Electric Power Distribution for Industrial Plants
Adolph A. Biss, P.E.
This four hour
online course covers the fundamentals of wiring design and the distribution
system at voltage levels 600 volts or less. An understanding of the design elements
of the system and of system operation is important for obtaining efficient plant
operations, for trouble shooting problems which may arise, and planning future
This course includes
a multiple choice quiz at the end, which
is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this Course, the student will:
This course was
initially sponsored by West Penn Power Company and intended for those who design
and specify plant distribution systems. It has now been modified to meet current
National Electrical Code requirements and intended for engineers, inspectors
and others concerned with plant electrical distribution.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendee of this course will be able to plan an elemental electrical distribution system with respect to design, reliability, safety and voltage selection.
An industrial plant
is only as good as its electric power distribution system. When the power supply
is unreliable or fails, production suffers or stops. In practically all plants,
processes change so that loads are connected here and there and transferred
from one circuit to another. Sooner or later an overloaded condition occurs.
Then fuses blow or breakers trip and the factory is down. The tangled electrical
distribution system has gotten a strangled hold on the operation. On the other
hand, good adequate wiring makes it possible for a plant to enjoy flexibility
and reliability not possible otherwise.
Course Content The
course content is in a PDF file (1.8 MB) Electric
Power Distribution for Industrial Plants.
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The course covers
wiring fundamentals and electric power distribution system for low voltages
600 volts or less. Specifically, the course will enable one to design an entire
plant electrical distribution system, covering the installation of motors, furnaces
and lighting equipment on branch and feeder circuits, proper service entrance,
protective devices for the equipment and circuits, proper voltages and system
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.