CIRCUIT BREAKER FUNDAMENTALS
Up to 20 Students
This class is typically for personnel who operate circuit breakers and may perform quick “inspection & maintenance” of LV and MV Circuit breakers.
This course is designed to teach equipment operators how to safely operate their electrical equipment. We will touch on maintenance and inspection, but this course is NOT designed to make them technician that can troubleshoot and repair the equipment.
- Electrical safety fundamentals review
- How electrical systems fail & Recent product recalls
- PPE for safe operations
- Examples of failure
- Breakers vs. Switches
- Condition of maintenance
- Failure modes
- Breaker Sub-Systems
- Operating mechanism
- Main current path
- Insulating systems
- Overload/overcurrent sensing system
- Trip unit
- Safety Interlocks
- Lubrication – Key to breaker operation
- Examples & Videos of ‘sticky’ slow operating breaker mechanisms
- Arcing contact
- Solenoid vs. Stored Energy breakers
- Vacuum bottle breakers
- Various springs in a breaker and the function
- Breaker instructions manuals and Standard Operating Procedures
- Breaker testing, insulation testing, high resistance contact testing
- Breaker control circuit (on-board and external)
- Pictures from various failures, tracking, ozone and other interesting electrical issues
Our team is
Ready to help!
Crown ERAM’s experienced engineering team detects any issues and will develop a new design parts to advance current capacity of the system.
With proper maintenance, industrial circuit breakers can last for decades. Crown ERAM’s technicians thoroughly inspect your switchgear with all applicable tests.
We test all varieties, sizes, and types of motors, effective in all electrical fault zones for reliability, quality assurance, trending, or fault-zone diagnosis
We scan your equipment functionality safely and quickly. Our Ultrasound non-destructively detects partial discharge and electrical corona while the Thermographic Survey measures passive infrared radiation without down time.
Crown ERAM provides industry-compliant safety education with documented hands-on on-site and performance-based training that is readily available at any location.
We disassemble the machinery, clean components, and replace worn-out parts. It is then reassembled and re-tested. Our machine shop fabricates replacement parts if necessary.
Fast, efficient, quality work. Happy with the company, would work with them again in the future.
Dependable , knowledgeable staff. Highly Recommended. Problem solvers.
Prompt service and professional results. Used them on several occasions and been extremely satisfied with results.
This is a very professional team of people, and I highly recommend them. Their knowledge and customer surface is top notch.
Excellent service. Extremely knowledgeable. Glad I found this locally owned business. I will use them for any electrical issues in the future. Forget the mega-chains with service trucks that up-sell and over charge. These guys are honest experts!