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This course, focused on basic electrical design concepts, is designed to meet today demands for more integration of engineering disciplines in industrial and commercial design, construction and maintenance.


 
Course Outline
After participating in this course you will be able to do the following:

understand electrical code requirements
apply the code in your work situations
determine the liabilities associated with code non-compliance
design electrical systems in compliance with the code
broaden your knowledge of wire and cable applications
account for code requirements in the design, construction, and operation of electrical systems
relate electrical code to grounding and bonding requirements
assess hazardous locations based on code requirements
determine the code requirements for motor applications, substations, and high voltage lines

Description
This course focuses on basic electrical design concepts that will meet the demands of today’s industrial and commercial design, construction, and maintenance. In addition to familiarizing participants with basic electrical circuits and circuit parameters, the course provides a general understanding of the methods used to design low voltage power distribution systems (600 volts or less).

You will gain a practical understanding of basic concepts such as alternating currents, power, power factor, and inductive loads. The course will emphasize Canadian Electrical Code while introducing the basics of electrical generation, transmission and distribution, design philosophy and procedures, construction materials, services, grounding, and power quality. You will learn how to communicate effectively with engineers and contractors who are designing, building, upgrading, or expanding your plant’s or building’s electrical distribution.

The instructor will assume that you have no prior electrical engineering education but are currently involved with electrical equipment and systems.

Objective
To provide non-electrical engineers involved with the design, construction, or maintenance of electrical systems with a sound understanding of the principles used in designing electrical circuits.

Who Should Attend
This course is a must for non-electrical engineers involved in electrical and lighting systems in industrial plants and commercial and institutional buildings and facilities. It will benefit plant, project, and facility engineers; electrical contractors; and sales engineers involved with electrical equipment and systems. No formal electrical education is required. All topics begin at the fundamentals level.

Special Features
Participants will receive a copy of Electrical Equipment Handbook, McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Program Outline

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Basic Concepts

  • Voltage, current, power
  • Resistance, inductance, capacitance
  • Ohm's law, RMS, average values
  • Three-phase systems
  • Power factor

Grounding Concepts

  • Grounding for safety
  • Grounding for equipment operation

Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution

  • Fundamentals of power generation, transmission and distribution
  • One-line diagrams
  • Power quality

Day II

System Design Philosophy

Voltage Levels

  • Transformers
  • Theory, types, connections
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Fault calculations
  • Interrupting ratings
  • Coordination
  • Load sudy/possible loads
  • Load characteristics
  • Load locations

Standards, Recommended Practices, Guides and Codes

  • Introduction to Canadian Electrical Code
  • Key relevant sections of the Canadian Electrical Code

Electrical Construction Materials

Basic Electrical Construction Materials

  • Wires
  • Raceways
  • Devices
  • Boxes
  • Panelboards
  • Motor control equipment
  • Switchboards

Day III

Design Procedures

Lighting and Non-motor Branch Circuit Design

  • Harmonics consideration
  • CEC requirements
  • Circuit protection

Motor Branch Circuit Design

  • CEC requirements
  • Motor protection
  •  Circuit protection
  • Calculations

Feeder Circuit Design

  • CEC requirements
  • Circuit protection
  • Calculations

Problem Solving

Service Design

  • Commercial/industrial examples
  • CEC constraints
  • Utility constraints
  • Equipment
  • Switchboards
  • Metering: CTs, PTs
Fault Current Calculations

Lighting Design

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30 Adjournment


Faculty

Ajit Bapat
Ajit Bapat is well known in the electrical distribution field having served over 40 years in the industry. His expertise in the art and science of ground fault protection is acknowledged in North America. He holds Master's Degrees in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering, specializing in power systems and power system protection, and has particular interest in ground fault protection, digital metering systems, microprocessor based integrated systems for protection, metering, monitoring and control of power distribution systems. He is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario and a  senior life member of the IEEE. EEE.
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Certificates offered

2.1 CEUs / 21 PDHs


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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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011
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