For more than thirty years, ESA personnel have presented the finest training programs in the industry for:
• stationary batteries
• dc systems (dc power plants)
• industry standards
These training programs have been provided to companies, government agencies and organizations around the world. ESA’s personnel have been recognized by their peers for their contributions to educating engineers, electricians, technicians and operations personnel in the areas of dc systems and batteries.
Although stationary battery and dc systems were once limited to the telecommunications companies, electric utility companies and industrial facilities (e.g., petrochemical and mining), they have become commonplace in commercial buildings, health care facilities and financial institutions, just to name a few; however, there are no courses on stationary batteries readily available to engineers, electricians or technicians at schools or colleges, nor are there any modern textbooks that deal with the topic. For this reason, Marco Migliaro created a number of training programs starting with a two-day Stationary Battery Seminar, targeted at those individuals that are working with stationary battery and dc systems, taught at your facility. In the years since these in-house seminars were initially developed, they have been continually updated to reflect state-of-the-art battery technology and the latest industry standards.
Additional, battery manufacturers introduced valve regulated batteries, initially referred to as “sealed” and “maintenance-free”, in the marketplace in the early 1980’s. As industry has found out, these batteries are neither, and in fact, for lead-acid designs, are more sensitive to charge voltage and temperature, and require more maintenance checks than do equivalent vented or flooded, batteries. ESA added information on these batteries to its established training programs and also developed a specific seminar for users that installed valve regulated batteries in lieu of vented batteries.
Feedback from the participants at the seminars has resulted in continual improvement of the seminar, as well as, indicating that there was a desire for additional seminars addressing other topics or one with more “hands-on” activities. Additionally, many of the participants in the seminars wanted to broaden their knowledge of stationary batteries beyond the “basics” and so they indicated a desire for a more advanced course. This has resulted in the development of additional seminars such as dc system design, stationary battery and battery charger sizing, visual inspection and problem identification, system engineer qualification, receipt inspection and a battery workshop (to address hands-on training). Course outlines and training objectives for the most popular seminars and the current AMETEK UPS & Battery Training Brochure are available for DOWNLOAD.
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