Professional training qualifies for education credits
Steve Pearson, chairman for the Austin Chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, announces upcoming professional development for electrical engineers, electrical designers, electricians and estimators.
The Oct. 3 workshop, providing instruction toward National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, is a joint effort of the IEEE CTS PE/PEL/IE/IA Societies and will focus on grounding details and practices.
“We are excited to provide this opportunity to bring manufacturing representatives and those who work with their items together in a hands-on setting,” Pearson said.
“This is quality professional development and participants can earn continuing education credits toward license renewal. It is a service our joint society is proud to offer.”
The all-day workshop in Creedmoor, Texas, on FM 1625 will feature hands-on exercises to teach the use of 3-point ground test meters to measure soil resistance, clamp-on ground test meters and Cadweld exothermic welding.
Instruction will also include substation ground fault detection levels and trip settings. Participants will learn the differences in applications, how to use instruments properly, how “not” to use instruments, and how to tell whether instruments have been used improperly.
• Tim Cowgill, AEMC Instruments, “Use of Ground Test Meters.”
• Greg Russell, VP of Burrus & Matthews South, “Use of Cadweld Exothermic Welding.” (Participants can perform Cadweld exothermic welding and receive a certificate of qualification.)
• Brad Yarbrough, Bundy, “Requirements for Mechanically Bonding Grounds.”
• Dave Costello, P.E., Schweitzer Engineering Labs, “Substation Ground Fault Detection Levels and Trip Settings.”
• James Mercier, P.E., Texas Master Electrician and Civil Engineer, “Ufer Grounds and Other Earth Grounding Methods.”
Displays and presentations by select electrical industry suppliers with be available.
The workshop fulfills the Continuing Education requirements for license renewal by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) for Master Electrician, Journeyman Electrician, Master Sign Electrician, Journeyman Sign Electrician, Apprentice Electrician, Maintenance Electrician, and Residential Wireman. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate for eight PDHs.
More information about registration is available at the registration website.
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