NEC Detailed Workshop

24 Continuing Education Credit Hours in NC (multi-state approved for varying credit)

Our 2 day Code Workshops offer each attendee the opportunity to work through each of the areas outlined below and more!

Code applications are reviewed in class, after which, each student has the opportunity to work multiple hands-on problem sessions to reinforce their strengths and uncover any additional needs in any area of study. These hands-on sessions fine tune the student’s code skills and show them exactly where they stand with respect to code accuracy, speed, and code book usage.

These workshops are serious but fun, and are intended for serious electrical students who want to be at their best in the electrical industry.

Course Outline:

Introduction:

  • National Electrical Code Arrangement and Design. Section 90-3 and Style Manual Information

Electrical Theory:

  • Ohm’s Law; Voltage Drop; Non-Linear Loading; Motor Efficiency; Single and Three Phase Considerations, and Resistance Calculations

Electrical Load Calculations: Article 220

  • Service, Feeder, and Branch Circuit Loads for Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Buildings and Structures; Standard & Optional Methods
  • Lighting and Power Loads
  • Demand Factors and Derations
  • Continuous and Non-Continuous Considerations
  • Supplied and Calculated Load Processing

Wiring Methods: Chapters 3 & 9

  • Physical Protection Requirements for Electrical Equipment and Conductors
  • Conductor Ampacities, Sizing, and Selections (IR Losses); Low and Medium Voltages; Ampacity Derations
  • Uses and Conditions Permitted for Conductors and Raceway Systems
  • Raceway and Enclosure Fills
  • Cable Trays; Busways; Cablebus; Wireways; Auxillary Gutters; Panels; and Switchboards
  • Working Clearance Requirements and Equipment Room Design

Overcurrent: Article 240

  • Low and High Voltage Overcurrent Device Sizing and Placement
  • Point-To-Point Ground Fault Calculations
  • Circuit-Breaker, Fuse, GFCI, and AFCI Information and Requirements

Box Fill, Pull, and Junction Boxes: Article 314

  • Cubic Inch Volume Calculations for Junction and Pancake Boxes, and Conduit Bodies
  • Straight, Angle, and U-Pull Dimension Requirements for Low and High Voltage Installations

Electrical Services: Article 230

  • Service Conductor Sizing
  • Clearances Required for Service Conductors
  • Overhead and Lateral Installations
  • Service Disconnection, Overcurrent, and Equipment Requirements
  • Ground Fault Protection for Equipment

Motors & Motor Circuits: Article 430

  • Motor Circuit Conductor Selections
  • Duty Cycles for Branch Circuit Sizing
  • Overload and Overcurrent Protection for Motors and Conductors
  • Controller Selections and Locations
  • General Use and AC Snap Switch Considerations
  • Disconnect Ratings, Selections, and Locations

Bonding and Grounding of AC Systems:
Article 250

  • Grounding Electrode Systems and Electrode Types
  • Line Side and Load Side Grounding Practices
  • Line and Load Side Bonding Practices
  • Grounding Electrode and Bonding Conductor Calculations
  • Separately Derived System Grounding and Bonding Requirements

Hazardous & Classified Locations: Chapter 5

  • Descriptions and Determinations of Classes and Divisions
  • Wiring Methods and Equipment Requirements for Each Class and Division Combination

General Equipment: Chapter 4

  • Utilization Equipment, Fixtures, and Heating Equipment
  • Refrigeration and Hermetically Sealed Motor Compressor Requirements
  • Transformers, Vaults, and Primary and Secondary Overcurrent Calculations

Emergency Systems: Articles 700 & 701

  • Emergency Systems
  • Legally Required Standby Systems
  • Optionally Required Standby Systems
  • Storage Batteries, UPS Systems, Unit Equipment, and Generator Sets

We Also Include: Project and Business Management, Contractor Laws & General Statutes, Lighting and Power Plan Review, & NFPA 72 (Fire Alarm Code)