ECET 38100 - Electrical Distribution Systems
Credit Hours: 4.0.
A study of the design and operation of electric distribution systems including estimated demand, demand calculations, energy conservation, faults on power systems, power quality, power factor improvement, electric rates, voltage drops, protective devices, illumination, and the applicable portions of the National Electric Code (NEC). Both new facilities and additions to existing facilities are included.
After completing this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify major codes and standards that apply to the design and installation of building electrical systems.
2. Describe the function of fuses, circuit breakers, and other protective devices.
3. Choose proper protective devices for transformers, motors, and other circuits.
4. Coordinate the settings of protective devices to provide selective isolation of faulted portions of a power system.
5. Use commercial power system analysis software to assist in the design of an electrical distribution system.
6. Use the zonal-cavity method to design lighting for office, industrial, and other areas.
7. Apply the appropriate NEC standard to provide proper protection for electrical circuits.
8. Calculate balanced, three-phase short-circuit currents for a distribution system in accordance with applicable standards.
9. Using the NEC, specify conductor size, insulation type, and raceway size for an electrical power circuit.
ECET 23100 Minimum Grade of D- or
EET 23100 Minimum Grade of D-