## Arc Flash Training – Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies – Part 1

Overview This is part one of the two part class where Jim Phillips, P.E. shows you how to perform arc flash calculations and conduct the comprehensive arc flash study. You will see how to simplify the arc flash study and arc flash labeling.  Receive answers to questions such as: what if the calculated incident energy is greater than 40 calories per square centimeter, what if the utility information is unavailable,  what really needs to go on an arc flash label and…

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## Arc Flash Training – Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies – Part 2

Overview This class is the second day or the 2 day class by Jim Phillips, P.E. He shows you how to perform arc flash calculations and conduct the comprehensive arc flash study in this class. You will perform calculations of incident energy, arcing current, arc flash boundary and DC arc flash using Jim’s calculation worksheets. You will see how to simplify the arc flash study and arc flash labeling as well as understand how to properly model the power system.…

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## Design of Electric Power Systems – Part 1

Synopsis When It comes to designing an electric power system, the NEC® is just the minimum. This is the first part of a 2 day program to show you how to design and electrical system using the NEC but also how to go beyond the code. When and why do you need to oversize neutrals? How do you perform lighting calculations? Learn some of the “tricks of the trade” when it comes to electrical design. This class is also part…

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## Design of Electric Power Systems – Part 2

Synopsis: When it comes to designing an electric power system, the NEC® is just the minimum. This is the second part of a 2 day program to show you how to design and electrical system using the NEC but also how to go beyond the code. When and why do you need to oversize neutrals? How do you perform lighting calculations? Learn some of the “tricks of the trade” when it comes to electrical design. This class is also part…

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## Electrical Power System Engineering

Electrical Power System Engineering Register 3 People and the 4th is FREE! This course by Jim Phillips, P.E. has become the industry standard that defines the “Crash Course” in electrical power systems. People from all seven continents (Antarctica included) have attended this week long program that combines five of Jim’s most popular classes including Power System Design 1 & 2, Short Circuit Analysis, Coordination Studies and Power Factor and Power System Harmonic Analysis.  This class is loaded with many in…

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## Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E – 1/2 Day

OVERVIEW This half day class provides an overview and awareness of arc flash and NFPA 70E requirements including PPE selection and energized work permits. The ½ day format allows employers to divide their staff into two groups with on group attending the morning session and the other group attending the afternoon session.Description INTRODUCTION HUMAN EFFECTS Physiological Effects, Tissue Damage, Internal Organ Damage, Burns, Fibrillation, “Curable” 2nd Degree Burn Requirements, Arc Blast Pressure, Sound Pressure, Incident Energy and 1.2 Calories/cm2 CODES…

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## Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E – Qualified – 1 Day

OVERVIEW This 1 day class brings your staff up to date with OSHA and NFPA 70E requirements. Understand how to use the PPE tables, perform a shock and arc flash risk assessment, use energized electrical work permits, select PPE, understand arc flash labels, know what to do when working within the arc flash boundary and much more.   INTRODUCTION ELECTRICAL HAZARDS – HUMAN EFFECTS Physiological Effects, Tissue Damage, Internal Organ Damage, Burns, Fibrillation, “Curable” Second Degree Burn Requirements, Arc Blast Pressure, Sound Pressure,…

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## Generator and UPS applications – Part 1

Synopsis With electric utility deregulation and large scale blackouts emergency and standby power systems are more important than ever. This class covers the requirements of sizing, operation, protection and planning a generator installation. Included is how to analyze the effect of harmonic producing loads and motor starting on the generator operation. Description Codes and Standards NFPA, NEMA, UL, ANSI, IEEE, Legally Required Systems Types of Emergency and Standby Systems Generators, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Stored Energy Systems, Static Transfer Switches, Battery…

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## Generator and UPS Applications – Part 2

Synopsis Power systems are facing a decrease in reliability yet mission critical systems must have 100% reliability. This class will show you how to properly size a UPS system, transfer switches selection, UPS heat loss, reliability, compatibility issues and more. Description Automatic Transfer Switches, Design, Operation, Emergency Rated, Short Circuit Withstand Ratings, Overcurrent Protection, 3 Pole Vs. 4 Pole Static Transfer Switches Design, Operation, Source Requirements Uninterruptible Power Supplies Sizing, Calculations, Selection, Batteries, Inverters, Protection, Grounding, Heat Rejection, Bypass, Maintenance Requirements Non…

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## Grounding, Bonding and Power Quality

Overview National Electrical Code Article 250 can be one of the most confusing parts of the NEC.  This class teaches you the fundamentals of the grounding and bonding requirements based on the National Electrical for electrical power systems.  Learn about the grounding electrode system, equipment grounding, bonding jumpers and more.  Understand why substations have ground grids to minimize touch and step potential.  See what the requirements are for separately derived systems and how incorrect grounding can lead to ground loops which…

