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Introduction

This One-day course is designed to help those understand the construction and maintenance requirements for power transformers. Anyone directly involved in maintaining transformers 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

- Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League: Reconditioning Standards for Electrical Equipment

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, Performance 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 programs

- Perform multiple tests as per industry standards

- 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 Transformer Testing & Maintenance Courses
September 27 – 27, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR21405 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 5 – 5, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR21488 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 26 – 26, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR21489 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
November 2 – 2, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Winnipeg time OR21511 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 2 – 2, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR21607 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • David Sampson, Atlantic Gold
    Fred is very candid and knowledgeable about the topics. He made the course more enjoyable and beneficial. The class itself was helpful to me for what I needed to learn.

Course topics

I. Safety & Maintenance Planning

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

II. Transformer Insulation Systems

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

III. Power Transformer Testing

Objective: Describe how a transformer works and basic construction. Perform basic calculations for turns ratio, full load and short circuit currents. Review specific NETA tests on performed on transformers and how to interpret the test results.

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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.
  • Apparatus failure modes and frequencies.

II. Transformer Insulation Systems

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

  • Describe the types of insulation used in transformers.
  • 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, Use of the Guard terminal  

III. Power Transformer Testing

Objective: Describe how a transformer works and basic construction. Perform basic calculations for turns ratio, full load and short circuit currents. Review specific NETA tests on performed on transformers and how to interpret the test results.

  • Interpret nameplate data.
  • Perform tests as per NETA standards.
  • Tests include Visual Inspection, Auxiliary Devices, Insulation Resistance, Winding Resistance, Turns Ratio and Excitation Current, Capacitance and Dissipation Factor, Sweep Frequency, Collecting Oil and Dissolved Gas Samples, Oil Sample Results Analysis, Dissolved Gas Result Analysis

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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...

    • Philip Newman, Syncrude Canada
      “Ed was very knowledgeable in electrical. He was well spoken, friendly and enjoyable. The power point was good. I would be interested in more courses with Mr. Rideout.”
    • Alex McKee, Suncor
      "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very experienced and showed poise when asked to go over or show different ways of explaining a problem to the class."
    • Brian Hook, Enbridge Pipelines
      “This course was excellent. It showed various testing methods, and Ed reviewed the results to help us better understand what we were doing. It was good to have all the test equipment separated into 4 work stations with a discussion area so everyone can be involved. I felt comfortable in the course...
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  • Fred is very candid and knowledgeable about the topics. He made the course more enjoyable and beneficial. The class itself was helpful to me for what I needed to learn.

    David Sampson, Atlantic Gold

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