ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Electrical Equipment — Installation & Testing

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About the course

Electrical installations in hazardous locations require a rigorous attention to detail. It is essential that equipment used in these locations be designed to the applicable standards and tested prior to installation to help ensure it does not initiate an explosion. This course is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the installation and testing of electrical equipment. It provides the latest in technology.

This five-day course will help you understand requirements for testing, installing and maintaining electrical equipment in hazardous areas, providing a review of classifications based on division, zone, and dust, gas and fibre areas. It will examine installation requirements based on applicable codes, standards and best practices. Delegates also learn how to evaluate prospective installations to determine appropriate wiring methods and equipment selection.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Specify, select, install, operate, test, troubleshoot and maintain various types of electrical equipment such as transformers, motors, variable speed drives, generators, circuit breakers, switchgears and protective systems
  • Carryout diagnostic testing and inspection, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components, and common failure modes for electrical equipment
  • Apply selection criteria, testing and cost estimation for electrical equipment
  • Learn to easily determine equipment requirements for hazardous locations
  • Understand recommended protection methods for hazardous area installations
  • Become familiar with standardized area classifications
  • Gain an understanding of hazardous area classifications and increase understanding of wiring methods and sealing in combustible gas, dust and fibre areas

Course Outline

### Day 1

  • Preliminary Design Requirements
  • Building services
  • Purpose of an installation
  • Cables
  • External influences
  • Transformers
  • Compatibility
  • Protective devices
  • Maintainability

Day 2

  • Design Characteristics
  • Electrical safety
  • Cable installation
  • Terminations
  • Wiring regulations
  • Inspection and testing
  • Cable sizing
  • Documentation

Day 3

  • Designing an Installation
  • Single phase design
  • Power quality
  • Three phase design
  • Cable requirements
  • Protective device selection
  • Installation method
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Source of supply

Day 4

  • Commissioning and Testing
  • The need to maintain
  • Test results
  • What is maintenance
  • Documentation
  • Introduction to commissioning
  • Harmonics
  • Inspection
  • Earth leakage

Day 5

  • Periodic Maintenance
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Periodic inspection
  • Equipment reliability
  • Complex testing
  • Categories of system
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Safety critical
  • Records

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for electrical engineers, electrical supervisors, managers in-charge of electrical installation, maintenance technicians, project engineers and other technical staff, who are involved in the selection, installation and testing of electrical equipment.

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