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Training course: Power failure investigations

Improve business processes

The purpose of power failure investigations is to prevent recurrence and resolve potential issues of liability. Failure investigations provide essential information for risk assessments and results are crucial to improve business processes, enabling efforts to effectively target on the process(es) that need improvement, whether engineering, equipment specification, design, manufacturing, transportation, testing, installation, maintenance, replacement or operation.

This training course will guide participants through the principles of the power failure investigation methodology. It will focus on all aspects of power failure investigations, covering purpose, importance, approach, organisation, process, (technical) analysis, roles, quality, steps and methods.

Course summary

The course covers the knowledge, tools and methods needed for power failure investigation. Besides theory, the course is embedded in many interactive sessions providing hands-on experience in the form of group discussions, exercises and case studies. As the focus of the course is on the investigation process, the technical depth will be tailored to the participants.

Using real examples of failures, you will be taken on a journey of a power failure investigator from start to end. Stopping at each relevant station of the investigation, e.g. request intake, first inspection and interview, dissection, information analysis, root cause analysis, reporting and follow up of recommendations.

Your benefits

As a result of this training, you will have gained valuable knowledge about the applicable procedures and principles of power failure investigation methods. This will enable you to understand the failure investigation process, access the quality and structure of an investigation, recognise potential investigation omissions and participate in failure investigations yourself. 

You will also learn which technical analyses are available for detailed inspections and material tests, including the pros and cons allowing you to identify which tests are required whenever performing failure analysis. 

For whom?

This course is intended for engineers, specialists and managers working in T&D operations, planning, maintenance and asset management. Typical course participants work for power utilities, power production, heavy industry, manufacturers and consultants/investigators.

Course topics

The following topics will be addressed:Introduction to power system protection

■ Introduction to the failure investigation process

■ Code of conduct

■ Execution and preparation of field visits

■ Information collection

■ FMEA and equipment aging mechanisms

■ Analysis methods, like fault tree analysis, event tree analysis and reliability block diagram analysis

■ Root cause analysis

■ Hypotheses and conclusions

Practical information

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The training can be given in English or Dutch, all course materials will be in English. To encourage active participation, the number of participants is limited to 25. Click here for more information and to register for the upcoming course.

In-company and customised training courses

On request, DNV can also develop customized and in-company training courses. Content, location and duration of the course can be adapted to your specific needs.

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A few responses from previous participants

  • ‘‘The learning environment created by the course conductors was extremely convenient¨ - Lilantha Neelawala, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka

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