On March 18-19, 1896, a group of 23 persons, representing a wide variety of organizations, met at the headquarters of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in New York City. Their purpose was to develop a national code of rules for electrical construction and operation. By 1895, five electrical installation codes had come into use in the United States, causing considerable controversy and confusion. It was difficult to manufacture products that met the requirements of all five codes. Something had to be done to develop a single, national code. The committee that met in 1896 recognized that the five existing codes should be used collectively as the basis for the new code. Before the committee met again in 1897, the new code was reviewed by 1200 individuals in the United States and Europe. Shortly thereafter, the first standardized U.S. electrical code, the National Electrical Code®, was published.
The National Electrical Code has become the most widely adopted code in the United States – it is the standard used in all 50 states and all U.S. territories. Moreover, it has grown well beyond the borders of the United States and is now used in numerous other countries. Because the code is a living document, constantly changing to reflect changes in technology, its use continues to grow.
This course is designed to teach electrical and instrumentation personnel how to read and interpret the meaning of the NEC©, and how to find information in the Code Book the easy way. This course is a "must take" for those working in the residential, commercial, or industrial electrical industry. The course uses Delmar Publishers' current edition of Interpreting The National Electrical Code© as its textbook, which is organized into 15 easy-to-understand units covering each subject addressed in the Code Book. Each Article of the Code is thoroughly discussed and reviewed in easy-to-understand language. The ultimate objective of the course is for the participant to develop or enhance their working knowledge of the NEC by learning how to find and understand the information presented in the code. We will teach you how to find the rules that apply to your facility, and we will answer your code questions. Further, we will discuss the style and layout of the 2008 NEC Code and how they can be applied in your facility.
Upon the successful completion of the course the participants should be able to:
1- Understand the layout of the 2008 National Electrical Code.
2- Understand the relationship between the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code.
3- Differentiate between NEC and OSHA examination, installation and use requirements.
4- Understand the proper locations for electrical equipment to provide for proper working clearances and free space requirements.
5- Determine proper methods of identification for grounded conductors, grounding conductors, and multiwire branch circuits.
6- Understand installation requirements for services.
7- Understand bonding and grounding requirements for services, feeders, branch circuits, and utilization equipment.
8- Select the proper size and location of overcurrent protection for various types of utilization equipment.
9- Be knowledgeable of requirements for temporary wiring and GFCI applications.
10- Be knowledgeable of acceptable wiring methods and materials including recent changes in acceptable industrial wiring methods and materials.
11- Select the proper size of raceway, fitting, and boxes including wire bending space, component sizing and conductor identification.
12- Size motor circuits and required components according to recent code changes.
13- Understand transformer installations including various types of delta and wye connections.
14- Understand acceptable wiring methods for hazardous (classified) locations.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1 General
Section 2 Wiring and Protection
Section 3 Wiring Methods and Materials
Section 4 Equipment for General Use
Section 5 Special Occupancies
Section 6 Special Equipment
Section 7 Special Conditions
Section 8 Communications Systems
Section 9 Tables
Section 10 Annexes
1- Relationships Between the National Electrical Safety Code and the National Electrical Code
2-Determining Proper Working Clearances and Free Space Requirements
3- Services, Feeders and Branch Circuits
o How to determine branch circuit loads for receptacle outlets, multi-outlet assemblies, motors resistance-type ovens, AC welders and lighting fixtures
o How to determine ampacity and minimum size requirements for feeder conductors
o How to determine ampacity and minimum size requirements for distribution panels and services
B- How to determine minimum clearances for conductors
C- How to apply rules for more than one service per building
D- How to determine maximum numbers of disconnecting means
E- Rules and Calculations for Overcurrent Protection
o Determining conductor ampacities
o Tap conductor requirements
F- Grounding and Bonding
o How to identify DC and AC wiring systems that require grounding
o How to compute minimum sizes for bonding jumper and grounding electrode conductors
o New requirements on structural steel and separately derived systems
o How to ground conductors for supply-side/load-side equipment
o Special grounding requirements for Data Processing and electronic equipment
4- Acceptable Industrial Wiring Methods
A- General Wiring Methods
B- Temporary Wiring
C- GFCI Requirements
D- Cable Tray
E- Rigid Metal Conduit
F- Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit
G- Boxes, Fittings, etc.
5- Equipment for General Use
A- Luminaires and Receptacles
B- Fixed Electric Heating Equipment for Pipelines and Vessels
C- Calculate motor loads, conductor and raceway sizing, disconnecting means and motor controller size
D- Calculations for overload protection, ground-fault/short circuit protection, motor control circuit protection
E- Transformers - how to calculate overcurrent protection for transformers
6- Hazardous (Classified) Locations
A- Location and General Requirements
B- Special Precaution
o Area Classification
o Approval for Class and Properties
D- How to identify Class I, II, and III locations
E- Protecting hazardous locations from electrical ignition sources
F- Class I, II, and III wiring methods
G- How to apply requirements for intrinsically safe circuits and equipment
H- How to apply requirements for purging and pressurizing enclosures
I- Class I, Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2 alternate area classification methods
7- Approved Wiring Methods for Hazardous Locations
A- Sealing and Drainage
B- Switches, Circuit Breakers, Motor Controllers, and Fuses
C- Motors and Generators
D- Lighting Fixtures
E- Utilization Equipment
F- Flexible Cords
G- Receptacles and Attachment Plugs
H- Conductor Insulation
I- Signaling, Alarm, Remote-Control, and Communications Systems
J- Live Parts
L- Surge Protection
Trainees shall receive a portfolio containing a comprehensive course manual.
Attendees shall receive a certificate of attendance from AMAD Tech.