Battery Basics 101

Battery 101 Course
Two-Day Training | Eagle Eye Power Solutions Headquarters | March 7 - 8, 2018
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Full training itinerary as follows:

This course will provide the attendee with a comprehensive overview of the battery types and how they are used in Standby Power applications. The course is a basic introduction to battery data analysis and management of batteries and is intended for personnel who have responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the batteries in Standby Power Systems.

Day 1:

Battery Safety

  • Mechanical
    • Lifting
    • Earthquake Zone Requirements
  • Electrical
    • Shock
    • Arc Flash
  • Chemical
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Spill Containment

Types of Standby Batteries

  • Lead Acid
    • Vented Lead Acid (VLA)
    • Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA)
  • Nickel Based
    • Nickel Cadmium
    • Nickel Metal Hydride
  • Lithium Based
    • Lithium Chemistries (6+)

Battery Theory

  • How Batteries Operate:
    • Vented Lead Acid (VLA)
    • Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA)
    • Nickel Cadmium
    • Nickel Metal Hydride
    • Lithium
  • Failure Modes
    • Aging
    • Environmental
    • Mishandling

Day 2:

Battery Operations

  • Initial and Float Charging:
    • Initial Charging Requirements
    • Float Charging Requirements
    • Maintenance Procedures
    • Preventive
    • Predictive
  • Handheld Battery Testers:
    • Impedance, Conductance, Resistance
    • Data Interpretation
    • Limitations
  • Discharge Testing
    • Partial Load testing
    • IEEE Recommended Practices
  • Battery Monitoring - Advantages
    • More data
    • Less Costs
  • Measured Parameters
    • IEEE 1491 Guide for Selection and Use of Battery Monitoring Equipment in Stationary Applications
  • Recording the Data
    • Centralized Hardware
    • Modular Hardware
    • Local
    • Remote
  • Interpreting the Data
    • Risk Assessment
    • Early Diagnosis and Rectification
    • Improving Life Expectancy

Course Evaluation