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Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers (1.2 CEUs)
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8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.
This seminar is for individuals who would like to gain a thorough understanding of all the principles of electrical engineering in a simple and easy to grasp format. This seminar will cover all disciplines of electrical engineering including alternating current systems, direct current systems, magnetism, power equipment, switchgear, and protective equipment without relying on complex mathematics. This seminar is a MUST for any individual seeking an in-depth knowledge of all the principles, and practices of electrical engineering as well as electrical equipment or an electrical engineer who would like to refresh and enhance their understanding of electrical equipment. This seminar will be taught in an easy to understand manner by demonstrating practical examples of applied electrical engineering through illustrated case studies. This seminar will also provide a comprehensive understanding of the operation and maintenance of all essential electrical equipment including the various types of transformers, inverters, rectifiers, motors, variable frequency drives, uninterruptible power systems, generators, circuit breakers, and fuses.
The seminar will cover how electrical equipment operates, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure the successful operation of this equipment. The delegates will learn how to select and size all electrical equipment. They will also learn how to specify the main maintenance activities required for all electrical equipment. In addition, the seminar will cover thoroughly all the safety concepts associated with electrical equipment.
This seminar will provide the following information for all electrical equipment:
- Basic Design
- Selection Criteria
- Sizing Calculations
- Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
- Codes and Standards
- All Testing, and Maintenance
- Engineers of all disciplines
- Maintenance personnel
- Other technical individuals (this seminar is suitable for individuals who do not have an electrical background)
- Equipment Operation: Gain an understanding of the operating characteristics of all electrical equipment
- Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of electrical equipment.
- Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of electrical equipment
- Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize electrical equipment downtime and operating cost
- Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for all electrical equipment
- Equipment Selection: Learn how to select electrical equipment by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
- Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods: Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for electrical equipment
- Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for electrical equipment
The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.
Each delegate will receive a copy of the following materials written by the instructor:
1. “ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT HANDBOOK” published by McGraw-Hill in 2003 (600 pages)
2. Practical manual (200 pages)
Program Outline (1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs)
Day 1 –Fundamentals of Electrical Systems, Transformers, and Motors
Day 2 - Inverters, Variable Speed Drives, Uninterruptible Power Systems, Generators
- Inductors, capacitors, alternating current, Faraday’s law, magnetic field, three-phase system
- Machinery principles, magnetic behavior of ferromagnetic materials, energy losses in a ferromagnetic core, core losses, permanent magnets
- Transformers, types and construction of transformers, impedance transformation through a transformer, analysis of circuits containing transformers, equivalent circuit in a transformer
- Voltage regulation, transformer efficiency, transformer taps and voltage regulators, autotransformers, three-phase transformers, transformer ratings, inrush current, instrument transformers
- Transformers’ characteristics, phase relationships, Star/Star connected transformer, basic materials, dielectrics, copper, iron, insulation, leakage reactance, core construction
- Components of a power transformer, core, windings, nitrogen demand system, conservative tank with air cell, current transformers, bushings, tap changers, insulation
- Rotating magnetic field, relationship between electrical frequency and the speed of magnetic field rotation, RMS voltage in a three-phase stator, induced torque in a three-phase machine, winding insulation in ac machines, ac machine power flow and losses
- Induction motor construction, rotor slip, electrical frequency of the rotor, losses and the power flow diagram, induction motor torque-speed characteristics, variation of the torque-speed characteristics, starting induction motors, induction motor starting circuits
Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng.
- Variable speed (frequency) drives, principles of ac variable speed drives, inverters, insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT’s), pulse-width modulated inverters, input power converter (rectifier), output IGBT inverter, magnetic breaking, regeneration, transients, harmonics, power factor and failures, common failure modes, thyristor failures and testing, IGBT switching transients, cabling details for ac drives, motor bearing currents, selection criteria for variable speed drives, maintenance, common failure modes, motor application guidelines
- Uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), UPS operation, standards, voltage regulation, harmonic distortion, advanced UPS design, efficiency, input power converter, inverter, battery system, remote UPS monitoring, testing of UPS, commissioning of UPS, UPS maintenance, battery maintenance, UPS sizing, battery selection, space vector modulation technology, electromagnetic and radio frequency interference
- Synchronous generators, construction, synchronous generator operating alone, parallel operation of ac generators, synchronous generator ratings, synchronous generator capability curves
- Generator components, auxiliaries and excitation, the rotor, the stator, cooling systems, shaft seals and seal oil systems, excitation, the voltage regulator, the power system stabilizer, characteristics of generator exciter power systems (GEP), generator operation,
- Generator surveillance and testing, generator operational checks (surveillance and monitoring), generator diagnostic testing, insulation resistance and polarization index, dc hipot test, ac tests for stator windings, synchronous machine rotor windings, partial discharge tests, mechanical tests
- Frequently asked questions
(Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto, Canada for 20 years. During this period, he taught courses and seminars to working engineers and professionals around the world. He wrote 6 books for working engineers. Four of them have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.
Prof. Philip Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 27 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro - the largest electric utility in North America). While in Ontario Hydro, Prof. Philip Kiameh worked as Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During this period, he was the manager of a section that provided training for the staff at the power stations. This training covered all the equipment and systems used in power stations. Philip was also responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.
Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree "with distinction" from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.
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