Electrical Power Systems: Start-up, Commissioning & Testing

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London - UK , 20240722 22 - Jul - 2024 5 - Day $5,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20240806 06 - Aug - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241112 12 - Nov - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241209 09 - Dec - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


This course will be offered comprehensive and crucial guidelines to understanding elements and procedures involved in the commissioning and start-up of electrical apparatus and systems involved in major industrial and commercial projects. The electrical acceptance testing and commissioning of electric power systems is essential to the start-up of any electrical system for the first time, regardless of its size, type or industry. It is a very special occurrence and poses some unique challenges to electrical personnel. Inexperience and poor planning will inevitably result in prolonged delays in the start-up which can lead to costly productivity losses.

This course provides invaluable information to anyone who wishes to know and understand the role of Electrical Acceptance Testing, Commissioning and Start-up of Electrical Power Distribution Systems. The importance of planning and preparation for the project, from engineering to commissioning and startup, will be emphasized. This course deals with safety considerations and testing and start-up procedures for all the components of any electrical system. The course will also offer useful guidelines on what to do when things go wrong during this phase of a project


The important features of the electrical power systems -start-up, commissioning and testing training course are:

  • Commissioning planning, process, and procedures
  • Commissioning inspections
  • Commissioning/maintenance tests
  • Start-up or first energization
  • Safety aspect of commissioning


The training seminar covers all aspects of testing in electrical systems, performed during construction or maintenance. It considers a practical understanding of the variety of tests and prescribes how to carefully plan and perform them. The final stage is the start-up or first energization when equipment is connected to the system under load conditions.

 At the end of this training course, participants will learn to:

 Understand the fundamentals of Start-up, Commissioning and Testing Plan and prepare for testing

  • Plan and carry out various inspections
  • Perform on load and offloads tests
  • Perform phasing tests
  • Consider safety aspects during testing
  • Understand Energization and Commissioning Documentations


This seminar is intended for Electrical Engineers, Maintenance engineers, Maintenance managers, power system consultants, supervisory and technical staffs working in maintenance related roles, which need either a greater awareness of, or to get more involved in, preventive maintenance activities and the troubleshooting. Electrical professionals who need to refresh and expand their knowledge on electrical systems.


Participants in this  training seminar will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the seminar outline with the Instructor utilizing a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Seminar methodology will include audio and video PowerPoint presentation. The training course is designed to have an interactive format to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers sessions are encouraged throughout the course. The case studies are tailored to the attendees’ needs and various examples from practice will be discussed in problem-solving workshop sessions.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 -Overview of Start-up, Commissioning and Testing

  • KeyTopics:

    • Definition of Start-up, Commissioning and Testing
    • Pre-commissioning Procedures
    • Reasons for Start-up, Commissioning and Testing
    • Substation Commissioning
    • Managing Commissioning
    • Earthing System including Clean Earth, Intrinsic Safe Earth and Plant Earth
    • Gas Insulated Substations
    • Start-up Procedures

Module 2 -Commissioning Test Equipment Circuit Breakers and Instrument Transformers

  • KeyTopics:

    • Types of Tests and Equipment for Commissioning
    • IR Test, Primary Injection Test, Secondary Injection Test
    • HV Test, AC Hipot Test, DC Hipot Test
    • Infrared and Partial Discharge Monitoring
    • Circuit Breaker Functional Tests
    • Tests for SF6 Circuit Breaker
    • SF6 Management
    • Construction and Test for Current Transformer and Voltage Transformers

Module 3 - Commissioning Test Equipment for Transformers

  • KeyTopics:

    • Transformer Noise
    • Commissioning Test and Test Equipment for Power Transformers
    • Functional Tests for Power Transformer
    • Vector Group of Transformer
    • Transformer Oil Characteristics and Tests
    • Sweep Response Frequency Test
    • Tan Delta Test and Polarization Index
    • Transformer Protection Tests

Module 4 - Commissioning Test for Motors, Earthing and Lightning Systems

  • KeyTopics:

    • Importance of Earthing
    • Network Earthing
    • Neutral Earthing Resistors
    • Restricted and Sensitive Earth Faults
    • Sensitive Earth Fault
    • Lightning Protection Systems
    • Commissioning Testing for Motors
    • Numerical Relays Functionalities

Module 5 - First Energization and Commissioning Documentations

  • KeyTopics:

    • Battery Charger Commissioning Tests
    • Commissioning Switching Plans
    • Managing First Energization
    • Switching Plans
    • Soak Tests and Phasing Tests
    • Commissioning Certificates
    • Case Study
    • Wrap-up Q & A session

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