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Fundamentals of Industrial and Substation Battery Testing & Maintenance

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Course description

The "Fundamentals of Industrial and Substation Battery Testing & Maintenance" course is a comprehensive one-day training program designed for individuals involved in the maintenance of substation batteries or those requiring a deeper understanding of battery testing procedures and the analysis of test results. This course aims to impart knowledge of best maintenance practices in accordance with industry-accepted standards, ensuring the reliability and safety of electrical systems.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain a solid foundation in the operational principles of substation and industrial battery systems, enabling them to:

  • Perform comprehensive battery tests in alignment with industry standards.
  • Analyze test results accurately to assess battery health and functionality.
  • Implement maintenance strategies that extend battery life and ensure system reliability.
  • Enhance workplace safety through adherence to electrical safety standards.

Who should attend?

  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Technicians involved in battery testing and maintenance
  • Individuals responsible for the operational reliability of substation and industrial battery systems

This course is essential for anyone responsible for the maintenance and operation of battery systems in industrial and substation environments, offering valuable insights into optimizing battery performance and safety.

Training content

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Battery Types: An overview of lead-acid and nickel-cadmium batteries used in substation DC supplies, including their construction, configurations, and nomenclature.
  2. Failure Modes: Discussion on the common failure modes of various battery types and how to prevent premature battery failure.
  3. Maintenance Philosophies: Exploration of maintenance requirements and philosophies based on IEEE standards, focusing on the best practices for maintaining battery systems.
  4. Practical Battery Testing: Detailed review of battery testing procedures such as capacity tests, impedance tests, intercell connection resistance, voltage and specific gravity measurements, and float current analysis. The course also covers how to analyze the test results obtained to ensure the optimal performance and reliability of the battery systems.

Course delivery details

This program is structured around the guidelines set by:

  • Z463 - Standard for Maintenance of Electrical Systems
  • CSA Z462 - Standard for Electrical Safety
  • ANSI/NETA - Standard for Maintenance Testing Specification
  • IEEE Standards 450, 1106, and 1188 for Battery Maintenance

Instructor Expertise:

Participants will learn from certified electrical professionals who bring decades of field experience to the classroom. The course leverages professional instructional materials, including slides, videos, and case studies, complemented by hands-on demonstrations to ensure a thorough understanding of the subject matter.

Certification / Credits

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the principles behind both predictive and preventive maintenance programs.
  • Be familiar with multiple testing standards and procedures as per industry standards.
  • Be able to identify battery deficiencies and initiate or recommend corrective actions.
  • Adhere to safe work practices while conducting battery maintenance and testing.

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Canada Training Group
102 First Avenue
S0M 2Y0 Turtleford Saskatchewan

Canada Training Group

Canada Training Group stands as a premier provider of industrial electrical safety and technical training. With over 40 years of expertise, we specialize in delivering comprehensive, results-oriented training programs designed to enhance safety, productivity, and efficiency across various industries. Our...

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