In this 8 PDH course, you’ll learn and get introduced to…
- Electrical engineering concepts and computational techniques related to load factor, service factor and voltage regulation
- Power quality considerations and electrical energy cost reduction through peak shaving
- Electric power bill calculation in residential, commercial and industrial arena
- DC and AC motors and generators
- Basic principles and equations governing the operation and performance of electric motors
- Concept of induction motor slip. Roles that slip and frequency play in determination of the motor shaft speed
- Motor classifications
- Electrical instrumentation and electronic safety devices
- Electrical power distribution and control equipment
This text introduces the reader to the concept of load factor, its role in power quality considerations and electrical energy cost reduction through peak shaving. Significance of electrical equipment service factor and volt
age regulation of power distribution systems is highlighted. Electric power bill calculation in residential, commercial and industrial arena is illustrated.
DC and AC motors and generators are introduced. Basic principles and equations governing the operation and performance of electric motors are presented. Common calculations involving electric motors are covered, and illustrated through examples and self-assessment problems. The reader is introduced to the concepts of induction motor slip and the roles that slip and frequency play in determination of the motor shaft speed.
An exploratory tour of power distribution and safety equipment is conducted through the review of motor control center (MCC), power switchgear, electronic safety devices and variable frequency drives (VFD). Pictures and diagrams are used in this discussion to give the reader a “hands-on” feel of common electrical and electronic equipment.
Cross-discipline analogies are borrowed from mechanical, hydraulics and civil engineering disciplines, where applicable, to better illustrate various electrical engineering concepts.
This seminar caters to engineers of all disciplines, as well as technicians, facilities managers and executives who are not intimately familiar with electrical engineering principles and practices. The seminar is based on the principles in the book Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers, S. Bobby Rauf, Fairmont Press, 2013.
Specific Knowledge and Skills you can expect to take away:
- How to compute load factor, service factor, motor slip, motor shaft speed, voltage regulation and electrical power bills
- Better understanding of how DC and AC motors and generators are constructed, and their theory of operation.
- Familiarity with power distribution and power control equipment, such as, MCC’s, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), loop switches, large circuit breakers, etc.
- Introduction to state of the art electrical and electronic safety devices; used often to execute emergency stops and general protection of personnel in and around automated manufacturing cells.