Substation Battery Testing and Maintenance - 3 day course
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Batteries are complex electrochemical devices critical to the safe and immediate response of every substation to a fault condition.

This 3 day hands on program will train engineers, electricians and others how to maintain and test stationary batteries utilising the latest standards of CSA, NFPA , IEEE and NETA.

This course is customized to the equipment of each client and the levels of each learner to ensure maximum skill transfer and participation. Participants will conduct load, impedance, conductance and other tests on various battery strings, analyze the data and judge the results.

Who should attend: Engineers, electricians, technologists and technicians

You will be able to: Test and maintain substation batteries

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Course topics

I. INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTATION STATIONARY BATTERIES

Objective:

II. IEEE 1657-2009: RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS FOR INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF STATIONARY BATTERIES

Objective:

III. IEEE 450-2010: RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR MAINTENANCE, TESTING, AND REPLACEMENT OF VENTED OR FLOODED LEAD ACID (VLA/FLA) BATTERIES FOR STATIONARY APPLICATIONS

Objective:

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I. INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTATION STATIONARY BATTERIES

Objective:

  • Safe Battery Testing and Maintenance
  • First Aid
  • CSA Z462 Requirements
  • Recycling
  • Basic Battery Review
  • Battery Chargers
  • Testing
  • Documentation
  • Cable Management

II. IEEE 1657-2009: RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS FOR INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF STATIONARY BATTERIES

Objective:

  • Technician Competencies
  • Instructor Competencies
  • Accreditation

III. IEEE 450-2010: RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR MAINTENANCE, TESTING, AND REPLACEMENT OF VENTED OR FLOODED LEAD ACID (VLA/FLA) BATTERIES FOR STATIONARY APPLICATIONS

Objective:

  • Maintenance
  • Test Schedule
  • Procedure for Battery Tests
  • Battery Replacement Criteria
  • Records
  • NETA Maintenance Testing Specifications
  • Practical Projects

IV. IEEE 1188-2005: RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR MAINTENANCE, TESTING, AND REPLACEMENT OF VALVE-REGULATED OR SEALED LEAD-ACID (VRLA/SLA) BATTERIES FOR STATIONARY APPLICATIONS

Objective:

  • Maintenance
  • Test Description and Schedule
  • Procedure for Battery Tests
  • Battery Replacement Criteria
  • NETA Maintenance Testing Specifications
  • Practical Projects

V. IEEE 1106-2005: RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, TESTING, AND REPLACEMENT OF VENTED AND SEALED NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERIES FOR STATIONARY APPLICATIONS

Objective:

  • Maintenance
  • Test Description and Schedule
  • Procedure for Battery Tests
  • Battery Replacement Criteria
  • NETA Maintenance Testing Specifications
  • Practical Projects

VI. BATTERY CHARGERS

Objective:

  • Safety Review
  • DC Control System
  • Types of Charger
  • Charger Functions and Components
  • Failure Modes
  • Charger Troubleshooting
  • Ground Fault Locating
  • Practical Projects

VII. UPS Systems

Objective:

  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Protection and Calibration
  • Testing
  • Practical Projects
  • 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...

    • Robert Jewett, Suncor
      "Excellent job, very thorough. Instructor, Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable with a strong background. A major benefit for us in the workplace."
    • Tony Cranford, Newfoundland Power
      “This was a really good course and instructor(Ed Rideout). I found great improvement in troubleshooting procedures and documentation. It also reduced number of steps to find faults by 50% to 75% (more efficient). I recognized different ways to troubleshoot (both open circuits and short circuits). I...
    • Brad Rogers, Enbridge Pipelines
      “I'm very pleased with Ed and the way he delivers the content. I do better when I have minimal class instruction and more hands on and this course really fit the bill in this respect. The labs were laid out quite well and were relevant to the content as well. I would recommend this course to any electrician...
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  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    40

    Jim Roberts brings over 34 years of experience in the electrical field. A graduate from the Georgian College Electrical Engineering program, he started his career at Toronto Hydro Electrical Systems as a High Voltage Underground Cable Fault Technician then proceeded to Toronto Transit Commission where he obtained his red seal 309A electrical license and became a Maintenance/Construction Electrician...

    • Shoaib Patel, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim Roberts was a good instructor. He was very clear in helping us understand how to safely deal with high voltage. He also made us aware of all the dangers that we could come across.”
    • Mike Tomassetti, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim is great at his job and has taught me a lot of information on high voltage safety.”
    • Mike Klamann, Toronto Transit Commission
      “I felt like I knew the instructor, Jim Roberts; he was really friendly.”
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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...

    • Lauri Beeton, Suncor Energy
      “Fred is a fantastic instructor!!”
    • Bob Acutt, Koch Fertilizer Canada
      The instructor, Fred Tanguay was very knowledgeable and explained the theory very thoroughly; all of the questions were answered and explained. We were reminded of the importance of working safe.”
    • Dale Sommerville, Syncrude Canada
      “Fred is an excellent instructor; he is very knowledgeable and speaks clearly.”
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