Distance - Maintenance, Inspection, Diagnostics, Testing, Troubleshooting, Refurbishment, Commissioning and Protective Systems for Electrical Equipment (1.8 CEUs)

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Duration:

This course is approximately 4-5 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Description
This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of all the maintenance, inspection, diagnostics, testing, troubleshooting, refurbishment, commissioning, and protective systems of all electrical equipment including: transformers, inverters, rectifiers, motors, variable frequency drives, uninterruptible power systems, generators, circuit breakers, fuses, and industrial batteries. This seminar will cover in detail all the inspection methods and tests required to identify faults and deficiencies in electrical equipment, as well as, the repair techniques and available refurbishment methods. This seminar will also cover the activities required to commission this equipment and it will also cover all protective systems associated with this equipment. The objective of the seminar is to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of this type of equipment by providing an understanding of the common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

This seminar is a MUST for anyone whose work involves inspecting, testing, maintaining or refurbishing electrical equipment because it covers the latest maintenance techniques, provides the necessary guidelines and rules that ensure the successful repair of electrical equipment mentioned above. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the maintenance specifications, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all modern repair and commissioning methods which allows for the increased reliability of this equipment and reduction of the maintenance costs.

This seminar will provide the following information for all electrical equipment:

  • All the procedures for inspection, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and testing
  • Maintenance activities and specifications
  • Commissioning activities and specifications
  • Repair and refurbishment techniques
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems and critical components
  • All protective systems

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals (this seminar is suitable for individuals who do not have an electrical background)

Seminar Outcome

  • Equipment Inspection: Obtain a detailed understanding of the inspection required for all types of electrical equipment
  • Equipment Diagnostics: Learn in detail all the required diagnostic techniques including for critical components of electrical equipment.
  • Equipment Testing: Understand in detail all the tests required for the various types of electrical equipment
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize electrical equipment downtime and operating cost.
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Obtain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish all electrical equipment.
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of all types of electrical equipment.
  • Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods: Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for electrical equipment.
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for electrical equipment.
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for electrical equipment.
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand electrical equipment causes and modes of failure.
  • Protective Systems: Obtain a detailed understanding of all protective systems required for different types of electrical equipment.

Training Methodology

The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.

Special Feature

Each delegate will receive excerpts from the copy of the following materials written by the instructor:

1. “ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT HANDBOOK” published by McGraw-Hill in 2003 (600 pages)

2. Electrical Equipment inspection, diagnostics, testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, refurbishment, commissioning and protective systems Manual (300 pages) 

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability. 

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 24 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as "Excellent" or "Very Good" by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.
Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:
  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:
  1. The first "Excellence in Teaching" award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  2. The "Excellence in Teaching Award" in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  3. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  4. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  5. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).
Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro - the largest electric utility in North America).
While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.
Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.
Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree "with distinction" from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Transformer Winding Transpositions, Impulse Strength, Transformer Components, Transformer Oil Testing, Dissolved Gas Analysis, Gas Detector Relays, Transformer Tests, Type Tests, Special Tests, Harmonics, Transformer Protection
  • Transformer windings, transpositions, continuously-transposed strip, impulse strength, thermal considerations, performance under short-circuit
  • Transformer components and maintenance, classification of transformers, dry transformers, oil-immersed transformers
  • Components of a power transformer, core, windings, nitrogen demand system, conservative tank with air cell, current transformers, bushings, insulation
  • Tap changers, Tapchanger mechanisms, single-compartment tapchangers, in-tank tapchangers, off-circuit tapchangers, tanks, connections and auxiliary plant
  • Oil preservation equipment, conservators, bushing connections, SF6 connections, cable box connections, tank-mounted coolers, separate cooler banks, water cooling, cooler control, layout of transformer compounds, galvanic anode, impressed current cathodic protection system
  • Types and features of insulation, reasons for deterioration, forces, cause of transformer failure
  • Transformer oil, testing transformer oil, causes of deterioration, neutralization number test, interfacial tension test, Myers index number, transformer oil classification system, methods of dealing with bad oil, gas-in-oil
  • Dissolved Gas Analysis, advanced detection of incipient fault conditions leading to all failure modes, oil collection, gas extraction, standards and guidelines governing dissolved gas analysis, gases in oil, transformer gas separation by gas chromatography, gas solubility coefficients in oil, partitioning, diagnosis, new guidelines for interpretation of Dissolved Gas Analysis in oil-filled transformers, basic gas ratio, indication/fault gas, fault types
  • Gas relay and collection systems, relief devices, interconnection with the grid
  • Transformer Quality Assurance, transformer testing during manufacture, transformer processing and dry-out, Final testing
  • Transformer Tests, Measurements, Calculations, and Evaluation Criteria
  • Transformer Routine Tests, Type Tests, and Special Tests
  • Routine Tests: measurement of winding resistance, measurement of voltage ratio and check of polarity and phase displacement, measurement of short-circuit impedance and load loss, measurement of no-load loss and current, dielectric tests, separate source AC withstand voltage test, induced ac voltage test, partial discharge measurement, tests on on-load tap-changers, open-circuit and short-circuit tests
  • Type Tests: temperature-rise test, lightning-impulse tests
  • Special Tests: switching impulse voltage test, measurement of dissipation factor (tan δ) and capacitance, measurement of zero sequence impedance(s), Determination of sound level, measurement of harmonics of the no-load current, measurement of insulation resistance, short-circuit withstand test, condensation test, condensation and humidity penetration test, low temperature test, heating-shock test at -5 degree Celsius, heating-shock test at -25 degree Celsius
  • Transformer protection, transformer protection overview, transformer failures
  • Differential characteristic, inrush inhibit during transformer energization, sensitive ground fault protection to limit transformer damage, overflux protection
  • Winding hot-spot temperature protection
  • Application capabilities, phase shift transformers, split-phase autotransformer
  • Typical applications of transformer protection relays

