Pole Top Equipment & Replacement, Part 1

SKU: TDPT100CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The Pole Top Equipment and Replacement course is designed to familiarize participants with the various types of pole top equipment and switches used in overhead distribution systems. Pole top equipment operation and function are discussed along with general procedures for equipment replacement and maintenance. To obtain maximum advantage from this course, participants should be familiar with the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Systems and Theory courses and the T&D Maintenance Basics courses or have equivalent background. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to describe how pole top cutouts, reclosers, sectionalizers, and gang-operated switches are used to provide coordinated protection for a distribution system. They should also be able to identify problems that occur in pole top equipment, and they should be able to describe general procedures for replacing fused cutouts, reclosers, and gang-operated switches.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction
  • Describe how fused cutouts, reclosers, and sectionalizers can be used to provide coordinated protection for a distribution system.
  • Describe two examples of coordinated system protection.
  • Cutouts
  • Describe how to replace a fuse in a fused cutout.
  • Describe how to safely replace a fused cutout.
  • Reclosers
  • Describe ways that reclosers can be classified.
  • Describe the operating cycles and operation of two types of recloser control mechanisms.
  • Recloser Replacement
  • Describe the tasks involved in safely replacing a recloser.
  • Describe or demonstrate one method of safely de-energizing, rigging, and replacing a three-phase electronic recloser.
  • Gang-Operated Switch Maintenance
  • Describe the basic operation of one type of gang-operated switch.
  • Identify problems typically associated with gang-operated switches.
  • Describe or demonstrate how to safely inspect and troubleshoot a gang-operated switch.
  • Gang-Operated Switch Replacement
  • Describe or demonstrate a procedure for safely replacing a gang-operated switch.
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