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Distributor Training Courses

Due to limited seating, please do not make travel arrangements until notified by Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) that you have been accepted to attend. Registration closes when the class is full or seven (7) weeks prior to the training, whichever comes first.

  • 25 (maximum) seats for HPS DT151 Utility Distributor Training.
  • 20 (maximum) seats for HPS DT151C Communications Distributor Training.
  • 25 (maximum) seats for HPS DT201 "Hands-On" Distributor Training.

Additional questions about training or special requests should be sent to: mhughey@hubbell.com


DT151 - Utility Distributor Training

This course is designed for Distributors who may be new to the electric utility business or new to HPS products and services. The Centralia, Missouri location offers a unique opportunity to meet HPS Customer Service staff, as well as see where products are designed, tested, manufactured, and shipped.

Participants will receive a basic overview of products manufactured for Distribution, Substation, and Transmission electrical systems. HPS product lines will be used as examples wherever possible. Classroom presentations will be augmented with tours through HPS Customer Service, production facilities, the HPS Distribution Center, and the Engineering Research Lab.

Length of Course:
Three days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Centralia, Missouri

Fee:
$500 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Dates / Locations:
July 31 - August 2, 2018 in Centralia, MO - Register

 

Inquire via Email for more information.


DT151C - Communications Distributor Training

This course is designed for distributors who have some experience in the OSP communications infrastructure business. In-depth product presentations in the classroom will be augmented with a factory tour of our Leeds, Alabama manufacturing facility. Weather permitting, we will also use an outdoor "Hands-On" products demonstration area, simulating various overhead and underground communications lines. Depending on the time of year and location, you may experience sunshine, misting rain, light snow, blowing winds, or hot and humid conditions. Safety is a priority with HPS. At the discretion of HPS, we will require the use of safety glasses and other safety products as deemed prudent, which will be provided. Closed toed shoes are required during the factory tour and visits to the demonstration area.

Products covered include underground enclosures, pole line hardware, slack storage systems, ADSS hardware, anchors, and bonding and grounding. Participants will gain an understanding of applications, product selection, and installation for select products.

Length of Course:
One and a half days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Leeds, Alabama

Fee:
$350 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Dates & Locations:
May 2-3, 2018 in Leeds, AL - Register

Nov. 7-8, 2018 in Leeds, AL - Register 

Inquire via Email for more information.


DT201 - "Hands-On" Distributor Training

This course is designed for those who have experience with, and a solid understanding of, utility products or have completed DT151. In-depth utility product presentations in the classroom will be augmented with factory tours. Weather permitting, we will also use an outdoor "Hands-On" utility products training course, simulating various (non-energized) overhead and underground utility lines. Depending on the time of year and location, you may experience sunshine, misting rain, light snow, blowing winds, or hot and humid conditions. Participants must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and perform various supervised activities. A medical waiver may be required before attending the training to cover the "Hands-On" portion. Safety is a priority at HPS. At the discretion of HPS, we will require the use of hard hats, safety glasses, and other safety products as deemed prudent.

Length of Course:
Three days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Leeds, Alabama
Aiken, South Carolina

Fee:
$500 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Dates & Locations:
May 8-10, 2018 in Leeds, AL - Register

Sept. 18-20, 2018 in Aiken, SC - Register

 

Inquire via Email for more information.


Product Training Courses

CHANCE® Hot Line Tools Training

Lineman Safety is Our Priority

  • 75+ years providing live line training at customer sites around the world
  • Standard and custom courses available for distribution and transmission
  • Safe work practices and methods
  • Proper use and care of Chance tools
  • Work methods for areas with limited access
  • Complete actual maintenance activities during training
  • Every participant who completes the course will receive a Chance certificate of completion
  • Chance Demonstrators/Trainers are journeyman linemen averaging more than 20 years of live line experience

Benefits of Live Line Maintenance

  • Minimize power outages to your customers
  • Avoid loss of revenue from turning the power off

Date(s):
Per Mutual Agreement

Location(s):
Customer's Site

Upcoming Date(s) / Location(s):
To Be Announced - Inquire via Email

Resource(s):
Hot Line Tools Training Brochure
English / Chinese / Spanish


USCO® Switch Installation and Adjustment Training

USCO now offers a unique and challenging switch installation training program tailored specifically for utility contractors and field service crews. This 2-day training is held either at the USCO factory or at the customer's location. The training is conducted in the classroom as well as in the field where participants will gain valuable hands-on experience in USCO switch installations. The program covers everything from basic switch construction to troubleshooting switch control mechanisms.

Length of Course:
Two days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Leeds, Alabama
Customer's Site

Fee:
$450 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Date(s) / Location(s):
To Be Announced - Inquire via Email

Resource(s)::
USCO Switch Installation and Adjustment Training Brochure


ARR201 - Surge Arrester Seminar

Learn how to specify Surge Arresters to effectively protect Distribution, Substation and Transmission Systems. This course will cover application theory and the historical development of overvoltage protection for utility systems. Discussion will also include engineering design considerations and application issues such as insulation coordination. A factory tour of Surge Arresters in production will also be included.

