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Testing Courses

The Faraday Training Group has a number of electrical testing courses that incorporate pressure testing, earth electrode and transformer design. For further information on these courses, please see the list of options below. We also offer a Training package combining our four testing courses which, if taken together, will be discounted.

  • T4 – High Voltage Switchgear Design, Specification, Testing & Maintenance (Indoor)

    This course provides technical information on the design, specification, testing and maintenance of high voltage indoor switchgear up to 15KV. The course includes theoretical and practical testing of switchgear including routine tests for commissioning, post-fault and preventive maintenance.

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  • T1E – High Voltage Cable Sheath Testing

    This course covers the theoretical and practical principles of sheath testing on high voltage distribution systems, with emphasis placed upon safety requirements and interpretation of test results.

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  • T1 – Electrical Pressure Testing (Dielectric Strength Testing)

    This course covers the theoretical and practical principles of pressure testing on high voltage distribution systems up to and including 15kV. It covers the different insulating material characteristics as well as the methods used to enable the pressure testing of high voltage equipment, including cables, switchgear, transformers and motors. The course strongly emphasises safety requirements and interpretation of test results.  

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  • T2 – Earth Electrode Testing

    This course outlines different types of earth electrode systems used in conjunction with high and low voltage networks Including methods of testing earth electrode systems, earth resistivity and subsequent interpretation of test results. (Note: this is not a design course).

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  • T3 – Transformer Design, Construction, Testing & Maintenance

    This course provides technical information about the design, construction, maintenance and the significance of various site tests that are carried out on high voltage transformers. It also covers practical methods of transformer testing including routine tests for post-fault and preventive maintenance.

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  • T5 – Cable Identification & Spiking

    This course is designed for electrical personnel responsible for identification/spiking and proving dead of HV power cables. It provides instruction in the practical, technical and safety aspects of identifying electrical power cables and their subsequent spiking to ensure the safety of personnel required to work upon these cables. (Note: this is not a cable fault location course).

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