Guidelines for Overhead and Underground Systems
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Led by a subject matter expert with years of practical hands-on experience, this course is based on the new editions of CSA C22.3 No. 1 and CSA C22.3 No.7. Using interactive discussions, participants will be introduced to the newest requirements and installation techniques to comply with the Canadian Electrical Code Part III.
The new edition of C22.3 No.1:20, Overhead systems helps ensure the safety and protection of people, services and property by specifying minimum design requirements for overhead electricity supply and communication systems. The standard is referenced by railways, regulators, engineering consultants, electrical and communication utilities across Canada.
The new edition of C22.3 No.7:20, Underground systems is referenced by electrical and communication utilities. The standard helps ensure the safety and protection of people, services and property by specifying minimum design requirements for underground electricity supply and communication systems. The latest edition of the standard includes several major changes and updates including revised definitions, new clauses, and reference materials dealing with line of sight at intersections and supply cable bonding techniques.
Climate change adaptation
Climate change adaptation initiative, CSA C22.3 No. 1 and CSA C22.3 No. 7 now contain requirements for electrical installations subject to harm from five types of severe weather-related events: flooding/drought, icing/snow/hail, high winds, wildfires, and permafrost thaw.
Who Should Attend?
Erni has been involved with the electric utility industry for over 40 years. He retired from Manitoba Hydro as the Division Manager of the Distribution Planning & Design Division. He is a member and past Chair, CSA C22.3 No.1 Technical Committee, responsible for the CSA C22.3 No.1, “Overhead Systems” Standard, and a member of the CSA C22.3 No. 7 Technical Committee responsible for the CSA C22.3 No. 7, “Underground Systems” Standard. These Standards are part of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part III.
He is currently the Chair of CSA’s Strategic Steering Committee on Power Engineering and EMC, the governing Committee for most of the CSA electric and communication utilities’ engineering and manufacturing Standards associated with the CE Code Part III, and a member of numerous other CSA Group Technical Committees detailing requirements for communication utility and electric utility, network/distribution and subtransmission systems and materials.
As President of Innovative Solutions Engineering Inc., Erni has served as an expert witness for legal proceedings involving Standards and electric distribution systems across Canada and assisted utilities in developing their Standards and systems. In 2003, he was recognized with CSA Award of Merit and later in 2017 with CSA’s prestigious John Jenkins Award.
Each Attendee participates in the live, instructor-led sessions via a dedicated desktop or laptop. Tablet and Mobile are not compatible to the CSA Group’s Webex Training sessions.
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• Video camera (optional)
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