TUESDAY 8:30 am to 5 pm
WEDNESDAY 8 am to 5 pm
THURSDAY 8 am to Noon
The WESTERN STATES CORROSION SEMINAR is proud to offer this 2-1/2-day course.
WELCOME BY RECTIFIER INSTRUCTOR - The Rectifier Course outline and objectives are discussed.
SLIDE PRESENTATION - Rectifiers and their application, styles, types, features, and typical field installations.
TECHNICAL SESSION - Theory and operation, Ohm's Law, basic cathodic protection, reference voltages, potentials, and IR free definition. Demonstrate working model of a CP system and the relationship to a rectifier.
RECTIFIER COMPONENT DESIGN AND OPERATION - Transformers, silicon and selenium rectifiers, surge protection, breakers, fuses, lightning protection, etc. Maintenance and maximum operating temperatures of each major component.
SHUNTS - Shunts and shunt readings and factors.
SPECIAL PURPOSE RECTIFIERS AND THEIR USE - Oil-immersed units, three phase, constant current, potential control, and multiple circuits. Demonstration of constant current and potential control units, and remote monitoring.
WIRING DIAGRAMS AND SCHEMATICS - Typical types.
RECTIFIER AND CP SYSTEM EFFICIENCIES AND IMPROVEMENTS - Conventional readings vs. watt-hour readings, power factors, and methods of increasing rectifier output ratings.
GENERAL RECTIFIER MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS - Test instrument use and operation, transformer and stack replacements, determining cable lead polarity, cable breaks, series and parallel operation, and interrupter operation.
TROUBLESHOOTING - Standard units vs. special purpose, useful hints, and troubleshooting aids.
HANDS-ON TROUBLESHOOTING - Analyze various problems and perform repairs (bring your own meter).
** THIS IS NOT AN AMPP SPONSORED RECTIFIER TEST **
TEST ANSWERS AND GENERAL DISCUSSION
**PLEASE BRING YOUR MULTIMETER FOR THE HANDS-ON SESSION**
PRE-REQUISITES - An understanding of basic electricity and a minimum 240 hours of actual CP testing related work experience are seriously recommended.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - Cathodic protection field personnel, technicians, and those desiring knowledge of rectifiers should attend this course.
REGISTRATION FEE - The fee for the Rectifier Course is $495 and includes course manual, 3 lunches, continuous refreshments, and 2 evening social hours. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
EXAM - An exam that includes a written and practical test will be given.
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