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Electrical Infrastructure C: Presentation of Forensic Investigation Case Studies

Review the forensic investigations that were completed subsequent to the failure of components found in substations, power generating plants and industrial facilities. Case studies and discussion will help you prepare yourself for potential equipment failures at work.

This half-day, PDH-booster course is part of a three-course group that allows you to earn 28 PDHs in just one week. Take it in combination with the three-day Electrical Infrastructure A course, and the half-day Electrical Infrastructure B course (also a PDH-booster) to complete the 28 PDHs. This course can also be completed individually.

Still looking for more? Enroll in our online Engineering Ethics course for two additional PDHs, bringing your total to 30 PDHs in just one week.

This course can be applied to the Electrical Engineering Certificate.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand why problems occur, such as why fusible elements might open or cable insulation might degrade
  • Uncover failure modes and explanations of delayed rest
  • Study heat migration and impacts

Course Outline/Topics

The results of forensic investigations of a variety of failed electrical components will be presented. This includes discussion of case studies for:

  • Low Voltage Fuses – Why the fusible element opened
  • DC Power Cable – Why cable insulation degraded
  • 230 KV CCVT – Failure modes that were uncovered
  • Electromechanical Control Relay – Explanation of delayed reset
  • Connectors – Explanation of heat migration and impacts
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