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Introduction

This one day course is designed to help those understand the construction and maintenance requirements for medium voltage circuit breakers. Anyone directly involved in maintaining 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, 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 programs

- Review 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.

Unfortunately, this course does not currently have any upcoming dates.
Yet, if you're interested in it, please chat with our sales team
or fill out a quote request so we can get one scheduled in your area.

  • Russell Brown, Northwest territories Power Corporation
    I enjoyed the course, and as a first-year apprentice electrician, the instructor made it pretty easy to understand.
  • Kevin Spence, City of Winnipeg Waste Water Department
    The Instructor is pretty thorough, and he breaks down the information, so it is easy to follow along.
  • Dennis Bourke, Northwest Territories Power Corporation
    He was a knowledgeable and very well-rounded instructor.
  • Neil Andersen, NTPC
    The instructor was very well informed about the course knowledge and presented it well also.
  • Anthony Spink,
    The course was very informative, presented clearly, and easily understandable.

Course topics

I. Safety & Maintenance Planning

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

II. Breakers

Objective: Review NETA tests on various breakers and starters and interpret results. Describe the operation of electrically operated circuit breaker controls. Describe the operation of breaker mechanisms and failure modes. Explain maintenance on Air, Vacuum and Gas (Sf6) breakers and schedule.

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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. Breakers

Objective: Review NETA tests on various breakers and starters and interpret results. Describe the operation of electrically operated circuit breaker controls. Describe the operation of breaker mechanisms and failure modes. Explain maintenance on Air, Vacuum and Gas (Sf6) breakers and schedule.

  • Review NETA visual and mechanical inspection
  • Review NETA tests and interpret results, Insulation Resistance, Dielectric Withstand, Vacuum Integrity, Contact Resistance, Breaker Timing, Travel Analysis, Minimum Coil Voltage Pickup
  • Peter Waugh

    Years of Experience
    42

    Peter Waugh brings 42 years of experience in fields of maintenance and human resources management. Peter graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He started his career with Westinghouse Industrial Field Service servicing power distribution equipment. He then moved to the Pulp & Paper industry where he worked for three companies over the next 30 years working in...

     
    • Kall Cloarec, Centerra Gold
      Peter is very good at what he does. It is great to have someone teaching that knows what he is talking about.
    • Darren Storm, Pretium Resources
      "The course was very informative and it has opened our eyes to the potential hazards we work with on a day to day basis. Peter was a extremely knowledgeable."
    • Sean McLennan, Pretium Resources
      "The course was very detailed. The instructor, Peter uses real life stories to get the information across. Clear and able to relate to scenarios at work."
    See Peter Waugh CV
  • 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...

    • Martin Stevens, Suncor
      "The instructor, Ed Rideout was one of the better instructors I have ever had. He made a lot of the material less boring with his sense of humor."
    • David Vivian, Deer Lake Power
      "Ed was very knowledgeable and was very open and helpful in answering any and all questions."
    • 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."
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • I enjoyed the course, and as a first-year apprentice electrician, the instructor made it pretty easy to understand.

    Russell Brown, Northwest territories Power Corporation
  • The Instructor is pretty thorough, and he breaks down the information, so it is easy to follow along.

    Kevin Spence, City of Winnipeg Waste Water Department
  • He was a knowledgeable and very well-rounded instructor.

    Dennis Bourke, Northwest Territories Power Corporation
  • The instructor was very well informed about the course knowledge and presented it well also.

    Neil Andersen, NTPC
  • The course was very informative, presented clearly, and easily understandable.

    Anthony Spink,

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