Basic Electricity

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Modern Industrial plants contain a great deal of electrical equipment that needs to be maintained and repaired. To perform electrical maintenance tasks correctly and efficiently, electricians and electrical maintenance personnel must have (1) a basic understanding of the fundamentals of electrical theory; (2) a specific knowledge of the way electrical devices operate; and (3) practical hands-on experience.

Underground Residential Distribution Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course identifies and describes three common types of underground residential distribution (URD) systems: radial feed, loop feed, and double feed systems. URD components, cables, and terminations are also introduced and discussed. This course also describes how URD cable and equipment are installed. It describes checks performed during typical URD system maintenance inspections and how the flexibility of URD systems allows various portions of a loop feed URD system to be installed without interrupting service to customers.

Power Quality

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Power quality has become an important concern within the utility industry. An understanding of power quality is especially important to workers, such as field operations personnel and special services technicians, who come into contact with the public.

Multimeter Operation

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this course trainees learn the difference between analog and digital multimeters, and how to read and use both types of multimeters. Trainees can then use their knowledge of multimeters in a variety of applications.

Service Installation

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course describes basic procedures for installing and connecting services. The course describes common types of service connectors, and demonstrates the basic steps involved in making a service connection. The course also demonstrates procedures for installing both overhead and underground residential services. This course describes three types of voltage tests that should be performed before making service connections. The course also describes procedures involved in installing a three-phase service and replacing a three-phase service without interrupting service to the customer. Typical safety practices and job preparations are also covered.

Safety in Meter Work

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers the hazards and basic safety guidelines associated with meter work and emphasizes working safely near energized equipment, using caution when approaching potentially hazardous conditions, and using protective equipment properly.

Introduction to Metering

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to present an overview of kilowatt-hour meters and meter operation. Although the program is intended to be introductory, several devices, procedures, and concepts presented assume a familiarity with basic electrical theory and distribution systems. Students without this prior training may require additional explanation or instruction.

Electrical Safety

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to teach trainees about electrical hazards and about the protective devices and safety practices that can help prevent injuries and equipment damage on the job. The course discusses safety hazards and protective devices. It also presents a step-by-step explanation of safety practices associated with switching, tagging, testing, and protective grounding.