This seminar demonstrates accurate interpretations and applications in areas such as wiring systems, grounding and bonding, protection and control, motors, lines and substations, explosion-proof areas, fire alarms and emergency systems.
- Course Outline
** Updated for 2009 **
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
• Recognize the electrical code requirements for electrical distribution systems
• Comply with the requirements of the code to ensure they are accounted for in the design, construction and operation of electrical systems
• Apply your knowledge of grounding and bonding requirements in the code
• Work with greater insight into the protection and control requirements of the code
• Enhance safety of your hazardous locations by complying with the code
• Adjust motor applications, substations and high voltage lines to meet with the code requirements
• Select suitable wire and cable for your projects
Description Designers, installers and users are responsible for electrical safety. The Canadian Electrical Code establishes safety standards for design, installation, maintenance and use of electrical wiring by preventing undue electrical fire and shock hazards.
Excellent code knowledge is a prerequisite to correct specification and application of equipment and wiring in all areas of design, construction, maintenance, manufacturing and the use of electricity. This seminar demonstrates accurate interpretations and applications in areas such as wiring systems, grounding and bonding, protection and control, motors, lines and substations, explosion-proof areas, fire alarms and emergency systems. It also highlights key standards, including the Building Code, IEEE, NFPA and CSA which are referenced in the Canadian Electrical Code.
Objective To enhance participant’s knowledge in key sections of the Canadian Electrical Code.
Who Should Attend This seminar will be of interest to engineers in design and construction, plant engineers and other staff, maintenance and safety personnel, contractors, fire and accident investigators, plant operating personnel, manufacturers, government and electrical utility staff. The seminar will be of great benefit to consulting engineering companies who advise power plants, oil and gas plants, and other manufacturing and processing industries. Personnel responsible for electrical operation of physical plants at large institutional, commercial and industrial complexes will also find it beneficial.
You will receive a copy of these publications:
1. C22.1-09 - Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (21st edition) 2009, Safety Standard For Electrical Installations
2. C22.1 HB-09 - CE Code Handbook, An Explanation of Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1
Faculty: Ajit Bapat, P. Eng., M. Eng., MBA
Electrical Code Overview
• Canadian Electrical Code
• Organization of the Canadian Electrical Code
• Critical related and referenced standards
Wire and Cable Applications - Sections 4, 12 and 36
• Wiring, boxes, fittings, conditions of use
• Conductor sizes, ampacities, temperature ratings
• Flame spread ratings
• Parallel conductors
• Underground wiring
• Sheath currents and eddy currents
• High voltage wiring
Grounding and Bonding - Sections 10 and 36
• Electrical system grounding
• Electrical equipment bonding
• Bonding other systems
• Ground electrodes
• Clean grounds
• Grounding and bonding methods
• GPR, step and touch potentials in substations
Protection and Control - Section 14
• Overload and overcurrent protection for wiring and equipment
• Switchgear ground fault protection
• Series related electrical equipment applications
• Fuse and breaker applications
• Electrical equipment switching and disconnection
Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Pumps - Section 32
Swimming Pools - Section 68
Motor Applications - Section 28
• Motor service duty
• Overcurrent and overload protection of motors
• Motor wiring methods and ratings for services, feeders and branch circuits
• Grouped motor protection
• Motor disconnection requirements
• Motor controls
High Voltage Substations and Lines - Sections 36 and 26
• Electrical system fault levels
• Basic impulse levels
• Overcurrent protection, cables, transformers and equipment
• Lightning arrester protection
• Substations and lines switching and disconnection
• Clearances for lines and in substations
• Oil-filled electrical equipment
Hazardous Locations - Section 18
• Class I flammable and explosive gases and vapours
• Class II combustible and conductive dusts
• Class III ignitable fibres and flyings
• Area classifications, divisions and groups
• Electrical equipment specifications for hazardous locations
• Wiring systems and sealing in hazardous locations
• Intrinsically safe circuits
• Purged electrical systems
Emergency Systems - Section 46
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.
8:00 Registration and Coffee (1st day only)
8:30 Session begins
- Prerequisites & Certificates
1.2 CEU / 12 PDH
- Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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