Predictive Maintenance of Electrical Equipment: Monitoring, Assessing, Analyzing, Inspecting, and Testing Electrical Equipment Including Transformers, Switchgear, Circuit Breakers, Cables, Protective Devices, Uninterruptible Power Systems, Induction and Synchronous Motors, Generators and auxiliaries (1.8 CEUs)

Daily Schedule
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily (Except Webinars).
Predictive, or condition-based maintenance offers companies the least expensive, most efficient method of reducing equipment-related downtime and improving plant safety. Maintenance work is scheduled based on diagnostic evaluations that determine when to perform service. This differs from preventive maintenance, which is routinely scheduled whether the equipment needs service or not. Monitoring the condition of the equipment provides trending data to help anticipate future maintenance needs. This seminar provides a comprehensive understanding of all predictive maintenance technologies that monitor, assess, analyze, and inspect electrical equipment including transformers, switchgear, cables, circuit breakers, protective devices, uninterruptible power systems, induction and synchronous motors, generators and auxiliaries. All the predictive maintenance techniques including vibration analysis, thermography, tribology, visual inspections, ultrasonics, and tests on all electrical equipment are covered in detail in this seminar.
This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the operation, maintenance, testing or commissioning of any electrical equipment because it provides detailed coverage of all the predictive maintenance required to increase electrical equipment reliability and longevity.
Who Should Attend
  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals
Seminar Outcome
  • Developing a Predictive Maintenance Program: Gain a thorough understanding about developing a predictive maintenance program for all electrical equipment including transformers, switchgear and circuit breakers, relays, cables and accessories, batteries, protective devices, uninterruptible power systems, motors, variable frequency drives, and generators
  • Preventive Maintenance Techniques: Learn about the preventive maintenance techniques including vibration monitoring, thermography, tribology, visual inspections, ultrasonics, and electrical testing
  • Vibration Analysis: Gain a thorough understanding of vibration analysis including interpretation of vibration data, vibration-measuring equipment, vibration sources, machine dynamics, data acquisition, and comparative analyses
  • Thermography: Discover the types of infrared instruments, infrared equipment, infrared scanning procedures and types of infrared problems
  • Lubricating Oil Analysis: Learn about oil analyses tests, wear particle analysis, ferrography, and setting up an effective oil analysis program
  • Ultrasonics: Discover airborne noise analysis, and types of ultrasonic systems
  • Visual Inspection Methods: Learn about human senses, sensors, and spectrometric oil analysis
  • World-Class Maintenance: Discover the fundamentals of world-class performance and competitive advantage
  • Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing: Gain a thorough understanding of the maintenance and testing of all electrical equipment including transformers, switchgear and circuit breakers, relays, cables and accessories, batteries, protective devices, uninterruptible power systems, motors, variable frequency drives, and generators
Training Methodology
The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered.
The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.
Special Features
Each delegate will receive a digital copy of the following materials written by the instructor:
1. “ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT HANDBOOK” published by McGraw-Hill in 2003 (600 pages)
2. PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MANUAL (includes practical information about the predictive maintenance required for all electrical equipment - 400 pages)

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 24 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as "Excellent" or "Very Good" by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.
Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:
  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:
  1. The first "Excellence in Teaching" award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  2. The "Excellence in Teaching Award" in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  3. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  4. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  5. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).
Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro - the largest electric utility in North America).
While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.
Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.
Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree "with distinction" from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Day 1 – Maintenance Management Methods, Optimizing Predictive Maintenance, Financial Implications and Cost Justification, Justifying Predictive Maintenance, Developing a Predictive Maintenance Program, Benefits of Predictive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance Techniques, Vibration Monitoring and Analysis

