Why did we create these courses?
Courses within Red Vector's Transmission and Distribution library have been updated with current best practices, supporting animated demonstrations, and 3-D rendered video. Red Vector has collaborated with Industrial Psychologists and Hoosier Energy to produce the following courses.
- Available for:
- Contractor (AK, AL, AZ, DE, GA, HI, MI, NV and OR)
- Facility Management (AHA and IFMA)
- Safety Professionals (BCSP, CRSP)
Course descriptions for each course is listed below:
Transmission and Distribution: Introduction to Transmission and Distribution Systems
Course ID: RV-11366 | 1 hour | Intermediate
The purpose of this interactive online course is to teach participants how transmission and distribution (T&D) systems generally deliver to customers the power produced by power plants. The course describes how the major components of a T&D system function and how electricity flows through these components on its journey from the power plant to customers. At the conclusion of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of how transmission and distribution systems operate. They should be able to identify the basic components of a transmission and distribution system and explain their functions. They should also be able to describe the flow path from a power plant, through a typical T&D system, to the customer.
Transmission and Distribution: Focus on Distribution
Course ID: RVI-11365 | 1 hour | Intermediate
The transmission part of a transmission and distribution system supplies electricity to substations and individual service areas, while the job of the distribution part of a T&D system is to take this electricity and supply it to individual consumers at a voltage they can use. Doing this job properly requires the use of a variety of electrical devices and an intricate system of distribution lines. This interactive online course will teach learners about the components that make up a typical distribution system. They will learn how to recognize individual components and gain a basic understanding of the jobs they perform.
Transmission and Distribution: Distribution Line Installation and Removal
Course ID: RVI-11367 | 1 hour | Intermediate
Sometimes changes are made in the area around a distribution line that make it necessary to relocate or replace a portion of that line. This interactive online course will familiarize leaners with the general procedures involved in completing a typical distribution line installation and removal. It describes how to plan an installation and removal job and how to perform the major steps involved in doing the job. This course will demonstrate how to pull and sag lines, parallel a new line with an existing line, remove conductors, and remove equipment.
Transmission and Distribution: Overhead Distribution Systems
Course ID: RV-11368 | 1 hour | Intermediate
The purpose of this interactive online course is to teach the basic layout of overhead distribution systems, to explain how to identify circuits and equipment in the field, and to introduce delta- and wye-connected distribution systems. The basic theory underlying the operation of delta and wye systems is presented, and the differences between them are discussed. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to describe the basic layout of an overhead distribution system and identify circuits and equipment in the field. They should understand the basic characteristics of delta and wye systems and should be able to identify delta and wye circuits in the field. They should also understand the importance of identifying whether a system is connected delta or wye before any work is performed.
Transmission and Distribution: Distribution Line Replacement
Course ID: RV-11369 | 1 hour | Intermediate
The purpose of this course is to teach how to replace conductors in an existing line with new conductors. The situation described is one that often occurs when it is necessary to increase the size of the conductors in a line. This interactive online course demonstrates how to install the new conductors, parallel them with the existing conductors, and remove the old conductors. The importance of maintaining the proper clearances and the importance of maintaining the integrity of the existing line are explained. Safety is emphasized throughout the course. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to plan a replacement job and demonstrate how to perform the major steps involved in doing the job. They should be able to install temporary crossarms, transfer lines, pull and sag new lines, parallel a new line with an existing line, and remove old conductors.