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Power Quality Troubleshooting - Finding Problems and Solutions

power quality troubleshooting

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Power Quality Troubleshooting and Problem Solving Training - Our 6-hour live online instructor-led training course covers the latest information about troubleshooting power quality problems.

Commercial and industrial companies are often faced with unexplained equipment malfunctions, equipment failures, or equipment interference problems. Our Power Quality Troubleshooting and Problem Solving couse is designed to teach a method to troubleshoot various power quality problems and to learn how to extract meaningful information from wave forms and power quality data.

This 6-hour instructor-led course identifies many different power quality problems and explains a six-step process to understand the root cause and solve the problems. It also shows many waveform signatures and reveals the power quality problem associated with each of these.

Upon completion of this course, participants will have knowledge of the techniques they can employ to identify causes of power quality problems within a facility. They should also be able to recognize specific disturbances in the voltage or current wave forms.

This course applies to facility electrical maintenance personnel as well as for power quality engineers serving either industrial or commercial environments. For the maximum benefit of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of electrical systems, equipment, and measurement device.

Power Quality Troubleshooting is a systematic process of finding and eliminating problems. To the untrained eye, power quality problems in industrial, commercial and instutional power systems may not be recognizable as typical "power quality" problems. For example, a tripped thermal-magnetic circuit breaker typically indicates a short circuit, ground fault, or overload. When no immediate problem is apparent, it may be written off as s "just an old breaker that needs replacing."

Instead,  a well-trained power quality technician might be able to recognize that he or she should look at the types of loads on the system and monitor for harmonics and hence should monitor for unbalance.

Knowing and recognizing the most common power quality symptoms and learning how to effectively troubleshoot them is a first step in solving power quality issues. That is the focus of this in-depth 6-hour course.


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Power Quality Analysis Training

Power Quality and Harmonics Training

Power Quality in Motor Control Applications

Power Factor Correction Training

Power Quality Considerations for Energy Efficiency Retrofits



WHO should attend

  • Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Engineers, And Electrical Maintenance Personnel
  • Consulting Electrical Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Field Technicians
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Plant Operators
  • Plant Engineers
  • Electrical Supervisors
  • Managers In Charge Of Plant Electrical Infrastructure


Students receive

  • This Course Includes Our Latest Power Quality and Grounding Handbook!! (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 0.6 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits (6 Professional Development Hours)
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25.00)
  • Course Materials In PDF Format


Troubleshooting Power Quality Problems

Unit 1

Introduction & PQ Examples

a. Definitions

b. Electrical vs Electrical PQ problems

c. Examples

d. Internal vs external sources

e. 5-Step PQ Problem Diagnosis


Unit 2

Preliminary (Steps 1-2)

a. Problems & symptoms

b. Single line electrical diagram review

c. Linear & Non-Linear loads


Unit 3

Collect Data (Step 3)

a. Measurements

b. Monitoring

c. Monitoring equipment settings

d. Measurement/Monitoring locations


Unit 4

Analyze the Data (Step 4)

a. Upstream vs downstream

b. Is there a power quality problem?

c. Data Relationships

d. Recognize waveform signatures

e. Harmonic distortion vs IEEE-519 limits

f. Make some calculations


Unit 5

Probable Root Cause Analysis (Step 5)

a. Logical explanations according to electrical laws

b. What to look for in harmonic spectrums

c. What to recognize in waveforms

d. Recognizing motor problems

e. Other


Unit 6

Mitigate the Problem

a. Problem / cause / solution

b. Waveform recognition

c. Symptoms vs. solutions


Questions and Answers



Both days:

Start: 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Finish: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time



Live Online Course Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $249 + GST/HST.

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Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.


CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 0.6 CEUs.

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John Houdek
Power Quality Specialist, The Electricity Forum