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Experience Center Training Courses

Eaton’s Experience Centers offer a wide range of training courses for industry codes and standards, products and solutions for a variety of markets. Through classroom, hands-on and live application training environments, the Experience Centers provide a global training solution to address knowledge gaps and power industry through education. Select a location below to see the classes offered at our training facilities.

Overcurrent protection workshop

Description: Get hands-on experience learning how to apply overcurrent protection schemes in the Eaton Power Systems three-day Distribution Overcurrent Protection Workshop. Any engineer who is involved with design or operation of overcurrent protection schemes for utilities or industry will benefit. The workshop will be more beneficial to you if you have a working knowledge of overcurrent protection devices. Topics include system coordination rules and procedures, fuse-to-fuse expulsion and current- limiting coordination, transformer protection, reclosers and sectionalizers, and CYME Power Engineering Software. Contact PSEC@eaton.com.

Electrical and arc flash safety

Description: This course will help you become familiar with the practical implications of OSHA 29CFR1910.269 and Article 130 of NFPA 70E, including: hazards associated with electrical work, electrical shock severity and effects, lockout/tagout and the general requirements of an energy control program, general requirements for protective grounding equipment, determining the appropriate size for portable grounding conductors, procedure for using temporary grounding conductors, testing for the presence of voltage, energized electrical work permit, job briefing, distinguishing live parts from other parts, procedure for safe use of voltage detectors, and many other topics. To inquire about this training for your company, contact PSEC@eaton.com.

Basic electrical testing and switchgear

Description: Instructor-led training for obtaining Eaton Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division's GFSC Level 2 Live Work Competency Sign-off and Certification. Topics include: insulation-resistance tests, dielectric tests, low-resistance tests, current-injection tests, PowerDB forms, introduction to automatic transfer products, Magnum DS racking, hoisting and phase displacement at tie, establishing Magnum DS into an electrically-safe work condition, VCP-W interlocks and control, CloSure measurement, test and inspect CPTs, VTs, and CTs, commissioning Ampgard Triton SL, inspection of Ampgard SJA, and inspection of MSB Load-Interrupter Switch. To inquire about this training for your company, contact PSEC@eaton.com.

Industrial power systems analysis

Description: Upon completion of the Industrial Power Systems Analysis I training program you will be able to recognize the several forms of power-system single-line diagrams, calculate short-circuit current and evaluate the application of power circuit breakers and power fuses. Using classroom exercises and demonstrations, this training program reviews the fundamental techniques of power systems analysis. Although this training program is not intended to teach the use of power-systems analysis software, the instructors will use lap-top computers in the classroom and review examples created with SKM Power Tools for Windows to help explain the construction of system single-line diagrams and the calculation of short-circuit current. To inquire about this training for your company, contact PSEC@eaton.com.

Customized Microgrid training

Description: Microgrid design and management are becoming increasingly critical in the evolution of the power grid. This customized training will help you understand the cost of installing new components or reconfiguring existing assets like PV, wind and power generation for your microgrid. Our world class engineering expertise combined with our ability to showcase a full-scale microgrid demonstration, provides an invaluable opportunity for visitors to gain hands-on experience with our microgrid solutions in a live environment. To inquire about this training for your company, contact PSEC@eaton.com.

Harmonic analysis and application

Description: This course involves the application of the Power*Tools program to analyze a sample AC electrical distribution system containing various types of harmonic sources. Harmonic analysis of the distribution system will be reviewed and then performed using the software. Contact PSEC@eaton.com to request this training for your company.

Motor starting analysis and application

Description: This course involves the application of the Power*Tools program to analyze a sample AC electrical distribution system containing various sizes of motors utilizing different starting techniques. A motor starting analysis of the distribution system will be reviewed and then performed using the software. Contact PSEC@eaton.com to request this training for your company.

Power Xpert, PowerNet and Foreseer basics

Description: This course will focus on connectivity, providing the attendee with the necessary hands-on skill and tools to configure the Power Xpert software through its component pieces of PowerNet and Foreseer software. It is designed for engineers and technicians that design, install, and operate power management systems with Power Xpert communications capabilities. It provides a basic understanding of the architecture and configuration of Power Xpert software and hardware components. It is necessary to complete this training course prior to registration in the Power Xpert Software Web based training modules. Contact PSEC@eaton.com to request this training for your company.

Power quality monitoring

Description: Upon completion of the Power Quality Monitoring training program you will be able to measure sags, swells, voltage transients, harmonic distortion, and voltage flicker using Cutler-Hammer IQ and Power Xpert metering devices, Dranetz recorders, and Fluke portable analyzers. This training program also reviews the fundamental techniques for identifying and analyzing power quality problems. Contact PSEC@eaton.com to request this training for your company.

Variable frequency drive commissioner and re-certification training

Description: This training program is designed for those involved in the installation, programming, and commissioning of Eaton’s H-Max, SVX, SPX, CPX and CFX variable frequency drive products. Price per Student: $375 per day or $950 for all (3) days. Contact PSEC@eaton.com to request this training for your company.

