Courses within Red Vector's Transmission and Distribution library are in the process of being 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.
These courses can be used as an informational refresher, as well as for instructional on-the-job training.
Good to Know:
- These courses will soon be available in the RV Go App
Below is detailed information on each course:
Transmission and Distribution: Working on Distribution Poles
Course ID: RVI-11370 | 1 hour | Intermediate
The purpose of this course is to teach the basic principles involved in working safely on distribution. To illustrate these principles, you will be shown some resources available for planning distribution work.
This interactive online course will teach you general considerations associated with planning a distribution job. You will also learn how a variety of tools and equipment can be used, including an auxiliary arm. Additionally, you will learn how to replace secondary conductors, move energized conductors, and how to install floating dead-ends.
Transmission and Distribution: Underground Residential Distribution Systems
Course ID: RVI-11372 | 1 hour | Intermediate
Recent developments in technology, such as the development of cable and equipment that can be directly buried in the ground have made underground installation of electrical service to residential areas easier than ever. Today, many residential subdivisions have all their utilities installed underground, giving a cleaner, more picturesque look to the neighborhood.
This interactive online course is about underground residential distribution systems, also known as URD systems. URD systems are local distribution systems designed primarily to be buried in the ground and serve residential customers. The purpose of this course is to give you a basic understanding of the common types of URD systems, as well as some of the various components that may be used in a URD system. We'll also be looking at some of the ways a URD system can be inspected. Finally, we'll see a demonstration of how a URD system has been set up to allow work to be done on it safely and efficiently.
Transmission and Distribution: Substations and Switchyards
Course ID: RVI-11373 | 1 hour | Intermediate
Electricity affects almost everything we do. Sometimes its impact is so subtle, we don't even realize it's there. Just about everybody depends on it and expects it to be available when it's needed. From the businesses that use electricity to process information to suburban homeowners who rely on electricity for the basic conveniences we've grown accustomed to, to the rural dairy farmer who relies on electricity to operate much of his machinery, our entire country is interlaced with transmission and distribution systems that get electricity to where it's needed, when it's needed.
The purpose of this interactive online course is to teach the basic safety principles and practices applicable to substation and switchyard maintenance work. The course describes electrical, chemical, and personal hazards that may be encountered in substations and switchyards. A general procedure for responding to imminent dangers and accidents is also presented. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to identify hazards in substations and switchyards and explain why safety practices are important. Participants should be able to recognize hazards and unsafe practices on the job, and they should have a general understanding of how to respond to imminent dangers and accidents.
Transmission and Distribution: Service Installation
Course ID: RVI-11374 | 1 hour | Intermediate
Each service installation job you do will be different because of various site conditions, but the basic installation skills and practices you will learn in this course can be applied no matter what type of service installation job you're doing.
This interactive online course will teach you how to install and connect services. You will learn about the different types of connectors available and how service conductors are joined together using some of those connectors. You will also learn how to install single phase, overhead, and underground residential service. Additionally, you will learn how to install three-phase service, and how to replace an existing three-phase service without affecting the customer.
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