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Electrical Calculation Methods and Examples

Bijan Ghayour, PE

This 3-hour course provides simple methods and procedures for performing standard and routine calculations for electrical systems engineering and design. The procedures and methods presented here are for the preliminary calculations in order to establish the basic parameter of a power system design. Detailed calculations involving commercially available software packages might be necessary to confirm the results obtained from the material presented in this course. Procedures and calculation methods presented here are accompanied by simple and practical examples to enforce the understanding of the course material.

Topics such as: short circuit current effects, voltage drop, transformer sizing, energy savings with oversized conductors, battery and battery charger sizing, power factor correction capacitors, automatic transfer switch sizing, and adjustable speed drive economic evaluation are discussed.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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