Las Vegas PDH Seminar Series Live, in-person by SemTrain
NYSSPE Sponsoring SemTrain Live Training / Up to 37.5 PDHs
September 20 - 24, 2021

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

Any questions you have about this event please contact Bobby Rauf at SemTrain - / 704-477-9166

We ask that you please register before Aug. 20 so we have a firm count on attendance for the venue.
Cancellation policy: 30 days before event - Aug. 20, 2021

Hotel & Seminar Venue Information:
Residence Inn Vegas Hughes Center
370 Hughes Center Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 

September 20 & 21, 2021 – 8:00am to 5:00pm each day
Cost: $889 – Includes light refreshments
Electrical Engineering Principle & Practice for Non-EE’s – 15 PDHs

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.” In the book, as well as this seminar, 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, circuit analysis, DC, single phase AC, three phase AC, power, power factor, and much more. Charts and tables, as alternate means for current, voltage and power estimation, are presented. Practical examples of electrical equipment applications, in industrial, commercial and institutional settings are covered. Discussions on electrical equipment, components, 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.

September 22, 2021 – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: $595 – Includes light refreshments
Arc Flash NFPA 70 E & 2021 Update Course – 7.5 PDHs

This course caters to Professional Engineers, Non-Licensed Engineers, Technicians, Facilities Managers, and other professionals who are interested in enhancing their understanding of arc flash risk in their operations or those of their clients. This course is intended to serve as an introduction, review and update on 2021 NFPA 70E based Arc Flash Standards and Requirements. The course begins with an introduction to the general arc flash phenomenon. The science behind the arc flash phenomenon is covered, coupled with discussion of potential causes for arc flash and properties of an electrical power distribution system. Insofar as the relationship between an arc flash event and the electrical power distribution system is concerned, pertinent components such as fuses and breakers, and their role in initiation and mitigation of an arc are explained. Value of arc flash risk analysis is covered, and recommended approach in the absence of a formal arc flash study is explained. PPE prescribed for the four (4) arc flash hazard classes, 1, 2, 3 and 4, is discussed. The three (3) approach boundaries are discussed and illustrated. Arc Flash terminology and respective definitions are reviewed. Arc Flash labelling requirements and methodology are explained. This course is designed to serve as a tool for staying abreast of arc flash requirements with highlights of revisions adopted in 2021. As such, this course can be used to satisfy the Professional Development Hour requirements set forth by most US State Boards and other licensure agencies; or simply, to meet periodic employee training requirements.

September 23, 2021 – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: $595  – Includes light refreshments
Mechanical Engineering Principle & Practice for Non-ME’s – 7.5 PDHs

This course is and abridged version of the 2-Day Mechanical Engineering Principles & Practice for Non-Mechanical Engineers Course. This course caters, mainly, to Engineers, Technicians and Facilities Managers who are not intimately familiar with Mechanical Engineering Principles and Practices. Through this course, attendees are expected to learn basic principles of mechanical engineering in a simple, easy to understand, format. This course will enable attendees to accomplish straightforward and common calculations associated mechanical engineering concepts such as statics, kinetics, kinematics, materials, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulic machines, thermodynamics, refrigeration cycle, financial evaluation and decision making associated with typical engineering projects. Most concepts are presented in basic and easy to understand terms. Mechanical engineering concepts are illustrated by practical numerical problems and case studies.  Past experience has shown that even professionals without engineering education can take away a commensurate amount of engineering knowledge from “cross-discipline” skill building seminars, such as this one. 

September 24, 2021 – 8:00m to 5:00pm
Cost: $595  – Includes light refreshments
Electrical Power and Controls for Engineers, Technicians and Managers – 7.5 PDHs

This course is a one-day, abridged, version of the two-day Electrical Power and Controls for Engineers course. This course comprises a unique combination of electrical power and controls topics. The course begins with coverage of electrical power concepts in the DC, Single Phase AC and Three Phase AC realms in an easy to follow approach, illustrated and reinforced by practical applications, examples and numerical case studies or problems. Electrical power distribution is highlighted. VFD, Variable Frequency Drives, are discussed. VFD architecture and VFD operational analysis are covered. The seminar then segues into the controls topics starting with controls theory, differences between Open and Closed Loop Control Systems and their advantages and disadvantages. Example of proprietary or custom control systems is covered, illustrated by pictures. Participants are introduced to PLC’s, Programmable Logic Controllers. PLC’s are then compared to DCS Systems, and their pros and cons are highlighted. HMI, Human Machine Interface, and SCADA systems are covered, supported by in-depth exploration of two specific examples. This course is designed for engineers, professional engineers, energy professionals, engineering managers, technical professionals, technicians, facilities managers and other professionals who are not intimately familiar with electrical power and controls disciplines. Participants are kept engaged through questions and answers, discussions and classwork.

Speakers Bio:  Professor Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA
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.

Pro. 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.