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Presenter: Larren K. Elliott, PhD

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Houston, TX

Marriott West Loop - By the Galleria
1750 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-960-0111

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 5:00 pm


Overview of Major Changes in 2017 National Electrical Code

   Article 425: Fixed Industrial Process Heating
   Article 691: Large-Scale PV Electric Power Production
   Article 706: Energy Storage Systems
   Article 710: Stand-Alone Systems
   Article 712: Direct-Current Microgrids


Chapter 1: National Electrical Code

   Requirements for electrical installations, including
      clearances and free space requirements about equipment
   New: Reconditioned equipment, identification and traceability
   New: Limited access working space requirement
   New: Short-circuit current documentation


Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection

   Grounded conductors
   Voltage drop calculations
   Branch circuit, feeder and services calculations
   GFCI receptacle outlet requirements
   Service requirements
   Transformer protection
   New GFCI protection for non-dwelling units


Grounding and Bonding

   Grounding of service entrances
   Grounding of separately-derived systems
   Grounding electrodes
   Sizing of grounding electrode and grounding conductor
   Bonding of services


Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials

   Wiring methods—underground installation requirements
   Conductors for general wiring
   Conductor ampacity correction and adjustments
   Number of conductors in a raceway
   Pull and junction box fill calculation
   New: Single-phase dwelling services and feeders


Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use

   Flexible cords and cables
   Receptacle requirements
   Switchboards and panel boards
   Short circuit rating
   Luminaires, appliances, transformers and motors


Chapter 5: Special Occupancies

   Hazardous locations
   Commercial garages
   Health care facility requirements
   Recreational vehicle parks


Chapter 6: Special Equipment

   Signs, outline lighting, elevators
   Hybrid vehicle plug in requirements
   Data center requirements
   Pools and spas
   Solar photovoltaic systems
   Small wind turbine systems


Chapter 7: Special Conditions

   Emergency systems
   Class 1, 2, and 3 power-limited circuits
   Fire alarm circuits


Chapter 8: Communications Circuits

   Premises-powered broadband communication systems
   Network-powered broadband communication systems


Chapter 9: Tables

   Conductor fill and raceway calculation example

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Architects
     7.0 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Electrical)

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW CEPHs/continuing education hours to architects in most states, including Texas. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Electrical.

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity, but it has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers:

Larren K. Elliott, PhD

President, Training Technology, Austin

Mr. Elliott started his career in the late 1960s as an electrician. From that he moved to designing electrical control circuits on material handling systems for the Webb Stiles Company. He later became the supervisor of curriculum and instruction for all industrial control products at the Allen-Bradley Company. Mr. Elliott has also been an assistant professor at Texas A&M University teaching Industrial Electricity and Factory Automation within the School of Engineering. Over the years he has received a B.S. degree in Education from West Virginia University and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University. He has also passed his Electrical Inspector’s Exam certified by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI). Mr. Elliott’s 45 years of practical hands-on industrial and training experience has given him the ability to teach diverse technical subjects to plant and machine operators, technicians, and engineers.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.