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Introduction

This one day course is designed to help those understand the construction and maintenance requirements for substation batteries. 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 Specification

- IEEE Standards 450, 1106 & 1188 Standards for Battery Maintenance  

 

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 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.

Next Fundamentals of Industrial and Substation Battery Testing & Maintenance Courses
October 16 – 16, 2024 Edmonton, AB OR24648 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
November 6 – 6, 2024 Edmonton, AB OR24719 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 20 – 20, 2025 Edmonton, AB OR25004 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • David Sampson, Atlantic Gold
    The teacher is very candid and knowledgeable about the topic and shares a lot of experience.
  • Daniela Tanase Broten, Canadian light Source
    The course was great at instigating questions on how to test the battery systems better, and the instructor allowed for a variety of questions and discussions related to battery PM.
  • Jean-Marc Dallaire, Broder Electric
    The teacher was very professional and very knowledgeable about the subject. The course helped me learn more about battery testing.
  • Toby A. Hall, SWEB Development
    Fred was very thorough and the course covered a lot of detail in a short period of time.
  • Kris McClung, Department of National Defense
    Good information and restores confidence in my knowledge about batteries and maintaining them.

Course topics

I. Battery Types

Objective: Review the basic of batteries commonly used in substation DC supplies

II. Failure Modes

Objective: Review what causes premature battery failure.

III. Maintenance Philosophies

Objective: Review the mainteance requirements for each type of battery system

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I. Battery Types

Objective: Review the basic of batteries commonly used in substation DC supplies

  • Lead-acid overview
  • Nickel-Cadmium Overview
  • Battery construction and nomenclature
  • Configurations
  • Single post batteries
  • Multiple post batteries.

II. Failure Modes

Objective: Review what causes premature battery failure.

  • Discuss the failure modes for commonly used battery types, Lead-acid (flooded) failure modes, Lead-acid (VRLA) failure modes, Nickel-Cadmium failure modes  

III. Maintenance Philosophies

Objective: Review the mainteance requirements for each type of battery system

  • Discuss maintenance philosophies based on the IEEE standards
  • How to maintain the battery
  • Standards and common practices, IEEE 450, IEEE 1188, IEEE 1106
  • Summary best way to test and evaluate your battery

IV. Practical Battery Testing

Objective: Review the individual test procedures required to safely perform the work. Review how to analyze the test results obtained.

  • Capacity test
  • Procedure for capacity test of vented lead acid battery
  • Impedance test
  • Impedance theory
  • Intercell connection resistance
  • Testing and electrical paths
  • Voltage
  • Specific gravity
  • Float current
  • Battery testing matrix – IEEE recommended practices

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    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 54 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...

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    Jim Roberts brings over 43 years of experience in the electrical field. A graduate from the Georgian College Electrical Engineering program, he started his career at Toronto Hydro Electrical Systems as a High Voltage Underground Cable Fault Technician then proceeded to Toronto Transit Commission where he obtained his red seal 309A electrical license and became a Maintenance/Construction Electrician...

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  • The teacher is very candid and knowledgeable about the topic and shares a lot of experience.

    David Sampson, Atlantic Gold
  • The course was great at instigating questions on how to test the battery systems better, and the instructor allowed for a variety of questions and discussions related to battery PM.

    Daniela Tanase Broten, Canadian light Source
  • The teacher was very professional and very knowledgeable about the subject. The course helped me learn more about battery testing.

    Jean-Marc Dallaire, Broder Electric
  • Fred was very thorough and the course covered a lot of detail in a short period of time.

    Toby A. Hall, SWEB Development
  • Good information and restores confidence in my knowledge about batteries and maintaining them.

    Kris McClung, Department of National Defense

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