Maintenance of Motors, Rectifiers, and Pulse-Width Modulation Inverters, Variable Speed Drives, Uninterruptible Power Systems, Maintenance of Industrial Batteries

  • Characteristics of Motors, enclosures and cooling methods, failures in three-phase stator windings, predictive maintenance, motor troubleshooting, diagnostic testing of motors, repair and refurbishment of ac induction motors
  • Power Electronics components, rectifier circuits, filtering rectifier output, pulse circuits, voltage variation by ac phase control, inverters, pulse-width modulation (PWM) inverters
  • Variable speed (frequency) drives, principles of ac variable speed drives, inverters, insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT’s), pulse-width modulated inverters, input power converter (rectifier), output IGBT inverter, magnetic breaking, regeneration, transients, harmonics, power factor and failures, common failure modes, thyristor failures and testing, IGBT switching transients, cabling details for ac drives, motor bearing currents, selection criteria for variable speed drives, maintenance, common failure modes, motor application guidelines
  • Uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), UPS operation, standards, voltage regulation, harmonic distortion, advanced UPS design, efficiency, input power converter, inverter, battery system, remote UPS monitoring, testing of UPS, commissioning of UPS, UPS maintenance, battery maintenance, UPS sizing, battery selection, space vector modulation technology, electromagnetic and radio frequency interference
  • Maintenance of industrial batteries, discharge voltage characteristics, battery life, battery types, lead-acid batteries, installation and operation, placing the battery in service, charging the battery, maintenance, prevention of over-discharging, determination of battery condition, troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance of batteries
Day 3Generator Surveillance and Testing, Generator Inspection and Maintenance, Generator Rotor Reliability and Life Expectancy, Circuit Breakers, Fuses, Bearings and Lubrication, Used Oil Analysis, Vibration Analysis, Power Station Protective Systems, Frequently Asked Questions
  • Generator surveillance and testing, generator operational checks (surveillance and monitoring), generator diagnostic testing, insulation resistance and polarization index, dc hipot test, ac tests for stator windings, synchronous machine rotor windings, partial discharge tests, mechanical tests
  • Generator inspection and maintenance, on-load maintenance and monitoring, off-load maintenance, generator testing
  • Generator operational problems, and refurbishment options, typical generator operational problems
  • Generator rotor reliability and life expectancy, generator rotor refurbishment, generator rotor modifications, upgrades, and uprates
  • Circuit Breakers, circuit breaker rating, plain break type, magnetic blow-out type, oil circuit breakers, recent developments in Circuit Breakers, vacuum circuit breakers, sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6)Circuit Breakers, maintenance and inspection of circuit breakers
  • Fuses, Types of fuses, features of current limiting fuses, advantages of fuses over circuit breakers
  • Bearings and Lubrication, Types of bearings, ball and roller bearings, thrust bearings, lubrication, viscosity of lubricants, greases, VI improved oils
  • Used oil analysis, test description and significance, visual and sensory inspection, chemical and physical tests
  • Vibration analysis, resonance, vibration instrumentation, vibration causes, vibration severity
  • Power station electrical systems and design requirements, system requirements, electrical system description, system performance, unit start-up, synchronization, shutdown and power trip, power plant outages and faults, uninterruptible power supply systems, dc systems
  • Power station protective systems, design criteria, generator protection, dc tripping systems
  • Frequently asked questions

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