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    • Codes and Standards Training

      Schneider Electric is offering a 3 hour seminar on the latest codes & standards topics at various locations in 2018. These training events are designed for machine & equipment manufacturers, as well as control panel builders. Understanding the latest codes & standards, as well as available tools and resources, are key to help achieve compliancy and profitability.

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Topics & Description of courses covered in the codes & standards seminar

Course: UL 508A Short-Circuit Current Ratings

o Description: Short-circuit current rating (SCCR) is an important rating applied to control panels, and is required by code. It can be complicated to achieve, and is often misunderstood. Understanding how SCCR is properly determined, and knowing how to reach desired SCCR levels in a cost-effective means is critical to achieving a compliant and competitive control panel design. CEU credits provided.

o Outline:

  • » Code requirements regarding SCCR
  • » What happens during a short-circuit event
  • » How panel SCCR is determined
  • » Using current limiting devices to raise SCCR
  • » Solving common SCCR challenges

Course: Introduction to Machine Safety

o Description: Properly designed functional machine safety architecture is required on all automated machines that have moving parts capable of causing injury. OSHA requires employers to provide a safe workplace for all. Understanding the implementation and enforcement of machine safety requirements in the US for machine builder OEMs and panel builders is key to providing valuable service to the owners and operators of the automated machines we help design and build. This brief course will introduce key considerations to help understand how to address these important considerations.

o Outline:

  • i. Assessing risks
  • ii. Why functional safety designs are required by our customers
  • iii. Key safety considerations
  • iv. Types of devices and products used to design electrical safety control system
  • v. Tips for builders of automated machines and control panels

Course: Designing for the Environment

o Description: Review the codes and standards from degree of protection standpoint to ensure control panels are designed to withstand the environment they are installed in.

o Outline: 

  • » Detail implications to panels not suited for their environment and devices impacted on the panel 
  • » Discuss differences between indoor verse outdoor panels
  • » List the main standards bodies for degree of protection and understand the key ratings to address to ensure panels are designed for their environment
  • » Compare and contracts NEMA vs IEC degree of protection
  • » FCC compliance for wireless devices
  • » standards to real-world examples
  • » products to meet environmental challenges

To register for the event choose from the following dates and locations:

City
Date
Registration Link
Dallas (hosted by Graybar) Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Click here to register
Dallas (hosted by Powerhouse) Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Click here to register
Dallas Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Click here to register
Williamsburg, VA Monday, June 18, 2018 Click here to register
Norfolk, VA Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Click here to register
Detroit Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Click here to register
Grand Rapids Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Click here to register
Los Angeles Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Click here to register
Los Angeles Thursday, July 26, 2018 Click here to register
Lancaster, PA
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Click here to register
New Jersey Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Click here to register
Atlanta (hosted by Graybar) Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Click here to register
Atlanta (hosted by Mayer) Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Click here to register
Atlanta - Morning - (hosted by Advantage Ind) Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Click here to register
Atlanta  - Afternoon- (hosted by Advantage Ind) Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Click here to register
Chicago Thursday, August 23, 2018 Click here to register
Milwaukee Friday, August 24, 2018 Click here to register
Cincinnati - Morning - (Hosted by Crescent) Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Click here to register
Cincinnati - Afternoon- (Hosted by Becker) Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Click here to register
Cincinnati - Morning - (Hosted by Graybar) Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Click here to register
Cincinnati - Afternoon- (Hosted by FD Lawrence ) Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Click here to register
Tampa (hosted by Graybar) Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Click here to register
Tampa (hosted by CED) Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Click here to register
Tampa (hosted by Advantage Ind) Thursday, September 27, 2018 Click here to register
Cleveland Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Ft. Wayne, IN Thursday, October 11, 2018
Houston Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Click here to register