UPS/Battery Systems Training

UPS-Battery Systems Onsite Training

Our 2-Day UPS/Battery Systems Training course teaches the proper and effective techniques for designing, operating, testing and maintaining UPS and Battery emergency power systems.

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 course also deals extensively with the various battery designs used in UPS systems, including an in-depth examination of How batteries are designed, scheduled maintenance, as well as procedures for safely testing and maintaining battery systems.

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 thoroughly discussed. This will be followed by a troubleshooting 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 troubleshooting.

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.



This course is designed to enable participants to:

  • Describe various equipment used for power monitoring.
  • Recognize the cause and source of power system disturbances.
  • Explain how to mitigate any existing and potential problems, thereby minimizing equipment disoperation and process downtime.
  • Analyze types of electrical systems loads and their power quality considerations.
  • Calculate harmonic voltages and currents




WHO should attend

  • 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, commercial and institutional power systems.




Students receive

  • FREE Electricity Forum 120-Page Digital Power Quality Handbook (Value $20.00)
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $20.00)
  • Course Materials In Paper Format





Part 1 - Review electrical and electronic building block theory

  • Electrical ( Resistance, inductance and capacitance )
  • Electronic ( Two, three, fourth and multi-layer semi-conductors )


Part 2 - Understanding basic UPS electrical theory

  • Power factor, displacement power factor, crest factor and K-factor
  • 4 types of load profile
  • Electrical abnormal disturbance with detail study Fourier Series
  • General common solutions
  • Different type of passive filters, active filter, MOV, and M-G set


Part 3 - Symmetrical electrical component study

  • True meaning of three phase rotation ( CW and CCW )
  • Electrical fault and short circuit study.


 Part 4 - Electrical grounding

  • Review different type of grounding applications
  • Un-ground, solid ground, high resistor ground, low resistor ground and isolated grounding


Part 5 - UPS System topology

  • 1, 2, 3 and 4th and future generation UPS Systems
  • Objective of UPS Systems
  • Classical sections of UPS Systems
  • Rectifier/chargers, step-up and step-down choppers, battery, inverter and bypass
  • Detailed study of the above sections and their limitations


Part 6 - UPS System configuration

  • Single, shared, hot-standby and Static Transfer Switches
  • Forward and transfer operations requirements and factors


Part 7 - Transformers study

  • Linear and non-linear operations
  • Different configurations
  • Phase shifting considerations


Part 8 - Battery energy storage device ( Chemical type )

  • Seal and wet cell ( pros and cons )
  • Internal material and weight explanation
  • Factors that affect battery performance and battery life cycle


Part 9 - Lithium Ion Battery

  • New selection of electric-chemical energy devices
  • Lithium Ion Battery development
  • Potential internal issues and prevention
  • Outlook for the L-Ion for UPS System applications


Part 10 - Non-battery energy storage devices

  • Review Maxwell’s 4 equations
  • Flywheel operational principal and its advantage and dis advantage
  • Capacitor banks option
  • Super-fast generator and no-break ATS


Part 11 - UPS, battery and standby generator sizing calculations

  • KVA, KW, leading and lagging power factor design considerations


Part 12 - UPS-human interface development

  • Modbus, SNMP and real-time communications


Part 13 - UPS system specification detail study

  • Real life Case Study example for typical UPS application.


Part 14 - UPS and battery preventive maintenance procedures and key measurements

  • Life cycle components replacement study
  • Capture waveforms and power quality reading interpretation


Part 15 - Most common UPS system issues

  • General guard line of UPS and battery problems


Quick Quiz and review

Questions and answers period






Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this training course is $799 + GST/HST.

Register and prepay 14 days before forum date and receive an early bird registration fee of $749 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $799, and get a 4th registration FREE!

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 1.4 CEUs.

Course Locations

October 1-2 , 2018

Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliment Hill

402 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON
(613) 236-1133

October 4-5 , 2018

Hampton Inn and Suites Toronto Airport

3279 Caroga Drive
Mississauga, ON

October 23-24 , 2018

Sandman Hotel & Suites Winnipeg Airport

1750 Sargent Ave.
Winnipeg, MB

October 25-26 , 2018

Holiday Inn Calgary Airport

1250 McKinnon Drive
Calgary, AB

October 29-30 , 2018

Sandman Signature Vancouver Hotel & Resort

10251 ST. Edwards Drive
Richmond, BC

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