About The Course

This course, focused on basic electrical design concepts, is designed to meet today demands for more integration of engineering disciplines in industrial and commercial design, construction and maintenance. It will familiarize you with basic electrical circuits and circuit parameters, and provide a general understanding of the methods used to design low voltage power distribution systems (for voltages 600 volts and below).

You will gain practical understanding of basic concepts such as direct, single-phase, and three-phase alternating current, power, power factor, and inductive loads. You will study basics of electrical generation, transmission and distribution, basic design philosophy and design procedures, electrical construction materials, services, and grounding and power quality concepts.

Application of Canadian Electrical Code to design procedures, including relevant sections of the Canadian Electrical Code will be emphasized. You will learn how to communicate effectively with engineers and contractors who are designing or building, upgrading or expanding your plant’s electrical distribution.

Instruction will assume that you have no prior electrical engineering education but are currently involved with the electrical equipment and systems

Learning Outcomes

  • Design of Electrical Systems: Gain an understanding of how to design electrical systems
  • Electrical Equipment Used in Electric Power Distribution Systems: Understand thoroughly all electric equipment used in Electric Power Distribution
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of electrical equipment.
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of electrical equipment
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize electrical equipment downtime and operating cost
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for all electrical equipment
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select electrical equipment by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Electric Equipment Protection: Learn about the various types of protection methods used for electric equipment
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for electrical equipment

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals (this seminar is suitable for individuals who do not have an electrical background)

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh

Has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation as an Engineering Supervisor and Training Manager, has conduct courses and seminars, to more than 4,000 working engineers and professionals who consistently ranked him as “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Philip has also wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the largest electric utility in North America. He was previously involved in research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.


While working at OPG, Philip acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time, he worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.


Philip subsequently worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations. He has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.


Philip has written 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).


Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge, Singapore, in December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).


Lastly, Philip was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Topics Covered

Power Systems Fundamentals, Transformer Engineering, Basics, and Procurement, Design of Industrial Power Distribution Systems and Problems

Induction Motor Performance and Procurement, 3-Phase Fault (Short-Circuit) Calculations, Design of an Industrial Power Distribution System and Problems, Protection Design Philosophy, Emergency Power and Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS), and Design Problems: Simplified Calculations, Guidelines and Techniques

Circuit Breakers, Fuses, Power System Protection, Step-by-Step Procedure in Protection Coordination and Design

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan