Power Transmission & Distribution > Interference of High Voltage AC / High Voltage DC Power Lines on Metallic Pipelines and Its Mitigations - Classroom Training

About this training

The location of steel pipelines in the vicinity of HVAC or HVDC power transmission facilities has resulted in mutual electrical interference problems that can produce damaging effects on both utilities and an electrical hazard to pipeline personnel. The pervasive use of the utility corridor concept necessitates that the electrical interference aspects be clearly defined and guidelines to minimize the harmful effects be incorporated into pipeline and power line specifications, designs, and operating procedures. This 5-days course will focus on all electrical power and petroleum engineering aspects entailing procedures, modeling and mitigations techniques.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Single line diagram & system modeling
  • Electrical safety & short circuit
  • Conductor short circuit calculation
  • Motor contribution
  • Single line diagram & system modeling

The course will greatly benefit the following groups but not limited to:

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Technicians & Technologists
  • Design Engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Field Engineers
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Process Engineering
  • Electrical/Environmental Health and Safety Personnel
  • Basic or Foundation

The training course is presented in an interactive workshop format that allows discussion. The course will be delivered through analysis of case studies and running examples of problems.

Course Duration: 5 days in total (35 hours).

The training instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all participants gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught in their own organization.

Training Schedule 0830 – Registration 0900 – Start of training 1030 – Morning Break 1045 – Training recommences 1230 – Lunch Break 1330 – Training recommences 1515 – Evening break 1530 – Training recommences 1700 – End of Training The maximum number of participants allowed for this training course is 25.

This course is also available through our Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) format.

Your Expert Course Instructor is a professional engineer with extensive experience in power system studies, substation design field-testing, and EHS programs settings for Mining and Electrical Utilities sectors. He was formally the Engineering Manager at GE Canada in Ontario. He received his M.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and his MBA from Laurier School of Business in Waterloo. He has managed and executed more than 150 engineering projects on substation design EMF audits and power system studies and analyses, EMF audits and grounding audits, for major electrical utilities, mines, oil and gas, data centers, industrial and commercial facilities in Canada and the U.S. Your Expert Course Instructor is a certified professional engineer in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta.

Mr. Akida has various IEEE publications, has served as a technical reviewer for many IEEE journals in power systems and control systems, and is the chair of the Industry Application Chapter (IAS) for IEEE Toronto Section. He remains a very active member for the IEEE substation committee of IEEE Std. 81 ground testing (WGE6) and IEEE Std. 80 ground design (WGD7). A certified electrical safety trainer by GE Corporate and a Canadian Standard Association (CSA) committee member at the mining advisory panel for electrical safety, he also taught many technical courses all over Canada to industrial customers, electrical consultants as well as to electrical utilities customers.

Highlighted Projects:

  • Various Power System Studies for 345/230 kV Stations – Nova Scotia Power (EMERA)
  • RF audits for Telecom tower and antennas – Cogeco/Rogers Mobile
  • Power System analysis – Powell Canada
  • Structural/Geotechnical Design and upgrades – Oakville Hydro
  • Underground Cables testing and sizing – Plan Group
  • Relay programming and design optimization – Cenovus Canada
  • Different Arc Flash Analysis and BESS Design – SNC Lavalin
  • Environmental site assessment (ESA) Phase I/II for multiple stations – Ontario
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) assessment for Toronto LRT expansion – MOSAIC
  • Battery energy storage system (BESS) installation at City of London – Siemens Canada
  • EMF audits for 500 kV Transmission Lines – Hydro One
  • EMF audits for 500 kV Transmission Lines – Hydro Quebec
  • AC interference for 138 kV line modeling and mitigations – HBMS Mine

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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