Do you need 4 hours of classroom continuing education?
This is an interactive workshop focused on learning and/or reviewing multiple concepts that are essential for active electrical contractors. The emphasis is on learning, refreshing, and improving one’s knowledge and exposure of the National Electrical Code and how it relates to the current nature of power management and quality.
Victor Ring, Code Consultant, JCR Productions, Inc.
- Licensees will review fundamental principles of supplied energy and how to assess current safety of installed electrical systems.
- Licensees will learn alternate and more efficient solutions for problems faced in the field especially as it relates to power management.
Course Outline – 8am-12pm
8am-12pm: Power Quality and Energy Management
The 2020 NEC introduces sweeping revisions for both safety and in meeting the evolving demands of power created by new and affordable technologies. This course covers corrective and improved action prompted within the code. By reviewing fundamentals of what an electrician needs to know to meet the higher levels of efficiency within the individual parts of the A/C system, this section will address the electrical system from Article 210 and working into the service, as directed by the National Electrical Code. An outline of this portion of the course includes an overview of the electrical system; loads and utilization of equipment; analysis of metering and distribution; wiring methods assessment; utility provider delivery method; power performance study; equipment corrections and far point assessment; analysis and logistics; preparation of corrective and/or improved performance valves and time related payback; and preparation of corrective or improved performance installation and timeline.
Breakdown of Power Quality and Energy Management:
Overview of Article 750 (30 min)
Installation and Operation of Energy Management Systems; Loads not to be overridden; Assessment, Control, Monitoring, and Management; Correction, Recovery, Improvement, and Control.
Utility Energy Quality (30 min)
Clarifying and explaining the questions of utility energy quality. Age of delivery system from the utility; environmental impacts affecting delivery; current voltage and sign wave under load; is there lead or lag in the phase sign wave; connection termination provisions; conductor properties provided; is delivery a shared system by utility.
Six Phases of the Process Flow (10 min)
Assessment of Utility and Feeder; Analysis of Overall System; Review, Cost, and Outcomes; Recovery, Methods, Tasks, and Materials; Payback for Recovery Process; Control and Monitoring.
Eight Fundamentals of the Process (20 min)
Overview of assessment of system; Analysis of supplied energy or power delivery; loads and utilization equipment; metering and distribution provisions; wiring methods assessment; system power study; system correction analysis; corrective actions and materials.
System Assessment Factors (30 min)
Quality of delivered energy; distribution method within system; utilization equipment within system; installation methods; heat signature of components and system; distances of distribution and utilization; age of system and components; HVAC, motors, lighting, and appliance loading
Power Quality and Thermal Imaging (20 min)
Use of thermal imaging for system assessment; discovery and correct aspects of overall system improvements; support applications with imaging cameras provide time dating video assessment for condition of motors; online training or formal certification programs though manufacturer.
Properties of Resistance (10 min)
Current flow from utility provider is measured in resistance; assessment of conductor resistance and adjustment can provide large adjustment factors in equipment loads; Chapter 9, Tables 8 and 9 of NEC for basic resistance of conductors; voltage drop analysis providing information in the resistance assessments.
Methods of Installation (10 min)
Evaluation of existing installation methods; assessment of terminations; review overcurrent and short-circuit applications; bonding and grounding vs fault pathways; raceways and junction boxes evaluating; condition of feeder and distribution equipment.
Delivery vs Usage (10 min)
System usage in combined overall loads; amount of energy used from delivery versus loads; loads that can be managed or scheduled; percentage of loss and recovery; impact of loads due to condition or performance; impact of installation methods existing; accurate calculation of kilowatt usage to loss.
System Analysis Results (10 min)
Correction and update of installation methods; reduction of resistance within system; upgrade of equipment and/or controlled or monitored; shedding of loads and scheduled usage; reduction of heat within system; improvement of distribution; correction of utility delivery; increased kilowatt to usage rating; economic recovery of cost through time-based payback.
Process Evaluation (10 min)
Format collected information for overall system assessment; identify areas for improvement or corrective actions; list upgrade options for improved performance and reductions; develop an equipment and material list from survey assessments; develop and produce a recovery plan of action-by-action phases; assess and overview of recovery and payback timeline; prepare a recovery presentation with plan of action assessments; recovery presentation with timeline, cost, and payback conclusions.
Referencing the National Electrical Code (30 min)
Article 220; Article 310; Article 430; Article 420-490; Article 750; Chapter 9- Table 4, 5, 8, 9, and 70E – Safety
Workshop participants are provided with a POWER QUALITY workbook. Participants must bring an NFPA-70, National Electrical Code 2020 Edition. They are suggested to bring a notebook and a calculator to class.
Evidence of Completion
Participants are required to sign a state-specific roster(s) and show a picture ID upon entering the workshop and again at the end of class. Each participant is provided with a Certificate of Completion at the end of class. JCR Productions, Inc. retains original copies of all signed rosters and has electronic copies kept indefinitely.
$110.00 – includes workshop & workbook.
Availability of Courses to the General Public
All submitted courses are open to the public for registration and attendance.
Attendance Verification Procedures
All students must show a picture ID to staff upon their entrance to the workshop and sign a roster.
Class Location & Size
Workshops are held monthly at the following locations with dates attached:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 3920 Arrow Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612 Maximum class size: ~40 students
Springhill Suites by Marriott, 121 Gateway Blvd, Mooresville, NC 28117 Maximum class size: ~40 students
Comfort Inn and Suites, 890 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 Maximum class size: ~40 students
A FREE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE IS PROVIDED TO EVERYONE ATTENDING THIS CLASS! YOU CAN DOUBLE YOUR HOURS TO 8 CEU’S AT NO EXTRA COST!
We sincerely appreciate our clients who promote and pursue the development of a professional electrical trade!
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