Course Description

This is the second module in the Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers Certificate Program. It is 100% Online.

Course Outline

6 - Power Generation Equipment

AC Generators
DC Generators
Synchronous Generators
Stators and Rotors
Electrohydraulic Controllers
Generation Switchgears
Generator Circuit Breakers
Isolating Switches
Buses, Lines and Insulators
Additional Notes
(Chapter 4, 7, 8)

7 - Power Distribution Equipment

Voltage Categories in Power Distribution
Motor Control Centers (MCC)
Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
Smart Motor Controllers (SMC)
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
Main Switchyard and Medium Voltage Switchgear
Circuit Breakers
Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers
High Voltage Circuit Breakers
Rectifiers (AC to DC)
Inverters (DC to AC)
Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
Switches and Relays
Miniature Circuit Breakers and Fuses
Fused Disconnect Switches
Cubicles, Panels and Boxes
Nameplates and Equipment Tags
Cables, Trays, Conduits, Wires
Additional Notes
(Chapter 3, 8)

8 - Electric Motors and Other Loads

AC Induction Motors
Motor Torque and Power
Single Phase AC Induction Motor Current
Three Phase AC Induction Motor Current
Synchronous Motor
Motor Starters and Starting Methods
Motor Classification
Motor Nameplate Information
Large Three Phase Induction Motors
Fans, Lighting, and Heating Equipment
Electro-magnets, Actuators, and Solenoids
Additional Notes
(Chapter 7)

9 - Instrumentation, Control and Safety Equipment

Power Meter
Energy Meter
Revenue Meter
Phase Meter
Frequency Meter
Analog vs Digital Devices
Overload Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Grounding Protection
Shielding and Insulation
Ampacity of Conductors
Electrical Safety, Codes and Standards
Electrical/Electronic Safety Devices and Enclosures
Additional Notes
(Chapter 1, 9)

10 - Batteries

Batteries and Cells
Battery Classification
Primary Batteries
Secondary Batteries
Li-Ion Battery
Lead Acid Battery or SLI (starting, lighting, ignition) Battery
Discharge Characteristics of Batteries
Charging of Secondary Batteries
Additional Notes
(Chapter 13)

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