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Electrical Power Distribution and Utilization

Bijan Ghayour, PE

This 6-hour course provides a technical basis, and an understanding of the various issues involved in the distribution and utilization of electrical power in industrial, commercial, and government facilities. The course starts with the basic criteria for the design of power systems including; the general characteristics of power systems, normal power source, alternate and back-up power sources, and services. The course then proceeds to provide detailed design and installation information about; transformers, switchgear/load center/breakers, raceway and wiring, motors and motor control centers, grounding bonding and lightning protection, and auxiliary and support systems.

Topics such as; power factor correction, neutral conductor grounding, transformer insulation ratings, basic impulse insulation levels, buck-boost transformers, space requirement for the installation of different transformers, transformer sizing, high/medium/low voltage switchgear, altitude and temperature correction factors, motor and motor control centers, raceway and wiring system criteria, adjustable speed drives, clear space requirements, indoor and outdoor hazardous locations, grounding/bonding/lightning protection, and auxiliary such as fire alarm and telecommunication centers are discussed.

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

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.