Electrical Training Courses

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    Cable Fault Locating

    Delegates who take this 2-day course will understand:

     

    • What is cable fault-locating equipment.

    • How the cable fault-locating equipment works.

    • The various techniques available to find cable faults.

    • The legalities of cable ID and spiking procedures.

    • How to test a cable as per SANS standards.

    • An introductory understanding of Cable Diagnostics.

    Who should attend?

    • Artisans/Technicians/Engineers
    • Anyone with an interest in learning cable fault locating techniques
    • Anyone that is not sure what equipment they require for cable fault locating
    • Anyone that is not sure what equipment they require for cable diagnostics
    • Anyone that is not sure what equipment they require for cable identification and spiking

    Electrical Protection Relays: Principles & Application

    In a power system consisting of generators, transformers, transmission and distribution circuits, it is inevitable that sooner or later some failure will occur somewhere in the system. When a fault occurs on any part of the system, it must be quickly detected and disconnected from the system. The detection of a fault and disconnection of a faulty section or apparatus can be achieved by using protective relays in conjunction with circuit breakers. Protective relays have technologically advanced from electromechanical relays to numerical protection relays. This numerical Relays provide you with unique microprocessor-based devices that eliminate unnecessary trips, isolate faults, protect Generators, transformers, feeders and motors, and provide system information to help you better manage your system.

    This intensive 2-day workshop aims to expound electrical protection relay principles and application by thoroughly explaining with detailed discussion and real-life examples of generator, transformer, feeder and bus-bar protection schemes. Moreover, correct overcurrent relay application requires knowledge of the fault current that can flow in each part of the network, hence fault level calculation, unrestricted forms of line protection, such as overcurrent and distance systems will be addressed. The course will equip engineers, technicians, planners etc. with essential knowledge and state-of-the-art protection schemes.

    Who should attend?

    HV, EHV Overhead Power Transmission Line

    Delegates who take this 2-day course will:

     

    • Get familiarised with the transmission line planning process and design.
    • Understand the selection of transmission components, structures and foundations.
    • Obtain in-depth knowledge of overhead power line Earthing and ground wire selection.
    • Get acquainted with overhead power line construction principles.

    Who should attend?

    • Electrical Engineers/Technicians
    • Design Engineers
    • Project Engineers
    • Consulting Engineers
    • Electricians
    • Maintenance Engineers & Supervisors

    Industrial Energy Efficiency & Savings

    Electric motors accounts for over 76 % of the power used by industry and they have always had an impact on operating costs. Conservation of electricity in electric motors and the systems they drive has been a subject of increasing concern recently. Everyone is trying to find more efficient and cost-effective ways to operate their facility. Choosing appropriate energy efficient motor, performing accurate power factor correction and application of variable frequency drives in our industrial environment are ways to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively. This course seeks to address the most common causes of poor power factor, modern power factor correction technologies available for various industries and how to design, improve and maintain an impressive power factor thus minimising related operational inefficiencies. Moreover, the course will cover the basic operation of a VFD, various applications in which a VFD can be installed, calculation of cost savings as well as some rebate information you will need to know. We will explain what information is needed in order to help Industrial Controls choose the correct VFD for your application. This course will certainly assist participants enrich their establishments with significant benefits:

    • Reduce energy costs,
    • Improve motor-driven system reliability and efficiency,
    • Increase productivity, and
    • Minimize unscheduled downtime

    Who should attend?

    Industrial Variable Speed Drive

    In every industry there are industrial processes of some form that require adjustment for normal operation or for optimum performance. Such adjustments are usually accomplished with a variable-speed drive (VSD) system. VSD systems are an important part of automation. They help to optimize the process and to reduce investment costs, energy consumption, and energy cost. Speed control is considered primarily for its energy savings benefits. Variable speed drives and high efficiency motors are being installed in all kinds of applications all over the world.

    Who should attend?

    • Electrical Engineers/Technicians
    • Design Engineers
    • Project Engineers
    • Consulting Engineers
    • Electricians
    • Maintenance Engineers & Supervisors

    Medium Voltage Installations

    Delegates who take this 2-day course will:  
    • Get to know if what you are doing is currently compliant with the new edition of the standard.
    • Get acquainted with medium voltage installation components.
    • Obtain in-depth knowledge of the standard requirements for the installation of MV components.
    • Imbibe concise knowledge of medium voltage earthing principles and concepts.
    • Get familiar with basic medium voltage electrical protection and protection schemes.
    • Grasp inspection, testing and commissioning procedures of MV installations.

    Who should attend?

