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EA Technology Launches Gas-Insulated Switchgear Course

EA Technology has launched a highly demanded training course in direct response to the increased application of Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) in electrical power transmission substations.

Due to the highly specialized nature of GIS, few training opportunities are available for this particularly advanced technology. Using the combined knowledge of EA Technology and an internationally renowned specialist, EA Technology is able to deliver this valuable training program.

The highly focused two-day course will take place during January 2013 at EA Technology's training facility in Chester. It will cover all aspects of GIS technology and application and has already attracted a large amount of interest from electrical engineers involved in electrical transmission and operations, power network and system planners, sector operators and maintenance managers and has also generated a raft of inquiries from facilities management organizations.

EA Technology's expert lead on the course will encourage detailed discussion on the most technical issues surrounding GIS technology from both manufacturer and user perspectives. From this, delegates will gain an understanding of the design, specification, installation, testing and maintenance of GIS and substations.

Other relevant topics associated with GIS will also be integrated into the program. These will include the fundamentals of switchgear elements including gas circuit breakers, switching and structural components, disconnectors and earth switches. In addition the course will also cover GIS substation topics such as installation, insulation coordination, earthing, testing and condition monitoring.

"GIS technology has become the most modern form of high voltage switchgear. Its increasing integration into our transmission network has been driven largely by significant cost and superior operational advantages. GIS substations can now be a fraction of the size of conventional air insulated substations thanks to the superior dielectric and arc quenching properties of SF6 gas. As the active parts of a GIS are enclosed there is improved safety and enhanced reliability of the substation," said EA Technology's head of training Steven McIntosh.

"We are confident that this unique two day course will give delegates the understanding and detail they require to apply their knowledge from design and installation through to the operation and maintenance of GIS substation equipment," he continued.

"EA Technology advises that anyone interested in taking this extremely constructive and worthwhile course needs to book early to avoid disappointment. Places are limited and are filling up rapidly."

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