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
    51

    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...

    • Jordan Higgins, Alliance Energy
      "Ed was very knowledgeable and approachable. For guys like me who are in the field and on the tools, it's so valuable to have someone who has been there & knows how it really is."
    • Chris Osmond, Suncor
      “The course was well presented and the instructor Ed Rideout gave good explanations and answers to the questions asked. He taught us how to look at problems in a different way and showed us other troubleshooting methods.”
    • Eric Feader, TransGas
      “Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor with a wealth of troubleshooting experience. He kept everyone on task throughout the week to make sure all of the information was covered. It was nice to be challenged on some of the lab work and should prove valuable when I return to work.”
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    42

    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...

    • Dwayne Derksen, Imperial Oil, Esso
      “The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable. I would take another course with Fred as the instructor.”
    • Jeff Gillespie, Enbridge Pipelines
      “Fred was an excellent instructor. The course material was delivered in an efficient manner and was very beneficial. Overall, I was very happy with Fred as an instructor and the learning opportunity this course delivered.”
    • Andrew MacGillivray, Syncrude Canada
      “Fred was able to inform us of what tests to perform and the dangers and why we are performing. He shared a lot of great tips/advice and he had a great ability to convey his knowledge.”
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