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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Tamco High Voltage Switchgears

Nov 3—7, 2019
5 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day

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High voltage equipment plays an important role in the safe distribution of electrical power. The equipment needs to be operated in a safe manner securing continuity of supply to consumers.

This requires the equipment to be:

  • Well designed, installed, commissioned
  • Operated, and maintained in a satisfactory manner
  • Within a management system
  • Effective in meeting the reliability goals and
  • Aware of the need of maintenance balanced against equipment downtime and cost

The seminar focuses mainly on the installation, operation and maintenance of high voltage switchgear and equipment, with reference to auxiliary equipment necessary for its operation.

Course Objectives

Delegates will gain a detailed appreciation of TAMCO high voltage switchgears in the following aspects:

  • The operations, maintenance and types of TAMCO high voltage switchgears
  • Installation, management and implementation of safe work systems
  • Co-ordination of maintenance activities and maintaining system safety
  • Air insulated switchgear operations and maintenance
  • Gas insulated switchgear operations and maintenance
  • Outdoor high voltage switchgears
  • Troubleshooting and repair of high voltage switchgears

Organizational Impact:

The course will allow delegates to interact and gain shared experiences of others along with:

  • An understanding for the need for routine inspection
  • Using selected videos and case studies to illustrate the material being discussed
  • An emphasis to ensure material is appropriate to the organizations being represented
  • An awareness and understanding of the course objectives
  • Safe working practices being stressed and
  • Risk reduction methods investigated

Personal Impact:

On successful completion of this course delegate will be able to understand:

  • Accomplish a better understanding of TAMCO high voltage switchgears types, installation, operations and maintenance.
  • The need for routine inspection, adequate maintenance of equipment and accurate record keeping
  • Methods of maintenance management, using safe systems of work
  • How to co-ordinate maintenance activities for best utilization of time and resources, while ensuring safety is not compromised
  • Switchgear maintenance requirements and techniques – properties of insulating oils and their analysis
  • Outdoor high voltage switchgear maintenance requirements and techniques – cable installation and fault finding techniques
  • The use of non-intrusive condition monitoring methods

Course Outline


The Role and importance of the medium and high voltage air insulated and gas insulated switchgears in power systems

  • Circuit breakers
  • Ring mains unit
  • Earth switches
  • Reclosers and sectionalisers
  • Switchgear symbols on single-line diagrams
  • Switchgear selection
  • Substation switchgear layouts
  • Switchboards

Introduction to HV switchgears and arrangements

  • Substation arrangements
  • Auto- reclosers
  • Air insulated switchgear verses gas insulated switchgears
  • Live tank HV circuit breaker
  • Types of switchgears in a substation switchyard

Wrap up session. Q & A


Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6) circuit breaker

  • Compression principles
  • SF6 hazards and test equipment’s
  • Dead and Live tank HV circuit breakers
  • Operation mechanisms of HV circuit breakers

Vacuum circuit breakers

  • Vacuum interrupters operation and maintenance
  • Types of vacuum circuit breaker characteristics
  • Other applications and installations of vacuum interrupters
  • Vacuum contactors

Wrap up session. Q & A


TAMCO high voltage switchgears components, operation and maintenance

  • Air insulated switchgear
  • Gas insulated switchgear
  • Single busbar switchgear
  • Double busbar switchgear
  • High voltage fuses
  • Ring mains unit
  • Neutral earth resistors
  • Container sub station

Case studies. Q & A


Maintenance and testing of TAMCO high voltage switchgears

  • Importance of maintenance and testing
  • Maintenance strategies
  • Preventive and condition-based maintenance services
  • Conventional maintenance servicing
  • Manufacturer testing
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Documentation requirements
  • Maintenance post commissioning
  • Failure reporting
  • Infrared testing
  • Typical switchgear alarms

Case studies. Q & A


Protection and types of relay of high voltage installation incorporating TAMCO switchgears

  • Characteristics of switching devices
  • Protective relay types and characteristics
  • Busbar arrangement protection schemes
  • Solid state relays
  • Overcurrent relay
  • Differential relay
  • Fault currents
  • Short circuit current situation

Wrap up session. Q & A

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

  • Electrical Professionals
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Professionals responsible for the operation and maintenance of distribution equipment, who will benefit from sharing experiences in the planning, organization, and implementation of maintenance activities


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Nov 3—7, 2019
5 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day

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