Commissioning, Testing And Startup Of Electrical Systems

Category: Aci Code Requirements And Specifications For Concrete Design, Construction And Repair Training

Course Description

The safe and efficient operation of modern electrical equipment and control systems requires the successful testing, start-up and commissioning of this equipment, or system, to ensure correct operation, plus;

  • Accurate troubleshooting
  • Subsequent repair of this equipment, or system
  • Ensuring continued productivity

Objectives

  • A better understanding of commissioning procedures
  • A better understanding of troubleshooting procedures
  • An improved capability in the use of test equipment
  • A better understanding of failure modes and failure analysis
  • A refreshed awareness of electrical safety concerns

Course Outline

  • Transformers – Power supplies (UPS) – Batteries
  • Generators – Switchgear – Disconnect switches
  • Neutral ground resistors (NGR)
  • Motor control centers (MCC) – Variable frequency/speed drives (VFD/VSD)
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLC) – Distributed control systems (DCS)
  • Power monitoring
  • Control relays/timers/switches – Motor/feeder protective devices
  • Miscellaneous equipment – Heaters, solenoid valves, electric valve actuators and signalling/alarm devices
  • Methods
  • Principles – Special techniques
  • NEC check lists
  • Methods – Terminology – Principles
  • Special techniques
  • Case studies/examples
  • Single line drawings
  • Group exercises
  • Digital voltmeter (DVM)
  • Megger
  • Frequency meter
  • Temperature probes/pyrometers
  • Ammeters, Power meters
  • Load banks
  • Digital hydrometers
  • Cable fault locator
  • Single-line electrical drawings
  • Control schematics
  • Wiring lists
  • P&ID’s
  • Logic and standard symbols
  • Identification of the troubleshooting step-by-step sequence
  • Procedure preparation
  • Follow-up
  • Safety considerations and training
  • Common mode failures,Phase imbalance
  • Electronic component failure, Fusing
  • Fusing
  • Motor windings/bearings/brushes
  • Excitation circuits
  • Battery cells, Inverters/rectifiers
  • Inverters/rectifiers
  • Bushings – Switches
  • Control circuits
  • Ground faults
  • Area classifications
  • NEC electrical codes, Safety Information