Variable frequency drive service certification training

Description: This training program is for those involved in the commissioning, maintenance, and repair of Eaton's variable frequency drive products. Contact PSEC@eaton.com to request this training for your company.

CompEx ExF foundation - IEC

Description: This unit is part of training and certification of core competence of personnel who work on equipment for use in explosive atmospheres. The training is designed to provide companies a method to raise hazardous area awareness for their employees, with an internationally recognized competency certificate. For this reason, assessment on the knowledge delivered in the course will be an essential part of the training. For more details on the course or to register, click here.

CompEx hazardous area competency modules Ex01 – 04: IEC

Description: This course provides competence-based training and assessment for electrical and instrumentation personnel working in hazardous areas. Practical hands-on training and assessment takes place in a realistic simulated environment, giving attendees a comprehensive learning experience which is directly related to true industry setting. For more details on the course or to register, click here.

CompEx NEC 505 Ex01 – 04

Description: This course provides competence-based training and assessment for electrical and instrumentation personnel working in hazardous areas. Practical hands–on training and assessment takes place in a realistic simulated environment, giving attendees a comprehensive learning experience which will transfer to their working setting and enhance the real-world experience. For more details on the course or to register, click here.

CompEx NEC 500 Ex01 – Ex04

Description: CompEx NEC 500 is a North American recognized training qualification and essential for electrical and electronic engineers, supervisors, and technicians who need to develop and demonstrate their competency in the selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of “Ex” NEC 500 apparatus in potentially explosive atmospheres. Once trained CompEx NEC500 personnel are able to perform their tasks in the critically deemed hazardous area, where the equipment reduces the risk of an explosion happening. For more details on the course or to register, click here.

CompEx Mechanical Ex11

Description: This course determines the core competency of mechanical practitioners. The course consists of a review of CompEx foundation model (ExF), a mechanical hazardous area awareness course with both written and practical exams. Practical hands-on training and assessment takes place in a realistic simulated environment, giving attendees a comprehensive learning experience. For more details on the course or to register, click here.

CompEx Application Design Ex12

Description: The course consists of classroom based theoretical training, individual exercises , group exercises, and written assignments. Exercises contain scenarios where equipment selection, markings and environmental protection is relevant. The course also includes the intrinsically safe system concept and associated calculations required to ensure correct and safe installation is achieved. For more details on the course or to register, click here.

Overcurrent protection

Description: Get hands-on experience learning how to apply overcurrent protection schemes in the Eaton Power Systems three-day Distribution Overcurrent Protection Workshop. Any engineer who is involved with design or operation of overcurrent protection schemes for utilities or industry will benefit. The workshop will be more beneficial to you if you have a working knowledge of overcurrent protection devices. To inquire about this training for your company, contact EECHouston@eaton.com.

Power quality monitoring

Description: The Power Quality Monitoring program enables you to identify power quality problems or perform measurements of sags, swells, voltage transients, harmonic distortion, and voltage flicker. More than 50% of the time in this training program is dedicated to hands-on practice using a variety of popular models of portable and panel-mount power monitors. Students are also encouraged to bring their own analyzers to learn new uses for them in our state-of-the-art training laboratory. Each training program participant receives a comprehensive classroom reference manual. To inquire about this training for your company, contact EECHouston@eaton.com.

Electrical and arc flash safety

Description: This course will help you become familiar with the practical implications of OSHA 29CFR1910.269 and Article 130 of NFPA 70E-2012, including: hazards associated with electrical work, electrical shock severity and effects, lockout/tagout and the general requirements of an energy control program, general requirements for protective grounding equipment, determining the appropriate size for portable grounding conductors, procedure for using temporary grounding conductors, testing for the presence of voltage, energized electrical work permit, job briefing, distinguishing live parts from other parts, procedure for safe use of voltage detectors, and many other topics. To inquire about this training for your company, contact EECHouston@eaton.com.

Basic electrical testing and switchgear

Description: Instructor-led training for obtaining Eaton Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division's GFSC Level 2 Live Work Competency Sign-off and Certification. Topics include: insulation-resistance tests, dielectric tests, low-resistance tests, current-injection tests, PowerDB forms, introduction to automatic transfer products, Magnum DS racking, hoisting and phase displacement at tie, establishing Magnum DS into an electrically-safe work condition, VCP-W interlocks and control, CloSure measurement, test and inspect CPTs, VTs, and CTs, commissioning Ampgard Triton SL, inspection of Ampgard SJA, and inspection of MSB Load-Interrupter Switch. To inquire about this training for your company, contact EECHouston@eaton.com.

