Care and Testing of Tools and Equipment

SKU: TDCTT00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach care, inspection, and testing of tools and equipment commonly used in transmission and distribution maintenance work. Basic information is also provided on two particular types of tests: dielectric tests and acoustic emission tests. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to define the objectives of dielectric and acoustic emission tests and to explain, in general terms, how these tests are performed. Participants should be able to describe and demonstrate how to inspect protective equipment such as rubber gloves, sleeves, blankets, line hose, hoods, mechanical jumpers, bucket trucks, and hot sticks. They should also understand how to care for this equipment.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction
  • Describe two types of tests commonly performed on equipment used on transmission and distribution (T&D) systems.
  • Describe some basic guidelines for keeping tools and equipment in safe operating condition.
  • Testing Rubber Gloves, Sleeves, and Blankets
  • Describe general procedures for performing dielectric tests on rubber gloves, sleeves, and blankets.
  • Describe, in general terms, how visual inspections of rubber gloves, sleeves, and blankets are performed in a typical test shop.
  • Describe, in general terms, how to inspect rubber goods such and gloves, sleeves, and blankets before using them on the job.
  • Line Hose, Hoods, and Mechanical Jumpers
  • Describe general procedures for performing dielectric tests on line hose, hoods, and mechanical jumpers.
  • Describe, in general terms, how to inspect line hose, hoods, and mechanical jumpers before using them on the job.
  • Bucket Trucks
  • Describe a method for performing a dielectric test on the booms on a double-insulated bucket truck.
  • Acoustic Emission Testing
  • Describe a general procedure for conducting an acoustic emission test on the boom of a bucket truck.
  • Describe some of the checks that should be made during a pre-use inspection of a bucket truck.
  • Hot Sticks
  • Describe how to care for and store hot sticks.
  • Describe how to perform a pre-use inspection on a hot stick.
  • Describe how to use a portable tester to perform a dielectric test on a hot stick.
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