CEU Course Descriptions
2011 NEC Code Update
Class covers changes in the current edition of the national and state codes, including additions and deletions. Highlights the more pertinent and commonly encountered changes.
· Review each code change, with impact, starting at the “change at a glance”
· Explain the analysis and effect
· How the NEC put together: Chapters; Articles; Items
· How to distinguish changes in the NEC text
· How to read the code and stay on the subject
Soares Grounding & Bonding
Class reviews latest NEC changes in Grounding and Bonding and enables participants to provide safe, properly grounded and bonded electrical installations. A typical 3000/4000 amp commercial installation will be done in class. Supplemental handouts included in the cost of the course.· Understand the NEC requirements for Grounding· Understand the theory of Grounding· Instructions for reducing hazards through design and installation of grounding in electrical distribution systems
One & Two Family Dwellings
Class will focus on the requirements for electrical installations in one- and two-family dwellings. From the service through to the branch circuits and devices, this comprehensive program covers every aspect of residential installations. Topics include services, cabinets, ampacity, calculations, grounding & bonding, grounding electrode systems and conductors, feeders, branch circuits, terminations, AFCI & GFCI requirements, receptacle locations, and wiring methods.
The National Electrical Code
(NEC) defines hazardous locations as those areas "where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or flyings."
A substantial part of the NEC is devoted to the discussion of hazardous locations. That's because electrical equipment can become a source of ignition in these volatile areas. Articles 500 through 504, and 510 through 517 provide classification and installation standards for the use of electrical equipment in these locations. The writers of the NEC developed a short-hand method of describing areas classified as hazardous locations. The purpose of this course is to explain this classification system. Hazardous locations are classified in three ways by the National Electrical Code
: TYPE, CONDITION, and NATURE.
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