Medium-Voltage Electrical Distribution for Mission Critical, Industrial, and Campus Facilities

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Course Overview

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the originally scheduled in-person offering of this course (October 14-16, 2020) has been reformatted to an online version. Click the "View Details" box under "Upcoming Dates" for the online course schedule.

A practical course that will help expand your knowledge of medium voltage (1kV to 38kV) systems in non-utility applications.

After completing this course, you will better understand the components that make up medium voltage systems used in non-utility applications. You will learn how systems are laid out and how components are designed and selected. You will also better understand reliability and cost trade-offs in design as well as installation requirements in the National Electrical Code and other applicable codes.

Who Should Attend?

  • Facility Electrical Engineers & Designers
  • Mission Critical Electrical Engineers & Designers
  • MV Electrical Technicians and Operators
  • Plant Engineers
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Utility Customer-Support Engineers

Course Outline

Intro to MV Equipment and Components 

  • Transformer options
  • Switching options
  • Protective devices
  • Shielded cable

National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • Introduction to the NEC
  • NEC vs NESC applicability
  • Underground service definitions
  • Overview of medium voltage requirements

Medium Voltage Cable / Bus Systems 

  • Outdoor conduit systems and installation options
  • Indoor MV cable / conductor options
  • NEC installation requirements
  • Coordination with other site utilities
  • Soil and site condition impacts
  • Ampacity sizing and specification
  • Electrical stress and cable failures
  • Splicing and terminations
  • Intro to overhead conductor / pole systems
  • Cable testing programs

Transformers and Generators

  • Sizing and redundancy
  • Winding configurations
  • Short circuit current and Impedance
  • Grounding methods
  • NEC installation requirements
  • Location and building requirements
  • Indoor vs outdoor
  • EPA consideration 

Overview of Switchgear and Switching Options

(NOTE: This course will only give a brief introduction to switchgear for the purpose of system design considerations. For more in-depth instruction on switchgear, see the companion course “Understanding Medium Voltage Switchgear”)

  • NEC installation requirements
  • Types of construction
  • Indoor and outdoor considerations
  • Fault interrupting devices
  • Equipment ratings
  • System locations for metering, CT's, PT's
  • Brief intro to system protective relaying & schematics

Lighting / Transient Protection

  • System BIL
  • Arrester sizing and applications
  • TRV and RC-snubbers
  • Capacitors

One-Line Development

  • MV drawing symbols and legends
  • Overview of MV construction drawing packages
  • System layout options
  • Utility Inter-connections
  • Reliability vs cost
  • Planning criteria
  • System sizing, layout, and routing exercises

Operations

  • Switching procedures
  • SCADA/Automation
  • Maintenance programs

Instructors

Joseph Witzel

Joseph Witzel is a Major Account Manager at Eaton Corporation. During his 29 years in the electrical industry, Joe has held a wide range of power systems engineering responsibilities, including NEMA/ANSI application engineer, power systems engineering manager, field testing engineer, and district operations manager. Joe brings with him extensive medium-voltage experience, covering medium-voltage system studies, equipment specification, product application, operations, and testing and commissioning. He received his BSEE Degree from Marquette University, and his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management at Devry University.

Kevin Rogers

Rogers is an electrical engineer with a background in electrical power systems. He is a registered professional engineer, and his 18 years of industry experience spans across electric utility, government, commercial, and industrial applications. His technical responsibilities have included design and commissioning of mission-critical facilities, underground medium voltage distribution planning, design, and operations, high-voltage substation design, and relaying protection and control for complex interconnections. Prior to joining EPD, Rogers spent his previous 5 years as the Engineering Manager for an electrical engineering consulting firm where he and his colleagues provided diverse engineering services across the electrical construction industry.

Upcoming dates (1)

Oct. 6-15, 2020

Online
$1,550
RA01619-U261
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