Battery Management for Standby Power Systems

Introduction to Battery Management for Standby Power Systems

December 6 - 7, 2017 | December 5 - 6, 2018: 2-day Course | Milwaukee, WI
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Full training itinerary as follows:
(Breakfast, lunch & refreshments are provided)

This course will provide an introduction on why and how to implement a battery management program. The program will cover all aspects of battery management from safety, battery types and applications, recommended practices, testing and condition analysis. The course is intended for all personnel who have responsibility for the operation and management of batteries in a standby power environment.

Day 1

Battery Safety
NFPA 70E provides guidance to workplace electrical safety in compliance with OSHA regulations. This session will provide a detailed look at all aspects of battery safety, from the design of a battery room through installation and day to day management. It will include:

  • Ventilation
  • Battery Handling
  • Chemical Handling
  • Arc Flash

Battery Theory
This session covers the electrical and chemical characteristics of the different battery technologies that are currently being used in energy storage applications

  • Vented Lead Acid
  • Valve Regulated Lead Acid
  • Nickel Cadmium
  • Lithium

Battery System Design
Each of the industrial markets where batteries are used, have different system configurations which are specific to their application. This session will cover the basic design principles and components of a standby power system.

  • Battery Chargers
  • UPS System Configurations
  • Battery Configurations

IEEE Recommended Practices
The generally accepted requirements for standby battery management are the IEEE Recommended Practices. This session will review the management practices described in these documents.

  • 450-2010 Recommended Practice for Maintenance, Testing, and Replacement of Vented Lead-Acid Batteries for Stationary Applications
  • 1188-2005 Recommended Practice for Maintenance, Testing, and Replacement of Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) Batteries for Stationary Applications
  • 1106-2005 Recommended Practice for Installation, Maintenance, Testing, and Replacement of Vented Nickel-Cadmium Batteries for Stationary Applications
  • 1491-2012 Guide for Selection and Use of Battery Monitoring Equipment in Stationary Applications
  • 1657-2009 Recommended Practice for Personnel Qualifications for Installation and Maintenance of Stationary Batteries

Day 2

Battery Operations
Contrary to marketing hype, no batteries are maintenance free. This session will provide detailed information about the basic maintenance functions that need to be carried out on each of the battery types.

  • Inspection Frequency
  • Parameters measured

Discharge Testing
A Discharge Test is considered to be the ultimate test of a battery’s ability to support the load. This session will cover all aspects of discharge testing from installation through end of life.

  • Commissioning
  • Service
  • Capacity

Ohmic Measurement
This is now the accepted method for testing those battery types where the Ohmic value of each cell changes as the battery ages. This session will cover all the current technologies used to measure the Ohmic value of a battery cell or unit in both portable battery testers, and permanently installed monitors.

  • Resistance
  • Impedance
  • Conductance

Data Analysis
The ability to analyze all the collected data is a basic requirement of any battery maintenance program. This session will cover the basic analysis of the data that will allow any battery maintenance program to move from reactive to predictive.

  • Limit Based Analysis
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Temperature
    • Ohmic value
  • Trend Based Analysis
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Temperature
    • Ohmic value