Electrical Maintenance Training

AVO offers one of the largest selections of Electrical Maintenance courses

A few of our maintenance courses include; Substation Maintenance I & Substation Maintenance II, Protective Relay Maintenance, Circuit Breaker Maintenance, Cable Splicing & Terminating & many more.

Courses are held at our one of our training locations across the U.S. or you can also choose on-site training at your facility, anywhere in the world. Our instructors are some of the most experienced & knowledgeable instructors in the industry.

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Electrical Maintenance Courses

Substation: Components, Testing & Interpretation

Training: Electrical Maintenance

The Substation Components, Testing & Interpretation course is designed to aid skilled qualified substation maintenance technicians to perform the required maintenance and testing of equipment in industrial and utility substations.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Substation Maintenance I

Training: Electrical Maintenance

The Substation Maintenance I course provides an overview for apprentices, technicians and engineers responsible for the maintenance and testing of industrial and utility substations. Hands-on labs are a major part of this course to help the technician locate weak or faulty components in the substation systems. Available in Spanish.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Substation Maintenance II

Training: Electrical Maintenance

The Substation Maintenance II course is the next step after Substation I to enhance the skills needed to perform all substation tasks including a focus on common transformer configurations. It offers training on the components of power and distribution type transformers, including common insulating and cooling mediums and explains common transformer configurations. This course is available in Spanish.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Circuit Breaker Maintenance, SF6

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Circuit Breaker Maintenance SF6 is a hands-on course 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 course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Circuit Breaker Maintenance, Low-Voltage

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Circuit Breaker Maintenance Low Voltage course participants in this class will visually and electrically inspect circuit breakers according to manufacturer and NETA MTS requirements. This hands-on course is intended for new or experienced electricians and technicians that install, maintain, repair or troubleshoot power circuit breakers, rated less than 1,000 VAC, equipped with electromechanical or solid state tripping devices. Based on results of the tests, technicians should be able to make pass/fail decisions on circuit breakers. In addition to improving electrical system reliability, by ensuring optimum fault clearing times, well maintained circuit breakers minimize the arc flash hazard energy levels that technicians can be exposed to during a fault.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Circuit Breaker Maintenance, Medium-Voltage

Training: Electrical Maintenance

This course provides training for the performance of visual, mechanical and electrical inspections, in accordance with manufacturers’ and NETA MTS requirements. Technicians have more components to test and maintain to ensure a 3 to 5 cycle operating time. This hands-on course is intended for new or experienced electricians and technicians that install, maintain, repair or troubleshoot air and vacuum metal-clad circuit breakers and switchgear, rated at 1 kV and higher. Failure of one of these circuit breakers can cause catastrophic damage to other equipment and can be extremely hazardous to nearby personnel. In addition to improving electrical system reliability, well maintained circuit breakers also minimize the arc flash hazard energy levels that technicians can be exposed to during a fault.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Circuit Breaker Maintenance, Molded & Insulated Case

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Molded and insulated case circuit breakers are designed to be disassembled, inspected, adjusted and cleaned and require testing and maintenance to ensure system reliability. This hands-on Circuit Breaker Maintenance Molded and Insulated Case course is intended for new or experienced electricians and technicians that install, maintain, repair or troubleshoot molded or insulated case circuit breakers, rated less than 1 kV, equipped with thermal, magnetic or solid state tripping devices. Participants in this course will be required to perform visual and electrical inspections on the circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices. The electrical inspections provide data regarding the condition of the insulation, contacts and operating mechanisms.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Motor Controls & Starters | Low Voltage

Training: Electrical Maintenance

The Motor Controls and Starters Low Voltage hands-on course is intended for new or experienced electricians and technicians that install, maintain, repair or troubleshoot MCCs rated 600 volts or less. Students learn effective MCC maintenance and troubleshooting techniques enabling technicians to: ensure correct operation of control scheme, reduce repair times and identify problems in control circuits from the manufacturer. Class participants learn to design basic ladder diagrams for motor control circuits then wire up the circuits on simulators.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Power Quality and Harmonics

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Power Quality and Harmonics covers the fundamentals of power generation, distribution, quality, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Online and portable power monitoring and testing concepts are detailed. Power quality measurements are also introduced with common applications. Personal protective equipment based on requirements outlined in NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace are presented. Troubleshooting and mitigation methods are presented through supplemental videos, chapter worksheets and chapter activity sheets.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Infrared I

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Infrared I students who complete the training requirements and a thermography field assignment will receive an Infrared Thermography Level I Certification. The Infrared Thermography training course will teach the basics of infrared, how to operate the camera under different conditions and how to make a judgment of the measurement situation in the field and identify potential sources for error. The student will interpret thermograms and make informed decisions using heat transfer concepts to analyze thermal images and learn to distinguish between hot spots and reflections and direct versus indirect readings.

