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Distributor Training, Product Training & Webinars


Distributor Training Courses

Due to limited seating, please do not make travel arrangements until notified by Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) that you have been accepted to attend. Registration closes when the class is full or seven (7) weeks prior to the training, whichever comes first.

  • 25 (maximum) seats for HPS DT151 Utility Distributor Training.
  • 20 (maximum) seats for HPS DT151C Communications Distributor Training.
  • 25 (maximum) seats for HPS DT201 "Hands-On" Distributor Training.
  • 20 (maximum) seats for Fall Communications Distributor Training.

Additional questions about training or special requests should be sent to: Chad Bateman


DT151 - Utility Distributor Training

This course is designed for Distributors who may be new to the electric utility business or new to HPS products and services. The Centralia, Missouri location offers a unique opportunity to meet HPS Customer Service staff, as well as see where products are designed, tested, manufactured, and shipped.

Participants will receive a basic overview of products manufactured for Distribution, Substation, and Transmission electrical systems. HPS product lines will be used as examples wherever possible. Classroom presentations will be augmented with tours through HPS Customer Service, production facilities, the HPS Distribution Center, and the Engineering Research Lab.

Length of Course:
Three days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Centralia, Missouri

Fee:
$500 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Dates / Locations:
July 23-25, 2019 - Registration closed

Inquire via Email for more information.


DT151 - Communications Distributor Training

This course is designed for distributors who have some experience in the OSP communications infrastructure business. In-depth product presentations in the classroom will be augmented with a factory tour of our Leeds, Alabama manufacturing facility. Weather permitting, we will also use an outdoor "Hands-On" products demonstration area, simulating various overhead and underground communications lines. Depending on the time of year and location, you may experience sunshine, misting rain, light snow, blowing winds, or hot and humid conditions. Safety is a priority with HPS. At the discretion of HPS, we will require the use of safety glasses and other safety products as deemed prudent, which will be provided. Closed toed shoes are required during the factory tour and visits to the demonstration area.

Products covered include underground enclosures, pole line hardware, slack storage systems, ADSS hardware, anchors, and bonding and grounding. Participants will gain an understanding of applications, product selection, and installation for select products.

Length of Course:
One and a half days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Leeds, Alabama

Fee:
$350 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Dates / Locations:
May 14-15, 2019 - Registration closed.

Inquire via Email for more information.


DT201 - "Hands-On" Distributor Training

This course is designed for those who have experience with, and a solid understanding of, utility products or have completed DT151. In-depth utility product presentations in the classroom will be augmented with factory tours. Weather permitting, we will also use an outdoor "Hands-On" utility products training course, simulating various (non-energized) overhead and underground utility lines. Depending on the time of year and location, you may experience sunshine, misting rain, light snow, blowing winds, or hot and humid conditions. Participants must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and perform various supervised activities. A medical waiver may be required before attending the training to cover the "Hands-On" portion. Safety is a priority at HPS. At the discretion of HPS, we will require the use of hard hats, safety glasses, and other safety products as deemed prudent.

Length of Course:
Three days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Leeds, Alabama

Fee:
$500 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Dates & Locations:
Leeds, AL: October 8-10, 2019 - Registration closed.

Inquire via Email for more information.


Fall Communications Distributor Training

This course is designed for distributors who may be new to the OSP communications infrastructure business. In-depth product presentations in the classroom will be augmented with a factory tour of our Leeds, Alabama manufacturing facility. Weather permitting, we will also use an outdoor "Hands-On" products demonstration area, simulating various overhead and underground communications lines. Depending on the time of year and location, you may experience sunshine, misting rain, blowing winds, or hot and humid conditions. Safety is a priority with HPS. At the discretion of HPS, we will require the use of safety glasses and other safety products as deemed prudent, which will be provided. Closed toed shoes are required during the factory tour and visits to the demonstration area.

Length of Course:
Two days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Leeds, Alabama

Fee:
$350 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Dates & Locations:
Leeds, AL: November 5-6, 2019 - Registration closed.

Inquire via Email for more information.


Product Training Courses

CHANCE® Hot Line Tools Training

Lineman Safety is Our Priority

  • 80+ years providing live line training at customer sites around the world
  • Course customized to your specific needs
  • Proper care, maintenance and testing of CHANCE Lineman Grade Tools
  • Safe Work Practices and Work Methods including compliance with local and federal regulations
  • Complete actual maintenance activities during training
  • CHANCE® Demonstrators/Trainers are journeyman linemen averaging more than 30 years of live line experience

Benefits of Live Line Maintenance

  • Minimize power outages to your customers
  • Avoid loss of revenue from turning the power off

Date(s):
Per Mutual Agreement

Location(s):
Customer's Site

Upcoming Date(s) / Location(s):
Request information

Resource(s):
Hot Line Tools Training Brochure


USCO® Switch Installation and Adjustment Training

USCO now offers a unique and challenging switch installation training program tailored specifically for utility contractors and field service crews. This 2-day training is held either at the USCO factory or at the customer's location. The training is conducted in the classroom as well as in the field where participants will gain valuable hands-on experience in USCO switch installations. The program covers everything from basic switch construction to troubleshooting switch control mechanisms.

Length of Course:
Two days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Leeds, Alabama
Customer's Site

Fee:
$450 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Date(s) / Location(s):
To Be Announced - Inquire via Email

Resource(s)::
USCO Switch Installation and Adjustment Training Brochure


ARR201 - Surge Arrester Seminar

Learn how to specify Surge Arresters to effectively protect Distribution, Substation and Transmission Systems. This course will cover application theory and the historical development of overvoltage protection for utility systems. Discussion will also include engineering design considerations and application issues such as insulation coordination. A factory tour of Surge Arresters in production will also be included.

