Electronic communication systems located in outside plant, and sheltered applications can suffer severe damage from power faults and lightning unless the protection is adequately specified, installed and maintained. This course will train you on the proper application, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical protection devices and systems. Mechanisms of damage caused by induction, lightning strikes, power fault ground potential rise, and lightning ground potential rise will be covered in detail with a clear explanation of the protection expectations and limitations. Problems caused by poor installation and lack of appropriate maintenance will be discussed and demonstrate how minimum maintenance can save you and your company considerable grief and expense.
Damage to electronic communication systems creates a significant excess operational cost. Repairs, equipment replacement, labor and transportation expense can have significant impact to the operational budget. Lost revenues and customer loss will occur if the damage is not prevented or repaired quickly. Effective electrical protection will pay for itself many times over.
Electrical protection standards and numerous guidelines exist that provide some explanations and answers but can make finding relevant information difficult. In some cases they contradict each other. This course will save you the time of sorting through all the standards and guidelines and provide you with the essential information as well as a convenient source to reference in the future.
The science of electrical protection is constantly evolving. In the last several years the understanding of how damage occurs and the protection technology available has improved substantially. Be armed with the most current tools to protect your infrastructure investment.
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