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## How to Streamline and Automate Electric Power System Design – Part 1

Synopsis Learn how to develop design tables to more easily and quickly design electrical power systems. Day 1 covers conductor / protection tables and motor circuit sizing tables. This course is based on the NEC and power system design concepts. Description DEFINING NECESSARY DESIGN DOCUMENTS One Lines, Risers, Panel and Switchboard Schedules, Load Schedules REVIEWING THE BUILDING LAYOUT Building Size, Equipment Location and Size, Electrical Rooms, HVAC, Available Electric Utilities EQUIPMENT SCHEDULES Motor Schedules, Laboratory Equipment, Kitchen Equipment, General Equipment…

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## How to Streamline and Automate Electric Power System Design – Part 2

Synopsis This class builds upon the Part 1 and covers how to develop transformer tables, grounding and interfacing with the utility. Jim has developed design worksheets to aid in quicker calculations and leading to fewer errors. This class also has a demonstration of commercially available software to automate the design process. Description MOTORS AND MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS Sizing the MCC, Laying Out the MCC, Short Circuit Ratings, Main Device Rating STANDARD TABLES FOR SIZING MOTOR CIRCUITS Tables for Streamlined Motor…

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## Medium Voltage Power Systems – Part 1

Synopsis The backbone of many electric power systems is the medium voltage distribution system. Typically operating at voltages ranging from 2,400 to 34,500 Volts, voltage stress, corona, surges and protection of equipment all create unique challenges in design, equipment selection, operation and engineering. This first of 2 classes Jim Phillips, P.E. takes you through the fundamentals of medium voltage power systems including the components, equipment, design and operation problems as well as protection of medium voltage systems. Description MEDIUM VOLTAGE…

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## Medium Voltage Power Systems – Part 2

Synopsis The backbone of many electric power systems is the medium voltage distribution system. Typically operating at voltages ranging from 2,400 to 34,500 Volts, voltage stress, corona, surges and protection of equipment all create unique challenges in design, equipment selection, operation and engineering. This 2nd class by Jim Phillips, P.E. takes you through the fundamentals of medium voltage power systems including the components, equipment, design and operation problems as well as protection of medium voltage systems. Description CURRENT TRANSFORMER APPLICATIONS…

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## Motor Design, Application and Analysis – Part 1

Synopsis This is the first part of a two day class designed to show you the fundamentals of motor operation and selection as well as how to design motor circuits. Learn the basics of variable frequency drive application. See how to model various motor parameters for determining a motor’s effect on the power distribution system including voltage flicker, harmonics and torque speed analysis. Description TYPES OF MOTORS Induction, Synchronous, Salient Pole, Wound Rotor MOTOR FUNDAMENTALS Motor Characteristics, Synchronous and Asynchronous…

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## Motor Design, Application and Analysis – Part 2

Synopsis This is the second part of a two day class designed to show you the fundamentals of motor operation and selection as well as how to design motor circuits. Learn the basics of variable frequency drive application. See how to model various motor parameters for determining a motor’s effect on the power distribution system including voltage flicker, harmonics and torque speed analysis. Description POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS OF MOTORS Thevenin Equivalent Circuits, RLC Circuits, Series and Parallel Circuits, Wye Delta…

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## Per Unit and Symmetrical Components – Electrical Power Calculations

Overview – Electrical Power Calculations Class This course by Jim Phillips, P.E. has become the industry standard that defines the “Crash Course” in electrical power system analysis. Very few universities teach Per Unit and Symmetrical Components calculations anymore but it is still a fundamental concept for electric power system analysis. Jim Phillips teaches you the basics of the per unit system and electric power system analysis during the first day of the two day class. On the second day, Jim builds upon…

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## Power Distribution Equipment – Part 1

Synopsis: Power Distribution Equipment will help the student gain insight into the operation, selection and application of motors and variable frequency drives. You will also learn about transformer design, application and protection as well as transformer vault requirements. Description Introduction to Specification and Design Design Process, Specifications, Drawings Conductors for General Wiring Ampacity and Temperature Consideration, Locations, Markings, Direct Burial Medium Voltage Cable, Ampacity, Shielding and Voltage Stress Cable Tray and Conduit Types of Conduit, Cable Tray Practices and Requirements…

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## Power Distribution Equipment – Part 2

Synopsis Power Distribution Equipment – Part 2 builds upon part one and includes the application and selection of circuit breakers, panelboards, switchboards, fuses, and relays. In addition, low & medium voltage switchgear and an introduction to short circuit and coordination studies are included. Description Switchboards and Panelboards Lighting and Appliance Panelboards, 80% vs. 100% Ratings, Power Panelboards, Switchboards and Construction Capacitors Sizing and Selection, Discharge of Stored Energy, Conductors and Overcurrent Protection, Impact on Motor Overloads Circuit Breakers Types of…

