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Electrical Grounding And The 2015 Canadian Electrical Code
One of the most important AND least understood sections of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code is the section on Electrical Grounding and Bonding. 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 course will address all changes on Grounding & Bonding included in the 2015 CEC. The 2015 CEC recognizes materials other than Copper for uses as a Grounding Conductor in ten different articles of the code. It also addresses corrosion issues in new added Subrule. - December, 2015
Electrical Transformer Testing and Maintenance
As an owner of transformers you are faced with the challenge of how to minimize downtime and maximize life expectancy of your valuable asset. With budget restraints, knowing how to prioritize your transformer testing and maintenance expenditures is crucial. This transformer testing and maintenance course will review what traditional and new maintenance testing procedures should be utilized by transformer owners. We will also look at the latest developments in transformer design, construction, testing, diagnostics, oil sampling techniques, interpretation of results and transformer asset planning. - December, 2015
Electrical Safety For Qualified Electrical Workers and Supervisors - ALL NEW CONTENT
THIS NEW COURSE INCORPORATES IMPORTANT REVISIONS TO THE NEW 2015 CSA Z462 STANDARD!! CSA Z462 Recommends "refresher training" for electrical personnel every three years to make sure that they are up to date on the latest changes to CSA Z462, Canada's Arc Flash Standard. - January, 2016
Hands-On Cable Splicing and Terminating - NEW COURSE
This course describes the components of medium and high voltage terminations and demonstrates how medium and high voltage terminations are made. MV and HV Voltage Cables are required to be terminated in a manner that reduces electrical stresses at the termination point, or spliced in a manner that insures High Voltage cable integrity. To do this, precise techniques are required by the tradesmen assigned to finish the cable prior to entry into a cabinet, or repair a broken cable. If not done perfectly, the termination is destined to become a failure point in the electrical system.
At least 4 hours of the class is dedicated to “hands on” training; preparing cable, applying hot and cold splice kits. NOTE: Splice kits will be used, but not heated or shrunk to cable. This is done to reduce the price of the course for all. Examples of completed splices will be available for viewing. After all: 90 percent of the work is cable preparation! - January, 2016
Circuit Breaker Testing and Maintenance- NEW COURSE
This circuit breaker training course provides an overview of power system protection design fundamentals, focusing on medium and high voltage power distribution electrical circuit breakers used in common industrial, commerical and institutional applications. Basic electrical circuit breaker construction, electrical safety, and common circuit breaker maintenance techniques are the major components of this course. - February, 2016
Building Automation Systems Training - NEW COURSE
Building automation is the automatic centralized control of a building's HVAC, lighting and communications systems (such as fire alarm and life safety systems and building security systems, through a Building Management System (BMS) or Building Automation System (BAS). The objectives of building automation are improved comfort, energy management, efficient operation of building systems, and a reduction in water consumption and waste water. A robust BAS design can include the integration with renewable energy and energy storage systems. Our Building Automation System training course is designed to assist organizations to identify opportunities for retrofitting existing building control systems and power and communication networks or to design BAS systems into new building designs. - February, 2016
VFDs and Electrical Motor Training - ALL NEW CONTENT
This innovative and comprehensive Electrical Motor and 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 Canada’s most respected experts on Motor and Variable Speed Drive Applications providing technical support and application assistants for all industrial and commercial sectors. This two day presentation will highlight the proper installation of Variable Frequency Drives and Electric Motors into the distribution system. VFDs are being installed more frequently today; however there are still several installations with VFD Issues being ignored or incorrectly being addressed. Examples of improper installations will be discussed to indicate potential problems that cause damaging consequences. - March, 2016
Electric Relay Protection For Industrial Electrical Power Systems - 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, 2016
Canadian Fire Alarm Systems - Design, Installation, Testing and Maintenance - ALL NEW CONTENT
Sign up today for Canada's leading Canadian Fire Alarm and Life Safety Systems training course. Our course goes well beyond the recitation of Codes and Standards. Complete with 8 Interactive Workshops on fire alarm protection systems that examine the purpose and specific application of the different codes and standards that regulate the industry. Avoid installation errors, failed inspections and false alarms! This interactive course maximizes its impact through dynamic curriculum and a learning environment that encourages discussions with other course attendees. Workshops are taught by a recognized and experienced fire protection professional who understands today’s changing safety dynamics.
- May, 2016
2015 Canadian Electrical Code Update - 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 created a unique course, designed for all levels of electrical professionals by one of Canada's leading experts in industrial, commercial, institutional and residential electrical installations, as well as the business of conducting electrical inspections. Designed and delivered by Larry Cantelo, one of Canada's leading experts on Code interpretation, the course will instruct not only on the latest code changes, but how to understand what the rules are and how to access the code with ease. Some people spend endless time searching for the rules that they need. This course will teach what you need to know, quickly and accurately. Our instructor will demonstrate how to find the answers you need in a few easy steps. You will find the answers easily and correctly with our training system. - May-June, 2016