2018– 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 MORNING ONLY
3. (1 1/2 hours) Basic—UAV (unmanned Ariel Vehicle) Drone Basic: Introduction to Drones: Radio Controlled Camera Drones are quickly finding their place as an indispensable tool in our industry. Power quality and uninterrupted service demands require new tools and techniques to maintain customer satisfaction. Drones can be used to travel and video or photograph lines or equipment in out of the way locations. The technology built into the drones allows them to travel over inaccessible terrain and around obstacles that would normally block our vision. This class will cover the basics of Safe Flight rules, licensing requirements with the F.A.A. Training on how, when, & where to fly. We will also look at the different models of drones that are available and the options and accessories available to fit the needs of the uses. Flight simulator and flight demonstrations as the weather permits.
Dave Campbell—Pratt Community College AFTERNOON ONLY
4. (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
5. (1 hours) Basic – Proper Termination of Underground Conductor: 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. 200 A and 600 A will be covered.
Mike Quay - - Thomas & Betts
6. (1 hours) Basic—Switchgear & Reclosers-Types, Operation & Sequencing: The students in this class will learn how various technologies extinguish arch in switchgear. This will include air, oil, gas and vacuum. They will learn the advantages and disadvantages of each. They will also learn how to use switchgear and reclosers to set up automated schemes such as automatic transfers.
Viet Tong—Thomas and Betts
7. (1 hours) Basic – LED lights-Security& Flood Lights: How LED technology can be used in security and flood lights? How to use LED for decorative post tops. Will $100 buy a 20 year LED street light that would replace a 70-100 W HPS? Evolution of LED technology.
8. (1 hours) Basic—Equipotential Grounding: Training on EPZ grounding using proper equipment.
Andy Tuten—Hubbell Power Systems
9. (1 hours) Basic—Knot Tying: Teach and demonstrate knot tying for students and lineman that is required for their job.
Mike Olson—Wheatland Electric Coop
10. (1 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 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.
Brian Myers—Solomon Corporation
12. (1 hours) Basic—LED 101: Attendees will gain a better understanding of LED terminology, luminaire component and types, the enconomical benefits of using LED lighting from an energy and maintenance aspect and industry lighting updates. Attendees will leave with the confidence of moving forward with LE technology in their service area.
Patricia Adams—Border States-Kriz Davis Company
13. (1 hours) Basic – Basic System Coordination & Overcurrent Protection: This class will provide a basic understanding of System Coordination for an electric utility system starting at the Source and working out to the end of the circuit. We will also look at the application, function, and operation of the Overcurrent Protection equipment used in system coordination. This equipment includes, breakers, reclosers, sectionalizers, fused cutouts and arresters.
Lyle Kroeker—Border States-Kriz Davis Company
14. (1 hours) Basic—Understanding overhead Capacitor banks and Controls: Capacitors, dollar for dollar, are likely the best power quality investment a utility can make. This class will help to explain the basics of capacitor banks design, function, and purpose in the electric utility system.
Justin Zerbe—Border States-Kriz Davis Co