    • Electrical Engineers
    • Technicians
    • Design Engineers
    • Project Engineers
    • Consulting Engineers
    • Electricians
    • Maintenance Engineers & Supervisors

    MV & LV Reticulation System Design & Installations

    Delegates who take this 2-day course will:

     

    • To comprehend the design and application of protection schemes to any component of MV and LV Reticulation systems such as overhead power lines, underground cables, power transformers and substation busbars.
    • To be able to apply effective and non-effective earthing to any medium voltage and Low Voltage Reticulation Networks, etc.

    Who should attend?

    • Electrical Engineers/Technicians/ Technologists/ Electrical reticulation supervisors/ Technicians
    • Distribution system planners/ Maintenance managers
    • Power system consultants/ Building planners/managers
    • Electrical workers
    • Electrical contractors

    Planning, Design & Construction

    Delegates who take this 2-day course will:

     

    • Have overall understanding of substation technology.
    • Understand the concept of substation design practices and equipment selection.
    • Acquire in-depth knowledge of substation earthing design, determination of step potential, touch potential, grid potential rise etc.

    Who should attend?

    • Substation design engineers/ Industrial, utility, or plant engineers/ Engineering technicians.
    • Substation operations specialists/ Consulting engineers.
    • Transmission and distribution line design engineers and technicians/ Project managers.
    • Construction supervisors/ Managers of design engineering departments.
    • Electric utility engineers involved in distribution engineering, operations, or planning.

    Power System Fault Analysis

    Delegates who take this 2-day course will:

     

    • Understand the concept of power system faults and fault level determination.
    • Obtain state-of-the-art knowledge of power system generator and transmission line earthing.
    • Acquire know-how of substation earth mat/grid design and implementation, determination of step potential, touch potential, grid potential rise etc.
    • Imbibe knowledge of special earthing design for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission system, wind-farm earthing.
    • Obtain an in-depth knowledge of purposes and various methods of power system protection such as Generator protection, transformer protection and line protection etc.
    • Enhance your expertise and credibility.

    Who should attend?

    • Electrical Engineers
    • Technicians
    • Design Engineers
    • Project Engineers
    • Consulting Engineers
    • Electricians
    • Maintenance Supervisors

    Safety Earthing, Bonding & Lightning Protection Of Electrical/Electronic Systems & Equipment

    One of the main objectives of earthing electrical systems is to establish a common reference potential for the power supply system, building structure, plant steelwork, electrical conduits, cable ladders & trays and the instrumentation system.

    The importance of human life and the advances in electrical and electronic technology, and its increased sensitivity and scope for increased consequential losses, together with the introduction of SAN 10199, SANS 62305, SANS1063, SANS 10200, SANS 10292, SANS61024 etc., has further lifted the requirements for a professional approach to the provision of Earthing and lightning protection. Moreover, in electrical systems, fault currents can be caused by lightning or electrical faults and a low impedance earth must be present for the safe dissipation of the fault current. The purpose of a lightning protection system and effective earthing, therefore, is to control the passage of a discharge in such a manner that prevents personal injury or property damage. Installations where lightning protection is highly desirable are: high rise buildings, power stations, substations, factories, mining areas, television stations, radio stations, telecommunications stations etc.

    It is important therefore that an effective earthing system (lightning protection earthing and electrical earthing systems) be properly designed and installed specifically to the unique requirement of the structures to be protected.

    This 2-day course which is based on appropriate SANS, IEEE & IEC standards has been prepared to enhance understanding of earthing, bonding and lightning protection of electrical equipment and building structures. It is aimed at equipping learners with in- depth knowledge of purposes and various methods electrical system earthing, bonding and lightning protection system design, implementation, maintenance and testing.

    Who should attend?

    Safety For High, Medium & Low Voltage Systems And Operating Regulations

    Safety in electrical systems concerns three different areas: protection of life, protection of property, and protection of uninterrupted productive output. Sequel to this, zero harm at workplace has been the concept within every electrical field of work. The Zero Harm idea aims to build a positive culture of safety in workplaces to help reduce the number and severity of workplace health and safety incidents. However, most of the incidents at the work place are a result of contravention of operating regulations, operating errors, lack of supervision, incorrect switching operation etc. All these can cause catastrophic failure of equipment, extreme electrical arcing, explosions and serious injury or death. This increase in the number of accidents in the field during normal operation, maintenance, testing and emergency switching situations has led to a serious need to address the safety issues when working with LV, MV and HV systems.

    This 2-day course therefore aims to cover operating regulations and safety for LV, MV and HV system taking into consideration the applicable regulations and standards.

    Who should attend?

