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Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies – 2 Days

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 as well as understand how to…

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Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies – Part 1

In part one of the two day Arc Flash Training class, Jim Phillips, P.E. introduces the concepts required to perform an arc flash study based on IEEE 1584.  These concepts which not only include NFPA 70E requirements but also short circuit calculation basics, time current coordination curves, 85 percent multiplier, 125 kVA cut off, labeling and more, are necessary for a better understanding of the arc flash study process.  You will see how to simplify the arc flash study and…

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Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies – Part 2

In Part 2 of the 2 day class, Jim Phillips, P.E. shows you how to perform arc flash calculations and conduct the comprehensive arc flash study. You will perform IEEE 1584 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.  Receive answers to questions such as: what…

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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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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

Medium Voltage Power Systems Register 3 People and the 4th is FREE! 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 2 day class by Jim Phillips, P.E. takes you through the fundamentals of medium voltage power systems including the components, equipment, design and operation problems…

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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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NFPA 70E – 2018 -Awareness Training – 1/2 Day

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.  This class provides an excellent introduction to the electrical safety principles and practices. Jim Phillips…

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NFPA 70E – 2018 – Qualified Worker Training – 2 Days

This intensive 2 day  2018 NFPA 70E  Training Class covers the details of the 2018 Edition of  NFPA 70E  and OSHA requirements. Understand how to 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. Changes that have occurred with the 2018 Edition include greater emphasis on the Risk Assessment, Elimination of the 40 cal/cm2 Informational Note, a…

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NFPA 70E – 2018 – Update/Refresher Training – 1 Day

Learn about the major changes to the  2018 Edition of NFPA 70E  as well as receive refresher training about electrical safety and the NFPA 70E requirements.  This class covers the major changes to the 2018 Edition of  NFPA 70E such as a greater emphasis on the Risk Assessment, Elimination of the 40 cal/cm2 Informational Note, a new exception where details such as the Arc Flash Boundary and PPE may not be required to be listed on the Arc Flash Label,…

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OSHA 1910.269 – Qualified Worker Training – Substation Entry

This one-day class is designed to teach the skills required to enter secured areas. The course covers federal regulations related to entering a secured area; minimum approach distances or clearances; personal protective equipment; job briefings; substation entrance procedures; and opening padmount transformers, switchgear and metering compartments. Employees typically open and/or view electrical equipment in secured areas to take information off of nameplates, readings from meters or gauges, etc. Following OSHA 1910.269, this course does not teach or certify a person…

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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

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 using IEEE 1584 and DC Calculations In this two day arc flash training class, Jim Phillips, P.E. shows you how to perform arc flash calculations and conduct the comprehensive arc flash study. 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…

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National Electrical Code – 2017

2017 National Electrical Code  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 some of…

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2017 National Electrical Code  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 some of…