Substation Maintenance Training Course


We can present this Substation Maintenance Training Course to your electrical engineering and maintenance staff, on your premises, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. Randy Hurst, President, The Electricity Forum, is ready to help you deliver this program for your staff.

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Course Description:
Participants will cover the maintenance and testing requirements for common substation devices, including power transformers, oil, air and vacuum circuit breakers, switchgear, ground grid systems, batteries, chargers and insulating liquids. This course focuses on what to do, when to do it and how to interpret the results from testing and maintenance.

Course Outline:

I. Introduction

  1. Student introductions
  2. Pre-Test
  3. Safety

II. The Substation As A System

  1. Application
  2. Common problems
  3. Ratings

III. Circuit Breaker Maintenance

  1. Maintenance frequencies
  2. Inspection
  3. Testing
  4. Interpreting test results
  5. Devices covered
    1. Air circuit breakers
    2. Vacuum circuit breakers
    3. Oil circuit breakers

IV. Insulating Liquids

  1. Sampling
    1. Routine tests
    2. Dissolved-Gas Analysis (DGA)
  2. Testing
    1. Color
    2. Dielectric breakdown voltage
    3. Interfacial tension
    4. Neutralization number
    5. Moisture
    6. Visual
  3. Dissolved-Gas Analysis (DGA)
  4. Interpreting test results

V. Transformers

  1. Types
  2. Inspection
  3. Testing
    1. Insulation resistance
    2. Winding resistance
    3. Power factor tests
    4. Coree excitation curren
    5. Turns ratio (TTR)
    6. Gas blanket tests

VI. Lightning Arrestors

  1. Types
  2. Inspection
  3. Maintenance
  4. Testing

VII. Protective Relays

  1. Application
  2. Instrument transformers
  3. Inspection
  4. Testing
  5. Calibration
    1. Devices covered
    2. Voltage
    3. Transformer differential

VIII. Ground Grid Systems

  1. Purpose
  2. Grounding theory
  3. Types of test equipment
  4. Inpsection
  5. Testing

IX. Batteries and Chargers

  1. Types of station batteries
  2. Battery systems
  3. Maintenance
  4. Inspection
  5. Testing

About The Electricity Forum

The Electricity Forum has established its role as one of the nation's leading conference organizers on subjects of policy and technical common interest to electric power generators and large power consuming companies. With headquarters in Pickering, Ontario, The Electricity Forum is dedicated to providing cost-effective, highly specialized information in the format of forums, electrical training tutorials, and industry-wide events. Since 1986, more than 25,000 delegates from leading companies have attended our forums and seminars, including:

  • ATCO Electric
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