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## Power Factor and Harmonic Analysis

Synopsis This one day class takes you through the basics of power factor and harmonic analysis. How do you manage harmonics? Learn how to analyze harmonics, perform resonance calculations, understand IEEE 519, perform THD calculations and design harmonic filters. In addition, learn what to do about neutral harmonics which often require oversized neutrals and K rated transformers. Understand the interaction between harmonics and power factor correction capacitors Description POWER FACTOR CORRECTION kW, kVA, kvar, PF Concepts. Leading and Lagging, Current…

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## Power System Analysis – Per Unit

Synopsis Very few universities teach the Power System Analysis – Per Unit anymore but it is still a fundamental concept for electric power systems. This class teaches you the basics of electric power system analysis including the per unit system. Description POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS CONCEPTS RLC Circuits, Series, Parallel, Delta/Wye, Complex Impedances, Per Phase Analysis, Thevenin Equivalents PER UNIT ANALYSIS Base Quantities, Per Unit Voltage Current and Impedance, Selecting the Appropriate Base, Changing Bases, Per Unit Problem Solving Worksheets, Per Unit…

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## Power System Analysis – Symmetrical Components

Synopsis A continuation of part one, this class builds upon the per unit system and takes you to the next level with symmetrical components and unbalanced power system calculations. Learn how to more easily use positive, negative and zero sequence components and draw zero sequence diagrams. Description CONDUCTOR MODELING Impedance Data, Geometric Mean Radius, Geometric Mean Distance, Capacitive Line Charging, Skin Effect TRANSMISSION LINES Short, Medium and Long Transmission Line Models, Voltage Drop, Sending End and Receiving End Voltage, Conductor…

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## Protective Device Coordination Analysis

Synopsis Protective Device Coordination Analysis is designed to show you how to use time current curves and perform coordination studies with breakers, relays and fuses. The program provides an explanation of how to maximize reliability by developing a properly coordinated power distribution system. Description COORDINATION STUDIES Selective Coordination Basics, Time Current Curves, Data Requirements, Device Settings, Log Log Graph, Scale COORDINATION OF DEVICES Molded Case Circuit Breaker Coordination, Adjustable Instantaneous Settings, Coordination of Multiple Devices SOLID STATE / ELECTRONIC TRIP…

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## Protective Relaying – Part 1

Protective Relaying – Part 1 and Part 2 Jim Phillips, P.E. will show you how to work with protective relays and determine optimal settings for protection and coordination in this first part of a two part class.  The Class begins with the basics of overcurrent relays and progresses in Part 2 with more advanced topics including differential protection, generator  protection, transformer protection and more.  Coordination involving   network systems where protective devices do not see the same  current for the same…

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## Protective Relaying – Part 2

Protective Relaying – Part 1 and Part 2 Jim Phillips, P.E. will show you how to work with protective relays and determine optimal settings for protection and coordination in this first part of a two part class.  The Class begins with the basics of overcurrent relays and progresses in Part 2 with more advanced topics including differential protection, generator  protection, transformer protection and more.  Coordination involving   network systems where protective devices do not see the same  current for the same…

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## Short Circuit Analysis

Overview This course was developed and is taught by Jim Phillips, P.E. Learn how to perform short circuit analysis / calculations and equipment adequacy evaluations. Understand the importance of X/R ratios, symmetrical vs. asymmetrical faults and how series ratings work. Many calculation examples are used to illustrate how to perform an analysis. The methods are based on the IEEE Red and Violet books. This class can be paired with the Protective Device Coordination Class for 2 days of training. This class…

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## Arc Flash Training – Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies

How to Perform an Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Study – IEEE 1584 Register 3 People and the 4th is FREE! Jim Phillips, P.E. shows you how to perform arc flash calculations and conduct the comprehensive arc flash study in this two day arc flash training class. You will perform calculations of incident energy, arcing current, arc flash boundary and DC arc flash using Jim’s calculation worksheets. You will see how to simplify the arc flash study and arc flash labeling…

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## 2017 National Electrical Code

2017 National Electrical Code – Overview Register 3 and the 4th is FREE! This 2 Day class by Jim Phillips, P.E. covers the major articles found in the 2017 edition of the   National Electrical Code®.  You will not only learn what the various code articles  mean, but you will also learn how to correctly apply the code in the design and  installation of electric power systems.  Rather than just going through the  articles, you will also see how and why…

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2017 National Electrical Code – Overview Register 3 and the 4th is FREE! This 2 Day class by Jim Phillips, P.E. covers the major articles found in the 2017 edition of the   National Electrical Code®.  You will not only learn what the various code articles  mean, but you will also learn how to correctly apply the code in the design and  installation of electric power systems.  Rather than just going through the  articles, you will also see how and why…