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Air Leak Locating Using Modern Techniques and Software Tools

This new air pressure class includes an overview of cable pressurization fundamentals, system anatomy, and engineering requirements. The overview is followed by an detailed discussion of both basic and advanced leak locating techniques. Please note that the level of detail and complexity of the leak locating explanation varies depending upon the expectations and experience of those attending. Finally, our instructor reveals the methods in which our powerful software tools, PressureMAP™ and PressureWEB™, can be used to improve cable pressurization system management responsibilities and maintenance tasks. In this segment alone we'll look at:
  • Accessing PressureMAP
  • Understanding general data entry requirements
  • Grasping the differences and corresponding response techniques that pertain to reactive alarms and proactive tasks
  • Using the software to perform device pair diagnostic tasks
  • Utilizing PressureMAP's System Quality Index (SQI) information
  • Accessing and utilizing the various software reports available
  • Understanding the capabilities of the software from the PressureWEB perspective
  • Harnessing the full power of PressureWEB, including:
    • Using the Setup utility
    • Customizing office listings
    • Navigating menus and identifying shortcuts
    • Using Report views
    • Working with user-initiated actions

Cable Pressurization Advanced Leak Locating–2-Day Instruction

This applications-oriented class examines the principles and components that comprise the latest leak locating techniques developed by System Studies Incorporated. The course is designed to:
  • Be responsive to individual interests
  • Stress performance and decision making
  • Offer solutions to difficult leak locating problems
Advanced Leak Locating is recommended for those who have successfully completed the Theory and Practice course.

Cable Pressurization Engineering–2-Day Instruction

The Cable Pressurization Engineering class presents the criteria and procedures for designing air pressure systems. Complete design criteria are provided for:
  • Exchange cables
  • Trunk and toll cables
  • Single feed systems
  • Air pipe systems
  • Flow Bank systems
Every design area and responsibility including the preparation and distribution of engineering documentation is identified and discussed. This course should be attended by anyone involved in system design and the issuing of air pressure work orders.

2–Day Regional 289H LSS Team Training

This hands-on instructional seminar describes 289H LSS installation requirements, including existing monitor conversion, data entry, and diagnostics testing. At the conclusion of the course, you will have a working 289H LSS office, a practical strategy for future office conversions, and in-depth understanding of the 289H Diagnostics program. This on-site training includes the following:
  • Our team works with your technicians and/or outside plant vendors to complete a 289H installation and/or conversion. The PressureMAP Staff is urged to attend.
  • Utilizing laptop computers, personnel are shown how to convert Chatlos, Sparton, Hercules, and other monitoring system data for use within PressureMAP.
  • This phase of instruction explains methods of printing out the documentation and data necessary to convert the office.
  • The training team demonstrates, assists and observes technicians in using cutover worksheets to actually install and convert working transducers to the 289H LSS.
  • After the 289H LSS installation and cutover has been completed, our instructors will demonstrate the use of the 289H Diagnostics program to test air dryer monitoring reliability and verify that all devices are reading properly.
  • Further instruction is provided on using the 289H Diagnostics program to perform pair analysis and troubleshooting on field devices—including realtime readings and capacitance, leakage and AC/DC testing.
This course is designed for those who are responsible for the installation, maintenance and/or administration of cable pressurization monitors, and for air pressure technicians responsible for maintaining pressurized cable systems.

Cable Pressurization Buffering–1/2-Day Instruction

The Cable Pressurization Buffering class explains in detail the various buffering practices that are used to protect the integrity of the pressurized cable network during scheduled splice and sheath openings. From a protection standpoint, the importance of performing buffering procedures correctly cannot be overemphasized. The course describes:
  • Required buffering tools
  • Buffering procedures for specific locations in single feed and dual feed pneumatic sections
  • Mandatory safety precautions
The Buffering course is recommended for cable splicers, maintenance supervisors and pressurization engineers.

1–2 Day Regional Cable Pressurization Instruction
Plus 1–2 Day Field Instruction

This cable pressurization leak locating course begins with an explanation of the basics of cable pressure and the anatomy of a pressurized cable system, followed by field instruction. This class can be structured to include one or two days of classroom instruction, and one or two days of field instruction, depending on student needs (price may vary according to the course structure requested). Course topics include:
  • Pressure and flow relationships
  • Standard air pressure design
  • Modern leak locating techniques
  • Air flow analysis
  • List of recommendations or field report, to be given to attendees after the field session
This maintenance and repair course is recommended for those who are new to cable pressurization, or for those wishing to refine leak locating skills.