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Summer 2019

A Short Circuit Calculations Course will begin on Monday, June 10, 2019 in the conference room at LLI Engineering. The class time will be from 6 PM to 9 PM. This is an 8 session course covering 24 hours of instruction and it is valued at 24 Professional Development Hours (24 PDH’s) or 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). The cost of the course is $850. See below for more details. Please download the registration form HERE and send it back to me via email.

The Power Distribution Level II – Motors, Transformers & Capacitors Course will begin on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in the conference room at LLI Engineering. This course is independent of the Power Distribution Level 1 Course. The class time will be from 6 PM to 9 PM. This is also an 8 session course covering 24 hours of instruction and it is valued at 24 Professional Development Hours (24 PDH’s) or 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). The cost of the course is $850. See below for more details. Please download the registration form HERE and send it back to me via email.

A Discipline Specific EE EIT Review Course will begin in my office on Tuesday evening, June 18, 2019. It will consist of 10 three (3) hour sessions, 30 hours total. The cost of the course is $1,350 per person. See below for more details. Please download the registration form HERE and send it back to me via email.

Short Circuit Calculations Course
8 Sessions @ 3 hours per session for 2.4 CEU’s [or 24 PDH’s] Course Contents:
• Short circuit calculations using the point-to-point method
• The concept of doing per unit calculations
• The Per Unit Method of doing short circuit calculations
• The Ohmic Method of doing short circuit calculations

This will be a short circuit problem solving course. This material is also necessary and helpful for those preparing for the Power Systems PE Electrical Exam. Accepting registration forms now. (Click HERE)

Power Distribution Level II Course
8 Sessions @ 3 hours per session for 2.4 CEU’s [or 24 PDH’s] <br>Course Contents:
This is a problem solving course using the 2017 National Electrical Code while covering the following topics:
• This course places an emphasis on motors, transformers and provides expanded information on capacitors using Chapter 4 and Chapter 9 of the National Electrical Code.
• Sizing conduits for different size conductors in one conduit
• Voltage drop calculations using 2017 NEC, Chapter 9, Table 9
• Motors and motor nameplate information
• Capacitor sizing for individual motor loads
• feeder sizing for combination loads consisting of multiple motors, continuous loads and non-continuous loads
• feeder tap rules for motor loads
• feeder tap rules for non-motor loads
• low voltage transformers
• medium voltage transformers
• transformer grounding
• sizing transformer primary circuits
• sizing transformer secondary circuits
• transformer protection
• bucking and boosting autotransformers
• DC grounding and single point grounding in complex systems
• service sizing for residential, commercial and industrial applications
• low voltage electrical system design.

Accepting registration forms now. (Click HERE)

Electrical Engineering Discipline Specific EIT Review Course: 10 Sessions @ 3 hours per session for 3.0 CEU’s [or 30 PDH’s] Topics covered in the electrical engineering "discipline specific" sessions will be: math refresher, LaPlace Transforms, Fourier Transforms, Z-Transforms, communication theory, DC and AC circuit theory, power systems, digital circuits, control theory, and electronic circuits. EE Discipline Specific EIT Review Class Schedule on Wednesday evening (6 PM to 9 PM) in the summer of 2019:

1. June 18
2. June 25
3. July 2
4. July 9
5. July 15
6. July 23
7. July 30
8. August 6
9. August 13
10. August 20

Accepting registration forms now. (Click HERE)

I am going to supplement my power distribution level 2 course with extra material [AT NO EXTRA CHARGE] called: “Fundamentals of Power Distribution” which covers the following:

Distribution Systems
• Components of a power distribution system
• Distribution substations
• Distribution transformers
• Distribution circuits
• Wiring configurations
• Service drop
• Service conductors

Circuit Designs
• Radial distribution system
• Loop/Ring distribution system
• Network distribution system
• Primary selective system
• Grounding power systems

Control and Protective Devices
• Fuse cutouts
• Air switches
• Oil switches
• Circuit reclosers
• Lightning arresters
• Sectionalizers
• Sizing and mounting of protective devices

Overhead Transmission and Distribution Systems
• AC Overhead transmission/distribution systems
• Poles
• Pole Guys
• Guy Anchors
• Types of anchors
• Typical mounting hardware
• Types of crossarms
• Insulators and secondary racks
• Stringing the conductor • Setting the proper wire sag

Underground Distribution Systems
• Underground verses overhead
• Manholes
• Duct Banks
• Trenching direct-bury cable
• Cable types for underground use
• Risers and potheads (potential heads)

Electrical Safety Gear and Equipment
• Working on hot lines
• Electrical safety hats
• Rubber protective equipment
• Protective covers
• Hot line tools
• Testing of hot line tools
• Summary

25 Question Exam covering all of the above (additional 5 PDH’s)

 

Fall 2019

For those planning to sit for the 2019 or 2020 Electrical Engineering Power Systems PE Review Course in the fall of 2019 or spring of 2020, I am offering two 10 week review courses to prepare for this exam. These are two independent and parallel 10 week courses. The first course will begin on Thursday, August 15, 2019 to Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 6 PM to 9 PM. The second parallel course will begin on Saturday afternoon, August 17, 2019 to Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 1 PM to 4 PM.

In preparing for the EE PE Power Systems Exam, I am offering this set of two parallel, but separate, review courses……each course set is 10 weeks in length (30 hours of instruction). The first course will cover general power system topics. The second course will cover power system basics that many electrical engineers did not have in college, such as per unit calculations, fault current calculations, short circuit calculations, symmetrical components and the like.

The fall 2019 PE Exam date is Friday, October 25, 2019. The spring 2020 PE Exam date is Friday, April 17, 2020. It is important to take the PE exam and pass it as soon as possible. Beginning in 2021 all PE exams (all disciplines) will be closed book and computer based. Please download the registration form HERE and send it back to me via email.

Professional Engineer (PE) Review Course for Electrical Engineers (Power Systems): 10 Sessions @ 3 hours per session for 3.0 CEU’s [or 30 PDH’s] The following topics are reviewed in the regular 9 week EE PE Review Power Systems Course: math refresher , review of basic electrical theorems, engineering economics, instrumentation & metering (voltmeters, ammeters, wattmeters), National Electrical Code basics, single-phase and three-phase delta and wye power system analysis using phasors, power electronics, motor, transformer and capacitor problem solving basics, power quality, harmonics, voltage drop, voltage regulation, power factor correction, transmission lines, protective devices, grounding and ground fault protection. Cost: $1,550 Please download the registration form HERE and send it back to me via email.

Electrical Engineering Power Systems Basics for the Electrical PE Exam : 10 Sessions @ 3 hours per session for 3.0 CEU’s [or 30 PDH’s] This is a supplemental problem solving course for the electrical (power) PE Exam for those electrical engineers who did not concentrate on power systems in college and are preparing to take the professional exam in electrical engineering with an emphasis on power systems. Topics include: per unit method of problem solving, symmetrical components, DC motors, AC motors, synchronous motors, magnetic circuit theory, a variety of unique capacitor problems, transformer analysis, ground fault sequence networks & short circuit calculations. Cost: $1,550 Please download the registration form HERE and send it back to me via email.

Since 2006, nearly everyone who has taken both 10 week review courses has passed the Electrical Engineering Power System PE Exam.

For more information, or to register for the next class, email Steve at smusial@lliengineering.com, or call 412.956.6448.

Notes:
1. Professional Development Hours (PDH's) and/or
    Continuing Education Units (CEU's) provided.
2. Are you a registered PE in Pennsylvania? You need 24 PDH's
    to renew your PE license.