Length: 4.5 Days


Learn the importance of proper design, construction and operation of building electrical system elements and the influence they have on the reliability of telecommunications facilities. Students will be taught to perform fundamental calculations using the National Electrical Code to properly size conduits and conductors for safe and reliable system operation. The course culminates in an analysis of architectural plans and specifications from a telecommunications facility construction project to reinforce key learning points. Upon course completion, you will be tested to reinforce your knowledge and determine areas for further study. Successful completion of this test will earn TPI Trainers Certification. Customization: ENG-TBE reflects current industry standards and can be customized and presented at your location to meet the unique needs of specific work groups, such as installation technicians and managers, facility maintenance technicians, network maintenance technicians and technical support engineers. Call 1-630-607-9302 for information on customized versions of this course.

You Will Learn

  •  Terminology, operation, interrelationships and maintenance of critical building electrical systems.
  •  • How to use the National Electrical Code Book as a reference for basic branch and feeder circuits.

Course Outline

  •  Calculations
    1.  Perform Simple Mathematics Manipulations to Solve Equations with One Unknown Variable
    2.  Utilize TRIG Functions to solve for kW, kVA, kVAR or Load Current in an AC Circuit
  •  Safety
    1.  Learn to Work with Electricity Safely and Confidently
    2. Identify the Codes, Standards and Practices Associated with Electrical Safety.
  • Drawings and Specifications
    1.  Read and Interpret Symbols Used on Electrical Drawings
    2.  Read and Interpret Electrical Design Drawings
    3.  Locate Verbal Descriptions for an Electrical Item in the Specification Book
    4.  Review Actual Telecommunications Construction Project and Discuss Key Elements of Design
  •  Voltage Types
    1.  Specify Supply and Distribution Voltages for a Particular Building
    2.  Appreciate the Significance of Voltage Variations from Utility Sources
  •  Distribution Systems
    1.  Identify Specific Component Function in Various Distribution Systems
    2.  Identify Differences, Applications and Cost Considerations for Various Types of Distribution Systems that Can Be Employed in the Electrical Design of a Building
  •  Electrical Components
    1.  Identify and Describe Various Components of a Building Electrical System
  •  Short Circuit Analysis and Coordination of Circuit Protection Devices
    1.  Define Interrupting Time Rating and Unlatch Time Rating of Circuit Breakers
    2.  Explain Significance of Conducting Short Circuit Analysis
    3.  Perform Fundamental Short Circuit Calculations using Basic Ohmic Method
    4.  Understand the Importance of Circuit Breaker Coordination
    5.  Define Terms Coordination, Selective System, Non-selective System
  •  Codes and Standards
    1.  NEC and Other Standards as applied to Telecommunications Facilities
  •  Load Estimating
    1.  Understand Significance of Connected, Demand and Essential Building Loads
    2.  Conduct Fundamental Load Estimate and Prepare Load Estimate Worksheet
  •  Telecommunications Power
    1.  Identify DC and AC Telecommunications Power Interface Requirements with Building Systems
  •  Uninterruptible Power Systems
    1. Understand Power Line Disturbances
    2.  Understand the Basic Elements of an AC UPS
    3.  Determine what Equipment Requires Protected AC Supply
    4.  Select Appropriate AC Load Protection
    5.  Size a UPS
  • Standby Electrical Generators
    1.  Review National Electrical Code Requirements for Stand-by and Emergency Generators
    2.  Understand Operation of Stand-by and Emergency Generators and Respective Transfer Equipment
    3.  Identify Peripheral Equipment Necessary for Installation of an Engine Generator Set
    4.  Determine Essential Loads Placed on Generator
  •  Life Safety
    1.  Identify Major Electrically Powered Life Safety Systems
  •  Grounding
    1.  Identify Various Grounding Systems of a Telecommunications Facility
    2.  Understand Requirements to Properly Ground Telecommunications Facilities
  •  Feeders and Branch Circuits
    1.  Use the National Electrical Code to Size Feeders and Branch Circuits
    2.  Determine How Much Additional Load Can Be Added to Existing Branch Circuits
    3.  Understand Significance and Calculate Voltage Drop on Critical Circuits
  •  Energy Management
    1.  Energy Conservation Measures

Take Home Materials:

You will receive a comprehensive course manual along with the latest copy of the National Electrical Code Book.

Who Can Benefit

ENG-TBE was designed for engineers, project managers, administrators and technicians who desire a working knowledge of electrical design and construction standards, as well as the techniques for applications in the telecommunications industry. The successful student will be prepared to actively discuss and review electrical engineering details and audit performance of
the electrical scope of work with electrical contractors for adherence to project specifications. A basic knowledge of power plant components is recommended. This background knowledge can be gained through completion of Telecommunications Power Elements (POWER-L).