Introduction to the CSA Z463 Electrical Maintenance Guideline
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CSA has launched a new Z463 guideline governing the electrical maintenance of industrial, commercial and institutional electrical power systems. The new guideline has been designed to complement CE Code, CSA Z462 (Workplace Electrical Safety) and CSA Z460 (Control of Hazardous Energy) to help to encourage implementation of safe equipment operations and procedures.

This comprehensive one-day CSA Z463 workshop provides invaluable information to anyone who wishes to know and understand the role of the new CSA Z463 Electrical Maintenance Guideline, which governs the procedures for the optimal maintenance of electric power systems.

Who should attend: This course is a must for electrical engineers, electrical maintenance personnel, plant electricians, electrical contractors, power specialists, maintenance managers, consultants and technologists responsible for the design, construction, installation, inspection, operation, or maintenance of electrical systems, electrical technicians, inspectors, safety personnel and other employees responsible for the operation and maintenance of electrical systems in a commercial, industrial, institutional setting.

You will be able to: Gain an understanding of the new CSA Z463 electrical maintenance guidelines.

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  • Dan Stiles, Protrans BC
    "Course instructor was extremely knowledgeable. All of the topics we discussed were relevant to our trade. A lot of the information we received was very useful and I hope that our management implements everything that is applicable to us. I hope to receive more training like this in the future."
  • Fausto Tumamak, Protrans BC
    "The instructor is very good. He explained specific safety and procedure about maintenance in relation to high voltage electrical industry. Finally the course is awesome and very informative."

Course topics

I. Electrical Maintenance as Part of a Quality Management System

Objective:

II. Maintenance Practices

Objective:

III. Electrical Maintenance as Part of a Workplace Safety

Objective:

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I. Electrical Maintenance as Part of a Quality Management System

Objective:

  • Requirements for an Electrical Maintenance Management System
  • Effective maintenance management systems
  • Electrical Manufacturing Standards
  • Application of Installatin & Design Standards
  • Maintenance Requirements
  • Operating Conditions
  • Drawings and Documents

II. Maintenance Practices

Objective:

  • Safe Work Practices
  • Introduction to Maintenance Strategies
  • Importance of Selecting a Proactive Maintenance Stragegy
  • Reactive Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance Approach (Time Based Maintenance)
  • Predictive Maintenance Approach (Condition Based Maintenance)
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance Approach
  • Risk Based Maintenance (RBM) Approach

III. Electrical Maintenance as Part of a Workplace Safety

Objective:

  • Examples of Safety Impacts due to Lack of Maintenance
  • Effects of Lack of Maintenance on Hazard Identification
  • Risk Assessment for Maintenance activity planning
  • Electrical Equipment Inspections
  • Factoring aging of equipment
  • Incorrect Protection Settings
  • Competency Qualifications & Skill Level of Workers
  • Electrical contractor safety
  • Qualification of testing equipment
  • Tools, Procedures, Enforcement

IV. Emergency Preparedness

Objective:

  • Electrical personnel duties and responsibilities in the Maintenance of Emergency Equipment and Systems
  • Emergency shutdown of Facility Electrical Systems
  • Post Electrical Emergency Actions, Repairs & Restoration
  • Electrical Emergency Systems and Associated Equipment
  • Electrical Maintenance Management for the Safety of Personnel

V. Energized Maintenance Practices

Objective:

  • Energized Testing Methods
  • Infrared Scanning/Thermography
  • Acoustics/Ultrasound, Corona Imaging
  • Partial Discharge
  • Oil Analysis, Vibration Analysis, Motor Current Signature Analysis
  • Specialized Electrical Cleaning
  • On-line Condition Based Maintenance Strategies
  • De-energized Maintenance Methods
  • Creating Safe Conditions for Work on De-energized Equipment
  • Frequency of De-energized Maintenance tasks
  • Power Distribution Switchgear
  • Medium Voltage MCC, Low Voltage MCC
  • Protective Relays
  • Transformers
  • UPS Systems
  • Emergency Standby Generators, Prime Power Generators
  • Large and Small Electric Motors

VI. Maintenance of Equipment in Hazardous Locations

Objective:

  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Maintenance and Inspection
  • Periodic Hazardous Location Inspections
  • Removal of power sources procedures for hazardous locations

VII. Testing

Objective:

  • Electrical Tests, Mechanical Tests, Equipment Tests
  • System Tests, Test Results
  • Energization of Equipment

VIII. Equipment-Specific Maintenance Practices

Objective:

  • Switchgear, Transformers, Cables
  • Disconnect Switches & Circuit Switches
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Network Protectors, Protection, Control, and Metering Devices
  • Instrument Transformers
  • MCCs (Motor Control Centers)
  • Adjustable Speed Drives (ASD)
  • Direct Current Battery Systems
  • Surge Protection Devices
  • Power Factor Correction (PFC) Capacitors
  • Emergency Systems, Engine Generators
  • Communication Systems

IX. Specialized Equipment Maintenance

Objective:

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Alarms, Signals, and Communication Systems
  • Telecommunication, Radio, and Television Towers
  • Surveillance and Security System
  • Fire Alarm and Fire Detection Systems
  • Lighting, signs, and outline lighting, Emergency lighting
  • Airfield Lighting Maintenance
  • Mining Equipment
  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
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    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...

    • Cam Rands, Mosaic Potash
      “Fred was a very good instructor that can explain stuff in a way anyone could understand. He kept us interested on the topics and the hands on work. I would like to see him at more of our courses.”
    • Sam Butterfield, Imperial Oil, Esso
      “Fred was extremely knowledgeable; most instructors are not. He was able to go above and beyond my expectations when answering questions. The material taught was honest and contained just the facts. I would highly recommend this course.”
    • Ron Holland, Syncrude Canada
      One of the best courses I have ever taken. The hands on aspect was very good in keeping it interesting and informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable and informative as well. The relaxed environment also allowed for good knowledge sharing between peers. Don't change a thing.
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  • "Course instructor was extremely knowledgeable. All of the topics we discussed were relevant to our trade. A lot of the information we received was very useful and I hope that our management implements everything that is applicable to us. I hope to receive more training like this in the future."

    Dan Stiles, Protrans BC
  • "The instructor is very good. He explained specific safety and procedure about maintenance in relation to high voltage electrical industry. Finally the course is awesome and very informative."

    Fausto Tumamak, Protrans BC
Day 1
Start time, Introductions 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
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