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Introduction to Materials Used in Electrical Equipment

 

Compare and contrast the purposes for a variety of materials used in electrical equipment design and construction. As a professional who did not focus on material science during your undergraduate studies, it’s important to understand the limitations of various materials you might encounter on the job.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze ferrous materials, aluminum, plastics, polymers, ceramics and coatings
  • Discuss various properties and molecular structures of materials
  • Understand the advantages, disadvantage and limitations of different materials in electrical applications

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Course Outline/Topics

Advantages, disadvantages and limitations encountered when using different materials in electrical applications will be presented, including:

  • Ferrous Materials
  • Aluminum and its Alloys
  • Kraft Paper
  • Plastics
  • Polymers
  • Composite Materials
  • Elastomers
  • Ceramics
  • Coatings and Finishes

Some materials, such as aluminum and its alloys are very familiar to everyone who works in the electric power industry. Other materials, such as nylon, are generic terms with thousands of different molecular structures. Some materials are impervious to moisture; other materials are susceptible to degradation when immersed in water for prolonged periods of time. These and other properties will be discussed.

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This program can be applied toward the:

Electrical Equipment Aging Spring Combo
$1395 (Save $290.00) - Register for Electrical Substation Equipment Aging, Introduction to Materials Used in Electrical Equipment and Presentation of Forensic Investigation Case Studies. Registration Deadline: May 5, 2014.

  Sessions  
Mon., May 19
1-5pm
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Anthony F. Sleva, P.E., Adjunct Faculty
Fee: $195
CEUs: 0.4/PDHs: 4
Program No. 4830-6046
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  Related Courses  
Presentation of Forensic Investigation Case Studies
Electrical Substation Equipment Aging
 
For more information, contact:
Murali Vedula, mvedula@uwm.edu, 414-227-3121
Marcia Gabriel, gabrielm@uwm.edu, 414-227-3378
 

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