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UPS and Battery System Design, Testing and Maintenance Training

UPS and Battery Systems

You Can Access Our Live Learning Platform From Your Own Computer. You Can See And Hear The Instructor And See Their Screen Live.

You Can Interact And Ask Questions. The Cost Of The Training Also Includes 7 Days Of Email Mentoring With The Instructor.

UPS and Battery System Design, Testing and Maintenance Training - This 12-hour live online instructor-led course is designed to assist organizations to identify the many savings to be gained from proper UPS system design, application, testing and battery systems testing and maintenance.

This UPS Training 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 also covered How a battery works, their maintenance, safety and testing is throughly discussed.

A solid working knowledge of the typical electrical and electronic components found within a UPS system is explained, as well as 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 testing and troubleshooting section. Students will be given failure scenarios where they will learn how to determine 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 testing and maintenance procedures.

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 course to be placed in context.


After completion of the course the delegate will be able to:

  • Understand the functionality of different UPS Type
  • Size the UPS and battery bank for an application
  • Recommend solution for a practical implementation
  • Perform Maintenance and Parameter settings on a UPS
  • Perform Battery maintenance and results interpretation
  • Design a complete UPS System and recommend the proper grounding solution




  • Understand the functionality of different UPS Type
  • Size the UPS and battery bank for an application
  • Recommend solution for a practical implementation
  • Perform Maintenance and Parameter settings on a UPS
  • Perform Battery maintenance and results interpretation
  • Design a complete UPS System and recommend the proper grounding solution


WHO should attend

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


Students receive

  • 100-Page Digital Power Quality/UPS Handbook - Value $20
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $50)
  • $100 Coupon toward any future Electricity Forum event (restrictions apply)
  • Course Materials in Paper Format



UPS System Design, Application, Testing and Maintenance



1. Review: Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals

  • Electrical (Resistance, Inductance And Capacitance)
  • Electronic (Diode, SCR, Bi-Polar Transistor And IGBT)
  • Understanding The Linear And Non-Linear Theory
  • Power Factor, Displacement Power Factor, Crest Factor And K-Rating Term
  • Electrical Disturbance (Control And Un-Control)


2. Building Blocks of UPS Systems

  • Kinetic (Motor Generator Sets)
  • Flywheel
  • Static And Components
  • Rectifiers
  • Choppers
  • Batteries
  • Inverters
  • Internal Bypass Static Switches
  • Other Components


3. Types of Static UPS

  • Traditional UPS
  • Static UPS
  • Static UPS With Bypass


4. UPS Operation Overview

  • The Need For UPS System
  • Power System Disturbances
  • Basic Types Of UPS Systems
  • UPS Topologies
  • Single Phase
  • Three Phase


5. UPS I/O Sections

  • Local Control, Displace, Relay, SNMP, Different Communication Bus And Interface


6. UPS Specification

  • In-Depth Study Of Rectifier And Charger Operation Theory
  • Input Requirement And Limitation ( Voltage, Current Frequency And Rate Of Change Of X )
  • DC Bus Upper And Lower Setting And Alarm


10. Choppers and Inverters

  • Chopper Requirement
  • Inverter Theory ( Steps And PWM Techno Ledge )
  • SCR, Transistor And IGBT ( Pro And Con )
  • Inverter Duty Cycle And Operation Frequency.
  • Output Requirement ( Voltage, Current, Frequency, Rate Of Changed, Regulation
  • Static And Dynamic Response, Synchronization, Overload Capacity, Protection,
  • Forward, Reverse And Force Transfers


11. Static Switches ( internal and external )

  • SS Operational Limitation
  • Fully Rated And Partial Rated


12. UPS Interface

  • Standby Generator With UPS
  • Potential Generator Issues ( Sizing, Harmonics, In-Rush I, Hunting, Oscillation Etc )
  • Building Communication Interface ( Static Contact And Real Time On Line )
  • Smoke, Fire, Heat , Security, Water, Repo And Others


13. UPS Grounding and Neutral Configuration

  • Most Common Issue
  • Principle And Method

14. UPS System Testing and Commissioning 

  • Factory And On-Site Testing
  • Non-Destructive And Destructive Testing
  • Most Items Requires As Per Specification
  • Load Bank ( Linear Or Non-Linear )
  • Battery Discharge Testing
  • Battery Recharging Test
  • Performance Testing


