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EDT 208 - Fund of Switching and Clearing

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: EDT 207  

This course will provide students with the knowledge and specialized skills necessary to perform the tasks associated with switching and or clearing electrical utility equipment on overhead, underground, or substation systems.  Skills development will focus on reading and interpreting various schematics, identifying the capability and limitations of various electrical components and gaining an understanding of utility work practices associated with establishing safety clearances.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate ability to interpret symbols associated with circuit maps, operating single line diagrams and other electric utility schematics.
  2. Define requirements for establishing safety clearances for electric utility workers based on industry standards.
  3. Define capabilities and limitations of standard overhead, underground, and substation equipment that are operated to provide electric utility safety clearances.
  4. Identify equipment required to provide an adequate safety clearance for crews to perform work given a specific scope of work or known failure.
  5. Demonstrate ability to correctly apply proper naming conventions for equipment, communication protocols and requirements associated with 3-Part Communication.
  6. Define requirements for clearance procedures on distribution, sub-transmission and transmission equipment.
Listed Topics
  1. Symbol interpretation
  2. Requirements for establishing safety clearances
  3. Capabilities and limitations of standard overhead, underground and substation equipment
  4. Adequate safety clearance equipment
  5. Proper naming conventions associated with 3-Part Communication
  6. Clearance procedures on distribution, sub-transmission and transmission equipment
Reference Materials
Various manuals and procedures supplied by DLC.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/10/2017

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