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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 Substation Battery Testing & Maintenance Courses
January 15 – 15, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR21009 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 26 – 26, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR21015 $750.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • 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.
  • David Sampson, Atlantic Gold
    The teacher is very candid and knowledgeable about the topic and shares a lot of experience.
  • Toby A. Hall, SWEB Development
    Fred was very thorough and the course covered a lot of detail in a short period of time.

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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  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    51

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 35 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...

    • Joseph (Greg) Roland, Saipem Canada
      "I found the instructor; Ed Rideout to be very well versed in what he is striving to teach us. He is open and straight forward to questions asked and makes me feel "at ease" when asking them. He obviously knows this course and his electrical business."
    • Brent Green, Newfoundland Power
      “The instructor Ed Rideout, presented the course content in a clear efficient manner. New troubleshooting techniques were well presented and received. By the end of the course I had noticed overall improvement in circuit troubleshooting ability.”
    • Hein de Jager, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout was friendly and a very knowledgeable instructor. He kept the course interesting and makes your head work hard."
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  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    40

    Jim Roberts brings over 34 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...

    • Mike Tomassetti, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim is great at his job and has taught me a lot of information on high voltage safety.”
    • Andreas Frangias, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim was excellent and provided clear and concise information. He also used multiple ways to convey all the training in a way that kept it interesting.”
    • Conrad Castillo, Littelfuse Startco
      The instructor; Jim Roberts did very well. He was very thorough and entertaining in the course. Jim was also able to keep my attention and kept me engaged in this course. Thanks Jim!”
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    42

    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...

    • Amanda Cardina, Syncrude Canada
      This is a great course! Lots of relevant information and some that may be useful in the future. Fred is a great instructor that knows his stuff. It was a great 5 day course!
    • Jordan Heck, Enbridge Pipelines
      “Fred was very good and easy to deal with. His insight was very helpful and he was quite funny as well as entertaining. I would definitely recommend this course to others. Thank you.”
    • Brent Bryska, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Fred did an excellent job and showed us a lot of stuff.”
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  • 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
  • The teacher is very candid and knowledgeable about the topic and shares a lot of experience.

    David Sampson, Atlantic Gold
  • Fred was very thorough and the course covered a lot of detail in a short period of time.

    Toby A. Hall, SWEB Development

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