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Electrical Distribution Principles and Applications

Upcoming Dates
  • Jul. 16-18, 2024 (D243)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,895
Expand your understanding of the fundamentals of AC electricity as applied to utility electric power distribution systems and recognize the fundamental principles involved in the operation of a three-phase electrical distribution system. Learn how to understand and perform electric circuit calculations, understand and apply distribution planning principles and engineering economics, and be able to select the proper conductors, cables, and transformers to use in a distribution system.
Customizable
Discipline: Electrical
RA00533

Power System Analysis Skills for Engineers and Technicians

Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 13-15, 2024 (D254)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,795
This introductory course begins with a review of three-phase power calculations, the per-unit system, and phasor algebra—basic tools used in modeling and how to solve nearly all types of power system problems. Learn symmetrical components and how to use them to calculate balanced and unbalanced short-circuit faults, and open-circuit faults on three-phase power systems. In addition, you will learn how to correctly model the various types of transformer connections, phase shifts through delta-wye transformers, and transmission and distribution line impedances.
Discipline: Electrical
RA00691

Electrical Systems Design for the Non-Electrical Engineer

Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 9-13, 2024 (D090)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,995
  • Apr. 28 - May 2, 2025 (D246)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,995
Take this course to learn fundamental electrical concepts and electrical power distribution design for industrial and commercial systems—1,000 volts and below. Expert instructors will start with basic science concepts and extend them to explain single-phase and three-phase alternating current systems. You will gain a sound understanding of electrical circuits, electrical construction materials, grounding, power quality, arc flash, and applicable national safety and energy codes and standards. This course is intended for those responsible for the design, operation and maintenance of electric power and lighting systems in commercial and institutional buildings and manufacturing plants, and it assumes you have no formal training in electrical engineering.
Customizable
Discipline: Electrical
RA00066

Underground Electrical Distribution Systems

Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 1-3, 2024 (D091)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,695
We'll introduce you to underground components and walk you through the principles of planning, policy, design, construction, cost, and cable testing. You'll work through class exercises in policy, design, system layout, and fuse/protective device coordination. We'll also review operations considerations and NESC safety requirements.
Customizable
Discipline: Electrical
RA00010

National Electrical Safety Code

Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 15-17, 2024 (D253)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,695
This essential course is your opportunity to focus in depth on the rules and provisions of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC ®). During four days of intensive, interactive discussion and team exercises, you will learn the organization and the application of the NESC ® code. You will also learn how to integrate code and regulatory requirements into standard design and operating practices.
Customizable
Discipline: Electrical
RA00008

National Electrical Code

Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 11-15, 2024 (D259)
    Live Online
    $1,495
The National Electrical Code® is the "benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect consumers and property from electrical hazards," according to the National Fire Protection Association. This course is designed to help you work safely and more efficiently by applying the National Electrical Code to your daily work. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to design electrical systems that are code compliant and will be aware of the liabilities associated with noncompliance.
Customizable
Discipline: Electrical
RA00001

Introduction to Power System and Substation Grounding

Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 13-16, 2025 (D486)
    Live Online
    $1,495
We will introduce you to the fundamentals of utility power system grounding. You will learn the different system configuration methods and the theory behind common methods. Your expert instructors will then walk you through the step-by-step process of substation grounding optimization studies and corresponding design and construction drawings.
Customizable
Discipline: Electrical
RA01631
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