Practical Maintenance & Troubleshooting of Battery Power Supplies

THE WORKSHOP

This workshop provides you and your personnel with the knowledge and information required to perform their duties competently and safely in working with lead acid batteries. This workshop will encompass basic battery theory, types of batteries, installation, testing and maintenance.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Supervisors
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians
  • Health and safety personnel
  • Purchasing personnel
  • Maintenance and Plant engineers

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

  • Objectives of the course
  • Basic Technical Concepts

HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES

  • National and International Standards (eg BS 6133:1995)
  • Regulations and Law

BASIC BATTERY THEORY

  • How a battery works
  • Battery Construction
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Failure Modes
  • Terminology and design

TYPES OF BATTERIES

  • Regulated Lead Acid
  • Vented Lead Acid
  • Nickel Cadmium
  • Battery Ratings

BATTERY INSTALLATION

  • New battery installation
  • Receiving new battery shipments
  • Working practices in compliance with BS 6133 and AS/NZ standards

INITIAL AND FLOAT CHARGING

  • Different charging methods
  • Correct Methods
  • Importance of correct Float Voltages

ROUTINE TESTING PROCEDURES

  • External Load Banks
  • Other specialised test equipment

GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND REPORT DATA

  • Maintenance to ensure long life and reliability
  • Instruments: What is available and how to use them
  • Routine care, maintenance and servicing
  • Changing procedures
  • Handling equipment
  • Safety
  • Inspection
  • Data Interpretation
  • Causes of Battery Failure
  • Storage of batteries

DIAGNOSIS OF BATTERY CONDITION

  • Recognising problems at an early stage
  • Rectifying problems to ensure long life

BATTERY MONITORING SYSTEMS

  • Float Voltage, charge and discharge currents
  • Temperatures

DATA LOGGING AND INTERPRETATION

  • Recording
  • Interpreting test data

BATTERY PERFORMANCE PREDICTION

  • Estimation and prediction of battery and life expectancy
  • “Time to run”

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