Capacitors, Part 2

4.0 3 Reviews SKU: ELCAP20CENDuration: 60 Minutes

Conditions exist in any transmission and distribution system that result in power losses in the systems and equipment that deliver power and in the systems and equipment that use power. In order to compensate for these power losses, utilities often use devices such as capacitor banks and shunt reactors. This course covers the functions of substation capacitors and reactors as well as how they can be safely cleared, maintained, and tested.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the function of substation capacitor banks and reactors.
  • Explain how to de-energize, isolate a capacitor bank, and test for dead.
  • Describe how to remove capacitor and capacitor fuses.
  • Describe how to test the integrity of internal resistors and insulators.
  • Describe methods for checking the capacitance of capacitors and balance of a capacitor bank.
  • Identify types of substation shunt reactors.
  • Describe function and operation of a series reactor.

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Good Course

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I knew nothing about capacitors before this

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Great Course!

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