Seminars

Overcurrent Protection and Safety Seminars

Mersen is pleased to offer several courses to help keep you up to date on the many developments in the electrical industry that are leading to safer workplaces. These courses are taught by veteran experts and are being offered around the country. Trust Mersen as your resource to keep current to protect against electrical hazards that can hurt people, equipment and investments.

 

Overcurrent Protection Basics for Designers and Specifiers

     

    It’s hard to overstate the importance overcurrent protection devices can play in safe guarding equipment and people while minimizing downtime in today’s industrial and commercial environments. Recent changes in the NEC®, in NFPA 70E, and in UL Standards have created challenges for those responsible for designing and maintaining electrical equipment and electrical power systems. Mersen’s Overcurrent Protection Basics for Designers and Specifiers seminar will provide you with an up-to-date understanding of key overcurrent protection issues and will offer practical solutions to some of today’s most pressing problems. Here is a brief outline of the topics covered during this 4 hour seminar:

     


    Current–limiting Fuses

    • Fuse Construction
    • Theory of Operation
    • Current-limitation
    • Fuse Performance Curves
    • Fuse Types
    • UL 248 Standard For Low Voltage Fuses


    Arc Flash Considerations In an Industrial Environment

    • Over-currents and Arc Energy
    • Arc Flash Hazards
    • Codes and Standards
    • Mitigation Strategies
    • Hazard Assessment Approaches


    Short Circuit Current Ratings

    • What is an SCCR?
    • SCCR Requirements in the NEC® 2017
    • Compliance Strategies


    Selective Coordination

    • What is Selective-coordination?
    • NEC® Requirements and Recent Changes
    • Evaluating Selectivity (fuses and breakers are both discussed)

    Taught by circuit protection experts, this information-packed course is an excellent value. The low per-person cost includes the full seminar, continental breakfast, lunch and timesaving tools like the SCCR Quick Select Guide, selection charts, fuse application data and the latest version of our popular Select-A-Fuse® software.

    Travel and lodging are not included. Documentation to support Professional Development Hours for state PE requirements will be available on request.


    Who should attend:

    Anyone involved in designing, installing or maintaining electrical systems will benefit from this seminar, including:

    • Electrical engineers
    • Consulting and specifying engineers
    • Safety and plant engineers
    • Maintenance supervisors
 

Short Circuit Protection and Safety Seminar


    Short circuit protection is an integral part of your electrical safety program. As codes and standards evolve, it is critical that these schemes be reviewed for enhancement to your safety program. Mersen's Short Circuit Protection and Safety Seminar has been developed to provide our customers with the latest news and information about arc flash hazards and electrical safety as it applies to industrial low-voltage electrical systems.  During this 6-hour seminar you will learn ways to:

    • Mitigate Arc Flash Energies
    • Improve Worker Safety
    • Perform Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
    • Interpret OSHA's Requirements for Arc Flash Safety
    • Enhance short circuit current ratings (SCCRs) of Industrial Control Panels (ICP's)
    • Achieve Type 2 Protection of Motor Starters

     

    Mersen's Short Circuit Protection and Safety seminar is packed with the latest fuse protection information and engineering tools you can use to enhance safety and system reliability. Here's just some of what you'll learn:

    Overcurrent Protection Basics

    • Overcurrent hazard review
    • Comparison of UL fuse classes for short circuit protection
    • How to use fuse application data

     

    Enhancing Short Circuit Protection and Safety on the Low-Voltage System, Part I

    • Arc flash hazard review
    • Arc flash legal considerations
    • Reducing arc flash energies with low-voltage, current-limiting fuses

     

    Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Concepts and Tools

    • Personal protective equipment overview
    • Steps required in arc flash hazard analysis
    • Typical problems and solutions

     

    Enhancing Short Circuit Protection and Safety on the Low-Voltage System, Part 2

    • Addressing inadequate interrupting ratings
    • Addressing short circuit current rating issues
    • Addressing coordination issues

     

     


    Taught by circuit protection experts, this information-packed course is an excellent value. The low per-person cost includes the full seminar, continental breakfast, lunch and timesaving tools like series rating and the SCCR Quick Select Guide, selection charts, and fuse application data. We'll also review the latest version of our popular Select-A-Fuse® software.

