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Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Michele Moro, Jul 25, 2004.

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  1. Michele Moro

    Michele Moro Guest

    Hello All -

    Not sure if this is the correct newsgroup to post this message, but here

    I am interested in learning more about high voltage 380 - 575 Vac power
    analysis / impact of poor grounding and harmonics distortions.

    I currently work in the industrial automation field for 10 years and would
    like to explore this POWER/ VOLTAGE field further.

    Plant automation / motor / robot control are increasingly being introduced
    into today's plants and many plants today can have varying line quality
    fluctuations. Like PC's some of the plant equipments are susceptible to bad
    voltage quality and I see poor plant power becoming a problem more and more
    each day.

    So if anyone has taken a night school program or know of a course that
    covers practices and theories then and drop me a message.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.

    Note: Area Toronto, Ontario Canada
    Will consider taking courses if they are located as far south
    as Burlington, and far west Cambridge (Ont, Canada).

    Michael Moro C.E.T
  2. SQLit

    SQLit Guest

    Medium voltage is classified over 1000 volts, high voltage is classified as
    over 35,000 volts. Anything under 1000 volts is low voltage. Need to get
    that right to start with.

    Check with your local electrical manufactures for courses. I know CH and
    Square D put them on. I know that ETI, electro test inc, used to.
    Contact Fluke they purchased RPM a while back and I have taken most of the
    RPM classes.

    The problems rarely are with voltage fluctuation. Most power systems are
    pretty stable now days unless your heading for a black out. My experience
    has lead me to wiring practices and grounding problems most of the time.
    Yep plain ole workmanship.
    Acquire the Soars Book on Grounding. It takes a complex situation and
    explains it in terms that you can understand. You will have to do some
    interoperation cause it is written off the NEC not the Canadian code. There
    is not that much difference any more.

    If you can locate the Eaton Electric Service Group in Canada ( old CH )
    there are some sharp, really sharp, guys that teach this subject. One is
    Mike Hodder, and the other is Pat Petri, ( sorry if I misspelled the last
    names )

    BMI-Drantez used to publish a book on wave shapes and their meaning. Of
    course your going to need an o'scope to do any of this. At least 20 mhz. I
    own a FLUKE 123 that is 10 years old that still holds it own for basic

    Good luck with your endeavor
  3. Don Kelly

    Don Kelly Guest

    Closest is U of T. Surely they still have a good power program. Outside of
    that- and it may be out of your range- check Waterloo.
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