Building Electrical Systems Training

Building Electrical Systems

Our 2-Day Building Electrical Systems training course addresses all typical electrical subsystems existing in buildings from the input service supply to the more complex protection and control systems required in order to achieve maximum performance.

This Building Electrical Systems course teaches how various subsystems interact through coordination, in order to maintain optimal performance.

Our Integrated Building Electrical Systems training course is designed to assist organizations to identify opportunities for retrofitting existing building electrical systems and power and communication networks or how to design Integrated Building Electrical Systems technology into new building engineering designs.

With the rapid integration of various elements of Building Electrical Systems, it is important to design, build and maintain Building Electrical Systems as an overall connected system, as opposed to sets of individual subsystems. Building Electrical Systems include: Utility and building Generation power input sources, UPS, Electrical Protection, Power Quality, Electrical Grounding, Energy Management, Fire Safety, Communications, Vehicle Charging, Building Automation, etc.

This course teaches how these various subsystems integrate and work together to form a robust, properly coordinated and functioning Building system.

This real-world-based Integrated Building Electrical Systems Training course will give you a broad introduction to the specific issues involved with Building Automation Systems (BAS).

Learn about sensing and measurement, actuation, analog output devices, and relays.

This Integrated Building Electrical Systems training course will enable you to identify and describe the major components in an Integrated Building Electrical Systems along with the basic mechanical components and controls.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the function of each subsystem of the electrical; fire protection or electro-mechanical subsystem of a large building
  • Be able to size and select the proper electrical subsystems for a building
  • Understand the interaction between the major electrical subsystems of the building, (e.g. electrical; Building Automation System; Fire Protection)
  • Write maintenance procedures for the major electrical subsystems of the building
  • Perform Maintenance on major building electrical equipment
  • Select optimum settings for the major electrical equipment

 

WHO should attend

  • Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Engineers
  • Consulting Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Maintenance Tradespeople & Technicians
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineers
  • Power System Protection and Control Engineers
  • Building Service Designers
  • Data Systems Planners and Managers
  • Other electrical personnel involved in the maintenance industrial, commercial and institutional power systems.

 

Students receive

  • 100-Page Electrical Maintenance Handbook - Value $20 (details below)
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $50)
  • $100 Coupon toward any future Electricity Forum event (restrictions apply)
  • Course Matreials in Paper Format

 

 

Instructor:

Dr. Eduard Loiczli, P.Eng - Building Electrical Systems Specialist, The Electricity Forum

 

 

DAY ONE

 

1. ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Introduction to the Building Subsystems
  • Design Consideration for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Maintenance requirements for the Electrical Building Systems
  • HVAC testing and maintenance requirements
  • Fire Protection testing requirements

 

2. POWER INPUT SERVICE

  • Building Electrical Power Requirement
  • Modeling of building electrical systems
  • Building power feeders
  • Feeder Protection and Protection coordination of the upstream power
  • Voltage protection, Surge Arrestors
  • Building Grounding Systems
  • Potential Drop Testing
  • Power Cable Installation and Testing
  • Cable Tray Systems

 

3. DISTRIBUTION AND ELECTRICAL PANELS AND MCCs

  • Typical Electrical Distribution System for a Building
  • Selection of the major equipment
  • Example of Writing Technical Specification for Major Electrical Equipment
  • Meters and Instrumentation required for Building Electrical Service
  • Equipment Duty, and short circuit rating
  • Metal Clad versus Metal enclosed Switchgear
  • Molded Case versus Low Voltage Circuit Breakers
  • Proper specification of Circuit Breakers
  • ARC Flash Calculations, CSA Z462 requirements

 

4. TRANSFORMERS

  • Building Transformer Feeder, typical configuration, Y-Y; D-Y; Y-D
  • Dry versus Oil Cooled Transformer
  • Integrated Switchgear Transformer
  • Electrical Room Ventilation Requirements
  • Electrical Room Fire Protection requirement, options and debate
  • Testing and maintenance requirements of the transformers
  • How to avoid Ground Loops

 

5. AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCHES (ATS)

  • Automatic Transfer Switch sizing requirements
  • Types of ATS, Make Before Brake; Brake Before Make
  • Three Pole and Four Pole ATS
  • How to select the proper ATS type
  • Testing and maintenance requirements for the ATS
  • Programming the ATS
  • Contactor versus breaker ATS, advantages and disadvantages
  • When to use the bypass breakers

 

6.UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY (UPS)

  • Selecting the proper UPS for the application
  • UPS Protection System
  • Typical Structure of the inline UPS
  • Resonant versus PWM UPS
  • When to use flywheel UPS
  • Off-Line UPS applications
  • UPS feed from Backup Generator
  • Programming and remote monitoring of the UPS System
  • Maintenance requirementS for UPS Systems
  • Battery Replacement and testing
  • UPS Grounding Requirements

 

7. BACKUP GENERATION

  • Sizing the Backup Generator for an application
  • Installation requirements of the backup generators
  • Ventilation and Emission requirements
  • Testing the Backup Generator, CSA 242-09
  • Power Factor Correction for Large Facility

 

8. LIGHTNING PROTECTION

  • Typical Lightning Protection System for a building
  • Selecting the UL certified components for lightning system
  • Special requirements, case study: Roof Top Unit and High Voltage Lines

 

9. BUILDING GROUNDING SYSTEMS

  • Building Grounding System
  • Grounding System Interconnection
  • Testing Requirements of the Grounding System
  • Maintenance of the Building Grounding System
  • Protection Coordination and Grounding Study Example

 

10. FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

  • Fire Protection Requirements for Specific Buildings
  • Zoning of the Fire Protection System
  • Fire Detection Systems
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Programming and Installation Requirements of the Fire Systems
  • Testing of the Building Fire System
  • Local and Remote Annunciation Panels
  • Interaction between Backup Generator and Fire System
  • Example of a Design of a Building Fire System
  • Fire Marshal Office

 

11. SECURITY SYSTEMS

  • Security Systems for Buildings
  • Security System DVR
  • Interaction between Fire System and Security System
  • Accommodating Special need individuals
  • Programming and maintenance of the Security System

 

12. BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

  • Building Automation main functions
  • Controlling the AIR quality
  • Optimum usage of the equipment
  • Heating System Control
  • Cooling System Control
  • Saving Energy
  • Water quality control, new water PH control systems
  • Monitoring CO release
  • Testing and Maintenance of the BAS
  • Testing of the HVAC System
  • Motor Control Centers versus Panelboards
  • Using VFD and Soft-starters
  • VECTOR and DIRECT Torque Control Units
  • Energy Recovery via VFD
  • Power Factor Correction via VFD

 

13. ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

  • Building Energy Management Principles
  • Taking advantage of the natural energy
  • Building Construction and Insulation Materials
  • Building Orientation and Windows selection
  • Energy Saving and Energy Storage for buildings

 

14. BUILDING ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS

  • Natural Illumination
  • Typical Electrical Panels for Lighting
  • EMI and Filters required for new LED Lighting
  • Lighting Automatic Control Systems
  • Maintenance and Testing of the Lighting System
  • Emergency Lighting System Requirement

 

15. GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS

  • New trends in Energy Saving
  • Energy Compliant Buildings
  • Waste Management requirements

 

Questions and Answers

 

COURSE TIMETABLE

Both days:

Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Restart: 1:15 p.m.
Finish: 4:30 p.m.

 

 

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