Electrical Distribution Networks Operation & Maintenance

Ten Days

Objectives

  • Delegates will gain a detailed appreciation of the following:
  • The need for maintenance
  • Management of maintenance
  • Management and implementation of safe systems of work
  • Co-ordination of maintenance activities
  • Switchgear maintenance
  • Transformer maintenance
  • Cable installation and rating
  • Condition monitoring using non intrusive technology
  • Routine inspections
  • Properties of insulating oils
  • Maintaining system safety
  • The need for accurate records and documentation

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at Managers, Engineers, and Technicians responsible for the operation and maintenance of distribution equipment who will benefit from sharing experiences in the planning, organization, and implementation of maintenance activities

OUTLINE

 

Introductions and Safety

Goals – discussion

  • Maintenance of electrical equipment
  • Managing maintenance
  • Safety
  • Electrical emergencies
  • Safe working distances
  • Inter system safety precautions
  • Wrap up session

 

Power Network Fundamentals

  • Power network fundamentals
  • Faults and protection
  • Fault levels
  • Earthling introduction
  • Network earthling
  • Earthling systems
  • Earth bonding
  • Wrap up session

 

Transformers

  • Transformer characteristics
  • Transformer cooling
  • Transformer protection
  • On load tap changer operation
  • Transformer site testing
  • Transformer maintenance
  • Wrap up session

 

Switchgear

  • Circuit breaker history
  • Circuit breaker ratings and operation
  • Circuit breaker examples
  • Switchgear maintenance
  • Fault reporting
  • Properties and deterioration of insulating oils
  • Thermal imaging
  • Condition monitoring
  • Wrap up session

 

Cabling

  • HV cable ratings and installation methods
  • HV cable volt drop
  • LV cabling systems – an introduction to the wiring regulations
  • Cable fault locating
  • Course review and open session
  • Wrap up session

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: