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Analytical Troubleshooting Complex Electrical Systems

Mississauga, Ontario /
Mar 4 - 8, 2019 /
Course Code: 09-1201-2357

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Overview

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the functions of the major electrical equipment
  • Understand and setup a typical troubleshooting Plan for a complex installation
  • Perform root cause investigation of an fault event in a an electrical complex system
  • Write Corrective Action Plan to fix an Electrical System after a fault
  • Coordinate the troubleshooting activity of an electrical system after fault
  • Understand the importance of maintenance and testing of the electrical equipment

Description:
This course will demonstrate the most efficient systematic approach to troubleshooting complex electrical systems. Medium Voltage Substation examples, Backup Generators Excitation Systems; Large VFD and Motors; UPS Systems and Battery Banks are considered.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Troubleshooting
  • Example of inductive and deductive process for fault identification
  • Major equipment in electrical systems
  • Role of predictive and preventive maintenance, and examples
  • Systematic approach to troubleshooting example for a dry Power Transformer
  • Corrective action plans, with example for an oil cooled substation transformer failure
  • Root cause investigation of a backup generator failure
  • Systematic approach to a technical problem, example of a circuit breaker failure
  • Troubleshooting plan following pre-established procedure for the medium voltage induction motor failures
  • Hands on example of retrieving the fault type and location from a GE protection relay

Who Should Attend:
Electrical Engineers and Technologist • Maintenance electricians •  Qualified Electricians Lineman•  Qualified Testing Personnel • Substation Supervisors • Project Managers

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Syllabus

Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and Coffee (1st Day only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session

Day One

  • Introduction to Troubleshooting
  • Example of inductive and deductive process for fault identification
  • Typical Instrumentation and Testers for troubleshooting
  • Type of faults in electrical systems
  • Types of Disturbance in Electrical Systems
  • Major Equipment in Electrical Systems
  • Medium Voltage Switching Equipment
  • Rating of power switching equipment and enclosures
  • Grounding Systems for Power Transformers; Generators and Motors
  • Off Line Monitoring Systems and Procedures
  • On Line Monitoring the Systems for the Major Equipment

Day Two

  • Role of Predictive and Preventive maintenance, and examples
  • Routine System Walkdown and data collection
  • Remote monitoring and trending role of System Engineers
  • Major Events and Implications of the equipment failure
  • Field data gathering in case of equipment fault
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Abnormal Operation Procedures
  • Systematic approach to troubleshooting example for a dry Power Transformer
  • Typical Instrumentation for insulation testing
  • Root Cause Investigation for an Oil Cooled Power Transformer Fault
  • Insulation Test
  • DGA for an Oil Cooled Transformer
  • Power restoration in a Breaker and a half substation after a Power Transfer Fault

Day Three

  • Field Data gathering In case of an Event, for a Large fault of an UPS
  • Typical Equipment with Data Logger capability, Circuit Breakers; UPS; PLC
  • Analytical Calculation Example of short circuit in a substation using EASY POWER
  • Evaluation of the ARC FLASH in Medium Voltage Systems
  • Supplementary Protection for Medium Voltage Substations
  • SCADA and remote annunciation for fast reaction in case of an event
  • Corrective Action Plans, with example for a Oil Cooled Substation Transformer Failure
  • Testing and Validation for Available for Service Declaration
  • First Energization Procedure after a Power Failure
  • Root Cause Investigation of a Backup Generator Failure
  • Troubleshooting Plan for a Backup Generator Failure
  • Fault propagation and the role of Generator Synchronization
  • Power Restoration Plan after Blackout
  • Importance of the Spare Parts 

Day Four

  • Safety and Safe work area, Grounding and bonding of the equipment
  • Preparation for Field Testing, example of a high impedance connection in a buss bar
  • Coordination and annunciation with other teams
  • Systematic Approach to a technical Problem, example of a Circuit Breaker Failure
  • Root Cause Investigation of an ARC FLASH in a medium voltage Induction Motor, failure mechanisms
  • Systematic approach of troubleshooting for a Medium Voltage VFD
  • Chargers and SCR Control typical faults and troubleshooting
  • DC Bus Capacitors typical Faults and troubleshooting
  • Inverter IGBT and control typical faults and troubleshooting
  • Typical Drive Input and Output Filter failures and troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Plan following Pre Established Procedure for the medium voltage Induction Motor failures

Day Five

  • Hands on example of retrieving the fault type and location from a GE Protection Relay
  • Deductive and inductive thinking for the GE Relay Protection example
  • Study of the relay protection coordination as part of the troubleshooting PLAN
  • Hands On Example for using PLC Programming for identification of a FAULT
  • Example of an UPS & Battery troubleshooting in case of an catastrophic failure
  • NOMAX insulation failure modes, in case of a foreign material intrusion in the windings of a power transformer.
  • Effect of Harmonics, EMI and Interference on the Electrical Equipment
  • Equipment Aging and Overload Condition, IEEE Standard for Overloading a Power Transformer 
  • Q&A

Instructor

Eduard Loiczli, P.Eng.

Dr. Eduard Loiczli, P.Eng.

Eduard is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in motors and drives. His most outstanding contributions are related to the development of a High Speed Magnetic Levitation System; Vector Control System for Streetcars and Subways; and Medium Voltage 4.16Kv Drive for up to 4.5MW Induction Motor.



Venue

EPIC Learning Center
5670 McAdam Rd
Mississauga, ON L4Z 1T2
1-888-374-2338

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Fee & Credits
  • 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 35 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
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