Why Establish a Battery Maintenance and Management Program?

Find Out at Eagle Eye’s FREE Battery Maintenance Training!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – (November 2017) Eagle Eye and DC Technology Inc will be hosting a battery maintenance training course on January 16, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Holiday Inn Express in Richmond, VA. Attending the course is free and lunch will be provided! What more could you ask for?

In addition, this specific course will outline the justification for establishing a battery maintenance and management program. It explains the importance of why standby batteries are not considered consumables, but rather an asset that must be maintained to retain its value. The course will also review IEEE recommended practices with NERC PRC-005-2 requirements to ensure battery reliability which is important to prevent costly downtime and battery system failure.

Furthermore, this free course will introduce you to the tools and test equipment required to carry out all measurements and inspections specified in the IEEE recommended practices and NERC requirements. These inspections are calendar based for the batteries to be monitored on a continuous basis without the requirement for human intervention unless the analyzed data indicates a problem. These values from a resource management and battery reliability perspective will be explained along with how to understand the data collected. No single parameter of data will provide a definitive answer as to the battery’s condition. For this reason, we will provide attendees with a detailed explanation on how to use the changing relationship between parameters to more closely identify failing units.

Although analyzing the data will identify failing cells or units, the only test of a battery’s capacity is to carry out a discharge test. How the test is conducted, and the results are analyzed will depend on what the user is trying to establish. An explanation of the different set up parameters for each test as defined in the IEEE documents and how the data should be interpreted will be covered.

Finally, the instructor will review safety. All work carried out on battery systems will have both chemical and electrical hazards associated with it and is subject to specific OSHA requirements with respect training and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Enrollment is limited to 25 individuals, on a first-come-first-served basis. Initially, there will be a limit of two attendees per company to broaden the participation base.

If you are interested in attending, please confirm your plans to attend by submitting the attached RSVP to Kathy Enos via email at kenos@rwchapman.com or fax at 704-523-4708. Kathy may also be reached at 704-602-8225 should you have any questions about this event.

In addition to this battery maintenance training course, Eagle Eye also offers a variety of hands-on approaches to learning about battery management, DC system design, and safety as well as IEEE recommended best practices, real time battery monitoring systems, battery testing and data analysis. These courses have an on-site training option available and are taught by our instructor, George Pedersen who has over 40 years of knowledge in the battery industry. You can check out more about him and his background in the field here: George Pedersen: The Battery Management Guru (http://www.eepowersolutions.com/george-pedersen-battery-management-guru/).

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