personnel who are responsible for testing of all the major components of an electrical system such as motors, generators, switchgear, protection and control systems, cables, UPS and battery systems.
Special feature: The course includes the text book Electrical Power Equipment Maintenance and Testing by Paul Gill, CRC press.
Instructor: Ajit BapatProgram Outline
Registration and Coffee
Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
Electrical Preventive maintenance programs
Principles and procedures, checklists and documentation
Developing a test program, procedures and schedules, allocation of manpower
Economic models, Justification and Execution
Inspection, verification, validation and testing
Documentation and record keeping
Testing and Test Methods
DC Voltage testing
AC Voltage Testing techniques
Power factor and dissipation factor tests
Safety rules and protection against electric shock
Insulating Oils, Fluids and gases
Deterioration of insulating oil
Oil analysis and interpretation of test values
Outline of typical tests and expected results
Test reports, their interpretation
Required action for correction and re-testing
Thermographic inspection of electrical system
Transformer oil sampling and testing
Inspection and Testing
Test results and their interpretation and verification
Checklists for each equipments and system
Electrical Distribution Equipment Testing
Insulation resistance measurement test, D.C or A.C. high voltage testing, power factor or dielectric loss test, and circuit breaker contact resistance test
Power, reactive power, apparent power, and power factor
Compensation of reactive power, equipment and components
Partial discharge and corona
Grounding and bonding
Switchgear and circuit breakers
Testing UPS and battery system
Testing motors and generators
Surge comparison testing
Testing Cables and Accessories
Insulation resistance measurement test, D.C. over-voltage testing, voltage versus leakage current, power factor test, and cable fault locating
Polarity, terminal markings and connections
Phase rotation and polarity testing
Dry type transformers: inspection and acceptance tests
Liquid type transformer: inspection and acceptance tests
Routine testing: A.C. high voltage testing, TTR test, polarity test, induced potential test, polarization recovery voltage test, and D.C. winding resistance tests
Testing Protection Systems
Testing instrument transformers and protective relays
Guidelines for testing and calibrating relays, over-current and over-voltage protection
Testing and commissioning of lightning arrestors and over-voltage arrestors
Electrical System Measurement
Potential transformers and voltage converters
Current transformers and current converters
Power measurement devices and recorders
Instrumentation and controls: SCADA, MMI, PLC, RTU
Remote monitoring of electrical system, logging and reporting
Recognizing Power Quality Issues
Mitigating PQ effects and optimizing energy use
Stand by diesel generators and transfer systems
Selling Management on the need for Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Program
Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30 Session begins
There will be a forty-minute lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.
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 life member of the IEEE.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
1.2 CEU / 12 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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