Electrical Engineering > Maintenance Management, Interpretation of Schematic Diagram and Troubleshooting on Electrical Equipment – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This VILT course is designed to equip participants with a broad understanding on maintenance management that emphasizes on the process of maintaining a company’s assets and resources, controlling time and costs, and ensuring maximum efficiency. Apart from that, electrical systems such as switchgears, electric motors and power transformers are integral and critical for the reliability of production and the operation of facilities.

The current challenge faced by companies is a shortage of competent personnel such as electrical system operators who meet the requirements stipulated by regulations and fully equipped with the relevant knowledge, experience and familiarization on the right approach of handling of electrical system

As a result, companies may not be fully capable in rectifying problems of switchgear, electric motors and power transformers under their care with their inhouse expertise. This often leads to extra costs being incurred for engaging external expertise to rectify the problems of the electrical systems.

This 3 half-day VILT course aims to provide an understanding of the fundamentals of operation and maintenance of electrical system and how to read and interpret the electrical schematic diagram, electrical safety at switchgear, electric motor, transformer as well as earthing system at facilities.

Participants will acquire the understanding and skills in the following learning areas:

  • Gain detailed knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and appropriate trouble shooting response to power system equipment with the ability to read and interpret electrical schematic diagrams
  • Appreciate and understand electrical switchgear safety apart from electrical switching work and awareness on relevant Government Regulations and Acts
  • Identify and apply the principles, protection, maintenance and interpretation schematic diagram of switchgear, power transformers and electric motors

The VILT course is intended for:

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Reliability engineers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel

The VILT course will be delivered online in 3 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 3 x 10
minutes break per day, including time for lectures, discussion, quizzes and short classroom exercises.

Our key expert is actively involved in electrical inspections, energy audits, energy efficiency and technical consultation for M&E activities for industrial and commercial sectors.

He is involved in testing and commissioning works of factory substations of up to 132kV system. He previously worked for Jimah coal-fired power plant in Port Dickson for 9 years with his last position being Electrical Maintenance Section Head. He was involved in the commissioning of coal-fired power plant mainly with 500kV generator transformer, 934 MVA generator, and up to 33kV MV motors and switchgear panels.

Our key expert has managed the maintenance team to perform routine maintenance activities (together with supporting tools such as motor lube oil analysis, infrared thermography analysis, transformer oil analysis) & electrical troubleshooting and plant outages for critical and non-critical equipment.

Besides that, our key expert has published several IEEE conference papers and journals such as:

  • (2009). Effectiveness of auxiliary system monitoring & continuous hydrogen scavenging operation on hydrogen-cooled generator at power plant. In Energy and Environment, 2009. ICEE 2009. 3rd International Conference on (pp. 151-160). IEEE.
  • (2010). Study on electric motor mass unbalance based on vibration monitoring analysis technique. In Mechanical and Electrical Technology (ICMET), 2010 2nd International Conference on (pp. 539-542). IEEE.
  • (2012). Re-Design of AC Excitation Busduct based on Infrared (IR) Thermography: Condition-Based Monitoring (CBM) data analysis. eMaintenance, 101.
  • (2016). Energy Saving Studies for a University Campus: An Educational-Based Approach, 3rd International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities and Innovation 2016.
  • “Grid-tied photovoltaic and battery storage systems with Malaysian electrcity tariff – A review on maximum demand shaving.” Energies 10.11 (2017): 1884
  • “Techno-Economic Optimization of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic (PV) and Battery Systems Based on Maximum Demand Reduction (MDRed) Modelling in Malaysia.” Energies 12.18 (2019): 3531