Introduces the fundamentals and techniques of industrial wiring. Emphasizes aspects of the National Electrical Code specifically applying to industrial applications and repairs. Includes electrical supplies and hardware appropriate for industrial applications.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Industrial blueprint reading.
- Industrial branch circuit distribution.
- Electrical grounding in industrial applications.
- Motor controls in industrial equipment.
- Overcurrent protection in industrial wiring (circuit breakers, fuses, ground fault protection).
- Conductor sizing.
- Power factor.
- Wire tables.
- Explain the significance of the National Electrical Code and how it governs industrial installations.
- Identify the functions and components of a unit substation.
- Describe the components of a busway and its methods of support.
- Explain the different types of wire insulation and their applications.
- Use the appropriate wire table to determine conductor sizes.*
- Determine the ampere rating of various motors using the NEC.*
- Define and use the concept of power factor.
- Describe the operation of circuit breakers, fuses, and ground-fault protective devices.
- List the important considerations in lamp selection for site lighting.
- Identify the different classes, divisions, and groups of hazardous locations.*
- Troubleshoot a circuit fault utilizing electrical drawings.
- Lay out an industrial installation utilizing electrical drawings
Assessment and Requirements
- Tests will be given throughout the semester. Tests represent 30% of the course grade.
- A mid-term exam will be given which will represent 30% of the course grade.
- A final exam will be given which will represent 40% of the course grade
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.