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Electrical Equipment & Control Systems: Commissioning, Testing & Start-Up of Electrical Systems



The safe and efficient operation of modern electrical equipment and control systems requires the successful testing, start-up, and commissioning of this equipment, or system, to ensure correct operation, plus;

  • Accurate troubleshooting
  • Subsequent repair of this equipment, or system
  • Ensuring continued productivity

Delegates are encouraged to bring with them any technical issues that they may wish to discuss during the seminar.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand of commissioning procedures
  • Understand of troubleshooting procedures
  • Improve capability in the use of test equipment
  • Better Understand of failure modes and failure analysis
  • Refresh awareness of electrical safety concerns
  • Understand the testing process
  • Plan and prepare for testing
  • Plan and carry out inspections
  • Perform primary and secondary injections
  • Plan the first energization
  • Perform phasing tests
  • Consider safety aspects during testing

Targeted Audience:

  • Testing Engineers / Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineers / Technicians
  • Managers of Engineering departments
  • Consulting Engineers / Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Safety Professionals
  • Others who want a solid preparation in testing & commissioning

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: The Technology of Electrical Equipment:

  • Transformers - Power supplies (UPS) - Batteries
  • Generators - Switchgear - Disconnect switches
  • Neutral ground resistors (NGR)
  • Motor control centers (MCC) - Variable frequency/speed drives (VFD/VSD)
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLC) - Distributed control systems (DCS)
  • Power monitoring
  • Control relays/timers/switches - Motor/feeder protective devices
  • Miscellaneous equipment - Heaters, solenoid valves, electric valve actuators, and signaling/alarm devices

Unit 2: Commissioning and Testing of Electrical Equipment:

  • Methods
  • Principles - Special techniques
  • NEC checklists

Unit 3: Troubleshooting of Electrical Equipment:

  • Methods - Terminology - Principles
  • Special techniques
  • Case studies/examples
  • Single line drawings
  • Group exercises

Unit 4: The Use of Test Equipment:

  • Digital voltmeter (DVM)
  • Megger
  • Frequency meter
  • Temperature probes/pyrometers
  • Ammeters, Power meters
  • Load banks
  • Digital hydrometers
  • Cable fault locators

Unit 5: The Interpretation and Use of Drawings:

  • Single-line electrical drawings
  • Control schematics
  • Wiring lists
  • P&ID’s
  • Logic and standard symbols

Unit 6: The Development of a Job Plan:

  • Identification of the troubleshooting step-by-step sequence
  • Procedure preparation
  • Follow-up
  • Safety considerations and training

Unit 7: The Identification and Repair of Problems/Failures:

  • Common mode failures, Phase imbalance
  • Electronic component failure, Fusing
  • Fusing
  • Motor windings/bearings/brushes
  • Excitation circuits
  • Battery cells, Inverters/rectifiers
  • Inverters/rectifiers
  • Bushings - Switches
  • Control circuits
  • Ground faults

Unit 8: A Review of Safety Requirements:

  • Area classifications
  • NEC electrical codes, Safety Information

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