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Course Description

This 3-day intensive workshop equips professionals with essential skills and knowledge to effectively manage, maintain, and troubleshoot Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and batteries. It blends crucial theoretical concepts with extensive hands-on training, focusing on UPS technology, battery management, and practical troubleshooting techniques. Participants will delve into real-world scenarios, utilizing advanced equipment and simulators to master the intricacies of UPS systems and battery maintenance.

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

Understand the architecture and operation of various UPS systems.

Perform critical battery tests and maintenance procedures to ensure system reliability.

Diagnose and troubleshoot common issues in UPS systems and battery packs.

Apply best practices for installing, testing, and maintaining UPS systems.


Day 1: UPS Systems Overview and Operation

Introduction to UPS systems: Types, significance, and components.

Operational stages of UPS systems: Rectification, DC Bus, and Inversion.

Hands-on: Discovery of UPS components using scopes and meters to trace and understand the flow through the system's components.

Day 2: Battery Management and Maintenance

Detailed study of battery technologies: Types, application of each type in industrial settings, selection criteria, failure modes, and maintenance strategies.

Hands-on Training: Performing battery capacity, load bank, impedance, and conductance tests with a focus on application-specific considerations.

Hands-on Training: Identifying and rectifying common battery issues, with emphasis on selecting appropriate battery types for specific applications.


Day 3: Advanced Troubleshooting and Maintenance Planning

Advanced troubleshooting strategies for UPS systems, with an emphasis on practical, real-world solutions.

Overview of protection systems and emergency response strategies for UPS system failures.

Hands-on Training: Complex troubleshooting exercises using both simulators and actual UPS equipment.

Developing a comprehensive UPS and battery maintenance plan, incorporating CSA Z463 guidelines to ensure compliance and best practices.

Who should attend:

Electrical and Maintenance Technicians

Facility and Operations Managers

Energy Systems Engineers

Professionals responsible for power integrity and system maintenance


Next Fundamentals of UPS and Battery Systems Courses
July 17 – 19, 2024 Edmonton, AB OR24532 $3199.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
September 17 – 19, 2024 Edmonton, AB OR24482 $3199.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 21 – 23, 2024 Lloydminster, AB OR24483 $3199.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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Course topics

I. Fundamentals of UPS Systems

Objective: Understand the basic architecture, types, and operational principles of UPS systems.

II. Discovering UPS Components

Objective: Identify and understand the functions of key UPS components using diagnostic tools.

III. Battery Technology and Applications

Objective: Learn about different battery types and their specific applications in UPS systems.

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I. Fundamentals of UPS Systems

Objective: Understand the basic architecture, types, and operational principles of UPS systems.

  • Overview of UPS System Types (Online, Line-interactive, Offline)
  • Key Components of UPS Systems
  • Operational Stages: Rectification, DC Bus, Inversion
  • Importance of UPS Systems in Industrial Settings
  • Basic UPS System Configurations

II. Discovering UPS Components

Objective: Identify and understand the functions of key UPS components using diagnostic tools.

  • Introduction to Diagnostic Tools (Scope and Meter)
  • Tracing the Electrical Flow through UPS Components
  • Rectifiers, Batteries, and Inverters Overview
  • Safety Precautions in Handling UPS Components
  • Practical Component Discovery Exercise

III. Battery Technology and Applications

Objective: Learn about different battery types and their specific applications in UPS systems.

  • Types of Batteries Used in UPS Systems
  • Application-Specific Battery Selection
  • Battery Failure Modes and Maintenance Strategies
  • Conducting Battery Capacity and Load Tests
  • Safety Considerations in Battery Maintenance

IV. UPS System Maintenance and Testing

Objective: Perform maintenance and testing procedures to ensure UPS system reliability.

  • Preventive Maintenance Practices for UPS Systems
  • UPS Testing Procedures (Load Testing, Battery Testing)
  • Identifying Common UPS System Failures
  • Troubleshooting Techniques for UPS Systems
  • Documentation and Record Keeping

V. Advanced UPS Troubleshooting Techniques

Objective: Diagnose and troubleshoot complex issues in UPS systems using advanced strategies.

  • Advanced Diagnostic Tools and Techniques
  • Scenario-Based Troubleshooting Exercises
  • Protection Systems and Emergency Response
  • UPS System Recovery Procedures
  • Implementing Redundancy and Failover Mechanisms

VI. Developing a UPS and Battery Maintenance Plan

Objective: Create a comprehensive maintenance plan for UPS systems, incorporating CSA Z463 guidelines.

  • Understanding CSA Z463 Maintenance Guidelines
  • Components of a UPS Maintenance Plan
  • Scheduling and Conducting Regular Maintenance Checks
  • Maintenance Plan Documentation and Compliance
  • Case Study: Implementing a Maintenance Plan in an Industrial Setting

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  • Norm Jewitt

    Years of Experience
    39

    He began his career in the electrical trade by engaging in construction activities at a potash mine located west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Since then, he has accumulated experience in various facets of the electrical trade, including construction, commissioning, and maintenance.Norm has contributed his skills to the commercial, industrial, and mining sectors. Additionally, he successfully managed...

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    • Dean Thomas, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
      Norm was knowledgeable. He had stories and experiences that relate to the course.
    • Doug Power, ChampionX
      Norm was personable and relatable to real life scenarios. He was patient and helpful to those who had struggle and helped along the way to keep everyone up to par.
    • Colin Coad, CBO
      Norm was well prepared and demonstrated firsthand knowledge of the course material. He used the time efficiently, and he gave adequate breaks.
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