     


    Travel and lodging are not included. Documentation to support Professional Development Hours for state PE requirements will be available on request.

     

    Who should attend:

    Anyone involved in designing, installing or maintaining electrical systems will benefit from this seminar, including:

    • Electrical engineers
    • Consulting and specifying engineers
    • Safety and plant engineers
    • Maintenance supervisors
 

Overcurrent & Overvoltage Protection Changes in the NEC® 2008

     



    Mersen's Overcurrent and Overvoltage Protection Changes in the NEC® 2017 seminar is packed with the latest information to help you learn how to easily comply with recent changes in the code. Here's what will be covered in this 1-hour seminar:

     

     

    Arc Energy Reduction

    • 240.67

     

     

    Field Marking of Available Fault Current

    • 409.22 Short-Circuit Current Ratings
    • 430.99 Available Fault Current (Motor Control Centers)
    • 440.10 Short-Circuit Current Rating (Air conditioning and refrigeration Equipment)
    • 620.51(D)(2) Available short-circuit current field marking (Elevators)
    • 670.5 Short-circuit current rating (industrial machinery)

     

     

    Branch Circuit & Ground Fault Protection For Single Motor Power Conversion Equipment

    • 430.130

     

     

    Short Circuit Current Rating for Elevator Control Panels

    • 620.16

     

     

    Surge Protection for Emergency Elevator, Dumbwaiter, Escalator, Moving Walk, Platform Lift, or Stairway Chairlift

    • 620.51

     

     

    Surge protection for Critical operations data systems

    • 645.18

     

     

    Surge protection for industrial machinery

    • 670.6

     

     

    Surge Protection for fire pump controllers

    • 695.15

     

     

    Short Circuit Current Rating Documentation and Field Marking

    • 700.5 Emergency Systems
    • 701.5 Legally Required Standby Systems
    • 702.5 Option Standby Systems
    • 708.24 Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS)

     

    Taught by circuit protection experts, this information-packed course is an excellent value. The low per-person cost includes the full seminar and timesaving tools like the SCCR Quick Select Guide, selection charts, and fuse application data. We'll also review the latest version of our popular Select-A-Fuse® software.

     


    Travel and lodging are not included. Documentation to support Professional Development Hours for state PE requirements will be available on request.


    Who should attend

    Anyone involved in designing, installing or maintaining electr

    • Electrical engineers
    • Consulting and specifying engineers
    • Safety and plant engineers
    • Maintenance supervisors
 

Arc Flash NFPA 70E® Safety

     

    The demands of your day-to-day job, often make it difficult to stay abreast of the latest Arc Flash Safety standards and codes. Mersen makes it easy to stay current with its new seminar - Arc Flash NFPA 70E® Safety.

    This seminar will present new content NOT covered in previous forums and report on recent code revisions in the 2018 edition of the NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.


    Seminar Agenda:

    • Overcurrents and Arc Energy
    • Arc Flash Hazards
    • Codes and Standards
    • Changes in 2018 70E
    • Fuse Performance
    • Mitigation of Arc Flash

     


    Six Reasons to Attend:

    • Update your safety program to meet the 2018 edition of the NFPA 70E®
    • Avoid electrical & arc flash accidents
    • Meet or exceed OSHA standards for compliance & workplace safety
    • Reduce down-time due to unnecessary injuries
    • Improve employee training and safety
    • Choose the Right PPE to protect your employees

     


    Who should attend

    Anyone involved in designing, installing or maintaining electrical systems will benefit from this seminar, including:

    • Electrical engineers
    • Consulting and specifying engineers
    • Safety and plant engineers
    • Maintenance supervisors
 

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