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Industrial Electrical Grounding and The Canadian Electrical Code - ALL NEW CONTENT

This basic electrical grounding course is founded on the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code and is designed to give you the correct information you need to design, install and maintain effective electrical grounding systems in industrial, commercial and institutional power systems. This basic electrical grounding course is founded on the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code and is designed to give you the correct information you need to design, install and maintain effective electrical grounding systems in industrial, commercial and institutional power systems. - November 2016

VFD and Electric Motors Control Training- ALL NEW CONTENT

This two day presentation will highlight the proper installation of Variable Frequency Drives into the distribution system. This innovative and comprehensive Electrical VFD Training Course will be presented by Paul Wright who has more than 35 years of field and engineering experience with Motors and Variable Speed Drives. He is one of the most respected experts on Variable Speed Drive Applications providing technical support and application assistants for all industrial and commercial sectors. - November 2016

Power Transformer Testing and Maintenance- ALL NEW CONTENT

Our 2016 Electrical Transformer design, testing and maintenance course will deal with many of the technical and economic issues dealing with a) The Screening Process to prioritize the transformer fleet; b) Transformer Condition Assessment of individual transformers, and c) Life Cycle Decisions: retire, refurbish, replace, relocate. Students will learn safe and proper maintenance and testing procedures on power transformers. The course covers transformers used in commercial and industrial power distribution systems, including oil and dry-type units. Larger power transformers used in utility applications are also covered. - Nov/Dec 2016

Low Voltage Arc Flash/Electrical Safety- ALL NEW CONTENT

Our popular one-day CSA Z462 - Edition Arc Flash Training course is designed for front-line workers who are responsible for electrical systems and needing certification in the CSA Z462 electrical safety standard. This standard covers safe work practices related to electrical dangers in the workplace. Students will gain a solid understanding of hazards encountered while operating or maintaining electrical installations in the low voltage (below 750V) class including a full understanding of the arc hazard categorization, appropriate PPE selection and safe electrical work procedures. - January 2017

MV/HV Electrical Safety- ALL NEW CONTENT

Students will learn the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions. They will also learn how to provide assistance in determining severity of potential exposure to Medium Voltage/High Votlage arc flash hazards, planning safe work practices and selecting proper personal protective equipment. - January 2017

Canadian Electrical Code Training- ALL NEW CONTENT

Electrical Code training is intended to do a lot more than instruct about what changes have taken place since the last time Canada issued a national Electrical Code. We have organized a unique training course, designed for all types of electrical professionals. This course is delivered by one of Canada's leading CEC experts in industrial, commercial, institutional and residential electrical installations. As well, our trainer has professional experience in the business of conducting electrical inspections. THis course is designed and delivered by Larry Cantelo, Canada's leading expert on Canada's Electrical Code interpretation, our course will teach students not only on the latest code changes, but how to understand what the rules are and how to access the code with ease. - January-February 2017

Integrated Building Electrical Systems- ALL NEW CONTENT

The Building Electrical Systems training course addresses all typical electrical subsystems existing in buildings from the input service supply to the more complex protection and control systems required in order to achieve maximum performance. This course teaches how various subsystems interact through coordination, in order to maintain optimal performance. - January 2017

UPS Battery System Testing and Maintenance- ALL NEW CONTENT

This course provides an understanding of battery backup failures such as: excessive or micro cycling, improper charging, poor temperature control, installation errors, manufacturing deficiencies and operational errors. Battery and battery room safety requirements and inspection methods are also detailed along with personal protective equipment (PPE). Manufacturer installation and maintenance requirements are major components of this training. - February 2017

Modern Substations - Best Design, Protection, and Maintenance Practices- ALL NEW CONTENT

This two-day course will teach the students the most important structures of the substations and the correct sizing and protection of all equipment. Also, the most important substation maintenance activities are presented, with special attention given to substation grounding. - February 2017

Electric Motors - Design, Protection, Testing and Maintenance- ALL NEW CONTENT

This two-day course will highlight the most important principles and concepts related to the induction motor, as well as the proper installation, testing, maintenance, protection and operation of Electric Motors into the distribution system. The motor seminar will not only discuss the traditional motor theory for motors on fixed voltage/frequency power sources, but will provide in depth discussion on the performance behavior of the same motor when operated by Scalar (Volts per Hertz) and Vector Variable Frequency Drives. - March 2017

5-Day Power System Engineering Week- ALL NEW CONTENT

This 5-day Industrial Power System Engineering course is designed to help electrical engineers understand electrical power systems as they apply to buildings and complexes that are production-oriented. This course will address issues such as short circuit studies, voltage drop calculations, electrical equipment ratings and selection criteria, and power systems grounding. The Power Systems Coordination part of the course makes extensive use of in-class curve drawing exercises and actual case histories to familiarize trainees with the art of power systems coordination. EasyPower Electrical Engineering Software will be be used by the instructor to solve several example problems. NOTE: Course Includes FULL EasyPower Demo Software License. - February, March, May 2017

Modern Relay Protection Training- ALL NEW CONTENT

The Electrical Protection For Industrial Electrical Power Systems training course provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles of digital Power System relaying and protection applications. The class will review the major components of a Power System as well as basic theory and protection principles. Students will be learn the essentials of electrical protection design, relay coordination, and fusing fundamentals, breaker fundamentals. Students will be provided with an understanding of digital protective relaying, as we go through practical examples of generator, feeder, motor, and transformer electrical protection. - April 2017

Electrical Grounding For Industrial Applications- ALL NEW CONTENT

It has been determined that more than 70 per cent of all electrical problems in industrial, commercial and institutional power systems are due to poor grounding, and bonding errors. Without proper electrical grounding and bonding, sensitive electronic equipment is subjected to destruction of data, erratic equipment operation, and catastrophic damage. This electrical grounding and bonding training course will give participants a comprehensive understanding of practical applications of proper grounding and bonding practices that will comply with the Canadian Electrical Code. - April 2017

HV Electrical Grounding For Utility and Industrial Power Systems- ALL NEW CONTENT

A properly designed and installed grounding system ensures reliable performance of electrical substations. Fast clearing of faults, made possible by good grounding, improves the overall safety and reliability of an electrical system. This one-day course will provide the basic principles of grounding a power supply network to ensure safety of personnel and equipment. Understanding these principles will provide the correct tools to design a grounding system applicable to utility networks and industrial plant distribution. This course covers the basic procedures in working safely on medium and high voltage systems. - April 2017

Electrical Grounding For Telecommunication Networks- ALL NEW CONTENT

Telecommunications Grounding is a course that will define and completely explain grounding and bonding for telecommunications systems. This course will provide the participants with a good understanding of the principles of lightning protection and grounding of telecommunications facilities, such as self-supporting radio towers, guyed masts, monopoles and rooftop antenna mounting frames and structures and how techniques are applied in the field to protect these structures and the associated equipment, staff and the general public. - April 2017

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