Water and Waste Water Treatment Plant Arc Flash - Electrical Safety
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Water and waste water treatment plants often have 5kV medium voltage electrical systems and 480V or 600V electrical systems. High voltage systems are extremely dangerous, technically complex and subject to miss-operation, abuse and lack of maintenance. 480V and 600V systems can have incident energies 700% greater than 5kV systems causing significantly greater arc flash hazards.

This one day classroom program gives operators, managers and electrical workers an understanding of the hazards of these systems and the safe work practices and procedures required to work safely around them. It address specific tasks in the ABC Need-to-Know Criteria for Plant Maintenance Technologists, meets the standards of CSA Z462/NFPA 70E and Occupational Health & Safety regulations. All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

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Course topics

I. Safety

Objective:

II. 480/600V Switchgear

Objective:

III. 5kV Breakers

Objective:

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I. Safety

Objective:

  • Arc Flash Regulations
  • Electrical Codes
  • Safe Operation
  • PPE requirements

II. 480/600V Switchgear

Objective:

  • Review of Breakers
  • Breaker Operation
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe Work Procedures

III. 5kV Breakers

Objective:

  • Review of Breakers
  • Breaker Operation
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe Work Procedures

IV. 5kV Starters

Objective:

  • Review of Starters
  • Starter Operation
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Dave Smith

    Years of Experience
    44

    Dave Smith has been an Industrial Maintenance Electrician since 1975. He has taught maintenance, troubleshooting and safety courses to thousands of electricians in mines, mills, refineries, factories, plants, power stations and offshore platforms throughout North America and the Middle East. Dave is a hands-on guy and teaches from a field perspective with his intended audience being his utmost concern...

    • Paul Ratte, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods
      "Dave has excellent presentation skills, and engages the student with questions and personal experience."
    • Lloyd Johnson, City of Lloydminster
      "I found the instructor, Dave Smith very informative and knowledgeable about the subject matter. He used greater visual and verbal examples explaining the course material."
    • Matt Skopyk, Agrium
      "By far the best speaker/instructor for a training course at VPO. Dave kept the class engaged at all times and gave us a very informative session."
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  • 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...

    • Bryce Balciunas, Mosaic Potash
      “I thought the instructor Ed did a very good job explaining the course. The instructor was very knowledgeable on what he was teaching us, and answered any questions we had. The course had a good breakdown of theory in the classroom, and hands-on in the trailer.”
    • John Young, Greyrock Mining
      "Ed was an excellent instructor that kept all participants involved and interested. Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor who really knew his stuff. He was a joy to be taught by."
    • Bruce Barrett, Lynk Electric
      "Instructor was very clear and professional about his job and explained course details very well. Ed took the time to go over the details and showed lots of interesting videos."
    See Edward Rideout CV

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Day 1
Start time, Introductions, Safety 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
480/600V Switchgear 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 - 01:00 pm
5kV Breakers 01:00 - 03:00 pm
5kV Starters 03:15 - 04:30 pm
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