ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Introduction to High Voltage Equipment and Power Systems

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About the course

The course is composed of 15 modules. These cover the following seven main threads to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of electrical engineering

  • Electrical technology fundamentals
  • Distribution equipment and protection
  • Rotating machinery and transformers
  • Power electronics
  • Energy efficiency
  • Earthing and safety regulations
  • Operation and maintenance of electrical equipment

Course Objectives

After the successful completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the functions of various types of equipment and major components used in electrical power systems
  • Understand the different effects (thermal, mechanical, electrical) caused by short-circuit faults and over-voltage transients
  • Calculate the steady-state thermal ratings of power cables and overhead lines
  • Calculate the electric stress and explain the dielectric design of high-voltage components
  • Apply appropriate electrical/physical/chemical measurements for insulation assessment

Course Outline

The 15 modules will be completed in the following order:

Module 1: Basic electrical engineering – overview

Module 2: Understanding electrical drawings

Module 3: Electrical power distribution fundamentals

Module 4: Circuit breakers and switchgear

Module 5: Transformers

Module 6: AC and DC machines

Module 7: Power electronics and variable speed drives

Module 8: Energy use and energy efficiency

Module 9: Power cables and accessories

Module 10: Earthing and lightning/surge protection

Module 11: Power system protection

Module 12: DC and AC emergency power supply equipment

Module 13: Electrical safety and wiring regulations

Module 14: Testing and troubleshooting of electrical equipment

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 suitable to a wide range of technical professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Electricians
  • Electrical supervisors
  • Plant electricians
  • Operations & maintenance engineers, supervisors & technicians
  • Maintenance technicians

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