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    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 23 Sep 2019
    • Online Courses, self-paced through Minnesota State, with seven-day support.

    Line Design Professionals seeking UtilityLDPros certification must successfully pass examinations for each Basic Skill and Line Design Function competency.  Prior to taking the examinations, line designers must become an UtilityLDPros member and meet the line design work experience requirements.

    Each competency examination is 1.0-2.0 hours long and can be accessed through the following link, https://mnscu.rschooltoday.com/public/getsubcategory/category_id/298/program_id/53 after you complete your REGISTRATION.  Examination cost does not include any re-take examination.  Examinations are taken at the utility office, are closed book and must be supervised by the engineering or human resource manager.    

    Participants will be immediately notified if they passed or failed each examination upon completion.  UtilityLDPros will send a Certificate to you for each Level successfully completed.  You will be allowed to include the UtilityLDPros designated Credential after your name.

    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 11:59 PM (CST)
    • 2 Jan 2020
    • (CST)
    • Paid registrants have access to the recorded webinar on this site UNTIL January 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM..
    Register

    AULDP Webinar Series
    OHD Electric and Communication Line Conductors and Cables - Part I

    The Association for Utility Line Design Professionals (UtilityLDPros) is offering this in-depth webinar series to help utility line design professionals better understand the physical and electrical characteristics, as well as the engineering design and installation requirements for overhead line conductors/cables.

    Webinar Highlights:

    • What types of electric supply and communication conductors and cables are typically used on overhead distribution lines and why?
    • What are the physical and electrical characteristics of overhead line conductors and cables?
    • What determines the maximum tension that an overhead line conductor or cable will transfer to an overhead line structure?
    • What determines the maximum overhead line conductor or cable sag that must be considered in meeting required NESC clearances?
    • What overhead line conductor and cable design calculations must be made and how should the design be documented?
    • What engineering specifications should be provided and what quality control practices should be used in overhead line conductor and cable installations?

    Webinar Content:

    • Types and functions
    • Construction and physical characteristics
    • Specifications
    • Overhead line configurations and support hardware
    • Conductor supported hardware and equipment
    • Electrical properties
    • Electrical loading and thermal characteristics
    • Physical loading and conductor forces

    Webinar Leaders: 
    Ted Dimberio and John Miner

    Webinar Features:

    • Up-to-date information
    • Real-time survey questions and participant Q&A
    • Practical examples of conductor/cable engineering designs
    • Actionable recommendations to improve your conductor/cable design and installation practices

     
    TWO WAYS TO SAVE!
    1) BECOME A MEMBER - Save $20 per webinar
    2) PRE-REGISTER FOR BOTH - Members save $70!
        Non-Members save $25

    Non-Member Cost:   $110 ea.    $195 for both
            Member Cost:   $  90 ea.   $150 for both


    • 3 Jan 2019
    • (CST)
    • 3 Jan 2020
    • (CST)
    • Online, you will receive a link to view fter registration is verified
    Register
     
    AULDP Webinar Series
    OHD Electric and Communication Line Conductors and Cables

    The Association for Utility Line Design Professionals (UtilityLDPros) is offering this in-depth webinar series to help utility line design professionals better understand the physical and electrical characteristics, as well as the engineering design and installation requirements for overhead line conductors/cables.

    Webinar Content:

    Part 2 Overhead Line Conductors and Cables

    • Sag and tension characteristics
    • NESC requirements for maximum design sag conditions
    • NESC requirements for maximum design tension conditions
    • Conductor and cable design procedure and documentation
    • Engineering specifications for installation
    • Installation methods and quality control practices

    Webinar Highlights:

    • What types of electric supply and communication conductors and cables are typically used on overhead distribution lines and why?
    • What are the physical and electrical characteristics of overhead line conductors and cables?
    • What determines the maximum tension that an overhead line conductor or cable will transfer to an overhead line structure?
    • What determines the maximum overhead line conductor or cable sag that must be considered in meeting required NESC clearances?
    • What overhead line conductor and cable design calculations must be made and how should the design be documented?
    • What engineering specifications should be provided and what quality control practices should be used in overhead line conductor and cable installations?

    Webinar Features:

    • Up-to-date information
    • Real-time survey questions and participant Q&A
    • Practical examples of conductor/cable engineering designs
    • Actionable recommendations to improve your conductor/cable design and installation practices

    Webinar Leaders: 
    Ted Dimberio and John Miner

    Non-Member Cost:   $110
            Member Cost:   $  90

    If you missed Part I and would like to register for access to the recorded version, you will be able to do so between November 14 and December 13, prior to Part II. Registration prices are $110 non-member and $90 member.


    • 7 Feb 2019
    • (CST)
    • 7 Feb 2020
    • (CST)
    • Paid registrants will receive a link to view the recording.
    Register
    Utility LDPros Webinar Series
    National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)

    Part 1 - NESC Compliance & Liability
    Held on Thursday, February 7, 2019  10:00 - 11:30 AM Central Time

    IF YOU ARE ALREADY A PAID REGISTRANT

    CLICK HERE

    The Association for Utility Line Design Professionals (UtilityLDPros) is offering this webinar to help utility line design professionals better understand and apply the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).

