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Fundamentals of Low Voltage Electrical Distribution Technology

Learn about Low Voltage (LV) installation design, LV equipment, innovative digital technologies and integrated systems.

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Learn about Low Voltage (LV) installation design, LV equipment, innovative digital technologies and integrated systems.

This course for graduate and junior electrical engineers bridges the gap between academic theory and the practical considerations when designing LV electrical installations.

You'll gain confidence in LV fundamentals, from systems components for power reticulation to electrical distribution.

Using a mix of learning approaches, you'll experience a practical approach to LV design and systems for real-world situations.

This course is designed by Schneider Electric and delivered in partnership with Engineering Education Australia. You'll have access to real equipment, software and devices, and get a take-home copy of Schneider Electric's Design for Discrimination software.

Once you've completed this course, you'll:

  • understand key LV design concepts
  • know more about new LV innovations and technologies
  • understand the fundamentals of relevant Australian standards (AS 3000)
  • be more self-reliant when selecting equipment and devices for your electrical designs.

This course is delivered in partnership with Schneider Electric:

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Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled course start date.

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • A practical understanding of key LV electrical design concepts
  • LV innovation and technology for the digital world and integrated systems
  • LV switchgear technology
  • Final electrical distribution concepts
  • Discrimination and cascading
  • Smart electrical distribution systems and design
  • Energy and power management
  • Busduct distribution systems (low to high power)
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course is suitable for graduate and junior electrical engineers and designers of electrical installations across all industries. Roles include:

  • electrical engineers
  • electrical consultants
  • design engineers

Participants should have a basic understanding of electrical fundamentals and design.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

Introduction to LV protection and switchgear technology

  • Overview of protection devices – ACBs, MCCBs and MCBs
  • Their main functions and positions in electrical systems (from MSB to DBs)
  • Current limiting and non-current limiting differences
  • Isolators and their role

Discrimination and cascading design

  • Reasons for it (AS 3000 requirements)
  • Introduce the concept and major benefits
  • Demonstration of D&C design

Transfer switching applications

  • Different types of transfer switching and general applications
  • Control systems
  • Mechanical and electrical interlocking

Designing a connected switchboard

  • Introducing the connected switchboard
  • Understanding the different functionality of a connected switchboard
  • Communication architectures (MSB to DB)

Busway distribution systems

  • Introducing the concept and benefits of a busway system
  • Designing for the right application
  • Fire certification
Towards chartered

Towards chartered

Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

4. Develop safe and sustainable solutions
7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
13. Local engineering knowledge

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.

Christopher Seath
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