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EPEC SILVER

EPEC Silver takes you beyond beginning electrical products to intermediate as you dive deeper into lighting, loads, industrial machinery and hostile and hazardous environments. You will expand your product knowledge and sales skills to exceed your customers’ needs while you grow in your career.

If you or your team members are ready to begin EPEC complete the registration form. After each student submits a registration form you can purchase EPEC from the eStore.

REGISTER FOR EPEC SILVER

Need help? Contact EPEC@naed.org.

 

Recommended Student: Associates of all levels.

Prerequisites: EPEC Bronze.

Project Types: Silver consists of four modules, a capstone project and final exam. 

Resources:

Course Outline [PDF]

Connect EPEC Forum [NAED login required]

Expand your Knowledge of Electrical Products and Commercial Application!

EPEC Silver incorporates more products and commercial products into your training. EPEC Silver consists of four modules, a capstone project and final exam. EPEC Bronze is a prerequisite for the Silver level.

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EPEC SILVER: INTRODUCTION

MODULE 1: LIGHTING

 
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Use facts and data to suggest appropriate lighting solutions for various outdoor applications; Evaluate facts and data supplied by manufacturer charts to suggest appropriate lighting solutions for industrial applications; Identify appropriate methods to calculate and supply requirements for lighting designs in a variety of applications; Recommend and supply solutions such as timers, dimmers, and contacts to assist customers in controlling lighting systems for a specified scenario; Help customers comply with local and national codes regarding emergency lighting systems.

MODULE 2: LOAD CONSIDERATIONS

 
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Explore different electric heating opportunities; Define power loads and AC motor varieties; Identify communications relative to signaling devices; Demonstrate ability to differentiate between receptacles, such as changeout connectors and power conditioning.

MODULE 3: INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY

 
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Describe common industry standards and their resources; Read ladder diagrams; Identify power and control portions of a circuit; Explain different combinations of starters; Choose in-floor wire management and fire stop products; Cite the differences between solid-state and mechanical breakers; Describe methods of wiring inside enclosures.

MODULE 4: HOSTILE & HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS

 
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Describe the difference between hostile and hazardous locations; Explain the components of the Ignition Triangle; Identify the probable process of events in a grain elevator explosion; Compare and contrast blackouts and brownouts; Define power conditioning and power factor Correction; Describe the purpose of OSHA and CanOSH; Compare the differences between arc flash, arc blast, and shock effects; Select appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) for common industrial contractor applications.

FINAL EXAM

 
Students must score a 75% or higher to demonstrate a solid understanding of the concepts taught throughout the program and move on to the Capstone project.

CAPSTONE: PROPANE DISTRIBUTION PLANT

 
This final assignment brings your learning to a focal point, as you apply your ability to use specs and drawings to select and recommend products for a propane distribution plant.

CERTIFICATION

CERTIFICATE AND DIGITAL BADGE
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