2017 – Class Descriptions
1. (6 hours) Basic- Basic Metering & Instrument 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. 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: 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.
Jacob Palmer - - CBM/ Preformed Line Products
4. (1 1/2 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.
Mike Quay - - Thomas & Betts
5. (1 1/2 hours) Basic – Street & Roadway Solid State Lighting: What’s the latest buzz with LED technology? Review of the AMA (American Medical Association) warning concerning blue light waves and cancer. What is the ROI (return on investment) to convert to LED? When is LED not the right option, what are the LED limitations? When is LED end of life, review troubleshooting. Why use the new P7 photo control receptacle. What is light Loss Factor and how is it affected by ambient temperatures? Can the right phot control extend the life of the fixture?
6. (1 1/2 hours) Basic—Safe Operation of Voltage Regulators: The proper method to set up, install, bypass and cascade voltage regulators. Included will be discussion of the 5 methods of determining that a regulator is on the neutral step, and how important that is for safe switching. Included will be a short discussion of the basic theory of the operation and purpose of regulators and regulations on distribution lines.
7. (1 1/2 hours) Intermediate—System Reliability Enhancement: using fiberglass crossarms and polymer insulators: An interactivepresentation and discussion on the advantages of using Fiberglass deadend arms, tangent crossarms and polymer pin-type and post top insulators. Will discuss the durability, reliability and longevity of fiberglass by explaining the manufacturing process, the closed cell sealant, torqueguard bushings and the application of UV inhibitors. Also, will discuss all the testing done to prove all the strength, electrical and UV applications exceed industry standards. We will also discuss the benefits of adding polymer insulators to increase system reliability. To support polymer we will refer back to it's50 years of field experience, along with it's resistance to impact, exceeding ANSI electrical and mechanical standards, being designed for use with all tie products and being a "green" product.
Mendel Lightfoot—Power Equipment Sales Co
8. (1 1/2 hours) Basic—Knot Tying: Teach and demonstrate knot tying for students and lineman that is required for their job.
Andy Tuten—Hubbell Powers Systems
9. (1 1/2 hours) Basic—Live Line Work: Introduction to System Protection—cover the basics of how distribution systems are protected from system disturbances. Topics will include fusing, arresters, reclosers/breakers as well as an introduction to more complicated schemes such as differential protection.
Scott Perrie—Atwell, LLC
10. (1 1/2 hours) Basic--Chain Saw Safety & Maintenance: We will go over the basics chainsaw safety and how to properly maintain your chainsaws.
Ricky Solida—Solida Tree Service Inc.
11. (1 1/2 hours) Basic – Voltage Regulator Function, design and Maintenance: This course will provide basic regulator theory, the different types and styles & operations of regulators. We will go over the modern controls; how to operate, program and install them following safe practices. 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
12. (1 1/2 hours) Basic—Public Safety: Helps electrical utilities help the public understand the dangers of electricity.
Bruce McAntee-- KEC
13. (1 1/2 hours) Basic—LED 101: Attendees will gain a better understanding in the basics of LED lighting. Class to include LED component terminology, comparison of LED technologies, integrated controls, incorporating lighting into your smart grid system, industrial and post top lighting considerations.
Patricia Adams—Kriz Davis Company
14. (1 1 /2 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. We will start at the substation and work to the end of the feeder circuits. We will also discuss the design, application, function and operation of the overcurrent protection devices including circuit breakers, reclosers, sectionalizers, fused cutouts and arresters.
Lyle Kroeker—Kriz-Davis Company
15. (1 1/2 hours) Basic—Basic Recloser Controls for Lineman: This class will discuss how the reclosers and recloser controls will function. Also, we will cover the safety, functionality, and issues that we face with modern controls. Some of the topics include normal operating conditions, emergency/outage conditions, Hotline tag vs. Non-Reclose, Ground trip block, settings, event recorders and many other items.
Justin Zerbe—Kriz Davis Co.