Who should attend:
This Seminar is intended for Distribution, Substation or Transmission Standard Engineers, Operations Personnel, Substation Packagers and Consulting Engineers.

Length of Course:
Two days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Aiken, South Carolina

Fee:
$350 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Date(s) / Location(s):
June 24-25, 2020

Ohio Brass Surge Arresters Training Brochure
Ohio Brass Surge Arresters Guidelines


Transmission and Substation Foundation Design Seminar

An informative industry seminar that includes both classroom discussions on helical pile design and applications, along with outdoor pile installations and load tests. Case study presentations during the second day tie together real world applications to the classroom presentations and field testing.

Who should attend:This Seminar is intended for Electric Utility Engineers, Operations Personnel, Construction Foremen and Consulting Engineers.

Length of Course:
Two days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Centralia, Missouri

Fee:
There is no charge for the class, but participants will need to pay for their own travel and hotel accommodations - seating is limited

Upcoming Date(s) / Location(s):
May 21-22, 2019 - Registration closed.

For more information or to register for the seminar, please contact the seminar host, Chad Bateman by email, scbateman@hubbell.com.


ANC201 - Utility Anchors

Learn the dynamics of earth anchoring systems as they apply to Electric Utilities and Telecoms. A.B. Chance® Company developed the first patented "Earth Anchor" in 1912; originated power-installed anchoring systems and continues to lead the industry in anchor technology. This course will cover the theory and the actual installation of various types of Anchoring systems. A tour of the Anchor Manufacturing facility will be included.

Who should attend: This Seminar is intended for Electric and Telecom Utility Engineers, Operations Personnel, Construction Foremen and Consulting Engineers.

Length of Course:
Two days (not including travel time)

Location(s):
Centralia, Missouri

Fee:
$350 per person - seating is limited

Upcoming Date(s) / Location(s):
August 21-22, 2019 - Registration closed.

Anchor Seminar Flyer


Webinars

Want to learn more about improving your system reliability? Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. offers free webinars specifically designed for utility, standards and design engineers, consulting engineers and EPC engineers. Topics covered will address issues with design, construction and operations of power systems. Individual sessions will relate to distribution, substation and transmission lines.

Arrester Webinars

**Each arrester webinar will include a review of necessary arrester fundamentals before the specific webinar topic is discussed.

Evolution of Surge Arrester Technology - February 11 @ 10am | February 20 @ 2pm

Metal Oxide Varistor, MOV, technology was introduced in 1967. Before this invention, the surge arrester market was dominated by the silicone carbide arrester technology. This webinar will cover the history and evolution of surge protection.

Arrester Selection - March 10 @ 10am | March 19 @ 2pm

Surge arresters protect a variety of equipment from the damaging effects of overvoltages. Learn the fundamentals of proper arrester selection to extend the life of critical power equipment.

Distribution Arrester Application and Selection - April 14 @ 10am | April 23 @ 2pm

Properly sized arresters provide the best possible protection. This webinar will focus on application, selection, and insulation coordination of overhead and underground distribution arresters.

Substation Arrester Application and Selection - May 12 @ 10am | May 21 @ 2pm

Substation equipment demands the best possible protection from long lasting switching surges. This webinar will highlight the extensive selection process for station arresters and the importance of considering different arrester designs for both protection and safety.

Line Performance Improvement - July 14 @ 10am | July 23 @ 2pm

Lightning induced insulator flashovers can result in momentary interruptions which pose as security and safety risks for government facilities and hospitals, as well as lost revenue for manufacturing facilities. Join this webinar to learn more about line performance improvement options, including Protecta*Lite® Systems line surge arresters. 

Installation Tips - August 11 @ 10am | August 20 @ 2pm

After correctly sizing an arrester for a given application, proper installation techniques will reinforce the surge arrester's ability to provide the best protection. This class will cover surge arrester installation tips from frequently asked customer questions to lessons learned in the field. 

Field Testing October 13 @ 10am | October 22 @ 2pm

Field testing is becoming more common today as the demand for reliable power continues to increase. This class will cover the basics of field testing and provide some insight on how to select a valuable test method.

Insulation Coordination - November 10 @ 10am | November 19 @ 2pm

Surge arresters are installed to reduce overvoltage stresses to critical equipment. During this insulation coordination webinar, you will learn the fundamentals needed to perform protective margin calculations.


Insulator Webinars

Insulator Basics

During this training, we will discuss the various types of insulators (polymer, porcelain & glass), the most appropriate applications for each type and limitations of each type. Learn about the advantages Quadri*Sil design provides for our direct bond polymer insulators and the various seal tests used to verify the effectiveness of the design.

Toughened Glass Bell Insulators – Click Here to View Dates and Sign-Up

An in-depth review concerning toughened glass bell suspension insulators. The course will discuss the various components and types of manufacturing processes used to produce glass bells which should be considered during selection. Includes a review of our product offerings and information about our manufacturing partner.

Insulator Selection/Website Navigation

The information provided during this training session will teach the attendee about the resources available when selecting the proper insulator for your application. The course will cover Hubbell’s part numbering system and breaking down the various segments of our part numbers into easy to understand identification methods to ensure accuracy when ordering. This course will also help you discover the features and resources available on our website to assist.

Braced Line Post Discussion

A training course designed to help attendees understand the process of selecting the necessary insulators to meet their needs for a braced line post structure. This course will discuss the information necessary for selection and considerations that should be taken into account.