Innovations are driving the electrical industry and the NEC is updated every 3 years to reflect this. While we don’t yet know, we expect changes to the code to address innovations like Solar, Data Communication, and Electric Vehicle Charging.
This course covers the major changes and instructors will answer your questions about specific work scenarios and applications so you can make the code work for you. After all, whether running power to a new piece of electrical equipment, setting the overloads on a motor starter, installing a security camera, or replacing fluorescent ballast; compliance with the NEC® is mandatory.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours
Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion with 8 contact hours (.8 CEUs) per day attended. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted.
Who Should Attend
Whether you are experienced with electrical systems, or are simply looking for an introductory NEC® Training Program, this training will significantly increase your knowledge and confidence.
The electric code regularly changes, so both experienced electricians as well as people new to the NEC® will benefit from NTT Training’s practical and in-depth National Electrical Code®.
Typical professions taking the training program include:
- Electrical contractors
- Maintenance electricians
- HVAC maintenance and Repair Technicians
- Plant & facility maintenance technicians
- Building engineers
- Building managers & superintendents
- Plant & facility managers
- Stationary engineers
- Energy management personnel
- Safety directors
What You'll Learn
This training covers the topics most needed by electrical workers including the requirements for grounding and bonding, properly sizing conductors and overcurrent protection for different applications, wiring methods, motor installation and other general equipment specifics and, special topics as requested by attendees.
At the end of 3-days you will understand:
- The major changes to the code
- How to navigate and understand the NEC to apply it to your specific needs to get installations inspected and approved.
- How to install equipment properly for safe use by operators\workers.
- How to install equipment properly to maximize work-life of equipment.
Targeted to the needs of the industrial workforce, each section begins with a preview of major changes you will encounter so you can understand and apply the NEC to your specific needs.
Introduction & Overview
Successful Code navigation requires an overview of NEC purpose, content and layout, and how to identify changes. Basic requirements of Articles 90 and 110. Termination and torque requirements, working spaces and, arc flash hazard labeling.
Grounding & Bonding
Identified by the NFPA as the most misunderstood topic in the NEC, NTT instructors remove the confusion as they explain the “why and how” of Article 250. Performance requirements of 250.4, sizing EGC’s, GEC’s and grounded conductors, installation methods, system grounding, separately derived systems, bonding requirements and, grounding of systems over 1000 volts.
Wiring & Protection
Branch circuits, feeders, fuses, circuit breakers are all parts of the distribution system that run from the utility service to the individual loads and all must be properly sized and installed. Chapter 2 in-depth information: Sizing feeders and branch circuits in facilities, overcurrent selection and sizing, surge arresters and protective devices.
Wiring Methods & Materials
Installing conductors, cables and conduits properly is necessary for an electrically safe installation.
Chapter 3 in-depth topics: Ampacity calculations, box fill, pull-box sizing, cover requirements, typically used cables and conduit installation requirements and, cable tray.
Equipment For General Use
Everyday installation and maintenance electrical work is addressed on typical equipment, such as; motors, plant lighting, HVAC equipment, panelboards to switchgear and, industrial control panels. Selected articles from Chapter 4, Equipment for General Use: Motors, HVAC type equipment, Industrial control panel installation, typical commercial and industrial lighting applications, and requirements for panelboards, switchboards and switchgear.
Special Occupancies, Equipment & Conditions, Communication Systems
Based on student needs, specific industry topics are reviewed. Overview of typical articles include hazardous locations, temporary installations, emergency systems, fire alarm systems and some communications circuits.