2016 – Class Descriptions
1. (6 hours) Basic- Basic Metering & Transformers for the Lineman: This class will cover the history of electrical metering, general description of meters, nameplate data, instrument transformers, proper selection of metering equipment, meter constants, self-contained and instrument metering circuits. This class will also discuss basic transformer connections do’s and don’ts as well as sizing various loads. Basic Smart grid and AMI technology will also be discussed.
Chuck Vaughn—Kriz-Davis Company
Jon Chastain—The Durham Company
2. (3 hours) Basic – Distribution Transformers: History, Theory, and Application, of 3-Phase Connections. A practical, but thorough discussion of Distribution Transformers and Connections used in our Industry today. The class will include sizing, fusing, and troubleshooting wye and delta connections. The class will also include demonstrations with live transformer simulators. The class will conclude with “Transformer Jeopardy”.
Dave Campbell—Pratt Community College
3. (1 1/2 hours) Basic – Safe and Proper Installation of Preformed Ties & Motion Control of Conductors: This class will cover the proper installation of factory formed ties. Gloving techniques will be demonstrated. Included this year will be installation and placement of line vibration control devices. Conductor repair products and storm tie systems will be presented.
Max Bohon - - CBM/ Preformed Line Products
4. (1 hours) Basic – Underground Cable Termination: Proper selection and installation of cable terminations, elbows, splices, and OH terminators. Safety considerations in working underground cable systems. This will include a discussion of cable preparation and the installation of a loadbreak elbow. Also a review of 600 amp products and solid dielectric switches.
Viet Tong - - Thomas & Betts
John Mitchell—Thomas & Betts
5. (1 hours) Basic – High Pressure Sodium and LED Lighting: HPS and new solid state LED technology. Review HPS trouble shooting and lighting basics. What has changed in the last few years with LED benefits. Are there disadvantages? When is LED not the right option, what are the LED limitations. What factors make LED fixtures the best value, Lumens, Wattage, Color, and Life? What is Light Loss Factor and how is it affected by ambient temperatures. Are LED replacement lamps/bulbs or retrofits available for existing fixtures. LED prices, when are the LED units affordable. Photo Controls –what are the choices and options and can the right photo control extend the life of the fixture
6. (1 hours) Basic – Proper Tension Stringing of Conductor: the proper techniques for safely stringing conductors, correct equipment selection, correct block sizing and equipment set up.
Randy Sereika - - CBM/Sherman & Reilly
7. (1 hours) Basic—Safe working practices for overhead switching devices: Class will cover different overhead applications such as 3-phase, single phase and bypass switching. Topics will also include the importance of proper inspection and maintenance, switching procedures for no-load and load conditions. Common interrupting devices used to extinguish arch under load conditions.
Brock Hill – Siemens Industry
8. (1 hours) Basic—Introduction to Thermal Imaging: This class will educate attendees on the Basics Concepts of Thermal Imaging, the applications of the technology in the Utilities Industry, and the most common mistakes made in the field. This class will be a combination of lecture and story-telling via dozens of relevant images. Based on time availability, the class will include a hands on portion allowing students to handle common thermography instruments used in substations and overhead line surveys.
9. (1 hours) Intermediate—Altec Aerial Device & Digger Derricks: Daily Pre-operational inspections—What not to do, aerial device load charts and digger derrick load charts.
10. (1 hours) Basic—Hydraulic Essentials: Basic Hydraulic circuits with emphasis on bucket truck systems. Also will cover emergency let-down procedures for personnel stuck in a bucket.
Ken Madgwick—Kanamak Hydraulics Inc.
11. (1 1/2 hours) Basic—Power System Basics: Topics: Power:P=V*I, Power flow—loads and generators, Voltage and transformer, Current, loss and voltage drop and 3 phase power.
Scott Perrie—Atwell, LLC
12. (1 hours) Basic--Chain Saw Safety & Maintenance: We will go over the basics of maintaining a chainsaw and how to operate a chainsaw safely.
Ricky Solida—Solida Tree Service Inc.
13. (1 hours) Basic – Voltage Regulator Function, design and Maintenance: This course will go over basic regulator theory, the different types and styles & their operation. We will go over the modern controls, how to operate, program and install them following safety guidelines. Included in the class will be how to find neutral and what could happen if the unit is de-energized incorrectly.
Curtis Boyer—Solomon Corporation
14. (1 1/2 hours) Basic—Electrical Burn Injuries: A presentation on electrical burns that will inform employees of the severely debilitating effects of electrical burns on the human body, and the benefits of transportation to a regional burn center.
Stacey Marston-- Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.
15. (1 hours) Basic—Use of basic low voltage and current meters: Basic testing of AC and DC voltage, AC and DC amperage, resistance, ground resistance testing and using insulation tester (Megger).Use of a Thermal imager and wireless technology.
Lynn Holmes—Stanion Wholesale Electric
16. (1 hours) Basic—LED 101 Basic Lighting: Class will consist of basic LED terminology, applications and controls with hands on product demonstrations for Electric Utilities. We will also discuss the cost savings associated with reduced maintenance and energy savings using LED technology. This course will include roadway and security lighting. Attendees will obtain a better understanding of LED luminaires and applications.
Patricia Adams—Kriz Davis Company
17. (1 hours) Basic – Basic System Coordination & Overcurrent Protection: This class is designed to provide a basic understanding of proper system coordination for an electrical distribution system from the substation to the end of the circuit. We will also discuss the design, application and operation of the overcurrent protection devices that accomplish this. This includes the function and operation of circuit breakers, reclosers, sectionalizers and fused cutouts.