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Just Passed! Next Qualification ???

So last month i passed my Achievement Measurement 2 (AM2)
with N.E.T

I work in a commercial / industrial background mainly maintenance but some installation

now i'm wondering what to do next,

I really want to go down the high voltage / substations route but unsure of what qualifications or exam body to train with.

ANY SUGGESTIONS ?
 
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ANY SUGGESTIONS
take lie down ,well done, next.
 

With power comes great responsibility.

Well done
 
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I would suggest the 2391 next.
You’ve just done the AM2 and I assume not long done your core qualifications, so what you’ve learnt will still be fresh in your mind.
You just need the basic formulae for the 2391, volt drop, Ohm’s law and the Megaohm formula.
Probably a good idea to get GN3 as well.

As for working in power plants and substations, look into what’s required to become an Approved Person.
High Voltage (HV) Authorised Person Commercial Course - http://www.developtraining.co.uk/courses/electrical/authorised-person-hv-high-voltage-commercial
 

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I remember saying the same thing,to me mum....after i did my cycling proficiency badge...cost me a lot of time,buried in books...

Well done,though,and i would say the 2391 is a good call.
 
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the Megaohm formula.
What's this then?
 

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I would suggest the 2391 next.
You’ve just done the AM2 and I assume not long done your core qualifications, so what you’ve learnt will still be fresh in your mind.
You just need the basic formulae for the 2391, volt drop, Ohm’s law and the Megaohm formula.
Probably a good idea to get GN3 as well.

As for working in power plants and substations, look into what’s required to become an Approved Person.
High Voltage (HV) Authorised Person Commercial Course - http://www.developtraining.co.uk/courses/electrical/authorised-person-hv-high-voltage-commercial
51701"]What's this then?[/QUOTE]
Yeah not heard of that one, what is it? as for AP duties, it depends on on what work you intend doing.
If it's switching duties on a HV Ring Main or a HV Radial leg, the jus doing the course is not ideal.
You will need to complete the course, pass the written and practical examination, satisfy the Authorising Engineer from your Parent body that you are proficient in these duties, you will need to be able to write up Switching programs, issue PtoW, and re qualify after 3 years, which in my case was a shortened course, failure to pass this re qualification means you will have your AP ticket revoked, this will apply to LV AP duties as well.
 
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I don’t know why that says Approved person instead of Authorised?
The Megaohm one, resistors in parallel.
Four circuits with insulation resistance of 80 Mohms, 60 Mohms, 40 Mohms and 30Mohms.
What would be the expected Insulation resistance when all four circuits are tested together?
 
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Ok, you just mean adding resistances in parallel.

Not really a formula, just basic math.

But for the trainees:

1/Rt = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + .......

R1 in this case is just resistance 1 and so on, Rt is resistance total.
 
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I don’t actually understand why they want you to be able to work that out?
Why would you do a global IR test after testing each circuit?
 

Pete999

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It's probably an understanding the IR exercise.
Also it's something basic that all Electricians should understand and be able to calculate, as Rob mentions in his reply, it's just a basic formulae.
 

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I'm pretty much in the same boat as the OP so Id like some insight into the same paths. I'm starting to show interest in the HV side of things. Not sure if it's the route I'd like to actually take but I'm very interested in it.
 

gazdkw82

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Some good information about the courses they offer.

Does anyone have information about the benefits of going down this route? What sort of roles are available? Working in distribution? DNO?
 

Pete999

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Some good information about the courses they offer.

Does anyone have information about the benefits of going down this route? What sort of roles are available? Working in distribution? DNO?
Not just DNOs many factories, the armed forces, facility companies employ APs both HV and LV imo LV /AP duties are just as challenging as HV even more so sometimes
 

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I would avoid the Develop courses if you can it next to useless. They carry out training (Derby and Swindon) without ever seeing any switch gear (they do have switch gear at York). The training at E-ON are just up the road from Leicester at the power station are very good.
 
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Scottish Power at Hoylake (Wirral) have a good training center for HV switching.
 

gazdkw82

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I would avoid the Develop courses if you can it next to useless. They carry out training (Derby and Swindon) without ever seeing any switch gear (they do have switch gear at York). The training at E-ON are just up the road from Leicester at the power station are very good.
Just up the road from me. I'll have to find more info on that
 

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Do e-on advertise this training externally? I cannot find any information on it
Schneider
used to do it as well
 

David Prosser

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Do e-on advertise this training externally? I cannot find any information on it
High Voltage Operations Training Courses | Uniper - https://www.uniper-engineeringacademy.com/training-courses/high-voltage-operations

That's what there called now. It definitely the instructors Kieth and can't remember the other chaps name, both were really good.
 
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