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Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers

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Sep 5 - 6, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-0911-ONL24

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
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Overview

Learning Objectives and Take-Aways

  1. After attending this course, you will know the principles and concepts associated with AC and DC electricity and the distinction between these two realms of electricity. This understanding can be used to apply appropriate mathematics and physics-premised techniques, principles and equations for analyzing AC and DC systems in electronics and electrical power domains.
  1. You will know the role played by voltage and current angles in determining the power factor. The science and engineering theory behind the power factor is illustrated using the vector method, a graphical representation of voltage and current as a function of time and angle. Participants learn to apply different methods for calculating leading and lagging power factors.
  1. You will understand how the addition of power factor correcting capacitors results in the improvement of power factors and the physics and engineering-based explanation behind the “addition of too much capacitance” and how to avoid it.
  1. You will be able to apply important electrical system concepts, such as power quality, load factor and service factor, demand, peak demand, the distinction between electrical energy and electrical power, and associated engineering computation formulas and methods.
  1. You will know the difference between three-phase AC, “Y” and “∆ - Delta” configurations of loads and sources and the significance of these configurations from a practical power distribution and application perspective.
  1. You gain familiarity with power distribution equipment and instrumentation.
  1. You will understand the role Electrical Code plays in electrical design, electrical safety and arc flash hazards.
  1. You will learn how to interpret electrical one-line and comprehensive wiring diagrams.
  1. You will understand how electrical power bills are calculated under large industrial and commercial contract scenarios and take away some tips on electrical cost reduction.

Course description

This seminar or course covers the principles of electricity in a simple, easy-to-understand format. It is themed after a book published by the instructor, titled: “Electrical Engineering for non-Electrical Engineers.” In the book, as well as this seminar, Rauf uses simple analogies and practical, day-to-day examples to illustrate the otherwise abstract concepts of electrical engineering. Upon attending this course, participants will be able to perform straightforward and common calculations associated with voltage, current, resistance, circuit analysis, DC, single-phase AC, three-phase AC, power, power factor, service factor, load factor, and much more. Practical examples of electrical equipment applications in industrial, commercial, and institutional settings are covered. Discussions on electrical equipment, components, safety electronic devices, and test instrumentation are included. Important concepts in electrical safety are introduced.

This course is designed for engineers, professional engineers, energy professionals, engineering managers, technical professionals, facilities managers, and other professionals who need to be intimately familiar with current electrical engineering principles and practices. Participants are kept engaged through questions and answers, discussions and classwork.

Course Outline:

  • Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
  • Differences between DC and AC electricity, equipment, devices, and concepts
  • DC Power and AC Power and pertinent, important, single-phase and three-phase AC Concepts
  • Common Electrical Instruments
  • Important laws and circuit analysis techniques, DC and AC
  • Transformers and 3-phase AC electricity
  • Voltage regulation and service factor
  • Electrical standards
  • Motors, motor speed, torque, slip and line current calculation
  • Electronics, elemental electronic devices and printed circuit boards
  • Power factor and power factor correction
  • Electrical Equipment and Instrumentation in Industrial Applications
  • VFDs, their architecture and their application.
  • Electrical Power System Protection and Pertinent Codes
  • Electronic and electrical safety control devices/equipment
  • Electrical Power Distribution and Control Drawings
  • Electrical Power Bills, Rate Schedules and Cost Reduction Ideas

Who Should Attend?

  • Licensed Professional Engineers who need to meet the annual or biennial license renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Units) requirements.
  • Engineers and Architects in all disciplines who need to possess current working knowledge of electrical power and control concepts and respective technologies.
  • Engineering Managers/Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Facility Managers, Engineering Managers, Program/Project Managers and other executives or leaders who feel a lack of adequate electrical power and control knowledge to hold meaningful discussions and make informed decisions by interacting with their power and control subordinates or colleagues
  • Non-engineers, including technical writers responsible for developing operations and maintenance manuals for electrical or control equipment
  • Procurement/purchasing professionals who are responsible for the acquisition of power and control equipment
  • Construction Site Superintendents
  • Constructions Company Managers/Executives
  • Maintenance Engineers and Maintenance Managers
  • Other professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program, includes engineering/technical courses/seminars/workshops.
More Information

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time


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Syllabus

Day 1, 4 hours:

  • Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
  • Differences between DC and AC electricity, equipment, devices, and concepts
  • DC Power and AC Power and pertinent, important, single-phase and three-phase AC Concepts
  • Common Electrical Instruments
  • Important laws and circuit analyses techniques, DC and AC
  • Transformers & 3-phase AC electricity
  • Voltage regulation and service factor

Day 2, 4 hours:

  • Electrical standards
  • Motors, motor speed, torque, slip and line current calculation
  • Electronics, elemental electronic devices and printed circuit boards
  • Power factor and power factor correction
  • Electrical Equipment and Instrumentation in Industrial Applications
  • VFDs, their architecture and their application.
  • Electrical Power System Protection and Pertinent Codes
  • Electronic and electrical safety control devices/equipment
  • Electrical Power Distribution & Control Drawings
  • Electrical Power Bills, Rate Schedules and Cost Reduction Ideas

Instructor

S. Bobby Rauf, BSEE, P.E., C.E.M, MBA

Professor Bobby Rauf has developed and instructed engineering courses, seminars and workshops for over 14 years in the US and abroad.

He holds a patent on an electrical control system. Mr. Rauf has authored three books:

  • Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers
  • Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers

Mr. Rauf served as a Senior Staff Engineer, Energy and Ergonomics Program Manager, at PPG Industries, Inc, for over 30 years. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University since 1989. He has taught Professional Development Seminars/workshops at UNCC, McNeese University, Texas A&M University, Lamar University, AEE, Association of Energy Engineers, Balfour Beatty, Saudi Aramco and PDHengineers.

Prof. Rauf is a Licensed (PE) Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. He was inducted as a “Legend in Energy” by AEE in 2014.




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Fee & Credits

$695 + taxes

  • 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 8 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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