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Fundamentals of Transmission Line Design
May 4-5, 2020 | Online :: Central Time (CT)

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Overview

This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses.

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This one-and-a-half-day course is designed to provide an introduction to transmission line concepts, definitions, and common design practices while infusing the technical tools needed to perform the work with the design concepts (PLS CADD Suite, MFAD, etc.)  The first day will cover an introduction to transmission lines, electrical characteristics of lines, routing and structure spotting, conductor, hardware, and material information, and structure loading.  The second day will pertain to electrical clearances, code requirements, structure spotting (ruling span vs. finite element), foundation design, and construction methods. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Review what conductors are used in based on weather conditions, tensions, & electric loadings
  • Discuss the basics of ruling span design and structure spotting techniques
  • Review physical transmission line design and the software used to perform analysis
  • Examine and identify all parts, pieces, hardware, etc. of a transmission line
  • Discuss the basic concepts of transmission structure foundation design
  • Know the applicable codes and standards required to perform transmission line design 

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this event.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations and open discussion

Agenda

Monday, May 4, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Login and Welcome

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break


Overview

  • What is a Transmission Line
    • Conductors, Shield Wires, Communication Wires & Associated Hardware
    • Structures & Foundations
    • Electrical Characteristics & Grounding
    • ROW
  • Design Considerations
  • Design Process

Transmission Planning

  • System Studies
  • ROW
  • Permitting
  • Aerial Survey

Conductor Characteristics

  • Electrical Characteristics
  • Sag Tension
  • Conductor Selection
  • Conductor Motion

Structure Configuration & Structure Types

  • Structure Types & Configurations
  • Structure Materials
  • Aesthetic Considerations
  • Design Factors

Hardware & Assemblies

  • Conductor Hardware
  • Insulators
  • OPGW Hardware
  • Shield Wire Hardware

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing


Electrical Clearances & Mechanical Loading

  • Design Criteria
  • Weather & Load Cases
  • Clearances

Foundation Design

  • Types of Transmission Structure Foundation Design
  • Software Used
  • MFAD Examples

Construction Methods & Design Considerations

  • Modifications to Existing Lines
  • Stringing
  • Structure Setting & Placement

Instructors

Landon Schulze, PE, President, ASEC Inc.

Mr. Schulze earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006.  Since then he has worked exclusively in the power delivery industry performing detailed structural design of transmission lines, transmission structures, and substation structures. Mr. Schulze’s early experience was as a consultant performing detailed EPC projects.  Mr. Schulze continued his experience serving utilities and leading project execution work on over 300 miles of 345kV double circuit lattice tower design. 

In 2017, Mr. Schulze joined ASEC as a project manager and moved on to become President of ASEC Inc leading the company in project management, business development, internal employee professional development, proposals, budget and goal setting for the company.  


Ben Averill, PE, Sr. Engineer, ASEC Inc.  

Mr. Averill earned his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2011 and B.S. in 2008. He received his California PE in 2013. Since then he has worked on a multitude of projects in the power delivery industry. His experience includes: designing greenfield transmission interconnects to deliver renewables to the grid, analysis and mitigation of existing structures in support of facility ratings assessments, and the rebuild of several transmission lines across the west mostly in mountainous areas. He has worked on projects incorporating transmission and distribution ranging from 4 to 345 kV. Most recently his work has included brownfield rebuilds of transmission lines. This includes analysis and mitigation of single pole structures and entire lines.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time. 
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

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