Solving Power Quality Problems
Using the Fluke 435 Power Quality Analyzer
Day 1 - Understanding Power Quality Principles, Practical Application and Tools
Day 2 - Using the Fluke 435 PQA for Power Quality Maintenance
"The perfect power quality course…"
Credits: CERTIFICATES - TESTING - COLLEGE CREDIT
After completion of this seminar students will receive a Certificate of Completion 1.6 CEUs for attending both days. CEUs are approved by the MTAA (Maintenance Training Association of the Americas).
Purpose of Seminar:
Estimates put power quality related losses at over $80 billion per year in the United States. In fact, power quality related downtime can cost over $5 million per hour in industrial facilities and credit card data centers alone. This course is designed to provide you the knowledge to manage power quality, as well as give you real world "hands-on" hours of practice using the Fluke 435 3-Phase Power Quality Analyzer.
What you will learn:
Upon completion of this course students will receive a training certificate and 1.4 Continuing Education Units indicating the student has learned:
- What power quality is and why it is important to your facility.
- How power quality impacts your electrical system and equipment.
- How to properly and safely measure power quality factors.
- How to read various power quality outputs, charts, graphs and reports.
- How to troubleshoot and diagnose power quality problems.
- How to use the Fluke 435 PQA to address all power quality needs.
Who should take this course:
This course is designed for anyone who is responsible for electrical system installation, maintenance and troubleshooting in commercial and industrial facilities. It is designed so that, when completed, the individual will have a solid understanding of how to use the Fluke 435 Power Quality Analyzer to locate and solve power quality problems. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if
you're not sure you'll fit in or will benefit from the class, don't worry - you will - as long as you have an interest in power quality and system reliability. People who will benefit from attending this seminar include…
- Plant Electricians
- All Building Maintenance Personnel
- All Plant & Facility Maintenance Personnel
- Building Engineers
- Plant & Facility Managers
- Apprentice and Experienced HVAC Technicians
- Energy Management Personnel
- Electrical Contractors
- Any Technician needing to develop Multi-Craft Skills
What you will take home:
American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered in the class. Personalized Training Certificate with 1.6 American Trainco Continuing Education Units, approved by the MTAA and ACE. All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility
HIGH QUALITY PRESENTATIONS
From the start we demanded that all our presentations would be lively, attractive, crisp and clear. Our instructors use state-of-the-art computers, projection equipment and software to bring you a high quality visual experience.
Course Outline / Agenda:
Power quality is often an invisible and overlooked factor when trying to get the most out of your plant or facility electrical systems and equipment. So the first day of this seminar will concentrate on teaching the student exactly what power quality is, how it can be monitored, and the effect it can have on your equipment and maintenance operations. By the end of this first day, students will have a clear understanding of why it is important to monitor power quality and how proper management of power quality can save your plant or facility tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on its size. Training like this
doesn't cost - it pays.
In the second day, students will apply what they have learned from day one in a "hands-on" session using the Fluke 435 Logging Power Quality Analyzer. During this session students will learn how to set the analyzer up, what different modes are available to help you perform your work, how to read the various charts, graphs and reports, and how to use this information to improve performance of your systems and equipment. By the end of this second day, students will not only have a received a solid education on power quality, but they will have been introduced to practical, real-world tools that will help them immediately apply what they have learned the moment they get back to work.
Understanding Power Quality Principles, Practical Application and Tools Electrical Refresher
- Electrical Fundamentals
Understanding Power Quality
- What it is
- Why it is Important
- How it is measured
- Cause and Effect
Diagnosing Power Quality Problems
- Troubleshooting Overview
- Symptoms of Power Quality Problems
Tripping circuit breakers and ASDs
High utility bills
Equipment running noisy and hot
Premature equipment failure
Poor performance & unexpected shutdowns
Lost data in electronics
Understanding Common Power Quality Disturbances
Voltage dips & swells
Under / over voltage or current
Tools for Power Quality
Using the Fluke 435 PQA for Power Quality Maintenance
Introduction to the Fluke 435 PQA
Applications for the Fluke 435 PQA
Using the Fluke 435 PQA to Identify Power Quality Problems
- Understand the user interface and how to setup the tool
Parameters for each testing mode
Set general operation parameters of the 435
- Use the Scope mode
- Use detail zoom and cursors to analyze while recording continues
- Capture Dips & Swells
- Measure harmonics (voltage, current, and power harmonics up to the 50th)
- Real Power (kW)
- Apparent Power (kVA)
- Reactive Power (kVAR)
- Power Factor (W/VA) and DPF (cos ?)
- Monitor energy use
- Measure Flicker including short and long term severity
- Measure Unbalance
- Capture Transients
- Measure Inrush
- Monitor a power system for conformity tolimits specified in EN50160 or to your own custom limits
- Use FlukeView Software
- Use Mains Signaling
- Set up and use Logger and PowerLog
- Use the Report Generator
ABOUT THE FLUKE 435 PQA
The Fluke 435 Logging Power Quality Analyzer features 0.1 percent voltage accuracy and GPS time sync option, making it fully compliant with the IEC 61000-4-30 Class A standard. Fluke has doubled the memory, allowing the Fluke 435 to be configured for any test condition with memory for up to 400 parameters at user defined intervals.
Users can easily view logged data and generate reports with the new Fluke Power Log software. Additionally, the Fluke 435 features Mains Signaling capability that enables users to measure interference from ripple control signals at specific frequencies. It includes new 3000 A flexible current probes that are 600 V CAT IV-rated and do not require additional powering, eliminating the need for batteries. The Fluke 435 comes complete with a new rugged transit case with rollers. It is available from all Fluke authorized distributors. US list price is $6,410.
- Frontline troubleshooting - quickly diagnose problems on-screen to get your operation back online
- Predictive maintenance - detect and prevent power quality issues before they cause downtime
- Quality of service compliance - validate incoming power quality at the service entrance
- Long-term analysis - uncover hard-to-find or intermittent issues
- Load studies - verify electrical system capacity before adding loads
- Energy assessments - quantify energy consumption before and after improvements to justify energy saving devices
Additional information about this course:
UNAFFILIATED & NON-COMMERCIAL
While American Trainco and Fluke have collaborated to bring you this important Power Quality seminar, American Trainco does not sell or profit from the sale of any Fluke 435 Power Quality Analyzers. This ensures a high quality educational experience for the student using specific technology to help resolve electrical problems, but in a training platform that is free from sales pressure.