Electrical Systems Design for the Non-Electrical Engineerinterpro.wisc.edu/RA00066 See upcoming dates
If you have no formal electrical engineering education, this course will teach you how electrical distribution systems for commercial and industrial buildings are designed and operated. Emphasizing basic electrical concepts rather than rigorous mathematical derivations, expert instructors introduce the fundamental direct current concepts and extend them to single-phase and three-phase alternating current systems. After completing this course you will know how to design low voltage (1,000 volts and below) electrical distribution systems and you will have a sound understanding of the associated codes and standards, as well as the important grounding, power quality, and arc-flash issues.
Who Should Attend?
- Working professionals who design electrical systems but who do not have a formal electrical engineering degree
- Plant engineers
- Electrical contractors
- Utility engineers
- Others responsible for the electrical and lighting systems in manufacturing plants and commercial and institutional buildings
This course has been approved by the State of WI Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) for 35 hours for: Commercial Electrical Inspector, Industrial Journeyman Electrician, Journeyman Electrician, Master Electrician, and Registered Electrician license holders.
- Voltage, current
- Ohm’s law
- Power, watts
- RMS, average values
- Three-phase systems
- Power factor
- Grounding for safety
- Grounding for equipment operation
Basics of Low Voltage Power Distribution
- Power factor
- Transformer operations and system voltages
- Neutral currents and harmonics on neutrals
- Faults, fuses and circuit breakers
System Design Philosophy
- Voltage levels: transformers, theory, types, connections
- Overcurrent protection: fault calculations, interrupting ratings, coordination
- Load study/possible loads: load characteristics, load locations
Standards, Recommended Practices, Guides, and Codes
- Introduction to National Electrical Code® (NEC)
Electrical Construction Materials
- Basic electrical construction materials: wire, raceways, devices, boxes, panelboards, motor control equipment, switchboards
- One-line and riser diagrams
Design Procedures for Lighting and Non-Motor Branch Circuits
- Lighting and non-motor branch circuit design: harmonics consideration, NEC requirements, circuit protection
- Motor branch circuit design: NEC requirements, motor protection, circuit protection, calculations
- Feeder circuit design: NEC requirements, circuit protection, calculations
- Problem Assignment
Design Procedures (Continued)
- Service design: commercial/industrial examples, NEC constraints, utility constraints, equipment, switchboards, metering: CTs, PTs
- Fault current calculations
- Discussion of class problem solution
- Lighting design
- Power quality and harmonics: types of disturbances, harmonics, uninterruptible power supplies, distribution techniques
- Arc flash basics
Mr. Kallies PE, LEED AP is an Electrical Department Facilitator at Affiliated Engineers, Inc. in Madison, Wisconsin. His specialty includes knowledge of the special electrical requirements for large scale, technically diverse facilities, such as medical, manufacturing, research, high containment research, data centers and multi-building campus environments. His expertise is in power system design with an emphasis in distribution systems from 15kV to 120V.
Jim Krier PE, is a Principal Engineer at Alliant Energy in Madison, Wisconsin. He has held numerous engineering and managerial positions and has specialized in providing power quality engineering services to industrial and commercial customers for more than 26 years. His experience includes harmonic studies, power factor correction, wiring and grounding studies, power quality monitoring, arc flash hazards, surge suppression, substation project management, medium voltage electrical system design, distributed generation, and electrical troubleshooting.
Kevin Rogers is an electrical engineer with a background in electrical power systems. He is a registered professional engineer, and his 18 years of industry experience spans across electric utility, government, commercial, and industrial applications. His technical responsibilities have included design and commissioning of mission-critical facilities, underground medium voltage distribution planning, design, and operations, high-voltage substation design, and relaying protection and control for complex interconnections. Prior to joining UW-Madison's College of Engineering Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs (InterPro), Rogers served as the Engineering Manager for an electrical engineering consulting firm where he and his colleagues provided diverse engineering services across the electrical construction industry.
Upcoming dates (1)
Electrical Systems Design for the Non-Electrical Engineer
Location: Madison, WI or Live Online
Course #: RA00066-C759
This course has two attendance options, face-to-face or online.
Face-to-face attendance fee includes morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches, NEC® codebook, and course materials.
Online attendance fee includes online instruction, NEC® codebook, and course materials. Online attendees will access course sessions via the Zoom web conferencing platform.
- CEU: 3.5
- PDH: 35
- 4/24/2023 08:00am - 05:00pm CT
- 4/25/2023 08:00am - 05:00pm CT
- 4/26/2023 08:00am - 05:00pm CT
- 4/27/2023 08:00am - 05:00pm CT
- 4/28/2023 08:00am - 03:00pm CT
This is a HyFlex (in-person and online) taught course. Your registration is for one teaching platform only: in-person or online. Please be prepared to attend all days either in-person or online. Contact us before registering if you have any questions.
Registration confirmation will guide students through accessing the Canvas course site.
Students will create and log in to the Canvas course site with a NetID. Course assets such as participation certificates and course evaluations will be available to all students through the Canvas course site.
Online attendees will access course sessions via the Zoom web conferencing platform.
Physical materials will be shipped to online students and available to in-person students on the first day of class.
Ryan Kallies, James Krier, Kevin Rogers
Room: rates start at $149
Group Code: Use the reservation link below
Reserve by: Mar. 24, 2023
Accommodations include: Complimentary WiFi Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service
If you cannot attend, please notify us no later than one week before your course begins, and we will refund your fee. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows are subject to a $150 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.