IG-350 – Power Quality/QA Investigations

IG-350 Course

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Elevate yourself to what the IEEE calls ‘the 2%’ers’…those that actually investigate and pinpoint electrical and grounding/bonding problems!

Ever wanted the chance to perform a power quality investigation with an actual expert? Then this 3-day course is for you! This suitcase training class takes a limited number of people on a site investigation at YOUR site. You will learn the steps for fielding PQ/Grounding/Bonding concerns, survey preparation, do’s/don’ts of metering as well as earthing, ac wiring/grounding, telecommunications bonding, voltage quality, electrostatic discharge, and much, much more.

Course Outline

Chapter One – Initiating a Site Survey

  • Historical References
  • Site Preparation
  • Receiving a PQ Concern
  • Recommended Approaches
  • Three Main Inspection Areas
  • Safety Concerns
  • Checklists
  • Instrumentation
  • Site Characteristics

Chapter Two – The Grounding Electrode System

  • Review of Purposes
  • Soil Resistivity
  • Soil Investigation Approach
  • Earth Ground Resistance Testing
  • Optional Testing Procedures
  • Improvement Methods
  • Two-Point Bonding Testing
  • Earth Ground Resistance Field Testing
  • Evaluation of Results

Chapter Three – The Equipment Grounding System

  • Equipment Grounding Purposes
  • Visual Investigation
  • Checklist Review
  • Testing Procedures
  • Wiring Polarity/Impedance
  • High Frequency Noise Inputs
  • Voltage Quality Analysis
  • Snapshot Waveforms
  • Long-term Monitoring
  • Isolated Grounding Evaluations
  • Other Environmental
  • Field Investigation
  • Power Line Monitoring Setup
  • Review of Field Data

Chapter Four – Telecommunications Bonding System

  • Components
  • Visual investigation elements
  • AC/DC Current Measurements
  • Site Testing Approach
  • Review of Checklist
  • Field Site Testing
  • Review Site Results
  • Power Monitor Review
  • Compiling the Data
  • Site Debrief

Chapter Five – Writing the Report

  • Review of Sample Reports
  • Approaches for presenting data
  • Predictive Analysis
  • Review Lab Results