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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.

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

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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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This program can be applied toward the:

Fri. June 12, 2015
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Anthony F. Sleva, P.E., Adjunct Faculty
CEUs: 0.4/PDHs: 4
Program No. 4840-7892
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