SAIEE Training Academy JHB | Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for non-Electrical Engineers



SAIEE Training Academy JHB | Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for non-Electrical Engineers
This training workshop is designed to serve as a resource for exploring and understanding basic electrical energy generation, transmission principles and distribution strategies, without relying on complex mathematics but an easy to grasp format...
Event Name: SAIEE Training Academy JHB | Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for non-Electrical Engineers
Event Date: 18 July 2019
Starting Date: 18 Jul 08:00
Ending Date: 19 Jul 16:00
Event Type: CPD Course
Event Theme: Electrical Engineering for non-Electrical Engineer
Venue: SAIEE House, 18A Gill Street, Observatory, Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Cost: Non-Member R7,500; SAIEE Member R5,500
RSVP From: 17 May 2019
RSVP to: 17 July 2019
Event Contact: Roberto Benites
roberto@saiee.org.za
011-487-9042
To RSVP: Click here

SAIEE Training Academy JHB | Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for non-Electrical Engineers

Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers

 

Workshop Synopsis

Electricity has become a part and parcel of the modern society and we cannot think of leading a life without electricity. Therefore, the knowledge of electrical engineering has become essential to successfully utilize the electrical energy and operate the electrical equipment not only for the electrical engineers but also for non-electrical engineers. In this course certain important aspects of electrical engineering required for nonelectrical engineers and the operating principles of some commonly used electrical devices will be dealt with.

This training workshop is designed to serve as a resource for exploring and understanding basic electrical energy generation, transmission principles and distribution strategies, without relying on complex mathematics but an easy to grasp format. It also includes an explanation of energy engineering terms, an understanding of electrical energy cost and tips on improvement of electrical energy intensity in the industrial and commercial environment as well as providing discussion on the generation of electricity from renewable sources.

The facilitator will cover all facets of electrical engineering, including the latest maintenance techniques, and guidelines and rules that ensure the sustainable and safe operation of relevant equipment. The attendees 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 workshop will cover thoroughly all the compliance concepts associated with electrical equipment.

The course leader 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 workplaces.

Workshop Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the operating characteristics of all electrical equipment
  • Learn about utility generation, transmission and distribution
  • Understand the practical steps in selection, installation and commissioning of electrical systems
  • Master all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of electrical equipment.
  • Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of electrical equipment
  • Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize electrical equipment downtime and operating cost
  • Learn how to select electrical equipment by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for electrical equipment

Who Should Attend

  • Engineering Managers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Architects
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Operations Managers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Computer Engineers
  • Mine Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Structural Designers
  • Facility Managers
  • Energy Advisors & Consultants
  • Inspectors & Municipal Personnel ­­­

 

DAY 1: Introduction to Electrical Engineering

 

Electric Power Fundamentals

  • Basic electrical units
  • Circuit arrangement
  • Alternating current relation
  • Voltage terminology and standards

Power Quality

  • Introduction
  • Types of disturbances
  • Power quality mitigation techniques

Major Electrical Equipment

  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Motors
  • Cables
  • Switchgears

Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

  • Fundamentals of power generation, transmission, and distribution
  • Substation concept
  • Overhead vs. underground cables
  • One-line diagrams

Electrical Installation

  • Design current
  • Correction factor
  • Current-carrying capacity
  • Thermal constrains

 

DAY 2: System Design Philosophy

Load Characteristics and Conductor Sizing Consideration

  • Load characteristics
  • Load study/possible loads
  • Ampacity tables

Dangers of Electricity

  • Electric shock levels
  • Lightning strike prevention and surge protection
  • Effects of inadequate earthing

Fault types & their effects

  • Active, incipient, passive, transient, asymmetrical
  • Phase & earth faults

Simple calculation of short circuit currents

  • Revision of simple formulae
  • Calculation of short circuit MVA & fault currents

Lightning and Lightning Protection

  • Physics of Lightning
  • Electrical Surges due to Lightning
  • Lightning Waveforms
  • Lightning Protection Systems (Evaluation and Selection)
  • Lightning Protection of Electricity Supply Systems
  • Lightning Protection for Buildings

Surges and surge protection

  • Causes and mitigation of surges
  • Ways by which surges couple into electrical circuits
  • Graded surge protection

CONTACT:

Roberto Benites
(t) 011-487-9042
(e) roberto@saiee.org.za

COST:

Non-Member R7,500; SAIEE Member R5,500 (incl tea, lunch, course material)
(Note: if the proof of payment is received before the commencement of the course, a special rate will apply. Contact Roberto Benites to find out more!)

VENUE:

SAIEE House, Observatory, JOHANNESBURG
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