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Fault Finding Techniques on an Electrical Power System

Dates Venues Fees CPE  
23 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 Dubai US$ 4750 30 Register Now


This Electrical Engineering training seminar focuses mainly on fault finding and maintenance of electrical equipment.

Electrical equipment within an Electrical Power system plays an important role in the transmission and distribution of electrical power. The equipment needs to be operated and maintained in a safe manner securing continuity of supply to consumers.

This requires the equipment to be: 

  • Assessed to ensure it remains in a safe manner
  • Maintained within an effective management system
  • Aware of the need of maintenance and fault finding techniques balanced against equipment downtime.


This training seminar is designed to increase the fault diagnostic skills of engineers and maintenance teams on modern Power systems. The training seminar will progressively advance to identification of faults and the ratification of said faults.

Training Methodology

In this Electrical Engineering training seminar, the goals of each participant are discussed to ensure their needs are fulfilled, as far as possible. Questions are encouraged throughout, particularly at the daily wrap-up sessions. This provides opportunities for participants to discuss specific issues and, if possible, find appropriate solutions. General discussions are employed to highlight particular points and to illustrate particular conditions.

Organisational Impact

The training course will allow delegates to interact and gain shared experiences of others along with:

  • An understanding for the need for routine inspection and maintenance
  • Fault finding techniques on  pieces of electrical power equipment
  • The observation of safe working practices
  • Fault finding techniques discussed and investigated

Personal Impact

On successful completion of this training course, delegates will be able to understand:

  • The need for routine inspection, adequate maintenance of equipment and accurate record keeping
  • Safe methods of maintenance management.
  • The effective maintenance activities for best utilisation of time and resources.
  • Electrical equipment components and  maintenance requirements
  • Cable installation and fault finding techniques

Who Should Attend?

  • Electrical Professionals
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Supervisors
  • Technicians
  • Professionals responsible for the operation, maintenance and fault finding techniques

Day1 -

Introductions and Safety

  • Pre-course assessment
  • Goals and discussion
  • Safety precautions when fault finding
  • Issues around live working
  • Test equipment
  • Personal Safety
  • Fault finding ‘Method A’ for all generators separately exciting with a battery
  • Self excited control system test ‘method B’  fault symptoms and remedies at no load

Day2 -

Protective Systems of Electrical Equipment

  • Review of Day 1
  • External influences
  • Compatibility of electrical equipment
  • Maintainability of electrical equipment
  • Concepts of protective system protection
  • Power system protection equipment
  • Statutory requirements for safe working practices when fault finding
  • Electrical systems and components
  • Fault identification
  • Protective devices and capacities
  • The purpose of the earth

Day3 -

Maintenance Engineering

  • Review of Day 2
  • The possible reduction/requirement of fault finding by the use of Predictive Maintenance
  • Electrical testing on Transformers for fault finding
  • Electrical testing on Generators for fault finding
  • Electric shock and potential fault energy levels
  • Fault Management

Day4 -


  • Review of Day 3
  • Competence of Engineers carrying out maintenance activities
  • Competence of Engineers carrying out faultfinding activities
  • Overview of switchgear faultfinding and testing
  • Overview of transformer faultfinding and testing
  • Properties and deterioration of insulating oils in an Electric power transformer
  • Thermal imaging
  • HV cable insulation testing and fault finding

Day5 -


  • Review of Day 4
  • LV test equipment
  • HV test equipment
  • Differential protection
  • Required Documentation
  • Post course assessment