Transmission Line Design
September 22-23, 2022 | Online :: Central Time
“Class was great. Instructors were well prepared and knowledgeable.” Electrical Engineer, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
“Great overview of transmission lines applicable to a wide range of people in the industry.” Transmission Line Engineer, Tri-State Generation & Transmission
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.
- Review what conductors are used in based on weather conditions, tensions, & electric loadings
- Recognize basic transmission line construction methods
- 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
- Identify the applicable codes and standards required to perform transmission line design
Thursday, September 22, 2022 : Central Time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- What is a Transmission Line
- Conductors, Shield Wires, Communication Wires & Associated Hardware
- Structures & Foundations
- Electrical Characteristics & Grounding
- Code References
- National Electric Safety Code (NESC)
- Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Design Considerations
- Design Process
- PLS-CADD Software
- System Studies
- Routing Studies
- Right-of-Way Considerations
- Survey Acquisition
- Electrical Characteristics
- Sag Tension
- Conductor Selection
- Conductor Motion
- Types of Overhead Ground Wires
Structure Configuration & Structure Types
- Structure Types & Configurations
- Structure Materials
- Aesthetic Considerations
- Design Factors
Hardware & Assemblies
- Conductor Hardware
- OPGW Hardware
- Shield Wire Hardware
- Grounding Considerations
Friday, September 23, 2022 : Central Time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Electrical Clearances & Mechanical Loading
- Design Criteria
- Weather & Load Cases
- Types of Transmission Structure Foundation Design
- Software Used
Construction Methods & Design Considerations
- Modifications to Existing Lines
- Foundation Installation
- Structure Setting & Placement
Sarah Simpson, Senior Transmission Line Engineer, Burns & McDonnell
Sarah is a structural engineer who specializes in transmission line design. She started with Burns & McDonnell in 2011 after receiving her undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University. Currently, Sarah leads transmission projects for Midwest electric utility clients. She has experience with PLS-CADD modeling, structure design, foundation design and hardware packages for voltages ranging from 69kV to 345kV. Sarah is a registered Professional Engineer and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
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.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
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- 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.
Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ
If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event
REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT:
Transmission Line Design
September 22-23, 2022 | Online
|Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each|
Volume pricing also available
Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility
|Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)|
|Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)|
|Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)|
Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before August 19, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800
EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 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.
PowerPoint presentations and open discussion
Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.
Course CPE Credits: 11.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None
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Who Should Attend
- Recent engineering graduates new to transmission structure design
- Experienced engineers new to transmission structure design
- Utility engineers requiring additional training
- Engineers new to transmission manufacturing
- Anyone interested in the design process of transmission lines