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Course Name The 2002 National Electrical Code
Category A Course No. EE 143

Course Description The 2002 National Electrical Code course provides the latest information regarding changes to the NEC. The course is composed of a stand-alone, two-day core that teaches participants how to find, interpret, and apply NEC standards. Selecting any or all of four half-day modules provide additional subject-specific practice for participants.

Who Should Attend Electrical engineers and contractors, inspectors, construction and maintenance electricians, designers, supervisors, safety engineers, and apprentices.

Prerequisites None

Length Core Course-16 hours; Subject Specific Modules - 4 hours each
Class Size Up to 24
CEU's Awarded 1.75

Format Instructor-directed problem solving, independent problem-solving practice, and limited lecture

Learning Objectives
Core Module

  • Find an applicable section of the 2002 National Electrical Code
  • Interpret 2002 National Electrical Code standards
  • Apply exceptions to 2002 National Electrical Code standards
  • Apply 2002 National Electrical Code requirements to
    • Service, Branch, and Feeder Circuits
    • Overcurrent protective devices
    • Conductor selection and sizing
    • Motor and motor-control circuits
    • Transformers
    • Grounding and bonding circuits
Module One:
Basic Circuit Standards and Overcurrent Protection
  • Calculating service, feeder, and branch circuit loads
  • Calculating service, feeder, and branch circuit overload protection requirements
  • Selecting service, feeder, and branch circuit conductor sizes
  • Selecting enclosures for overcurrent protective devices
  • Interpreting equipment-specific overcurrent-protection articles in the NEC
  • Finding and using NEC tables for conductor ampacity
  • Calculating minimum overload protection for various loads
Module Two:
Grounding and Motor-Circuit Standards
  • Identifying "made" and "other" grounding electrodes
  • Selecting transformer conductors that must be grounded
  • Identifying NEC color codes for grounding-circuit conductors
  • Selecting the size of grounding and bonding conductors
  • Using metal parts of equipment as "Equipment Grounding Conductors"
  • Calculating motor short circuit, ground fault and overload protection requirements
  • Selecting the size of motor branch circuit conductors
Module Three:
Wiring Methods, Lighting System, Transformer, and Control Circuit Standards
  • Calculating the number of conductors permitted in conduit
  • Selecting junction-boxes
  • Applying ampacity correction factors
  • Interpreting lighting-system grounding requirements
  • Calculating branch and feeder circuit lighting loads
  • Interpreting transformer overcurrent protection requirements
  • Determining transformer grounding requirements
  • Interpreting special requirements for askeral transformers
    · Identifying power-limited control circuits
  • Applying power-source standards for Class 1, 2, and 3 power-limited circuits
  • Applying overcurrent-protection requirements for Class 1, 2, and 3 power-limited circuits
  • Applying grounding standards for Class 1, 2, and 3 power-limited circuits
Module Four:
Hazardous-Location and Employee-Safety Standards
  • Identifying Class I, II, and III locations
  • Locating and interpreting hazardous-location circuit requirements
  • Describing "Non-incindive" circuits and equipment
  • Using NFPA 70E to define electrical-safety related terms
  • Identifying employee-safety training standards
  • Applying electrical-safety work practices
  • Applying personal protective equipment standards
  • Applying Lockout/Tagout practices standards
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