Advanced Circuit Breaker Operation and Maintenance

Objectives

At the end of the seminar, you will learn to:

  • Appreciate the importance of preventive maintenance check and servicing of the various types of circuit breakers
  • Determine safe systems of work and operations
  • Develop maintenance activities and maintaining system safety
  • Understand the component functionalities of the gas and vacuum circuit breakers
  • Explain methods of arc extinction for MV HV circuit breakers

.

Who should attend ?

  • Senior Authorized Persons
  • Switching Engineers
  • Electrical Network Operators
  • Electrical & Protection Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Switchgear Maintenance Technicians
  • EHS Professionals

OUTLINE

Introduction – Switchgear & General Principles of Arc Extinction

  • Operating system voltages
  • Types of switchgears
  • Important items in switchgears
  • Measurement – voltage and current transformers
  • The role and importance of the circuit breaker in power systems
  • Air-Break
  • Vacuum
  • Gas
  • Oil
  • Principles of arc extinction
  • General construction principles
  • Performance characteristics
  • Arc chute functions

Vacuum & SF6 Gas

  • The early years
  • The vacuum arc – An overview
  • Current interruption in vacuum
  • Vacuum interrupters in series
  • Design of vacuum switchgear
  • Maintenance and testing requirements
  • Properties of SF6
  • Principles of arc extinction
  • Features of construction
  • Insulation principles
  • Gas leak problems History
  • Specific supervision requirements
  • Maintenance and testing requirements

International Standards

  • Importance and relevance to specifications
  • Circuit breaker failure and the effects on power system operation
  • Circuit breaker inspection, testing and maintenance program
  • The Principles of modern substation control systems
  • Power circuit breaker maintenance

 

Certificates

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those who attend & successfully complete the programme.

Schedule

  08:30 – 10:15 First Session

 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:15 Second Session

 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00 Third Session

 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

Training Methodology:

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 20% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 10% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • 20% Application
  • Pre and Post Test

Fees

 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack is: