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Introduction

This One-day course is designed to help those understand the construction and maintenance requirements for medium voltage X-link power cables. Anyone directly involved in terminating or those requiring an understanding of the various tests and or analyzing test results will gain a better understanding of best maintenance practices as required by industry accepted standards.

Our Program Is Based On:

Canadian Standards Association: CSA Z463- Standard for Maintenance of Electrical Systems Canadian Standards Association: CSA Z462- Standard for Electrical Safety. National Electrical Testing Association (NETA): ANSI/NETA 2019 Standard for Maintenance Testing Specifications

Additionally, as certified course developers, Canada Training Group courses are professionally designed to the standards of the Canadian Society of Training and Development, as well as the International Board of Standards for Training, Reviewance and Instruction. Canada Training Group is also proud to be ISO 9001 certified.

Our Instructor Team

Our instructors are certified electrical professionals with decades of hands-on field experience and solid credentials as professional adult learning instructors. This program includes professionally designed slides, videos, extensive use of case studies and hands-on demonstrations of common electrical problems. This program examines the electrical hazards found in industry and stresses the importance of the individual employee proactively recognizing hazards and applying safe work practices with the goal of zero incidents.

Objectives:

The successful candidate will be able to:

- Understand the difference between Run to Failure, Predictive & Preventive maintenance program

- Review multiple tests as per industry standard

- Be able to recognize deficiencies and take/recommend corrective action

- Work safely


Quotations

Quotations are available on request. This program can be modified to suit your specific needs. We will be happy to conduct a needs analysis with you to determine your specific requirements. It can be conducted either on-site or off-site.

Next Power Cable Testing & Maintenance Courses
September 24 – 24, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR21404 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 4 – 4, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR21486 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 25 – 25, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR21487 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
November 9 – 9, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Winnipeg time OR21510 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 1 – 1, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR21606 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • David Sampson, Atlantic Mining NS
    The course was easy to grasp, and the instructor is pretty easy to listen to and very knowledgeable about the topics.
  • Jonathan Gingras, Boralex
    The teacher was good and very interesting all along with the class.

Course topics

I. Safety & Maintenance Planning

Objective: Review the basic concepts of electrical safety and maintenance as per CSA-Z462 and CSA-Z463.

II. X-link Cable Insulation Systems

Objective: Review the concepts of dielectric theory and how different types of insulation Review during high voltage AC/DC testing.

III. Cable Testing & Terminating

Objective: Review NETA tests on various types of construction used on medium voltage X-link power of cable.

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I. Safety & Maintenance Planning

Objective: Review the basic concepts of electrical safety and maintenance as per CSA-Z462 and CSA-Z463.

  • Shock and arc flash safety
  • Run to failure maintenance.
  • Preventive maintenance.
  • Predictive maintenance.
  • Cable failure modes and frequencies.

II. X-link Cable Insulation Systems

Objective: Review the concepts of dielectric theory and how different types of insulation Review during high voltage AC/DC testing.

  • Describe the types of insulation used in electrical systems.
  • Explain the factors causing insulation deterioration and failure modes.
  • Review NETA insulation resistance tests and how to interpret test results based on NETA and typical manufacturers standards.
  • These tests include Spot test, Polarization Index, Dielectric Absorption, Step Voltage and Using the Guard terminal  

III. Cable Testing & Terminating

Objective: Review NETA tests on various types of construction used on medium voltage X-link power of cable.

  • Describe the construction of shielded and non-shielded cable and failure modes.
  • Installation of medium voltage cable terminations.
  • Review NETA visual and mechanical inspection.
  • Cable testing including Insulation Resistance, AC/DC high potential, Tan Delta Testing, Partial Discharge, Time Domain Reflectometer
  • Followed by interpretation of the test results.

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  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    52

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 52 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...

    • Joe Van Niekerk, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout is an excellent instructor with a lot of actual hands-on experience. Top guy – top course work, material was clear and relevant."
    • 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."
    • Micheal Vandervoort, DND
      “The instructor, Ed, was extremely knowledgeable and inspired me to think for myself. The skills he passed on for troubleshooting were top notch.”
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  • The course was easy to grasp, and the instructor is pretty easy to listen to and very knowledgeable about the topics.

    David Sampson, Atlantic Mining NS
  • The teacher was good and very interesting all along with the class.

    Jonathan Gingras, Boralex

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