Power Xpert

Description: This course will provide the attendee with the necessary hands-on skill and tools to configure Power Xpert software through its components, PowerNet and Foreseer. It is designed for engineers and technicians who design, install, and operate power management systems with PowerXpert communications capabilities. It provides a basic understanding of the architecture and configuration of PowerXpert software and hardware components. It is necessary to complete this training course prior to registration in the Power Xpert Software Web based training modules. To inquire about this training for your company, contact EECHouston@eaton.com.

Industrial power systems analysis 1

Description: Upon completion of the Industrial Power Systems Analysis I training program you will be able to recognize the several forms of power-system single-line diagrams, calculate short-circuit current and evaluate the application of power circuit breakers and power fuses. Using classroom exercises and demonstrations, this training program reviews the fundamental techniques of power systems analysis. Although this training program is not intended to teach the use of power-systems analysis software, the instructors will use lap-top computers in the classroom and review examples created with SKM Power Tools for Windows to help explain the construction of system single-line diagrams and the calculation of short-circuit current. To inquire about this training for your company, contact EECHouston@eaton.com.

Lighting Fundamentals/Lighting Basics

Dates: January 27-29, February 24-26, April 13-15, July 27-29, September 14-16, November 2-4, December 7-9

Description: This three-day workshop focuses on the fundamentals of lighting, which includes lighting technologies such as LEDs, lamp and ballast systems, lighting terminology, fixture types, cost of light, photometry and an introduction to lighting controls. Participants will be able to actively engage and apply skills learned throughout each session while interacting with instructors and classmates. Lighting Fundamentals is not only a course for those new to the industry, but also a refresher course for those who are looking to re-establish the basics of their lighting knowledge. Click here to register for this course.

LED Exterior Lighting Solutions

Dates: March 10-11, June 9-10, November 10-11

Description: LEDs are have changed the way we illuminate the nighttime environment. This two-day course will cover LEDs in detail as a source to consider for exterior applications based on their long life, extended maintenance cycle, and lower energy consumption. Participants will study exterior lighting design and principles for nighttime applications such as roadway, parking lots, area and site lighting and sports lighting and evaluate the operating characteristics of fixtures designed for specific and exterior applications. Exterior lighting legislation such as Model Lighting Ordinance, BUG Rating, and testing methodologies (LM79, LM80 and TM21) will be covered. This course is ideal for those involved in the design/specification or the energy management of exterior spaces, and for those looking to gain a better understanding of what to use in their unique applications. Click here to register for this course.

Advanced Healthcare Design and Lighting Symposium

Dates: June 2-3

Description: This two-day, advanced seminar provides a unique opportunity to meet and learn from nationally known experts in the fields of design and lighting of healthcare facilities. Taking evidence based design a step further and discussing such topics as light and health, design for the aging population and the newest alternatives in lighting the patient room will be explored. Additionally various specialty areas of the hospital will be discussed in depth. If you are currently designing for healthcare, and looking for something more indepth than basics and guidelines, then this seminar is designed for you! Please check the website for speaker updates. Click here to register for this course.

LEDs, Controls, New Technologies and Retrofits for Energy Efficient Solutions

Dates: May 18-20, October 5-7

Description: This three day workshop will focus on the latest energy saving strategies through lighting and control strategies for industrial, commercial, warehousing, and exterior environments. Participants will gain an understanding of the advantages of the latest in lighting and control technologies including multiple benefits that LED technology offers. Multiple applications will be discussed by allowing the participant to gain knowledge on how to identify and recommend energy saving lighting systems. Both new installations and retrofits will be discussed based on budget, energy consumption and installed costs. Lighting legislation, energy codes and incentives will be discussed, including EPACT, LEED, ASHRAE 90.1, IECC and Title 24, will be discussed as well as how to identify and utilize rebate programs that help to speed adoption of these products into areas where energy savings are needed and required. Click here to register for this course.

LEDs & New Technology for Residential Lighting

Dates: August 15-16

Description: This two-day introduction to residential lighting design will be explored from a lighting designer’s perspective. Participants will learn to apply design techniques that use today’s technologies. The class will study lamps and LEDs and their operating characteristics, luminaires in applications, and an introduction to control systems. The class project allows participants to analyze a variety of lighting techniques in both theory and practice. LEED, ENERGY STAR®, and legislation for residential design will be reviewed. It’s a great class to help prepare for the CLC certification exam. Click here to register for this course.

Healthcare Lighting Solutions Workshop

Dates: March 3-4, September 8-9

Description: This two-day workshop presents topics critical to lighting healthcare facilities for attendees new to this discipline - or those wanting a quick refresher course. The basics of lighting and designing challenging healthcare projects will be addressed. Basic applications and trends in lighting patient and treatment specific areas will be discussed, as well as physiological, sustainable considerations and design tools used in designing these spaces. A design project will allow participants to utilize their new skills on the second day. Click here to register for this course.

The Experience Centers also offer customized training opportunities on a wide range of products and solutions. Contact PSEC@eaton.com to inquire about customized training at the Power Systems Experience Center. Contact EECHouston@eaton.com to inquire about customized training at the Experience Center – Houston.