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Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Description:
This two-day technical course begins with a discussion of the need for UPS systems. It then covers the relative comparisons between various UPS topologies and their modes of operation. The batteries used for UPS systems are covered next. How a battery works, their maintenance, safety and testing is throughly discussed.

A solid working knowledge of the typical electrical components found within a UPS is developed before exploring how AC is converted to DC and then inverting DC back to AC. When all of the above elements of a UPS are understood, a theoretical rectifier and inverter feedback loop are throughly discussed. This will be followed by a trouble shooting exercise. Students are given failure scenarios where they work in groups to find which circuit component has opened, shorted or significantly changed in value to produce the alarm condition described. The course finishes with a general discussion on UPS system trouble shooting.

Some working knowledge of basic electrical engineering principles is required, although this will be revised at the beginning of the course. Real-life experience in working with batteries and UPS systems will enable the workshop to be placed in context.

Satisfactory completion of the two-day version of this course satisfies the requirements of the Engineering Institute of Canada for the award of 1.4 Continuing Educations Unit credits.

Who Should Attend:
This course is recommended for:

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Maintenance Tradespeople & Technicians
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineers
  • Power System Protection and Control Engineers
  • Building Service Designers
  • Data Systems Planners and Managers
  • Other electrical personnel involved in the maintenance industrial, commericial and institutional power systems.

Course Outline:

I. Introduction to UPS Systems

  • Power conditioners
  • Uninterruptible power systems
  • Power quality source alternatives
  • Power disturbance cost comparisons

II. Three General Types of UPSís

  • Kinetic (Motor Generator Sets)
  • Flywheel
  • Static and Components
  • Rectifier
  • Batteries
  • Inverter

III. Three types of Static UPSís

  • Traditional UPS
  • Static UPS
  • Static UPS with Bypass

IV. UPS Operation Overview

  • The Need for UPS System
  • Power System Disturbances
  • Basic Type of UPS Systems

V. Introduction to Batteries

  • Primary Batteries
  • Secondary Batteries

VI. Lead Acid Batteries

  • Chemistry
  • Different types
  • Capacity Factors
  • S-Curves
  • Battery Safety and Maintenance
  • Float and Equalize Voltages
  • Load Testing

VII. Nickel Cadmium Batteries

  • Chemistry
  • Battery Types
  • Capacity Factors
  • Battery Safety and Maintenance
  • Float and Equalize Voltages
  • Load Testing

VIII. Passive Electronic Components

  • Resistors Circuits
  • Capacitor Circuits
  • Inductor Circuits

IX. Semiconductors

  • Diodes
  • SCR's
  • Transistors

X. Logic Gates

  • AND/NAND Gates
  • OR/NOR Gates
  • Inverter Gate
  • D Type Flip Flop
  • XOR/XNOR Gates

XI. Operational Amplifiers

  • Inverting Op Amp
  • Non-inverting Op Amp
  • Differential Op Amp
  • Unity Gain Op Amp
  • Summing Op Amp
  • Integrating Op Amp
  • Comparator Op Amp

XII. AC to DC Conversion

  • Full Bridge
  • Three Phase
  • Six Pulse

XIII. DC to AC Inversion

  • Quasi Square wave
  • PWM waveform

XIV. UPS System Overview

  • Rectifier Stage
  • Inverter Stage

XV. UPS System Troubleshooting

  • Basic Use of Test Equipment
  • Rectifier Troubleshooting
  • Inverter Troubleshooting

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