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Events Diary



ERACS Training Courses are customised to suit the individual requirements of each user and are available upon request.

RINA Consulting staff will be in attendance at the following events:

Introduction to Lightning Protection

Dates:5 December 2017 - 23 May 2018
Location:RINA Consulting Leatherhead, UK
Summary:

Our intensive one-day course examines the phenomena and physics of lightning and, provides an understanding of lightning standards.

Lightning strikes may not only cause damage to business systems and facilities but they can also present significant risk to personnel safety, rendering protection measures crucial to limit potential destruction. 

Our introductory course offers delegates a thorough overview of all aspects of lightning protection whilst providing a vital understanding of the physics behind this natural phenomenon to allow a more effective appraisal of the different methods of protecting infrastructure and electrical systems. Delegates gain an awareness of lightning standards and the design and test techniques used in designing lightning protection as well as the application of earthing and bonding techniques. 

Case studies are used to illustrate the application of various protection systems for a variety of buildings and systems.

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Successful design and selection of HV cable systems

Dates:5 December 2017 - 27 September 2018
Location:Leatherhead
Summary:

Early life failures of HV cable systems can, at times, be attributed to mistakes or omissions in cable system specifications. This RINA Consulting training course will help delegates avoid common pitfalls by learning from the mistakes of others. In addition to drawing on the presenters’ extensive experience of cable system failures, the course will cover the essential aspects of cable design, cable selection and procurement together with key aspects of cable ratings, fault capacity and cable bonding systems. The course will cover HV cable systems from 11 kV to 132 kV.  

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An introduction to earthing design

Dates:24 April 2018
Location:RINA Consulting Leatherhead, UK
Summary:

Effective earthing system design is critical to the safety of a high-voltage installation and its surroundings. Developments in national standards and the raised awareness of network operators have resulted in a renewed focus on this important subject. Our new one-day course provides an overview of the earthing design process from start to finish, including the supporting site measurements.

On completion of the course, each delegate will benefit from a greater awareness of the key design factors and pitfalls and be able to better understand earthing design reports and specifications. The course introduces basic earthing concepts and sets the scene in terms of the applicable standard requirements. The delegate is then led through the steps involved in a typical earthing design process. Throughout the course, theoretical aspects are reinforced by practical examples and real-life case studies, with the opportunity to interact with our experienced presenters.      

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Introduction to Lightning Protection

Dates:23 May 2018
Location:RINA Consulting Leatherhead, UK
Summary:

Our intensive one-day course examines the phenomena and physics of lightning and, provides an understanding of lightning standards.

Lightning strikes may not only cause damage to business systems and facilities but they can also present significant risk to personnel safety, rendering protection measures crucial to limit potential destruction. 

Our introductory course offers delegates a thorough overview of all aspects of lightning protection whilst providing a vital understanding of the physics behind this natural phenomenon to allow a more effective appraisal of the different methods of protecting infrastructure and electrical systems. Delegates gain an awareness of lightning standards and the design and test techniques used in designing lightning protection as well as the application of earthing and bonding techniques. 

Case studies are used to illustrate the application of various protection systems for a variety of buildings and systems.

More Info:<<< Book a place on this course >>>


An introduction to earthing, lightning protection and EMC requirements

Dates:24 May - 16 October 2018
Location:Leatherhead
Summary:

The subjects of earthing, lightning protection and EMC are often misunderstood but are critical aspects of building design. This one-day course sets out the requirements of BS EN 50522, BS EN 62305, the relevant EMC standards, directives and UK legislation. The main design considerations are described and are brought together in a case study showing how these three aspects can be coordinated during the design of a building to improve performance and cost-effectiveness.

Consideration of these three critical aspects early in the design process can avoid significant problems during construction and operation of the building. This is key for the safety of occupiers and for immunity to interference of electronic equipment.

The course will provide a useful overview of earthing, lightning protection and EMC to those involved in all aspects of building design, project management or construction across all sectors. On completion of the course, each delegate will have increased awareness of these subjects, the key requirements and typical design activities associated with them. 

Our interactive two-day training course provides delegates with a practical and theoretical introduction to power systems earthing. 

The design and performance of an earthing solution can have a major impact on safety, security of electricity supplies, power quality and construction costs. Standards concerning earthing have changed, introducing new concepts, design criteria and limit values. It is essential, therefore, that companies remain fully aware of modern practice and the new design tools, measurement techniques and equipment that are available to help engineers.

