Earn 8 PDH | .8 CEU (Total course 8 hours)
ABOUT THE COURSE
This seminar or course covers principles of electricity in a simple, easy to understand, format. It is themed after a book published by the instructor, titled: “Electrical Engineering for non-Electrical Engineers.” In the book, as well as this seminar, Rauf uses simple analogies and practical, day to day, examples to illustrate the, otherwise, abstract concepts of electrical engineering. Upon attending this course, participants will be able to perform straightforward and common calculations associated with voltage, current, resistance, circuit analysis, DC, single phase AC, three phase AC, power, power factor, service factor, load factor, and much more. Practical examples of electrical equipment applications, in industrial, commercial and institutional settings are covered. Discussions on electrical equipment, components, safety electronic devices, and test instrumentation are included. Important concepts in electrical safety are introduced. This course is designed for engineers, professional engineers, energy professionals, engineering managers, technical professionals, facilities managers and other professionals who are not intimately familiar or current on electrical engineering principles and practices.
• Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
• Differences between DC and AC electricity, equipment, devices, and concepts
• DC Power and AC Power and pertinent, important, single-phase and three-phase AC Concepts
• Common Electrical Instruments
• Important laws and circuit analyses techniques, DC and AC
• Transformers & 3-phase AC electricity
• Voltage regulation and service factor
• Electrical standards
• Motors, motor speed, torque, slip, and line current calculation
• Electronics, elemental electronic devices and printed circuit boards
• Power factor and power factor correction
• Electrical Equipment and Instrumentation in Industrial Applications
• VFD’s, their architecture and their application.
• Electrical Power System Protection and Pertinent Codes
• Electronic and electrical safety control devices/equipment
• Electrical Power Distribution & Control Drawings
• Electrical Power Bills, Rate Schedules and Cost Reduction Ideas
Learning Objectives & Take-Aways
1. After attending this course, you will know the principles and concepts associated with AC and DC electricity, and the distinction between these two realms of electricity. This understanding can be used to apply appropriate mathematics and physics premised techniques, principles and equations for analyzing AC and DC systems, in electronics and electrical power domains.
2. You will know the role played by voltage and current angles in the determination of power factor. The science and engineering theory behind power factor is illustrated using the vector method, graphical representation of voltage and current as a function of time and angle. Participants learn to apply different methods for calculating leading and lagging power factors.
3. You will understand how addition of power factor correcting capacitors results in improvement of power factors and the physics and engineering based explanation behind “addition of too much capacitance,” and how to avoid it.
4. You will be able to apply important electrical system concepts, such as, power quality, load factor and service factor, demand, peak demand, distinction between electrical energy and electrical power, and associated engineering computation formulas and methods.
5. You will know the difference between three-phase AC, “Y” and “∆ - Delta” configuration of loads and sources, and know the significance of these configurations from practical power distribution and application perspective.
6. You gain familiarity with power distribution equipment and instrumentation.
7. You will understand the role NEC, and NFPA 70 E, play in the realm of electrical design, electrical safety and arc flash hazard.
8. You will learn how to interpret electrical one-line and comprehensive wiring diagrams.
9. You will understand how electrical power bills are calculated under large industrial and commercial contract scenarios, and take away some tips on electrical cost reduction.
Why you shouldn’t miss this course – How this course can benefit you, your organizations, and what is unique about this course:
1. Have you ever felt somewhat inadequate and ill-equipped in your technical discussions with electrical engineers and electricians? If so, then this course or seminar is a must.
2. Do you, as an engineer, manager, or technician, feel that your knowledge and understanding of the difference between AC and DC electricity is inadequate or insufficient, then you must not miss this seminar
3. How often do you get a chance to attend a workshop, course, or a seminar that is presented by the author of the book on the subject matter - live? In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to interact and learn from Bobby Rauf, the author of the text, titled, “Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers.” (A copy of the book available at additional cost)
4. As an engineer, technician or manager have you ever found the concept of power factor, horsepower, apparent power, reactive power, real power, three phase versus single phase elusive and hard to comprehend? Then, this seminar will present an excellent opportunity to remedy that.
5. Imagine yourself, as an engineer or manager, at 2 o'clock in the morning, in a triage situation, leading a team, trying to get electrical equipment up and running. You and your team members have electrical drawings of different types spread out, but, without the electrical engineering background, the symbol and nomenclature appear foreign to you. This seminar is an opportunity for you to bridge that gap.
6. How often do you get an opportunity to understand abstract and complex electrical concepts through relatively simple analogies and explanation? This seminar will provide you that invaluable opportunity.
7. Some workshops and seminars end up being monotonous monologues from the presenter to the audience. Not this one. In this seminar, you will get an opportunity to exercise the skills and concepts through classwork and engage the instructor in discussions.
8. Do you manage or work with electrical engineers or electricians, and are rusty in electrical engineering concepts, analytical techniques and design considerations, or are completely unfamiliar with them? This seminar provides you the opportunity to brush up on those knowledge and skills, so that you can understand the challenges confronted by your subordinates and colleagues more clearly and can make informed decisions.
9. Last, but not least – If you are not a licensed Professional Engineer, but aspire to be one, and if you are rusty in the fundamentals of electrical engineering concepts and principles, then this two (2) day course could serve as a “warm-up” on some of the electrical engineering principles, concepts and problem analyses techniques.
Who should attend:
- Licensed Professional Engineers, who need to meet the annual or biennial license renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Units) requirements.
- Engineers and Architects who do not possess current working knowledge of electrical engineering.
- Facility Managers, Engineering Managers, Program/Project Managers and other executives or leaders who feel a lack of adequate electrical knowledge to hold meaningful discussions and to make informed decisions with interacting with their electrical subordinates or colleagues
- Non-engineers, including technical writers responsible for developing operations and maintenance manuals for electrical or electrically operated equipment
- Procurement/purchasing professionals who are responsible for acquisition of electrical or electrically operated equipment
- Candidates aspiring to take the FE or PE exams.
- Energy Managers and Construction Managers
- Maintenance Engineers and Maintenance Managers
- Patent attorneys and attorneys who specialize in construction, workplace safety workmanship litigation cases.
- Other professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program, includes engineering/technical courses/seminars/workshops.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA
Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, in the State of North Carolina and is a Certified Energy Manager.
Mr. Rauf was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014. He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books and professional development courses and holds a patent in process controls technology. He’s a member of ASEE, American Society of Engineering Education.
Mr. Rauf develops and instructs professional development or continuing education, energy and engineering skill building, and engineering cross-training courses. Some of his major clients include accredited universities in the US and abroad, major US and international corporations, and governmental institutions. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University.
During his long career with PPG Industries, Inc. as Senior Staff Engineer, his responsibilities included development and management of energy and ergonomics programs for multiple manufacturing plants, in the US and overseas. He also provided consultation and training services in the energy, electrical engineering, industrial safety, ergonomics and arc flash arena.