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Electrical Power Systems for Non-Engineers

The AC Network, Characteristics, Operations of Transformers, Circuit Breakers and AC Motors
Coventry Academy -  Electrical Power Systems for Non-Engineers

Course Schedules

 26-30 Aug 2024
 07-11 Oct 2024
 27-31 Jan 2025

Training course overview

This Electrical Power Systems for Non-Engineers is dedicated to non-engineers to understand the basic and operations of electrical power systems. Commencing with the conventional method of generation of electricity to the fundamentals of renewable energy electrical power generation. In the transmission and distribution of electrical power the functions of power transformers, circuit breakers, electric motors and earthing systems. Safety and hazards of electricity are the focal points in all electrical installations

Basic single line diagram interpretation is essential for the understanding of the electrical installation power flow. The emphasis of alternating current (AC) systems will encompass the basic electrical units like voltage, current, power, power factor a frequency of a single-phase and three-phase systems. Maintenance culture complimented by standard testing and measuring instruments is essential to ensure the reliability and security of an electrical power system.

This Coventry Academy training course will feature:

  • Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity
  • Types of AC single-phase and three-phase network systems
  • Power and power factor in an AC system
  • Protection devices in an electrical installation
  • Electrical safety and electric shock hazards

What are the goals?

By the end of this Coventry Academy training course, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity
    • Analyse Grounding systems and electrical safety
    • Determine Electric shock risks and arc flash hazards
    • Have a better understanding of electrical faults and protective devices
    • Familiarise with main electrical equipment like transformers, motors and circuit breakers

Who is this training course for?

This training course will greatly benefit all non-electrical personnel of an electrical installation. This will be from the mechanical, civil, operations admin departments. The level of electrical knowledge for these groups of personnel can either be for beginners and intermediate levels.

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

  • Mechanical engineering engineers
  • Mechanical engineering technicians
  • Safety officers
  • Civil engineering personnel
  • Administrative and management staff

How will this training course be presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult training techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes presentation and discussion of latest videos and technologies on low, medium and high voltage switchgears. Questions are encouraged throughout, particularly at the daily wrap up sessions. This provides opportunities for participants to discuss with the Presenter specific issues and, if possible, find appropriate solutions. Specific goals of each participant will be discussed to ensure that their needs are fulfilled whenever practicable.

Course Outline

Day One: The AC Network and Electric Shock Hazards
  • Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity single phase and three-phase
  • Types of AC network, star and delta configurations
  • Power, voltage, current, impedance and power factor
  • Importance of network earthing systems
  • Types of earthing systems
  • Electrical safety and electric shock hazards
Day Two: Operation of Various Types of Electrical Protection Devices
  • Fuses for low voltage, medium voltage and high voltage
  • Miniature circuit breaker (MCB) construction and operation principles
  • Molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) construction and operations
  • Air circuit breakers
  • Vacuum circuit breakers
  • SF6 circuit breakers
Day Three: Distribution Power Transformers and AC Motors
  • Construction and types of transformers
  • Functionalities of the transformer components
  • Transformer cooling systems
  • Types of AC single phase motors
  • Three-phase AC induction motors
  • Starting methods of AC motors
Day Four: The Interpretation and Use of Drawings
  • Importance of electrical drawings
  • Single line diagram symbols
  • Interpretation of electrical drawings
  • Tracing a single line diagram
  • Identify the components in a single line diagram
  • Design a single line diagram
Day Five: The Use of Common Test Equipment and Maintenance
  • Digital multi meter
  • Insulation resistance tester
  • Importance and significance of maintenance
  • Maintenance strategies in an electrical installation
  • Types of maintenance
  • Wrap up and Q&A session

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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