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
    45

    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...

    • Jody Payne, Canrig
      "I was impressed by the instructor, Dave's straight forward "down to earth" teaching style. He was able to keep the room attentive and involved. The training is essential for any employee working with or around any electrical equipment."
    • Will J, Ainsworth
      "Good instruction Dave. Candid conversations kept the day awake and interesting. Touching on more than just arc flash but electrical safety."
    • 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."
    See Dave Smith CV
  • 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...

    • Steven Robinson, IBEW
      "The instructor, Ed has lots of good field experience and can relate to the material personally. This experience from a first hand teacher makes it easy to understand the severity and how dangerous arc flash can be."
    • 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...
    • Gordon Grover, Jacobs Industrial Services Ltd
      “The course was well presented, and very informative. Ed was very good in his presentation and covered a lot of personal experiences that I found informative and knowledgeable, will be useful in my future.”
    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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