Course Outline

Course Outline

Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Electrical Equipment

Ref No. Dates Venue Fee (US$)  
EL 002 02 - 06 Feb 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
EL 002 28 Jun - 02 Jul 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
EL 002 08 - 12 Nov 2020 Dubai 4500 Register

Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Electrical Equipment


Maximum efficiency, reliability and longevity of electrical equipment such as the various types of motors, variable-speed drives, transformers, generators, rectifiers, inverters, uninterruptible power systems, circuit breakers, fuses, and power station electrical and protective systems are of great concern to many industries. These objectives can only be achieved by understanding the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

PROCLAD Academy’s Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Electrical Equipment training course provides the latest technology in the troubleshooting and maintenance of electrical equipment.  It also explains how these equipments operate and provides guidelines and rules that must be followed for a successful operation. Their basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, as well as all maintenance issues too are covered in detail.

The key features of PROCLAD Academy’s Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Electrical Equipment training course are:

  • Operating Electrical Equipment
  • Troubleshooting Electrical Equipment
  • Performing Electrical Maintenance
  • Understanding Electrical Safety Regulations
  • Leading Electrical Hazards Assessments
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of PROCLAD Academy’s Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Electrical Equipment training course, participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend the hazards when working with electrical power systems.
  • Perform electrical switching operations safely on all switchgears and associated equipment in preparation for maintenance tasks.
  • Understand the correct methodology and safe operation when working on electrical equipment, switchgear on electrical distribution systems and all of the associated electrical plant and to be aware of all the associated hazards.
  • Understand diagnostic testing and inspection, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components, and common failure modes.
  • Study selection criteria, commissioning requirements, predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability, testing and cost.
  • Discover the maintenance required to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability and longevity
Target Audience

PROCLAD Academy’s Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Electrical Equipment training course is targeted at both developing engineers & experienced electrical personnel working within commercial and heavy industrial environments within oil and gas processing plants. The training course provides personnel with the knowledge and competence to perform quality maintenance, installation, testing and inspection of generic electrical plant & equipment.

Training Methodology

PROCLAD Academy’s Troubleshooting & Maintenance of Electrical Equipment training course is designed to have an interactive format, to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers are encouraged throughout and at the daily roundup sessions. Needs-Based case studies and examples will be introduced and discussed, in problem solving workshop sessions.

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Basic principles in using a drawing and meter in troubleshooting circuits
  • Checks for circuit continuity with disconnected supply
  • Checks for circuit continuity with live supply
  • Tests and methods
  • Testing devices
  • Testing and Commissioning Methods
  • Testing and Commissioning Procedures.
  • Maintenance of Particular Types of Electrical Equipment
    • Nomo gram for temperature correction
    • Test voltages for Commissioning and Maintenance
    • Recommended insulation values for equipment

Principles of Maintenance

  • Preventive Maintenance (PM)
    • Basics
    • Elements
  • Predictive Maintenance (PdM)  (Condition-Based Maintenance) (CBM )
    • The Basic Concept of Predictive Maintenance
    • Benefits of Predictive Maintenance
  • Impact of Maintenance
    • Role of maintenance organization
    • Types of Maintenance
  • Maintenance Improvement
  • Corrective Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Reactive Maintenance
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Approaches Based On Mathematical Models
    • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
    • Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
    • Partial Discharge
  • Insulation Resistance Monitoring
    • Insulation resistance test (IR)
    • Megger test
    • Polarization index test
    • Dc hi-pot test
    • Measuring insulation degradation
    • Insulation power factor
    • On line measuring partial discharge activity for insulation
  • On-Line Monitoring of Transformers
    • Local Indications
    • Thermography
    • PDA – Partial Discharge Analysis
    • Insulating Oil Properties And Tests
    • Test for Dielectric Strength
    • Water Content in Oil
    • Acidity Test (Neutralization Number)
    • Oxidation Inhibitor
    • Interfacial Tension Test (IFT)
    • Oil Color
    • Oil Power Factor Test
    • Insulating Oil Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA)
  • Understanding cable thermal behavior after installation
    • Optical cable Temperature Monitoring

Earthing Systems

  • Introduction
  • Equipment Earthing
  • System Earthing
    • Unearthed systems
    • Solid earthing
    • Resistance earthing
    • Reactance earthing
  • Classification o Supply / Installation System Earthing
  • Earthing Via Neutral Earthing Compensator
    • Distribution transformers
    • Zig Zag transformers
  • Comparison of Methods (Advantages/Disadvantages)
  • Evaluation of earthing methods
    • Testing the earthing electrode Resistance
  • Principles of Generators
    • AC Generators
    • Generator excitation and voltage control
    • Diesel generator sets
    • Synchronising of generators
    • Load sharing
    • Load shedding
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Trouble Shooting
    • General Procedure
    • Generator Does Not Produce Voltage
    • Generator Produce Low Voltage
    • Generator Produce High Voltage
    • Generator Voltage Fluctuating
  • Fault analysis for Generator Control Circuit

Motor’s Fundamentals, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Fundamentals
    • Types of A.C Electric Motors
    • Principles of Operation of the Induction Motor
    • Enclosures and Cooling
    • Power for induction motors
    • Starting of Induction Motors
    • Motor Operation at Reduced Voltage
    • Power Factor Correction
  • Motor Testing
  • Motor Failures
  • The purpose of electrical switchgear
  • The safe operation of electrical switchgear
  • Fundamentals
    • Air Circuit Breakers.
    • Vacuum Circuit Breaker
    • SF6 Circuit breaker
    • Oil Circuit Breaker Ratings
    • Trip Circuit Supervision
    • Circuit-Breaker Control
    • Low Voltage Molded Case Current Limiting Circuit Breakers
    • Protective Devices (Fuses, MCB’s & RCD’s)
  • HV Circuit Breakers Maintenance
  • HV Circuit-Breakers Tests 
  • Low voltage Circuit Breaker Maintenance 

Transformer Fundamentals, Maintenance, Testing and Troubleshooting

  • Principles of Transformers
    • Saturation Curve & Voltage Ratio of Transformers
    • Current Ratio & Impedance of Transformers
    • Transformer Construction
    • Transformer losses and efficiency
    • Transformer Cooling & Types
    • Transformer Polarity
    • Transformer Applications
    • Transformer Accessories
    • Maintaining Transformers
  • Preventative Maintenance
    • Transformer Inspection
    • Transformer Liquids
    • Dielectric Test
    • General Testing
    • Other Important Tests
    • Transformer Failure
    • Disassembly for Inspection
  • Common Transformer Abnormalities
  • Transformer Oil Tests
  • Fault Analysis
  • UPS Fundamentals
    • Rectifications & Inverters
    • Inverters
    • Batteries and Battery Charging
    • Battery Charging Tests
    • Safety During Battery Charging
    • Mixing Electrolyte
  • Battery discharge test.
  • Troubleshooting Guide