Who should attend:
This Seminar is intended for Distribution, Substation or Transmission Standard Engineers, Operations Personnel, Substation Packagers and Consulting Engineers.

Length of Course:
Two days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Aiken, South Carolina

Fee:
$350 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Date(s) / Location(s):
September 11-12, 2018 in Aiken, SC - Register for Seminar

Ohio Brass Surge Arresters Training Brochure
Ohio Brass Surge Arresters Guidelines

 


ANC201 - Utility Anchors

Learn the dynamics of earth anchoring systems as they apply to Electric Utilities and Telecoms. A.B. Chance® Company developed the first patented "Earth Anchor" in 1912; originated power-installed anchoring systems and continues to lead the industry in anchor technology. This course will cover the theory and the actual installation of various types of Anchoring systems. A tour of the Anchor Manufacturing facility will be included.

Who should attend: This Seminar is intended for Electric and Telecom Utility Engineers, Operations Personnel, Construction Foremen and Consulting Engineers.

Length of Course:
Two days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Centralia, Missouri

Fee:
$350 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Date(s) / Location(s):
August 15-16, 2018 / Centralia, MO / Register Here


CON221 - Transmission & Substation Connector Systems

Length of Course:
Two days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Leeds, Alabama

Fee:
$350 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Date(s) / Location(s):
To Be Announced - Inquire via Email


Webinars

Evolution of Surge Arrester Technology

Surge arrester technology has changed significantly over the past 40 years. This training will compare gapped arrester technology to gapless arresters. Gapped arresters covered will include both silicon carbide and MOV designs. The training will also cover how to properly select and compare product protective levels between gapped and gapless arresters. The webinar is 75 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A included.

February 13 @ 10:00AM EST & February 22 @ 2:00PM EST
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Arrester Selection

Training covers the basics of how to select an arrester. Training begins with arrester classes and voltage ratings. Learn to calculate the margin of protection and temporary over voltage curves to better select the needed rating. The webinar concludes with mounting and environmental constraints. The webinar is 75 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A included.

March 13 @ 10:00AM EST & March 22 @ 2:00PM EST
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Distribution System Reliability

Training is aimed at improving distribution system reliability through proper selection and application of surge protection. The training will address protective level and other characteristics of different classes of surge arresters. The impact of line and ground lead length on equipment protection will be considered. Training also addresses some common problems related to the application of polymer surge arresters such as line lock-outs from improper disconnector operation. The training will provide ways to capitalize on these opportunities. The webinar is 75 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A included.

April 10 @ 10:00AM EST & April 19 @ 2:00PM EST
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Line Performance Improvement

Training covers the basics of transmission and distribution line design relative to lightning performance. Training discusses the characteristics of lightning and its impact on line performance. It covers the performance pros and cons of various lightning mitigation methods including a discussion of cost impact. The webinar concludes with a discussion of applying new ideas and technology to solving lightning problems on new and existing lines. The webinar is 75 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A included.

May 8 @ 10:00AM EST & May 17 @ 2:00PM EST
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Substation Arrester Selection

Training covers the basics of transmission and distribution line design relative to lightning performance. Training discusses the characteristics of lightning and its impact on line performance. It covers the performance pros and cons of various lightning mitigation methods including a discussion of cost impact. The webinar concludes with a discussion of applying new ideas and technology to solving lightning problems on new and existing lines. The webinar is 75 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A included.

June 12 @ 10:00AM EST & June 21 @ 2:00PM EST
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Arrester Installation Tips

Training covers basics of how to install arresters. Topics covered start with the importance of lead lengths, current path flow, grounding resistance, and disconnectors. The class will demonstrate several typical installations and arrester accessories. The pros and cons of various methods will be the focus of the installation training. The webinar is 75 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A included.

July 10 @ 10:00AM EST & July 19 @ 2:00PM EST
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Arrester Field Testing

Testing of utility equipment including arresters has been an area of interest for several years and the interest continues to grow. Training discusses various methods of testing arresters including thermal imaging, power factor testing and other electrical measurements. The pros and cons of various methods will be the focus of the training including the cost and system reliability impact. The webinar is 75 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A included.

August 14 @ 10:00AM EST & August 23 @ 2:00PM EST
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Arrester Insulation Coordination Fundamentals

The task of coordinating insulation withstand with the desired performance levels of the system can be significantly different if arresters are applied versus not applied. This class will provide the fundamentals showing the margin of protection formulas presented by the arrester standards and how to apply them as well as walk you through several examples. The webinar is 75 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A included.

October 9 @ 10:00AM EST & October 18 @ 2:00PM EST
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Arrester Performance and Analysis

Just like television dramas, performance and analysis knowledge help with forensics. The class examines methods to check arrester performance, what system and product information may be beneficial, and leading causes and indications of an arrester short circuit. The webinar is 75 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A included.

November 13 @ 10:00AM EST & November 29 @ 2:00PM EST
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