Energy Courses - Low Voltage Electrical Distribution (with Practical Session)

Course Code: SAEA-EET-03 

Duration: Three-day course, with tea/coffee and lunch provided

Time: 0900hrs – 1700hrs

Type: Instructor Led Course – In class

Language: English

Accredited: Engineers Board of Kenya 14 CPD National Industrial Training Authority recognized

Cost:  KES 50,000


 Instruction and assessment in selection, critical functions, fault analysis and safety aspects of low voltage electrical distribution installations. The aim of this course is to raise the standard of knowledge and skill amongst learners concerned with the design, installation or maintenance of low voltage electrical distribution and power switching component systems, including modern ‘cutting edge’ technology and engineering ‘codes of practice’.

 Target Audience:

This course is designed to suit Systems Integrators, Consulting Engineers, End Users or anyone designing or maintaining electrical distribution in the electrical industry


 You will need a background in the basics of general electrical principles It is also recommended that students bring calculators and laptops without administrator rights


Day 1 of 3

Day One consists of theory:

• Circuit breaker development

• Basic symbols, acronyms and descriptions

• Standards IEC, KEBS, and testing

• Current limitation of circuit breakers

• Earthing systems and earth leakage

• Correct cable section and volt drop calculations

• Power quality, power factor and harmonics

• Voltage sags

• Fault level calculations and diversifying factors

• Introduction to network design

Day 2 of 3

Day Two consists of practical: With a Prisma P Cabinet

• Analysing the functions of a main LV switchboard.

• Identifying the constituent elements.

• Executing work to put into service and maintain a main LV switchboard.

• Configuring and parameterising the communication network.

• Wiring an output.

• Tagging out an output.

• Implementing a reactive energy compensation system.

• Studying an inverter.

• Preparing for electrical accreditation.

Day 3 of 3

Day Three continues with practical: with Electric Cabinet

• Studying an industrial system.

• Grasping the problems of tagging out.

• Carrying out projects that correspond to professional tasks.

• Training in work for qualification.

• Identifying the components.

• Analysing risks.

• Working near bare live parts.

• Making adjustments.

• Carrying out maintenance and repair operations in the electrical



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