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Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers

Online /
Nov 23 - 25, 2021 /
Course Code: 12-1105-ONL21

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern

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

  • discover in depth the electrical code requirements and how the code is organized and used
  • 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
  • review 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
  • gain more insight into the protection and control requirements of the code
  • assess your understanding of the requirements for hazardous locations in the code
  • determine the requirements in the code for motor applications, substations and high voltage lines

Description

This course, focused on basic electrical design concepts, is designed to meet today's demands for more integration of engineering disciplines in industrial and commercial design, construction and maintenance. It will familiarize you with basic electrical circuits and circuit parameters, and provide a general understanding of the methods used to design low voltage power distribution systems (for voltages 600 volts and below).

You will gain practical understanding of basic concepts such as direct, single-phase, and three-phase alternating current, power, power factor, and inductive loads. You will study basics of electrical generation, transmission and distribution, basic design philosophy and design procedures, electrical construction materials, services, and grounding and power quality concepts. Application of Canadian Electrical Code to design procedures, including relevant sections of the Canadian Electrical Code will be emphasized. You will learn how to communicate effectively with engineers and contractors who are designing or building, upgrading or expanding your plant's electrical distribution.

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

Course Outline

  • Basic concepts
  • Grounding concepts
  • Electrical power generation, transmission and distribution
  • System design philosophy
  • Voltage levels
  • Standards, recommended practices, guides and codes
  • Engineering construction materials
  • Design procedures
  • Lighting and non-motor branch circuit design
  • Motor branch circuit design
  • Feeder circuit design
  • Service Design
  • Arc flash hazard and electrical safety

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, as well as sales engineers involved with electrical equipment and systems. No formal electrical education is required. All topics begin at the fundamentals level.

This course is approved by:
Architects Licensing Board of Newfoundland and Labrador
Architects Association of New Brunswick
Nova Scotia Association of Architects
EPP Approved

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

Syllabus

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
  • Types of faults and Fault Current

Overcurrent protection

  • 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

  • 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

Service Design

  • Commercial/industrial
  • CEC constraints
  • Utility constraints
  • Equipment
  • Switchboards
  • Metering: CTs, PTs

Arc Flash Hazard and Electrical Safety

Case Study

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

Instructor

Ajit Bapat, P.Eng., M.Eng., MBA

Ajit 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.




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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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