    SANS 10142-1-2017: Wiring Of Premises

    SANS 10142 is a national adoptable standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring in South Africa. In some cases, the content of SANS is amended, altered and may even be rejected in order to address identified flaws or to cope with the technological advancement. Since 1978 to date, SANS 10142-1 for low voltage installation has undergone series of amendments and in March 2012, edition is 1.8was published. However, with the advent of electric vehicle charging station, UPS equipment and PV installations off-grid or on-grid, secondary supply network or distribution system, electrical installations in hazardous locations, a new edition 2 was approved for publication in March 2017. Therefore, it is the responsibility of every user of electricity to comply with this new edition.

    In this 2-day intensive and interactive course, participants will be provided with in-depth review of this new edition of SAN10142-1-2017. The course will in detail, elaborate on the need to ensure that people, animals and property are protected from hazards that can arise from the operation of an electrical installation under both normal and fault conditions. Therefore, installation requirements regarding conductors, cables, distribution boards, circuit breakers, fuses, switchgears, transformers, Motors, PV installations, earthing, bonding, protection etc. will be presented. Testing, measurement, verification and certification of low voltage installations will be elucidated.

    Who should attend?

    Solar Photovoltaic System

    This 2-day course covers:

     

    • Understand Solar photovoltaic theory.
    • Various types of PV cell/PV cell. technologies PV system components, selection and installation.
    • Battery and controller selection and sizing.
    • Inverter sizing.
    • PV wiring and installation requirements.
    • Cable selection and sizing.
    • Solar site & mounting.
    • PV system commissioning & maintenance.

    Who should attend?

    • Electrical
    • Engineers/Technicians/Technologists
    • Electrical Reticulation
    • Supervisors/Technicians
    • Distribution systems planners
    • Maintenance Managers
    • Building Planners/Managers
    • Electrical Workers/Contractors
    • Electrical Consultants
    • Certified Engineers
    • Energy Managers
    • Entrepreneurs working or wanting to work in PV systems
    • Any persons interested in the latest PV information

    Transformer Protection, Commissioning & Maintenance

    Delegates who take this 2-day course will:

     

    • Get familiar with all aspects of maintenance and testing and make use of state-of-the-art tools and techniques for evaluating transformer conditions.
    • Obtain timely, practical advice on how transformers work, how they are protected, how they are best maintained, and how to test and evaluate their condition.
    • Get familiar with the different protection relays and the basic principles of the different protection schemes including electromechanical and numeric protection relays.
    • Comprehend the concept of ‘Unit Protection’.
    • Grasp the transformer test and commissioning processes.
    • Understand online condition monitoring of transformers.

    Who should attend?

    • Electrical Engineers
    • Technicians
    • Design Engineers
    • Project Engineers
    • Consulting Engineers
    • Electricians
    • Maintenance Supervisors

    Transformers, Switchgear & Circuit Breakers

    Delegates who take this 2-day course will:

     

    • Be able to understand the basic principles of transformers, switchgear, and circuit breakers.
    • Select out of the various types of transformers, switchgear and circuit breakers that are more suitable for your application.
    • Use diagnostic testing, inspect with the awareness of common failure modes, apply advanced fault detection techniques, and recognize critical components that need more frequent attention.
    • Save costs by enhancing reliability through predictive and preventive maintenance.
    • Apply the new maintenance skills learnt at the course to minimize the operating cost and maximize efficiency, reliability and longevity.

    Who should attend?

    • Electrical Engineers/Technicians
    • Design Engineers
    • Project Engineers
    • Consulting Engineers
    • Electricians
    • Maintenance Supervisors

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      Which course/s are you interested in?*:

      Cable Fault LocatingElectric Cable Selection, Termination, Jointing & TestingElectrical Draughting & DesignElectrical Insulation SystemElectrical Protection Relays: Principles & ApplicationElectrical Rotating Machine: Principle of Operation, Selection, Installation & MaintenanceElectrical Safety TrainingHV, EHV Overhead Power Transmission LineIndustrial Energy Efficiency & SavingsIndustrial Variable Speed DriveMedium Voltage InstallationsMV & LV Reticulation System Design & InstallationsPlanning, Design & ConstructionOperating Regulations for High Voltage SystemsPower Quality, Harmonics & Predictive MaintenancePower System Fault AnalysisSafety Earthing, Bonding & Lightning Protection Of Electrical/Electronic Systems & EquipmentSafety for High, Medium & Low Voltage Systems & Operating RegulationsSANS 10142-1-2017: Wiring Of PremisesSolar Photovoltaic SystemTransformers, AC & DC MachinesTransformer Protection, Commissioning & MaintenanceTransformers, Switchgears & Circuit BreakersUnderstanding & Complying with the Wiring Code: Sans 10142-1 & Sans 10142-2Wiring Design, Installation, Testing & Certification

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