Critical Facility Management: focusing on power supply | Alison

Critical Facility: Power Supply Management

Learn about critical operations focusing on the supply and management of electricity for critical equipment.

Critical Operations
Free Course
This free online Critical Facility course will teach you about the safe and efficient maintenance and management of power supply systems. All of society relies heavily on electrical power and power supply facilities to live their lives and manage their operations. This free online course will teach you about power supplies, power distribution systems, and distribution preventative measures in clearly and effectively.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

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This course will first introduce you to the five key elements of Critical Operations and the possible threats that put those operations at risk. You will look at the different sectors of Critical Infrastructure and the three phases of crisis management. You will study electricity, voltage, electrical current, and amperes. You will also study single-phase and three-phase power as well as the most common sources that provide utility power.

You will then study Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Load Bus Synchronization (LBS), and the important critical operation battery systems including switchgear batteries and control panels to name a few. This Power Supply Management course will then the discuss power distribution unit (PDU), closed transition transfer switch (CTTS), and static transfer switch (STS). You will learn the function of an automatic transfer switch (ATS), interlock, over-current protection, and protective relays. Finally, you will look into power distribution preventive maintenance.

Understanding the fundamental concepts related to power is a concern of every individual dependent on power sources, especially those who want to make a living by maintaining power distribution components. With an understanding of the different types of natural and alternative power sources as well as power distribution topologies, you will learn how to maintain power sources like the back of your hand. Start your next learning journey, today.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of Critical Facilities, including operations and critical industries.
  • Understand the fundamental concepts related to power and power sources.
  • discuss utility-based sources of power.
  • Identify types of generator- power.
  • Identify alternative sources of power.
  • Compare and contrast medium and low voltage systems for power distribution.
  • Identify redundancy levels and power distribution topologies.
  • Outline the elements of power supply transfer.
  • Discuss the importance pf preventative maintenance procedures for power distribution components.


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