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    Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) and Battery Banks

    Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) are used in the power systems in the oil and gas industry to power critical equipment associated with safety and operation of the plant.  Participants will gain an understanding of the applications and functions of UPS

    This course also covers information that is required for the proper construction and operation as well as maintenance of UPS and battery banks and principles of maintenance associated with emergency shutdowns and safety systems. 

    Upon completion of this course, participants should have a better understanding of the technology related to UPS and battery banks within the industry.  Having this knowledge will help each technician develop confidence and professional enthusiasm, therefore, increasing their efficiency. The knowledge that technicians gained from this course will be further expanded by on-job training and practical experience they will receive throughout the duration of their career.

    Day 1

    Uninterruptable Power Supplies

    • UPS topologies and application
    • Components in Alternating Power (AC) UPS
    • Components in Direct Current (DC) UPS
    • Application for DC UPS 

    On the first day participants will be introduced why UPS are used and the types of UPS systems available in the market for various applications.  The day focuses on “Online/double-conversion” type UPS which is the most common type found in industrial power supply systems.  Construction including rating and operation of the rectifier, inverter and static switch is explained. The layout of DC UPS systems will also be covered.

    Day 2

    Battery Banks

    • Basic secondary cell
    • Charging and discharge characteristics
    • Battery Safety
    • Maintenance of UPS

    On day two, principles behind the operation of secondary cells as well as comparison of the “pros and cons” of various battery chemistry will be covered.  Participants will learn about lead-acid batteries, including their construction and their charging and discharging characteristics.  Typical safety requirements while working with battery banks will be covered including typical maintenance requirements for UPS and battery banks.

    This course is designed for electrical technicians, maintenance planners, and supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities who work in an industrial plant.

    Anyone taking this course should familiar with electrical installations in an industrial setting.

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