This course is part of the certification Infrared Thermography – Level I.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Infrared II

Training: Electrical Maintenance

The Infrared Thermography Level II course will expand past the basics of infrared theory. It will discuss how to operate the camera under different conditions, how to make a judgment of the measurement situation in the field and identify potential sources for error. After successfully completing this course the student will be able to do IR inspections following written guidelines, and will be able to report the results of the inspection using industry recognized standards.

This course is part of the certifications Infrared Thermography – Level II, and Infrared Thermography – Level I.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Transformer Maintenance & Testing | In-Person

Training: Electrical Maintenance

In this Transformer Maintenance and Testing course, students learn instruction to install, maintain, repair or troubleshoot power transformers rated 765 kV or less. Participants will receive instruction on the filtering and drying out process to be performed on transformers. This course uses up-to-date test equipment and procedures for evaluating the condition of a transformer. Test results can provide predictive data which will guide maintenance activities and help to prevent catastrophic failure that may damage downstream equipment and endanger personnel.

This course is part of the certifications Infrared Thermography – Level II, and Infrared Thermography – Level I.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Battery Maintenance and Testing | In-Person

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Battery Maintenance and Testing 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.

This course is part of the certifications Infrared Thermography – Level II, and Infrared Thermography – Level I.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Advanced Transformer Maintenance & Testing

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Advanced Transformer Maintenance and Testing can follow the Transformer Maintenance and Testing course. Power and Instrument Transformers are critical and expensive components of the electric energy system, maintaining safe and reliable operation is essential. Technology has made the fundamental principles of energy transfer a complex set of mathematical algorithms used to improve the four main areas of a transformer’s design: mechanical, electro-magnetic, dielectric and thermal.

This course is part of the certifications Infrared Thermography – Level II, and Infrared Thermography – Level I.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Protective Relay Maintenance, Basic | In-Person

Training: Electrical Maintenance

The Protective Relay Maintenance Distribution course is an intensive, hands-on, lab oriented presentation. The participant will learn the basics of distribution protection combined with hands-on, realistic training on actual relays. Laboratory exercises will cover proper relay maintenance, specific test procedures, and detailed adjustment and calibration procedures utilizing state of the art relay test sets. Class participants will understand applicable NETA testing standards, what test result information should be recorded, and what hand tools are necessary for proper relay adjustment and calibration. This course is available in Spanish.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Protective Relay Maintenance, Advanced

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Protective Relay Maintenance Advanced course participants learn the basics of transmission line protection combined with hands-on, realistic training on actual relays. Laboratory exercises will cover proper relay maintenance, specific test procedures including proper calculations for impedance relay testing, and detailed adjustment and calibration procedures utilizing state of the art relay test sets. Participants will understand applicable NETA testing standards, what test result information should be recorded, and what hand tools are necessary for proper relay adjustment and calibration.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Protective Relay Maintenance, Generation

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Protective Relay Maintenance Generation course participants will learn the basics of generator protection combined with hands-on training using actual relays. Laboratory exercises will cover proper relay maintenance, specific test procedures, and detailed adjustment and calibration procedures utilizing state of the art relay test sets. Participants learn the applicable NETA testing standards, what test result information should be recorded and what hand tools are necessary for proper relay adjustment and calibration. Understanding proper relay maintenance procedures will ensure that the generator and prime mover are protected from damage and are operating within prescribed boundaries. This course provides the understanding of generator protective zones and their associated protective relays.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Microprocessor-based Relay Testing, Feeder Protection

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Microprocessor-Based relays are now an integral part of many power distribution systems. This hands-on Microprocessor-based Relay Testing, Feeder Protection course is designed for test technicians and other persons involved in setting, testing, and diagnosing microprocessor-based relays that protect feeder and bus systems.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Microprocessor-based Relay Testing, Generation

Training: Electrical Maintenance

This hands-on Microprocessor-based Relay Testing Generation 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.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Microprocessor-based Relay Testing, Transformer Protection

Training: Electrical Maintenance

Microprocessor-Based relays are now an integral part of many power distribution systems. This hands-on Microprocessor-based Relay Testing, Transformer Protection course is designed for test technicians and other persons involved in setting, testing, and diagnosing microprocessor-based relays that protect transformers.

This course is part of the certification Industrial Electrical Inspector Certification.

Training: Electrical Maintenance
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