TUESDAY to THURSDAY WESTERN STATES CORROSION SEMINAR is proud to offer this intensive 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, usefull hints, and troubleshooting aids.
HANDS-ON TROUBLESHOOTING - Analyze various problems and perform repairs (bring your own meter).
NACE-SPONSORED RECTIFIER TEST
TEST ANSWERS AND GENERAL DISCUSSION.
**PLEASE BRING YOUR MULTIMETER FOR THE HANDS-ON SESSION**
INSTRUCTOR: John Bollinger – Farwest Corrosion Control Company www.farwestcorrosion.com 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 $425 and includes course manual, 3 lunches, continuous refreshments, and 2 evening social hours.Tuesday and Wednesday night single-occupancy lodging with complimentary breakfast and dinner is available for $140 per person per night. Monday and Thursday night lodging with complimentary breakfast is available for $120 per person per night. Room check-in is available after 3 pm. Monday and Thursday night dinners may be purchased separately in the dining room. Please call Kellogg West at 909-869-2222 to verify the dining room hours and cost for the Monday and Thursday night dinners. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
EXAM- An exam that includes a written and practical test will be given.
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