Battery Maintenance and Testing (BMT)

Battery Maintenance and Testing

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed for personnel responsible for battery systems in substations, power plants and in other systems that require emergency DC power. This course provides an understanding of battery backup failures such as: excessive or micro cycling, improper charging, poor temperature control, installation errors, manufacturing deficiencies and operational errors.

Battery and battery room safety requirements and inspection methods are also detailed along with personal protective equipment (PPE). Manufacturer installation and maintenance requirements are major components of this training.

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NUMBER
475A
DURATION
4-Day
SCHEDULE
8 am-4:30 pm
INVOLVEMENT
Hands-on
 
CREDITS
3.2 CEUs
TUITION
$1,365

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is designed for personnel responsible for battery systems in substations, power plants and in other systems that require emergency DC power.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • List types of batteries and their operating principles.
  • Demonstrate battery maintenance and testing techniques.
  • Utilize correctly the various types of test equipment and hand tools.
  • Use NFPA 70E, IEEE 450, Megger® Battery Testing Guide and battery installation and operating instructions to develop a battery/cell inspection form.
  • Perform correct maintenance of vented lead-acid batteries using the IEEE Standard 450, IEEE Recommended Practice for Maintenance, Testing and Replacement of Vented Lead-Acid Batteries for Stationary Applications.
  • Identify battery and battery room installation requirements per IEEE guidelines and NFPA 70E.

REQUIREMENTS

This course requires working knowledge of basic electricity, resistance and ohmic testing.

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