With over 52 courses, we offer a wide variety of training for all experience levels in the Utility Industry. Our commitment to hands-on instruction and small class sizes ensure that you get the training you need to go home safe at the end of the day.
Substation maintenance is a key part of any plant's maintenance program. Failures in key components such as racking mechanisms, meters, relays and busses are the most common cause of unplanned outages. Transmission, distribution and switching substations generally have switching, protection and control equipment and one or more transformers. Having skilled substation maintenance technicians is essential to equipment reliability. This certification program will qualify technicians to safely maintain the wide array of equipment in a substation. What is certification? Certification means you have achieved certain performance criteria - knowledge, skills and abilities through training. Certifications prove your skills, and their value is the recognition of customers, coworkers and employers. This certification also meets the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(2)(vii).
Electromechanical protective relays are not a new concept. They've been in use for many years. They have earned a well-deserved reputation for accuracy, dependability, and reliability. There are two basic types of operating mechanisms: the electromagnetic-attraction relay and electromagnetic-induction relay. Proper testing and maintenance of basic protective relays ensures the integrity of the protection system periodically after installation. Calibration testing is required to verify relay setting calibrations, configurations, and to identify any protection system defects. Functional testing is required to verify that the intent of the protection system is being carried out. This certification program will qualify technicians to safely maintain electromagnetic induction protective relays. What is certification? Certification means you have achieved certain performance criteria - knowledge, skills and abilities through training. Certifications prove your skills, and their value is the recognition of customers, coworkers and employers. This certification also meets the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(2)(vii).
This course provides training for new, multi-craft or experienced electricians, linemen, technicians, engineers, supervisors and safety managers that install, maintain, repair, troubleshoot or work around power generation, transmission and distribution equipment.
Informal on-the-job training can be dangerous. To ensure adequate safe work practices are followed, personnel must understand electrical hazards, safety regulations, and the use of safe work procedures, protective equipment and standards. This course meets mandated training requirements of OSHA 1910.332 and .269 and improves ability to interpret OSHA, the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), ASTM and other applicable electrical safety regulations. Applying these best practices is essential to preventing electrical accidents, outages and equipment damage.
This hands-on course is intended for new or experienced electricians and technicians that install, maintain, repair or troubleshoot SF6 circuit breakers rated at 1.2 kV and higher and covers all elements of routine SF6 circuit breaker maintenance plus, inspections. A balance of lecture and hands-on activities are utilized to emphasize operating characteristics and maintenance and testing requirements. Instruction includes the hazards involved in working with SF6 gas as well as the important differences between SF6 circuit breakers compared to conventional insulating mediums.
This hands-on course is designed for test technicians and other persons involved in setting, testing and diagnosing microprocessor-based relays that protect generators, generator buses and transformers. NETA and NFPA 70B maintenance and testing standards recommend testing relays either every 2 years or at other regular intervals based on equipment condition and reliability requirements.
AVO Protective Relay Maintenance Advanced Class