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Programme Details

Programme Duration
1 day
Programme Location
PASS Stockton HV Training Centre. Venue address is 1 Alberto Street, Stockton-On-Tees, TS18 2BQ. More about venue >>
Written examination and practical examination
Certificate Gained
Certificate of Competency in Dielectric Strength Testing Accredited by City & Guilds (Certificate of Attendance gained for those who do not pass the tests or decide not to take the tests)
What’s Included?
Programme entry and examination costs, lunch and refreshments (tea, coffee and juice)
Entry Requirements
Electrical experience essential – see further below for more info. Anyone attending training should also have a good level of both spoken and written English.

What is the Dielectric Strength Testing Training Course?

Dielectric strength testing (also known commonly as high potential or hipot testing) is the process of performing an electrical test on a component, or product, to determine the overall effectiveness of that item’s electrical insulation.

Our dielectric strength testing high voltage training course is designed to give those performing dielectric strength (or pressure) testing on high voltage systems including cables, transformers and switchgear the knowledge, theoretical background and practical experience to perform this type of testing safely on electrical systems up to 15kV (15,000V).

Course Details

What’s in the Dielectric Strength Testing Training Course?

Taught by our professional high voltage tutors in our HV training facility in North East England, you’ll take part in both theoretical and practical exercises designed to give you the knowledge to perform dielectric strength (pressure) testing on HV systems up to (and including) 15kV.

This course covers various aspects relating to hipot testing, including insulating material characteristics, methods used to enable pressure testing on HV equipment (including cables, switchgear, transformers and motors) and also places emphasis on safety requirements and the interpretation of testing results.

The following modules are covered as part of this HV training course:

  • Safety Requirements
  • Power Cables
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Polarisation Index
  • Flash Testing
  • DC Pressure Tests
  • AC Pressure Tests
  • VLF (Very Low Frequency) Tests
  • Practical Testing Exercises
  • Course Review

Are There Any Entry Requirements for This Course?

To attend this course, you should be an electrical engineer or technician with prior electrical experience, ideally in the use and operation of high voltage systems.

You will be responsible, or are going to be responsible for carrying out high voltage dielectric pressure testing, or will be a supervisor responsible for overseeing this type of work.

Anyone attending this training course should also have a good level of both spoken and written English.

Where is the Course?

This course takes place in Stockton-on-Tees in North East England at our high voltage training centre.

The address is as follows:

PASS – Stockton Centre
1 Alberto Street
TS18 2BQ

You can view more info on the training centre by visiting this link >>

Course Suitability

About the PASS High Voltage Training Centre

To train to safely work with high voltage equipment, you need a realistic simulation of the actual conditions you’ll face when working. The PASS high voltage training centre has been designed to give you this experience, with authentic switchgear, transformers and other HV equipment for you to work with during your course.

Our courses are led by our experienced HV training professionals, each of whom has worked for several decades in the HV industry. When you’re not out performing practical tasks in the HV centre, you’ll be in our classrooms learning the important theory behind your course, or relaxing in our canteen for your provided lunch.

The PASS HV training centre is in Stockton-On-Tees, which is situated in North East England. It’s within easy access from all major motorways such as the A1 and A19 and is excellent for anyone travelling from Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle and the surrounding area. If you are travelling from further away or overseas, we can help you with finding a place to stay during the course and ensure you have everything you’ll need during your stay.

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