Utility Substation Maintenance - Canada Training Group
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This five-day program is designed for power electricians responsible for Utility company electrical systems. The successful student will gain a solid understanding of HV equipment and systems with skills that can be immediately implemented upon course completion. Dynamic and highly concentrated, this course places maximum emphasis on preventive maintenance and troubleshooting skills.

Who should attend: Supervisors, Engineers, Electricians, Operators & Field Service Representatives.

You will be able to: Comply with provincial regulations, identify and mitigate job related hazards, safely operate and maintain your electrical equipment, recognize deficiencies and take corrective action and avoid the chance of an accident and/or injuries

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Course topics

1. INSULATION

Objective: Describe the properties of good insulation

2. CABLES

Objective: Describe the design of high voltage cables

3. SWITCHGEAR

Objective: Identify various types of switchgear

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1. INSULATION

Objective: Describe the properties of good insulation

  • Insulation characteristics and stresses
  • Insulation testing
  • Maintenance of electrical insulation

2. CABLES

Objective: Describe the design of high voltage cables

  • Design and types
  • Cable insulation
  • Splicing and Terminations
  • Testing

3. SWITCHGEAR

Objective: Identify various types of switchgear

  • Types
  • Operation
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Preventive Maintenance

4. DISCONNECTS

Objective: Describe the function of disconnects

  • Application
  • Types
  • Operation
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Preventive Maintenance

5. POWER TRANSFORMERS

Objective: Describe the function and operation of transformers

  • Application
  • Types
  • Operation
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Corrective Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance

6. INSTRUMENT TRANSFORMERS

Objective: Describe VT operation and application

  • Voltage Transformers
  • Current Transformers

7. FUSES

Objective: Explain the function of fuses

  • Application
  • Types
  • Selection
  • Testing

8. BREAKERS

Objective: Describe circuit breaker operation

  • Application
  • Types
  • Operation
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Preventive Maintenance

9. RELAYS

Objective: Define the principles and operation of protective relays

  • Application
  • Types
  • Operation
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Preventive Maintenance

10. STARTERS

Objective: Explain the operation of high voltage starters

  • Application
  • Types
  • Operation
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Preventive Maintenance

11. MOTORS

Objective: Explain the operation of high voltage motors

  • Application
  • Types
  • Operation
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Preventive Maintenance

12. GENERATORS

Objective: Explain the operation of high voltage generators

  • Application
  • Types
  • Operation
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Preventive Maintenance

13. GROUNDING

Objective: Describe the principles and methods of grounding for stations, substations, equipment and lightning protection

  • Application
  • Methods
  • Ground Grid Resistivity
  • Ground Resistance Testing
  • Maintenance
  • Safety Grounding

14. SYSTEM SAFETY

Objective: Describe shock, blast and arc hazards

  • Work clearance
  • Isolation and permits
  • Interlocks (ie: Kirk Key)
  • High voltage protective gear
  • Testing and grounding
  • Limits of approach
  • Electrical rescue

15. SWITCHING

Objective: Explain the use of single line diagrams for safety and switching

  • Work clearance
  • Isolation and permits
  • Switching procedures
  • Interlocks (ie: Kirk Key)
  • Testing and grounding
  • High voltage protective gear
  • Limits of approach
  • Electrical rescue
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    50

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 35 years. His electrical experience started when he was just out of vocational school and was hired as the sole electrician at a local fish plant in charge of six fishing trawlers, a power house and a fish plant facility. In 1975 Ed went on to work with Nova Scotia Power, first as an apprentice electrician in a generating...

    • Colin Durand, Jacobs Industrial Services Ltd.
      “Ed is a good instructor. The material was well covered. The course will help me in my career and possibly save me from injury.”
    • Jeff Henderson, Pengrowth Energy Corp.
      "Ed seemed to have a good background knowledge of the material based on field and teaching experience. He was easily approachable and would help when needed."
    • Brent Blackmore, TransCanada Pipelines
      "The instructor, Ed Rideout knew his stuff and presented it in a well-organized way, with many examples. The shock value of the course was very eye opening."
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    41

    With 30+ years of knowledge and experience gained from working in a variety of areas including power apparatus maintenance and commissioning, power engineering and design as well as training seminars for industrial and utility clients, Fred has a lot to offer students. In addition to an in-depth background in these areas, Fred also has qualifications in the following: - Occupational Health & Safety...

    • Ken Brodle, Keith Plumbing and Heating
      "Fred was brilliant as an instructor. He knew his material and was able to explain it so that even people unfamiliar with electricity could understand it. He was patient and explained the material with emphasis on what was vital to know."
    • Lewis Wong, University of Toronto
      “Fred is very knowledgeable. The material is very useful; I would recommend this course to any of my co-workers.”
    • Adam Yuill, Syncrude Canada
      Course was very informative. Very hands on onto learning which tends to stick better.
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