Electrical Distribution Equipment Operation & Maintenance

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

Electrical Distribution Equipment Operation & Maintenance

Ensuring Secured and Safe Operations of Electrical Equipment

Classroom Dates
21 - 25 Oct 2024

This Electrical Distribution Equipment Operation & Maintenance training course will take a closer look at the equipment installed in and electrical installation. Safety, security and reliability are the main attributes of all electrical equipment installed. It has to be well designed, installed and commissioned. A well-planned maintenance regime is essential to ensure safe operations and trouble-free electrical operations.

Competent workforce and sophisticated testing, measuring and diagnostic instruments are important to avoid system downtime. Distribution equipment plays an important role in the safe distribution of electrical power. Arc flash hazards analysis is vital to ensure that the equipment needs to be operated in a safe manner securing continuity of supply to consumers.

This training course focuses mainly on the operation and maintenance of distribution equipment like transformers, circuit breakers, protection relays and cables concerning auxiliary equipment necessary for its operation. This also includes new technologies incorporated in the transformers and circuit breakers.

This Energy Training Centre training course will highlight:

  • The importance and significance of maintenance
  • Understand the functions and purposes of choosing the correct test instruments
  • The severity of arc flashes and mitigation methods
  • Safe operations of circuit breakers and transformers
  • Principles of the electrical protection system

At the end of this Electrical Distribution Equipment Operation & Maintenance training course, participants will learn to:

  • The need and management for maintenance
  • Management and implementation of safe systems of work
  • Co-ordination of maintenance activities and maintaining system safety
  • Switchgear maintenance - transformer maintenance
  • Cable installation and rating; condition monitoring using non-intrusive technology
  • Routine inspections, properties of insulating oils

This Electrical Distribution Equipment Operation & Maintenance training course will ensure participants understanding and importance of primary electrical distribution equipment and maintenance. The goals of each participant are discussed to ensure their needs are fulfilled as far as possible. Questions are encouraged throughout, particularly at the daily wrap up sessions. This provides opportunities for participants to discuss specific issues and, if possible, find appropriate solutions. Case studies are employed to highlight particular points and appropriate video material used to illustrate particular conditions.

Upon completion of this Electrical Distribution Equipment Operation & Maintenance training course, the organizational impact would be:

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

On successful completion of this Electrical Distribution Equipment Operation & Maintenance training course, delegate will be able to understand:

  • The need for a 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 utilisation of time and resources, while ensuring safety is not compromised
  • Switchgear maintenance requirements and techniques - properties of insulating oils and their analysis
  • Transformer maintenance requirements and techniques - cable installation and fault finding techniques
  • The use of non-intrusive condition monitoring methods

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

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

Day One: Introduction, Electric Hazards and Safety

  • Goals and Discussion
  • The Smart Grid Architecture
  • Maintenance of Electrical Equipment
  • Managing Maintenance
  • Safety Culture
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  • Electrical Safety Rules
  • Electrical Hazards and Emergencies

Day Two: Power Network Fundamentals and Systems Protection

  • Power Network Fundamentals
  • Faults and Protection
  • Fault Levels for transformer
  • Types of the Protection Relay
  • Numerical Relays
  • Arc Flash Mitigation
  • Importance of Earthing
  • Network Earthing

Day Three: Power and Distribution Transformers Operations and Maintenance

  • Transformer Characteristics
  • Transformer Cooling and Protection
  • On-load Tap Changer Operation
  • Transformer Site Testing
  • Transformer Maintenance
  • Dry Transformer
  • Gas Insulated Transformer (GIT)
  • Ester base Oil for New Power and Distribution Transformers

Day Four: Circuit breakers, Switchgear and Condition Monitoring

  • Circuit Breaker Ratings and Operation
  • Circuit Breaker Examples
  • Switchgear Maintenance
  • Alternatives to SF6 Gas
  • HV Vacuum Circuit Breakers
  • Hybrid Outdoor Circuit Breakers
  • Instruments for Partial Discharge Monitoring
  • Instruments for Thermal Imaging and Corona Detection

Day Five: Gas-insulated Switchgear Common Voltage Cables Faults and Locating Methods

  • Overview of Gas-insulated Switchgears
  • Power Cables Construction and Characteristics
  • Common Underground Cable Faults
  • Cable Fault Locating
  • Heat Shrink and Cold Shrink Cable Terminations and Joints
  • LV Wiring and Cabling Systems

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

The Energy Training Centre Certificate of Completion with corresponding learning hours who has successfully completed the training course.

Yes, we provide assistance by issuing a Letter of Invitation stating that you are confirmed to attend our training.

We value transparency and are happy to provide our instructor’s profiles upon request. If you would like to learn more about our instructor’s’ qualifications, expertise, and experiences, please email us at info@energytraining.ae.

Yes, we do. We provide tailored training courses designed to meet the specific requirement of larger group of individuals. These customized training courses can be conducted both classroom and online formats, allowing you the flexibility to choose you preferred dates and duration.

Please contact us at inhouse@energytraining.ae to discuss your group’s training needs, and we’ll work with you to create a personalized training course that aligns with your objectives.

We have multiple international training venues. You may find this through our website link: https://energytraining.ae/training-locations 

Our training courses are held at our partnered hotels within the city included within our training

Yes, here are the following options we can offer to assist you:

  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
  • Digital course materials (e-Tablet)
  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
  • Tuition fee for a 5-day online training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
  • Issuance of The Energy Training Centre e-Certificate of Completion
  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to info@energytraining.ae. We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

Yes, special discounts are available upon request if you have more than one registrant for a course. For further information please email us at info@energytraining.ae

We offer two convenient payment options:

  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

Upon receipt of your registration details sent via email at reg@energytraining.ae, we will send you the following by e-mail within 24-48 hours of registration.

  • Joining Instructions
  • Invoice/receipt (where appropriate)

 If you register online, you will receive an e-mail on the same day confirming your registration.

There are two convenient options to register for a training course:

  • Online Registration Form – Register for your desired training course by completing the online registration form available on our website. Simple click on the registration button or select your preferred dates and provide the requested information.
  • Email Registration – You can email us your intention to register at info@energytraining.ae. Our team will guide you through the registration process and provide assistance you may need.

Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

Our training course sessions are scheduled and posted on our website for your convenience. However, we understand that there may be specific requirement for your group. If you have a preferred venue and specific training dates in mind, please feel free to propose them to us by clicking on the button “Propose you preferred location & date” of your preferred training course.

Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at info@energytraining.ae. Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

We have been assessed by TUV Rheinland Middle East FZE and comply with Quality Management System standards – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 29993:2017, ensuring a commitment to quality and excellence in our operations and services.

Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.