  • Maintenance Management Methods: Run-to-Failure Management, Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance
  • Optimizing Predictive Maintenance: Proper Use of Predictive Technologies
  • Financial Implications and Cost Justifications: Assessing the Need for Condition Monitoring, Cost Justification, Justifying Predictive Maintenance, Installation Cost, Operating Cost, Economics of Predictive Maintenance
  • Developing a Predictive Maintenance Program: Failure Data, Improving Equipment Reliability, Improvement Process, Failures that can be Prevented, Maintenance to Prevent Failures, Benefits of Predictive Maintenance
  • Predictive Maintenance Techniques: Vibration Monitoring, Thermography, Tribology, Visual Inspections, Ultrasonics, Electrical Testing
  • Vibration Monitoring and Analysis: Predictive Maintenance, Acceptance Testing, Quality Control, Loose or Foreign Parts Detection, Noise Control, Leak Detection
  • Vibration Analysis Overview: Theoretical Vibration Profiles, Actual Vibration Profiles, Interpretation of Vibration Data, Vibration-Measuring Equipment
  • Vibration Sources: Rotating Machinery, Reciprocating and/or Linear-Motion Machinery
  • Machine Dynamics: Mass, Stiffness, and Damping, Degrees of Freedom
  • Data Acquisition: Vibration Detectors: Transducers and Cables, Data Measurments, Transducer Mounting Techniques, Acquiring Data
  • Vibration Analyses Techniques: Trending, Comparative Analyses, Signature Analysis
Day 2 – Thermography, Tribology, Ultrasonics, Visual Inspection, Operating Dynamic Analysis, Failure-Mode Analysis, Establishing a Predictive Maintenance Program, Total Predictive Maintenance Program, World-Class Maintenance, Electrical Preventive Maintenance Technical Requirements, Types of Testing Methods
  • Types of Infrared Instruments: Infrared Thermometers, Line Scanners, Infrared Imaging
  • Infrared Equipment, Infrared Thermography Safety, Infrared Scanning Procedures
  • Types of Infrared Problems: Mechanical Looseness, Component Failure
  • Lubricating Oil Analysis: Oil Analysis Tests, Wear Particle Analysis, Ferrography
  • Setting up an Effective Program: Equipment Audit, Lubricant Audit Process, Baseline Signature, Monitoring, Program Evaluation
  • Ultrasonics: Airborne Noise Analysis, Leak Detection, Materials Testing, Types of Ultrasonic Systems
  • Visual Inspection Methods: Human Senses, Sensors, Spectrometric Oil Analysis
  • Operating Dynamic Analysis: Influence of Process Variables, Understanding Machine Dynamics, Interpreting Operating Dynamics
  • Failure-Mode Analysis - Common General Failure Modes: Critical Speeds, Imbalance, Mechanical Looseness, Misalignment, Modulations, Process Instability, Resonance
  • Establishing a Predictive Maintenance Program: Goals, Objectives, and Benefits, Functional Requirements, Selecting a Predictive Maintenance System, Database Development
  • Total-Plant Predictive Maintenance Program: Optimum Predictive Maintenance Program, Effective Planning and Scheduling, Record Keeping
  • Maintaining the Program: Trending Techniques
  • Analysis Techniques: Broadband Analysis, Narrowband Analysis, Root-Cause Failure Analysis
  • World-Class Maintenance: Fundamentals of World-Class Performance, Competitive Advantage, Focus on Quality, Focus on Maintenance
  • Electrical Preventive Maintenance Technical Requirements: Survey of Plant Equipment, Listing of Plant Equipment in the Order of Critical Importance, Development of Instructions and Procedures for the Electrical Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Overview of Testing and Tests Methods: Types of Tests: Acceptance Tests, Routine Maintenance Tests, Special Maintenance Tests
  • Types of Testing Methods: Solid Insulation Testing, Insulating Liquid Testing, Protective Device Testing, Circuit Breaker Time-Travel Analysis, Grounding Electrode, Fault Gas Analysis Testing, Infrared Inspection Testing
Day 3 –Maintenance and Testing of Protective Devices, Direct-Current Voltage Testing, Circuit Breakers, Cables and Accessories, Deterioration of Insulating Oils, Transformer Testing, Cable Testing Methods, Electrical Switchgear Testing, Maintenance of Batteries, Maintenance and Testing of Protective Devices, Maintenance and Testing of Uninterruptible Power Supply, Predictive Maintenance on Motors, Variable Frequency Drives, and Generators
  • Failure Modes of Electrical Equipment: Transformers, Switchgear and Circuit Breakers, Relays, Switchgear Buses, Cables and Connectors, Rotating Machines
  • Maintenance and Testing of Protective Devices
  • Direct-Current Voltage Testing of Electrical Equipment: Insulation Resistance Testing, High-Potential Voltage Test – Transformers, Cables and Accessories, Electrical Switchgear and Circuit Breakers, Motors and Generators
  • Power Factor and Dissipation Factor Testing Methods
  • Circuit Breakers: Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers, Oil Circuit Breakers, SF6 Breakers
  • Cables and Accessories: Sheilded or Sheathed Cable, Unsheilded and Unsheated
  • Insulating Oils: Deterioration of Insulating Oils, Insulating Oil Testing, Combustible Gas Analysis of Insulating Oil, Maintenance and Reconditioning of Insulating Oils
  • Insulating Gases: Maintenance of SF6, Gaseous Contamination
  • Transformer Testing: AC Hi-Pot Test, Three-Phase Turns Ratio Test, Polarity Test, Induced Potential Test, Frequency Response Analysis test, DC Winding Resistance Test, Transformer Core Ground Test, Polarization Recovery Voltage Test
  • Online Condition Monitoring of Transformers, Bushings, and Lightning Arrestors
  • Cable Testing Methods: Insulation Resistance and DC Hi-Pot Testing, Power Factor and Dissipation Factor Testing, Very Low Frequency Tests, Partial Discharge Test, AC resonance Test
  • Cable Condition Monitoring
  • Cable Fault Locating Methods
  • Electrical Switchgear Testing: Insulation Resistance Test, DC Hi-Pot Test, AC Hi-Pot Test, Power Factor Testing, Circuit Breaker Contact Resistance Measurement Test, Circuit-Breaker Time Travel Analysis, Dynamic Capacitance Measurement of HV Breaker
  • Maintenance of Batteries: Inspections, Equalizing Charge, Battery Tests
  • Maintenance and Testing of Protective Devices
  • Maintenance and Testing of Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • Infrared Inspection of Electrical Equipment
  • Predictive Maintenance on Motors and Variable Frequency Drives: Power Quality, Power Circuit, Power Quality, Power Circuit, Insulation Condition, Rotor Condition, Air Gap
  • Testing of Motors and Generators: Insulation Resistance and Dielectric Absorption Tests, High-Potential Tests, Power Factor Test, Dissipation Factor Tan delta Test, Partial Discharge Test, Slot Discharge Test, Conductor Insulation Tests, Motor and Generator Components Tests, Voltage Surge Comparison Test, Very Low Frequency Testing, Series Resonant Testing
  • Electrical Power System Grounding: Ground Resistance Measurements, Ground Grid
  • Power Quality, Harmonics, and Predictive Maintenance
  • Harmonic Effects on Power System Equipment
  • Predictive Maintenance and Power Quality Measurements
  • Power Quality Solution and Power Treatment Devices
  • Electrical Safety, Arc-Flash Hazards, Switching Practices, and Precautions

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