Electrical Engineering Master Series

THE WORKSHOP

The Electrical Engineering Master Series delivers a critical blend of knowledge and skills, covering technology in electrical engineering, industry analysis and forecasts, leadership, management and everything that is relevant to a modern electrical engineer. You will be exposed to four high impact days where you will not only hear from outstanding experts in each of the key areas but undertake practical hands-on sessions and exercises.

This course is not intended as a substitute for a 4 or 5 year engineering degree or diploma, or for an accomplished and experienced professional electrical engineer who is working at the leading edge of electrical practice in these varied fields. It is however, intended to be the distillation of the key skills and know-how in practical, state-of-the-art electrical engineering.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This Master Series course is designed for people from an electrical background. It has been developed for those whose time is limited and who work in a critical role or situations where a lengthy time away for study is impossible.

  • Automation and Process Engineers
  • Chemical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers and Technicians
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Energy Management Consultants
  • Field Technicians
  • Graduate Engineers
  • Instrumentation and Design Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors
  • Project and Production Managers
  • Project Engineers

CONTENT SUMMARY

SETTING THE SCENE

  • Issues, timing, instructors and protocols to be followed during the exercises. Participants will be introduced to each other and their assigned team

UNDERSTANDING ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS

  • Engineering drawing for electrical engineers
  • Symbols used in electro technology and governing standards
  • Single line and 3-line diagrams
  • Cabling and wiring drawings
  • Layout drawings
  • Advances arising from computer aided drafting (cad)

ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION FUNDAMENTALS

  • Common distribution system alternatives
  • Planning of power distribution system
  • Fault level in electrical systems and their role in the choice of equipment
  • Fault current evaluation of simple power distribution systems
  • In-plant generation requirements and alternatives
  • Distribution equipment sizing
  • Power distribution system automation
  • Maintenance and Asset management in distribution systems

CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND SWITCHGEAR

  • Circuit breaker basics
  • Difference between isolator and circuit breaker
  • Principle of arc quenching
  • Major components
  • Enclosures for indoor use and IP ratings
  • HV Circuit breakers
  • Common types of HV circuit breakers (BOCB, MOCB, ABCB and SF6 CB)
  • Outdoor construction examples
  • Operating principles of different type of CBs
  • Maintenance aspects of HV circuit breakers
  • LV Circuit breakers
  • Common types of LV circuit breakers (ACB, MCCB, Motor CB and Miniature CB)
  • Selection of circuit breakers and switchgear, their Ratings and Specifications

POWER CABLES

  • Introduction
  • Basic theory
  • Selection of cables and installation
  • Joints and termination
  • Jointing and termination practice
  • Commissioning and periodic testing
  • Failure modes and fault detection
  • New trends in cable technology

EARTHING AND LIGHTING SURGE PROTECTION

  • Electrical System Earthing
  • Earth electrode systems
  • Earthing design of substations
  • Lightning and protection against lightning
  • Lightning protection of structures, electrical lines and substations
  • Lightning Protection of Marine Electrical Systems
  • Surge protection
  • Electrical noise and mitigation-role of earthing

POWER SYSTEM PROTECTION

  • Need for protection
  • Fuses
  • Instrument transformers
  • Tripping Power source
  • Relays and relay coordination
  • Principles of unit protection
  • Switchgear (busbar) protection
  • Transformer protection
  • Motor protection relays
  • Generator protection

BUDGETING, ROI AND FINANCE OF ELECTRICAL PROJECTS

  • Introduction
  • Basic accounting concepts
  • Budget preparation and control
  • Understanding cash flow
  • Estimation and costing
  • Time value of money and discount rates
  • Investment appraisal methods
    • DCF
    • Payback
    • NPV
    • IRR
  • Capital budgeting
  • Decision making
  • Tax
  • Risk and uncertainty

ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND WIRING REGULATIONS

  • An Introduction to Electrical Safety
  • Role of protective earthing in electrical safety
  • Hazards Due to Electrical Arcing and Heating-1
  • Hazards Due to Electrical Arcing and Heating-2
  • Safety Aspect in Electrical Design and Selection
  • Safe Operation and Maintenance
  • Substation Safety
  • Safety in Battery Installations
  • Organizational Aspects Of Safety
  • Australian regulations on safety

TESTING, TROUBLE SHOOTING AND MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

  • Fundamentals of testing
  • Insulation testing
  • High potential tests
  • Oil testing
  • TAN Delta Testing
  • Partial Discharge (PD) Testing
  • Impulse testing
  • Transformer testing
  • Cable testing

PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRICAL PROJECTS

  • Fundamentals of project management
  • Time management
  • Cost management
  • Integrated cost and time management
  • Construction contracts
  • Management of the project team
  • Risk management
  • Contract law
  • Project planning
  • Application to instrumentation and control

PREPARATION FOR PRESENTATIONS

  • Each team will prepare for the presentations on the next day. The instructors will spend time with each group to ensure that their materials are presented as effectively and practically as possible

ENERGY USE AND EFFICIENCY

  • What is energy efficiency?
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Electrical energy generation/usage
  • Energy efficient practices in electricity use
  • Energy Cost structures
  • Introduction to Energy Audits

DELEGATE PRESENTATIONS

  • Throughout the technical modules, participants operating in small teams, complete a series of exercises based on constructing a new plant. Time will be set aside to collate the exercises into a presentation
  • During this session, each team will present its plans to the other teams

REVIEW OF EXERCISES AND CASE STUDY

  • A review will be made on the exercises and submissions and builds on previous sessions. The instructor will participate here

FORECASTS AND PREDICTIONS

  • Main technology trends
  • Conflicting data
  • How to resolve
  • Technical skills squeeze
  • Outsourcing
  • The China Challenge
  • Market predictions

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