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Electrical Engineering for Practitioners in the Oil and Gas Industry

21 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Focus on the principles of electrical engineering design methods specific to the oil and gas industry
  • Interpret and apply relevant sections of the Canadian Electrical Code
  • Gain insights on how to improve the efficiency of electrical equipment
  • Apply your understanding of grounding issues relevant to the oil and gas industry

This course is focused on basic electrical engineering concepts and is designed to promote integration of engineering disciplines in the oil and gas industry and to introduce electrical engineering concepts to oil and gas practitioners.

You will study basic electrical engineering design concepts such as fault calculations and protective equipment coordination and become familiar with the electrical single line diagram, area classification concepts, grounding and bonding issues. You will learn how to identify possible areas of vulnerability in your electrical system, how to mitigate the risks to your electrical systems and how to improve the bottom line of your business.

Course Outline

  • Area classifications, standards and practices
  • Short circuit studies for equipment and relaying
  • Grounding
  • Load analysis
  • Plant utility interface
  • Protective devices and relay settings
  • Motor protection
  • Surge voltage protection
  • Application areas in Petro Chem industry
  • Energy management and efficiencies

Who Should Attend
Those involved in the oil and gas industry, including:
Electrical Engineers • Project Engineers and Managers • Operations Engineers • Design Engineers • Technicians and Technologists • Facility Engineers • Engineering Consultants

Course Rating
4.3 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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