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This seminar demonstrates accurate interpretations & applications in areas such as wiring systems, grounding & bonding, protection & control, motors, lines & substations, explosion-proof areas, fire alarms & emergency systems.

Course Outline
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
€¢ Apply the electrical code requirements for fire alarms, fire pumps and emergency systems
€¢ Employ the requirements of the code to ensure they are accounted for in the design, construction and operation of electrical systems
€¢ Use your knowledge of grounding and bonding requirements in the code
€¢ Better protect your electrical system with the additional insight gained into the protection and control requirements of the Code
€¢ Upgrade your compliance with the requirements for hazardous locations in the Code
€¢ Work with the code having understood the requirements about motor applications, substations and high voltage lines requirements in the code
€¢ Comply with the Code requirements for wire and cable applications

Designers, installers and users are responsible for electrical safety.  The Ontario Electrical Code establishes safety standards for design, installation, maintenance and use of electrical facilities for prevention of 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 other key standards, including the Building Code, IEEE, NFPA and CSA which are referenced throughout the Ontario Electrical Code.


To enhance participants' knowledge in key sections of the Ontario€'s Electrical Safety Code.

Who Should Attend

This seminar will be of interest to engineers and others in design and construction, engineers and other plant personnel, maintenance and safety personnel, contractors, fire and accident investigators, operating personnel, manufacturing, government and electrical utility staff.

Special Features
The interactive style of the instructor provides you with ample opportunity to get answers to all your questions relating to Ontario€(TM)s Electrical Safety Code.

You will receive the following publications:
The Ontario Electrical Safety Code 24th Edition 2009 - contains the complete Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, 21st Edition, plus the 46 Ontario Amendments. C22.1-09 Code Handbook, An Explanation of Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1.

Program Outline

Day I

Registration and Coffee

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

Electrical Code Overview
€¢ Ontario€(TM)s Electrical Safety Code
€¢ Organization of the Code
€¢ Critical related and referenced standards

Wire and Cable Applications - Sections 4, 12 and 36
€¢ Wiring and cables, electrical equipment, 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
€¢ Fire alarm systems and fire pumps


Day II

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, zones, divisions and groups
€¢ Electrical equipment specifications and applications in hazardous locations
€¢ Wiring and sealing methods in hazardous locations

Intrinsically Safe and Non-Incendive Circuits
€¢ Purged electrical systems

Emergency Systems - Section 46
€¢ Emergency power, unit equipment and exit signs

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. 

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

Ajit Bapat
Ajit Bapat is well known in the electrical distribution field for his 40 years of expertise in the art and science of ground fault protection. He holds Master's degrees in business administration and electrical engineering, specializing in power systems and power system protection. He has particular interest in ground fault protection; digital metering systems; microprocessor based integrated systems for protection; and the metering, monitoring, and control of power distribution systems. A member of Professional Engineers Ontario, he is also a senior life member of the IEEE.


Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEUs / 12 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.
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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.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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