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Circuit Breaker and Switchgear

IDC Technologies

1 days
299 USD/full
299 USD/full
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This Circuit Breaker and Switchgear course at IDC Technologies discusses the application, installation, maintenance, and testing issues related to medium and high voltage switchgear circuit breakers.  


Switchgear (and circuit breakers) are critical components in electrical distribution systems and their operation significantly affects the overall performance of the system.

Low voltage switchgear is covered including its theory and standards. You will gain a solid understanding of the issues associated with the use of these critical items with an emphasis on safety. The focus is on medium voltage (referred today as high voltage) switchgear which represents most of the switchgear installed on electrical distribution systems, particularly air blast, oil, SF6 and vacuum circuit breakers.

Case studies covering the main manufacturers’ equipment illustrate the important practical principles. Other power system protection components are covered as well to ensure that switchgear is understood in the correct context. 

The Circuit Breaker and Switchgear course at IDC Technologies will develop and enhance your understanding of what is involved in the maintenance of these essential components of power systems, through the tips and tricks learnt and developed by some of the world's best electrical engineers.

You will learn: 

  • The fundamentals of operating switchgear and circuit breakers
  • How to select the appropriate type and rating of circuit breakers and switchgear
  • The operation of switchgear components (CTs, VTs, relays and cable terminations)
  • How to manage power transformer breakdowns to reduce disruption

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Circuit Breaker Design 
  • Switchgear Specifications 
  • Operational Safety 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • No formal electrical education is required as everything is examined from a fundamentals and practical point of view. As such, this is an intermediate course focused on the fundamentals to ensure you quickly understand the key concepts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    299 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 299 USD for the full programme during 1 days.
  • National

    299 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 299 USD for the full programme during 1 days.


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