Complete Listing of Jim Phillips' Training Classes

Browse our course catalog of Jim Phillips’ Electrical Power, Electrical Safety and Arc Flash classes below. 

All classes are available for either On-Site or Live Streaming.  Several classes are part of the regularly scheduled classes and also part of our On-Demand classes.

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2 Days | 16 PDHs | 1.6 CEUs – Scheduled for 2021

How to Perform an Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Study using IEEE 1584 and DC Calculations 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 and much more!

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2 Days | 16 PDHs | 1.6 CEUs

The NEC® is just the minimum when designing an electrical power system. This class goes well beyond the NEC®. When and why do you need to oversize neutrals? Why are ANSI thru fault curves a better method for transformer protection. Understand the utility perspective of how a load increase can create service problems. Learn insider design tricks. 

This class is also part of the scheduled 32 hour Electrical Power System Engineering Class.

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4 Days | 32 PDHs | 3.2 CEUs – Scheduled for 2021

This week long program combines five of Jim’s most popular classes into a 32 hour program including: Power System Design 1 & 2 | Short Circuit Analysis | Coordination Studies | Power Factor and Power System Harmonic Analysis.  This class is loaded with many in class examples and problems for a hands on learning experience.

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1 Day | 8 PDHs | 0.8 CEUs

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.  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 power quality issues.

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2 Days | 16 PDHs | 1.6 CEUs – Scheduled for 2021

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. Learn about the  equipment, surge protection, insulation coordination, CT saturation, protection of medium voltage systems and more.

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2 Days | 16 PDHs | 1.6 CEUs

This 2 Day class covers the major articles found in the 2020 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 through a series of hands-on examples and problems that reinforce the concepts.  Rather than just going through the articles, you will also see how and why some of the articles were developed to gain a better understanding of their meaning.    

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1/2 Day | 4 PDHs | 0.4 CEUs

This half day NFPA 70E awareness class provides an overview of electrical hazards such as electric shock, arc flash and others and covers the major topics found in NFPA 70E  including PPE selection and energized work permits. The ½ day format allows employers to divide their staff into two groups with one group attending the morning session and the other group attending the afternoon session.   understand how to…

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1 Day | 8 PDHs | 0.8 CEUs – Scheduled for 2021

NFPA 70E states that retraining in safety-related work practices and applicable changes in this standard shall be performed at intervals not to exceed 3 years. This time frame is so employees can keep up to date with the triennial revision cycle of this important electrical safety standard. Complete this NFPA 70E requirement now by learning about the major changes to the  2021 Edition of NFPA 70E  as well as receive refresher training about electrical safety. 

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1 Day | 8 PDHs | 0.8 CEUs

This class addresses the practical application of the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E.   Jim Phillips takes you beyond the “how to” and also discusses the “why”  based on his four decades of industry and standards development experience.  Learn about electrical hazards, establishing and verifying an electrically safe work condition, energized electrical work permits, shock and arc flash risk assessments, PPE selection, arc flash (equipment) warning labels and more!

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1 Day | 8 PDHs | 0.8 CEUs

This one-day class is designed to teach the skills required to open and/or view electrical equipment in secured areas to read nameplates, and information from meters and gauges, etc.. The course covers federal regulations related to entering a secured area; minimum approach distances, personal protective equipment, job briefings, substation entrance procedures and more following the requirements of OSHA 1910.269

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2 Days | 16 PDHs | 1.6 CEUs

This class addresses medium and high voltage electrical safety when working on or near exposed energized conductors based on OSHA 1910-269.   Arc flash and shock protection will be addressed as well as determining the necessary PPE.  Various incident energy analysis methods as outlined in Annex E will be discusses as well as several in-class examples.  Calculation examples will be provided based on the changes in minimum approach distance calculation methods.

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1 Day | 8 PDHs | 0.8 CEUs

Learn how to size power factor correction capacitors and determine the payback.  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.

This class is also part of the scheduled 32 hour Electrical Power System Engineering Class.

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2 Days | 16 PDHs | 1.6 CEUs

This course 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 power system analysis including the per unit system, symmetrical components and impedance diagrams.  Loaded with in-class calculation problems.  

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1 Day | 8 PDHs | 0.8 CEUs

This class is designed to show you how to use time current curves and perform coordination studies with circuit breakers, relays and fuses. The program provides an explanation of how to maximize reliability by developing a properly coordinated power distribution system. Learn how to construct time-current graphs in order to specify device settings, evaluate selectivity and minimize outages.  Loaded with many in-class examples.

This class is also part of the scheduled 32 hour Electrical Power System Engineering Class.

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2 Days | 16 PDHs | 1.6 CEUs

This class begins with the basics of overcurrent relays, CT saturation and settings and progresses into more advanced topics including differential protection, generator protection, transformer protection and more.  Learn about relay functions such as overcurrent, synch check, reverse power, differential protection schemes, frequency and more. You will learn how to construct protective relay time current curves as well as ANSI C57 transformer thru fault curves.

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1 Day | 8 PDHs | 0.8 CEUs

Learn how to perform short circuit  calculations and equipment adequacy evaluations. Understand the importance of X/R ratios, symmetrical vs. asymmetrical faults and how series ratings work. Many detailed calculation examples are used to illustrate how to perform an analysis. The methods are based on IEEE Standards.

This class is also part of the scheduled 32 hour Electrical Power System Engineering Class. 

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