Cable Fault Locating, Part 1 (Radar)

SKU: TDERF10CENDuration: 60 Minutes

Cable Fault Locating (Radar), Part 1 is designed to familiarize participants with how a radar cable fault locator works, how to interpret the information provided by a radar cable fault locator, and how a radar cable fault locator can be used to test a section of underground residential distribution (URD) cable. To gain maximum advantage from this course, participants should have a basic understanding of URD systems and troubleshooting procedures used for URD cable faults. Participants without this prior training may require additional explanation or instruction. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to explain how a radar cable fault locator works and what the information provided by the fault locator means. They should also be able to describe how to use a radar cable fault locator to test a section of URD cable.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Operating Principles
  • Describe how a radar cable fault locator is designed to operate.
  • Describe how the speed of a signal traveling in a URD cable can be affected by certain factors.
  • Describe how a radar cable fault locator can be set to correct for factors that affect signal speed.
  • Wave Pattern Identification
  • Identify and describe the following wave patterns that commonly appear on a radar cable fault locator screen: normal wave pattern, open pattern, short pattern, shunt resistance fault pattern, series resistance fault pattern, splice pattern, and line tap pattern.
  • Controls and Instrumentation
  • Identify and describe the display and control features on a radar cable fault locator.
  • Describe how a radar cable fault locator can be used together with a thumper to test a section of cable.
  • Testing a-Section of Cable
  • Describe one way to connect a thumper and a radar cable fault locator to test a section of URD cable.
  • Describe how to test a section of URD cable using a thumper and a radar cable fault locator.
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