Power Factor Testing (PFT)

Power Factor Testing

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course provides training that enables technicians to detect equipment insulation problems without making an internal visual inspection. Participants are trained to properly perform tests and interpret findings. Technicians who perform and evaluate the results of power factor tests can predict and prevent the failure of medium and high voltage transformers. Including circuit breakers, bushings (transformers and circuit breakers), reclosers, switches, cables, lightning arrestors, liquid insulation, compound or oil filled cable terminations, rotating machinery (motors and generators), voltage regulators and insulating oils.
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NUMBER
262
DURATION
3-Day
SCHEDULE
8 am-4:30 pm
INVOLVEMENT
Hands-on
 
CREDITS
2.4 CEUs
TUITION
$1,375

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This hands-on course is intended for new or experienced electricians and technicians that install, maintain, repair or troubleshoot electrical equipment.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Outline the causes of insulation degradation and failure.
  • Summarize the modes of operation.
  • Connect leads and perform power factor tests.
  • Troubleshoot connections in the event of poor test results.
  • Perform temperature corrections and evaluate test results.
  • Determine maintenance to be performed based upon the test results.

REQUIREMENTS

The student should have basic knowledge of AC/DC electricity. Participants must wear long pants and safety toe shoes to complete the lab portion of this course.

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