The Underground Electrical Systems course provides industry professionals with information specific to installation and maintenance of high voltage underground electrical systems. During training participants will receive information surrounding different types of underground distribution systems, various types of high voltage cables and insulations used in underground distribution, cable installation procedures, and proper cable preparation techniques for splicing and terminating a high voltage distribution line. In addition to these training topics, participants will also receive guidance on the proper techniques required for isolation and grounding of underground cable sections.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
In order to fully participate in all training exercises, students are encouraged to bring stripping tools used in their workplace.
TopicsPrimary Cable preparation to manufactures specifications +Components of an underground cable and their purpose+Direct and ducted burial installation specifications+Installation procedures for underground electrical systems +Introduction to underground troubleshooting procedures +Isolating and grounding procedures for underground cable systems +Labeling and tagging of underground electrical systems +NEC and NESC requirements for low and high voltage cable installations +Testing methods for primary and secondary underground cable+Types of underground cables and their composition +Types of underground systems +Underground safety
- Troubleshooters, service crew members and customer complaint specialists
- Underground maintenance crew supervisors
- Industry professionals who purchase underground supplies and equipment
- Construction professionals