About the Seminar
Presented online in a series of two live three-hour and one live 2-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to provide professional training covering the essential aspects of electrical engineering principles and practices of greatest relevance and practical value to non-electrical engineers.
This seminar is specifically designed for plant engineers, maintenance engineers, technicians, facilities managers and other facility professionals who would like to gain an understanding of the basic principles of electricity in a simple, easy to grasp format. As an attendee you will learn how to perform straightforward and common calculations associated with voltage, current, power and power factor. The instructor will also present valuable charts and tables which you can utilize as alternate method for estimating current, voltage and power. Practical examples of electrical applications in industrial settings will be used to demonstrate the topics and procedures covered. Electrical equipment, components, devices and test instrumentation will be discussed in clear, easy-to- follow terms, and important concepts in electrical safety will be examined.
You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in realtime during the four live teleconferencing sessions, as well as in the time between sessions.
AIA Learning Units Eligible
This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.
The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.
Dates and Times
The following offering(s) of the Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Online Seminar are currently scheduled in two three-hour and one two-hour teleconferencing sessions (8 total hours of instruction).
Beginning on August 21-23, with session dates and times as follows:
Times (Eastern time US)
|Day 1 || |
1:00 - 4:00 pm
|Day 2 || |
1:00 - 4:00 pm
|Day 3 || |
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Completion of all 3 modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.
Principles/Fundamentals of Electricity, AC and DC
Fundamentals of Electricity
Power Distribution Systems
Power Factor Correction
Definition, Concept and Formulas
Power Factor Correction / Improvement Example
Additional Comments / Discussion on Power Factor
Power Factor and Loss Calculation Example
Electrical Equipment and Instrumentation
Size of Power Distribution Systems, by Voltage
Electrical Equipment and Instrumentation
National Electric Code and Safety Systems
Introduction to NEC and Outline
Definitions, Including Enclosure Ratings
Conductor Sizes, AWG and Circular Mils
Clearances and Working Space Requirements
Load Configurations and Voltages
Branch Circuit Ampacity Determination
Circuit Breaker and Fuse Types
Importance of Coordinated OC Protection
Conductor Insulation Rating
Conductor Ampacity Tables
Conduit and Cable Trays
Industrial Safety and Safety Systems
Safety Certifications in Industrial Environment
Understanding Electrical Drawings and Documentation
Review Power Single Line Drawing: XYZ-MCC1
Review Control Diagram MCC Drawing: XYZ-MCC2
Review PLC Elementary Diagram/Drawing: XYZ-123
Electrical Power Bills, Rate Schedules and Cost Reduction Ideas
Electric Utility Rate Schedules
Electric Utility Rate Schedules, Duke Power
Tips on Utility Rate Schedules and Contracts
Cost Reduction Through Utility Rate Schedules
Energy Performance Contracting
Power Bill Calculation
Your Realtime Program Instructor
BOBBY RAUF , P.E., C.E.M., MBA, most recently served as a senior staff engineer at PPG Industries, Inc. He brings to this program hands-on experience in a broad spectrum of areas within large industrial plant engineering and plant maintenance departments, including electrical, controls, energy and mechanical projects. Mr. Rauf has also served as adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb University since 1989, where he has instructed classes in both the B.A. and M.B.A. programs. His teaching experience also includes conducting professional development courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He holds a process controls-related patent.
Course Materials and Advance Preparations
The seminar fee covers registration for all four two-hour program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non-tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.
You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.
Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.
Who Should Participate
This Seminar is designed for those who are not intimately familiar with electrical engineering principles and practices, and who prefer the convenience of online training. Those who will benefit most from this program include:
- Plant engineers and managers
- Energy engineers and managers
- Facility managers
- Facility maintenance professionals
- Building owners and managers
- Operations managers
- Maintenance contractors / consultants
For registration questions or assistance, call or email...
Valerie Oviatt: (770) 925-9633
Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633