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Substation Training Series: Inspection & Testing

August 20 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 4:30 pm

FMPA’s Substation Training series provides courses specifically designed for substation personnel and other crews who work in and around substations.  The courses are designed to provide participants with in-depth instruction on substation-related topics and are tailored to the specific equipment of the attendee’s utilities, where possible.


Substation Inspection & Testing
Aug 20-21, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided.)
OUC Engineering Building
6003 Pershing Avenue
Orlando, FL 32822

Overview of Session Topics:

  • Substation Inspections
    • Substation inspection protocols
    • Reading loads on feeders
    • Record and reset relay target
    • Electrical wiring diagrams
  • Electrical equipment testing
    • Doble testing
    • Winding testing
    • Bushing testing
    • Oil tests
    • Oil pressure charting
    • TTR test
    • Insulation test
    • Excitation and current test
    • Step voltage test
    • Digital low resistance Ohm meter
    • Infrared testing
  • Battery testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Breaker testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • SF6 gas testing
  • Mobile substation


About the Instructor
The course curriculum was developed by Pam Tompkins and Scott Young with SET Solutions, LLC, a consulting company that has provided training and consulting services to FMPA and several of its member utilities since 2005. Pam is President and CEO of SET Solutions and has 37 years of experience in the electric utility industry. The course will be taught by Scott Young, CUSP; a Senior Consultant for SET Solutions. Scott has more than 36 years of electrical substation experience and is a published substation safety author. He began his career as an Apprentice Substation Technician, worked through lead Substation Electrician and advanced to Substation Skills Training Supervisor. Scott works with utilities and contractors to provide electric utility technical and safety specific training, specializing in high voltage electrical technical training, OSHA compliance training and electric power safety process evaluation and program development.


$900 per person for each two-day session. Lunch will be provided. Please do not submit payment with registration. FMPA will send an invoice to your utility following the course.

Register NO LATER THAN Aug. 6, 2019


August 20 @ 8:30 am
August 21 @ 4:30 pm
6003 Pershing Avenue, Orlando, 32822 + Google Map


Sharon Samuels


OUC Engineering Building
6003 Pershing Avenue, Orlando, 32822 + Google Map

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