15. UPS Testing and Maintenance Procedures

  • Charger And Rectifier Maintenance
  • Input Filter
  • Failure Detection And Maintenance
  • DC Bus Capacitor Bank Filter Maintenance And Replacement
  • Inverter Maintenance
  • Forced Cooling System Malfunction
  • Maintenance Of Output Filter And Output Transformer
  • Maintenance Of Bypass Electronic Switch
  • Maintenance Of Power Electronic Board Control
  • Main Control Board Replacement And Alarm System Troubleshooting
  • Optimization Of Settings Of The UPS Parameters
  • Optimum Maintenance Of The UPS Battery System
  • Remote Communications Of UPS With Fire Systems And Building Automation
  • Typical Installation Requirements Of UPS Systems
  • Grounding Requirements Of UPS Systems
  • EMI Issues And UPS Control Systems
  • Typical Protection Schemes For UPS Systems


16. UPS System Applications

  • Factors That Affect The UPS Application
  • Initial Cost, Operational Cost, Footprint, Weight, Dimensions
  • Nature Of The Load, Environmental Consideration





Battery Systems and Maintenance

1. Battery Basics

  • Introduction To Various Battery Technologies
  • The Objective Of Battery Design
  • Universal Law Of Conservation Of Energy


2. Types of Batteries

  • Primary, Secondary And Reserve Types
  • Dry And Wet Cell Batteries
  • Lead Calcium, Lead Antimony, Value Regulate Lead Acid, Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries
  • Gel Cell, Automotive And Deep Cycle Batteries


3. Battery Requirements

  • Types Of Batteries
  • Theory Of Battery Operation Using Ohm Law
  • Factors That Affect Battery Performance And Life Cycle
  • DC Maximum And Cut Off Voltage
  • Monitoring Systems


4. Lead Acid Batteries

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


5. Nickel Cadmium Batteries

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


6. Battery Basic Construction

  • Terminals, + And – Plates, Electrolyte, Relief Valve, Separators And Container


7. Factors To Determine Battery Electrical Characteristics

  • Selection Of Active Materials And Weight Of The Active Materials
  • Theoretical And Practical Parameters (Voltage And Amp Per Hour)

8. Battery Sizing Determination

  • KW And KVA Of Electrical Equipment
  • Efficiency Of Electrical Equipment
  • Battery Watt Per Cell Calculation
  • Selection Of Battery, Number Of Cells, Number Of Battery Units And Number Of Cells Per Battery Block
  • Single Or Shared Battery Configuration Considerations


9. Battery Installation

  • Important Factors
  • Space, Environment, Temperature/Humidity, Ventilation, Flooring Weight
  • Anchoring, Configuration, Cabling, Eye Water Station, Grounded And Ungrounded Systems


10. Battery Charging

  • Charger Selection
  • Switching Mode, Linear, Shunt, Chopper, Pulsed, USB And Inductive Types


11. Charging Methods

  • Constant Voltage, Constant Current, Pulsed Trickle, Slow And Fast


12. Nature Of Charging

  • Initial (Equalization) Normal Float, Termination Time And Temperature Relationship


13. Charger Performance

  • Voltage And Current Regulation, AC Ripple, Efficiency, Inrush Current, Power Factor, 2nd Current Limitation


14. Wet Cell Battery Installation Certification

  • Third Party Battery Inspection
  • Initial And Final Open Battery Voltage And Battery Specific Gravity Measurement


15. Factors Affecting Battery Performance

  • Battery Voltage, Nature Of Discharging, Charger Voltage Regulation, AC Ripple,
  • Impurity Of Battery Active Material, Internal Battery Temperature, Charging
  • Methods, Number Of Deep And Normal Discharging And Battery Aging


16. VRLA Battery Thermal Runaway

  • Battery Internal Impedance And Temperature Relationship
  • Causes And Prevention


17. Battery Safety

  • Electrocution, Fault, Explosion, Acid, Gases, Weight, Equipment And Chothing


18. Battery Maintenance

  • Monthly, Quarterly And Annual Check Lists
  • System Voltage, Charger AC Ripple, Internal Battery Temperature
  • Electrolyte Level, Specific Gravity, Individual Cell Voltage, Internal Ohm
  • Inter-Cell Resistance Housing, Terminals Corrosion, Pole Discolor And Leaking


19. Battery Cleaning

  • Battery Individual Cell Posts And Connectors, Safety Precautions And Cleaning Materials


20. Signs Of Battery Failure

  • Electrolyte Levels, Plates Deformation, Sediment, Sinking Poles And Abnormal Heat


21. Battery Testing

  • R And Z Relationship With Heat
  • Internal Self-Discharging
  • Battery Impedance And Resistor Type Testers, Ground Fault Condition And Detection
  • Battery Replacement Guidelines



Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon (included with course)
Restart: 1:15 p.m.
Finish: 4:30 p.m.





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