    The 2017 edition of the NESC is the national standard for safety in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of overhead and underground electric supply and communication lines. NESC rules are established on the fundamental principles used for the safety of utility facilities and the NESC is globally recognized as good engineering practice.

    The NESC is adopted into law for regulated utilities by each of the states and becomes effective for most of those utilities on March 1, 2017. Utilities and authorized contractors performing design, construction, operation, or maintenance tasks are responsible for meeting the applicable requirements of the NESC.  Even if compliance with the NESC is not legally enforced, employees of utilities and their contractors have a moral responsibility to design, construct, operate and maintain electric and communication systems in a safe manner. When incidents involving utility systems cause death, injury, and property damage, litigation is often based on claims of non-compliance with the NESC.

    Webinar Leader:  R. John Miner, P.E.

    Webinar Features:

    • Up-to-date information
    • Real-time survey questions and participant Q&A
    • Practical examples of NESC best practices and violations
    • Actionable recommendations to improve your use of and compliance with the NESC

    Webinar Highlights:

    • What is the purpose and scope of the NESC? To whom does it apply?
    • How do I navigate the NESC and use it most effectively?
    • With all of the lines of different ages that utilities have in service, what does it mean to comply with the NESC?
    • What are the risks of non-compliance with the NESC?
      …for my organization? …for me as an engineer or designer?
    • Where can I go for help on NESC rule interpretations and compliance assistance
    • How can I become more adept at recognizing and dealing with potential code violations on overhead lines?

    Webinar Content:

    • Purpose, scope, and history
    • Organization and contents
    • Application principles
    • Legal and regulatory status
    • Compliance: Risks of non-compliance and risk management
    • Recognition and correction of violations on overhead lines

    Non-Member Cost:   $110 per webinar
    Member Cost:   $  90 per webinar
    2019 NEW YEAR SPECIAL:
    Buy 3 webinars, get the 4th one FREE!
    Non-Member Cost:   $330 for 4 webinars
    Member Cost:   $270 for 4
    webinars
     


    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • online, you will receive a link to log in.
    Register


    Utility LDPros Webinar Series

    National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)

    Part 2: NESC General Requirements
    for Overhead Use

    Thursday, February 21, 2019  10:00 - 11:30 AM Central Time

    The Association for Utility Line Design Professionals (UtilityLDPros) is offering this webinar to help utility line design professionals better understand and apply the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).

    The 2017 edition of the NESC is the national standard for safety in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of overhead and underground electric supply and communication lines. NESC rules are established on the fundamental principles used for the safety of utility facilities and the NESC is globally recognized as good engineering practice.

    The NESC is adopted into law for regulated utilities by each of the states and becomes effective for most of those utilities on March 1, 2017. Utilities and authorized contractors performing design, construction, operation, or maintenance tasks are responsible for meeting the applicable requirements of the NESC.  Even if compliance with the NESC is not legally enforced, employees of utilities and their contractors have a moral responsibility to design, construct, operate and maintain electric and communication systems in a safe manner. When incidents involving utility systems cause death, injury, and property damage, litigation is often based on claims of non-compliance with the NESC.

    Webinar Leader:  R. John Miner, P.E.

    Webinar Features:

    • Up-to-date information
    • Real-time survey questions and participant Q&A
    • Practical examples of NESC best practices and violations
    • Actionable recommendations to improve your use of and compliance with the NESC
    Webinar Highlights: 
    • What is the purpose and scope of the NESC as applied to overhead lines?
    • How does the handoff occur between NESC and National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements at an overhead line service?
    • What does the NESC say about accessibility for work on overhead lines while they are in operation?
    • What is needed in the way of inspection and testing to determine NESC compliance when I line is constructed? …after it has been placed in operation?
    • Are there specific NESC rules governing the relative levels of overhead lines and equipment on the same structure based on type and voltage?
    • Does the NESC require all metallic components on an overhead line to be grounded?
    • Does the NESC have specific requirements for the removal of trees and other vegtation around overhead lines?
    • What does the NESC say about protecting line structures from damage?

    Webinar Content:

    • Purpose, scope, and application of the NESC to overhead lines
    • Accessibility, inspection, and testing
    • Grounding of structures and attachments
    • Protection of structures from climbing and physical damage
    • Vegetation management
    • Joint-use and relative levels of lines and equipment
    Non-Member Cost:   $110 per webinar
    Member Cost:   $  90 per webinar
    2019 NEW YEAR SPECIAL:
    Buy 3 webinars, get the 4th one FREE!
    Non-Member Cost:   $330 for 4 webinars
    Member Cost:   $270 for 4
    webinars
     


     
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    • 12:30 PM
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