Electrical Engineering Principles & Practice for Non-EE's - 8 PDHs-
Webinar - Part 1 & 2 / 11am to 3pm; ET / Cost: $335 Member; $385 Non-Member
March 4 - 5, 2024

NYSSPE has partnered with Sem-Train, LLC -  New York State Approved Sponsor

Part 1: March 4, 2024 - 11:00am to 3:00pm; ET
Part 2: March 5, 2024 - 11:00am to 3:00pm; ET
Cost: $335 Members / $385 Non-Members

This seminar or course covers principles of electricity in a simple, easy to understand, format. It is themed after a book published by the instructor, titled: “Electrical Engineering for non-Electrical Engineers.”  Prof. Rauf uses simple analogies and practical, day to day, examples to illustrate the, otherwise, abstract concepts of electrical engineering. 

Upon attending this course, participants will be able to perform straightforward and common calculations associated with voltage, current, resistance, circuit analysis, DC, single phase AC, three phase AC, power, power factor, service factor, load factor, and much more. Practical examples of electrical equipment applications, in industrial, commercial and institutional settings are covered. 

Discussions on electrical equipment, components, safety electronic devices, and test instrumentation are included. Important concepts in electrical safety are introduced. This course is designed for engineers, professional engineers, energy professionals, engineering managers, technical professionals, facilities managers and other professionals who are not intimately familiar or current on electrical engineering principles and practices.

Learning Objectives & Take-Aways

1. After attending this course, you will know the principles and concepts associated with AC and DC electricity, and the distinction between these two realms of electricity. This understanding can be used to apply appropriate mathematics and physics premised techniques, principles and equations for analysing AC and DC systems, in electronics and electrical power domains.

2. You will know the role played by voltage and current angles in the determination of power factor. The science and engineering theory behind power factor is illustrated using the vector method, graphical representation of voltage and current as a function of time and angle. Participants learn to apply different methods for calculating leading and lagging power factors.

3. You will understand how addition of power factor correcting capacitors results in improvement of power factors and the physics and engineering based explanation behind “addition of too much capacitance,” and how to avoid it.

4. You will be able to apply important electrical system concepts, such as, power quality, load factor and service factor, demand, peak demand, distinction between electrical energy and electrical power, and associated engineering computation formulas and methods.

5. You will know the difference between three-phase AC, “Y” and “∆ - Delta” configuration of loads and sources, and know the significance of these configurations from practical power distribution and application perspective.

6. You gain familiarity with power distribution equipment and instrumentation.

7. You will understand the role NEC, and NFPA 70 E, play in the realm of electrical design, electrical safety and arc flash hazard.

8. You will learn how to interpret electrical one-line and comprehensive wiring diagrams.

9. You will understand how electrical power bills are calculated under large industrial and commercial contract scenarios, and take away some tips on electrical cost reduction.

Speaker: Bobby Rauf, PE, MBA, NSPE Member

Professor Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. Bobby has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post graduate Engineering, Science, Math, Business Administration and MBA courses, seminars and workshops. Prof. Rauf is registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the States of Virginia, North Carolina, and Wyoming, a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Ergonomist. 

Prof. Rauf was inducted as "Legend in Energy" by AEE, in 2014.  He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books, and professional Development courses.  He holds patents in process controls technology.