Practical sessions include measurement of soil resistivity and electrode resistance using a range of equipment and the opportunity to compare different measurement instruments. Course places are limited to ensure high-quality interaction during the practical sessions, presentations and case studies. 

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An introduction to earthing, lightning protection and EMC requirementsPower System Earthing

Dates:24 May - 16 October 2018
Location:Leatherhead
Summary:

The subjects of earthing, lightning protection and EMC are often misunderstood but are critical aspects of building design. This one-day course sets out the requirements of BS EN 50522, BS EN 62305, the relevant EMC standards, directives and UK legislation. The main design considerations are described and are brought together in a case study showing how these three aspects can be coordinated during the design of a building to improve performance and cost-effectiveness.

Consideration of these three critical aspects early in the design process can avoid significant problems during construction and operation of the building. This is key for the safety of occupiers and for immunity to interference of electronic equipment.

The course will provide a useful overview of earthing, lightning protection and EMC to those involved in all aspects of building design, project management or construction across all sectors. On completion of the course, each delegate will have increased awareness of these subjects, the key requirements and typical design activities associated with them. 

Our interactive two-day training course provides delegates with a practical and theoretical introduction to power systems earthing. 

The design and performance of an earthing solution can have a major impact on safety, security of electricity supplies, power quality and construction costs. Standards concerning earthing have changed, introducing new concepts, design criteria and limit values. It is essential, therefore, that companies remain fully aware of modern practice and the new design tools, measurement techniques and equipment that are available to help engineers.

Practical sessions include measurement of soil resistivity and electrode resistance using a range of equipment and the opportunity to compare different measurement instruments. Course places are limited to ensure high-quality interaction during the practical sessions, presentations and case studies. 

More Info:<<< Book a place on this course >>>


Power System Earthing

Dates:25 - 26 September 2018
Location:Leatherhead
Summary:

Our interactive two-day training course provides delegates with a practical and theoretical introduction to power systems earthing. 

The design and performance of an earthing solution can have a major impact on safety, security of electricity supplies, power quality and construction costs. Standards concerning earthing have changed, introducing new concepts, design criteria and limit values. It is essential, therefore, that companies remain fully aware of modern practice and the new design tools, measurement techniques and equipment that are available to help engineers.

Practical sessions include measurement of soil resistivity and electrode resistance using a range of equipment and the opportunity to compare different measurement instruments. Course places are limited to ensure high-quality interaction during the practical sessions, presentations and case studies. 

More Info:<<< Book a place on this course >>>


Successful design and selection of HV cable systems

Dates:27 September 2018
Location:Leatherhead
Summary:

Early life failures of HV cable systems can, at times, be attributed to mistakes or omissions in cable system specifications. This RINA Consulting training course will help delegates avoid common pitfalls by learning from the mistakes of others. In addition to drawing on the presenters’ extensive experience of cable system failures, the course will cover the essential aspects of cable design, cable selection and procurement together with key aspects of cable ratings, fault capacity and cable bonding systems. The course will cover HV cable systems from 11 kV to 132 kV.  

More Info:<<< Book a place on this course >>>


Understanding Failure Analysis Investigation

Dates:2 October 2018
Location:RINA Consulting Leatherhead, UK
Summary:

Our introductory course is designed to help delegates understand how to best apply engineering failure investigation to manage the repercussions of failure and mitigate the potential financial impact.

Failures can be extremely expensive and damaging to business. A thorough analysis of a failure using the best practices available, is, therefore, paramount to damage limitation, to prevent a re-occurrence or to establish responsibility by identifying a root cause. Our course describes various types of failures ranging from the failure of metallic and electronic components to failures in plastics and gas turbines. It outlines the techniques that can be used to carry out analysis and provides advice on how to maximise the benefits that come from these processes. A demonstration of scanning electron microscopy offers an informative insight into how failure analysis is carried out.

When a system or piece of equipment fails, there is almost always valuable forensic evidence that can provide clues to how and why the event occurred. By careful control of the post-failure environment, this information can be extracted and interpreted to identify the root cause and help establish responsibility. All failures are expensive so it is imperative that in the aftermath the correct techniques are employed to ensure the maximum possible analysis.

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