Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CPQ exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CPQ certification, CLICK HERE.
AN IN-DEPTH PREPARATORY COURSE FOR THE CPQ EXAMINATION A THREE-DAY SEMINAR
Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms offering special group rates has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. When you call, be sure to mention AEE and the name of the seminar you will be attending to receive the group rates.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
This comprehensive program is structured to provide the specific training and background information needed by professionals preparing to sit for the Certified Power Quality (CPQ) examination. Whether you aspire to be a knowledgeable buyer of energy, a provider of reliability services, or an energy professional working with new types of energy contracts, you will benefit enormously by establishing your status as a qualified and certified power quality expert. Among the topics covered during the three-day seminar are powering, grounding and protection solutions for sensitive electronic process and control equipment, how to review plans and specifications for power quality impact on operations, and the direct application of recommended practices found in new consensus IEEE standards.
The CPQ certification process requires the completing of this seminar, as well as the submitting of a separate application and $300 application fee, which qualifies you to sit for the exam. The CPQ examination is administered at each seminar site in conjunction with instruction -- only to those candidates who have met the above requirements. For information on obtaining your CPQ application form, or for further information on the CPQ program, visit www.aeecenter.org/certification/CPQ.
INTRODUCTION TO “POWER QUALITY” • Review of industry standards • Importance of power quality and reliability
REPETITIVE POWER SYSTEM INTERACTIONS • Types of interactions in “cyclical” AC systems • Power factor and harmonics interactions as repetitive disturbances
POWER CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGIES • Assessing the need for “power conditioning” • Matching the problem to the sensitivity of the equipment • Use of the ITIC curve to evaluate load sensitivity
ELECTRICAL MONITORING OBJECTIVES (IEEC #1159) • Predictive analysis and trend reporting • Using new monitoring to evaluate reliability data.
GROUNDING AND BONDING FOR ELECTRICAL NOISE CONTROL • Use of grounding to control electrical noise • Protecting signal systems from “ground loops” • The “equipotential” system of referencing
LIGHTNING AND SWITCHING SURGE FUNDAMENTALS • Surges from lightning • Surges from inductive/capacitive coupling of high speed impulses • Protecting power and signal pathways • Transient protection for digital logic systems
HARMONIC INTERFERENCE ON THE POWER SYSTEM • The growing problem of harmonics • Solving existing problems • Practicing mitigation “before the fact” in design
FACILITY SYSTEM CASE STUDIES
EQUIPMENT DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION RECOMMENDATIONS • Practical design and specification guidelines • Installation and maintenance considerations
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
JOHN WAGGONER currently serves as director of power quality programs for TEGG Corporation, a firm specializing in providing electrical preventive maintenance and power quality services to electrical contractors. He has special expertise in the conduct and analysis of harmonic interaction surveys, and has written and lectured widely in the power quality field.
Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.
Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:15 am Seminar Hours Day 1: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Day 2: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Seminar Hours Day 3: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Exam on Day 3 Following Seminar: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (separate pre-application required to sit for exam)
For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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