Electrical Power Systems for Non-Engineers
Who should attend?
This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit all levels of non-engineers.
5 Days
Programme Overview

This highly informative training course in Dubai will cover all disciplines of electrical engineering including generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, alternating current systems, direct current systems, voltage classifications. Power and power factor in an AC network. It will also provide a comprehensive understanding of the operation and maintenance of all essential electrical equipment including the various types of fuses, circuit breakers, motors, transformers and uninterruptible power systems. Dangers and electric shock risks are emphasized when working on electrical installation. This training course will feature:

  • Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity
  • Types of AC and DC network systems
  • Power and power factor in an AC system
  • Protection devices in an electrical installation
  • Electrical faults and electric shock risks

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity
  • Analyze Grounding systems and electrical safety
  • Determine Electric shock risks and arc flash hazards
  • Have a better understanding of electrical faults and protective devices
  • Familiarise with main electrical equipment like transformers, motors and uninterruptible power supplies
This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult training techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes presentation and discussion of the latest videos and technologies on low, medium and high voltage switchgear. Questions are encouraged throughout, particularly at the daily wrap up sessions. This provides opportunities for participants to discuss with the Presenter specific issues and, if possible, find appropriate solutions. Specific goals of each participant will be discussed to ensure that their needs are fulfilled whenever practicable.
Course Outline

Day One: The AC Network and Electric Shock Hazards 

  • Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity
  • Types of AC network, star and delta configurations
  • Power, voltage, current, impedance and power factor
  • Network earthing systems
  • Importance of earthing
  • Types of electrical faults
  • Electric shock hazards

Day Two: Operation of Various Types of Electrical Protection Devices 

  • Fuses for LV and MV
  • Miniature circuit breaker construction and operation principles
  • Moulded case type breakers characteristics
  • Air circuit breakers
  • Vacuum circuit breakers
  • SF6 circuit breakers
  • Contactors and outdoor switches

Day Three: Distribution Power Transformers, Motors and UPS 

  • Principle of operation of transformers
  • Types and construction of transformers
  • Transformer cooling systems
  • Types of AC motors
  • Construction and selection of AC motors
  • Starting methods of AC motors
  • Uninterruptible power supply systems

Day Four: The Interpretation and Use of Drawings 

  • Importance of electrical drawings
  • Single line diagrams
  • Interpretation of electrical drawings
  • Types of electrical hazard
  • Arc flash hazards
  • Insulation resistance
  • Safety in electrical installation

Day Five: The Use of Common Test Equipment and Maintenance 

  • Digital multimeter
  • Insulation resistance tester
  • Importance and significance of maintenance
  • Maintenance strategies in an electrical installation
  • Types of maintenance
  • Wrap up session
  • Q & A session

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