Course curriculum

  • 2
    Electricity Fundamentals
    • Electrical Overview
    • Electricity Fundamentals
    • Electricity Basics: Voltage
    • Electricity Basics: Current
    • Electricity Basics: Resistance
    • Electricity Basics: Ohm's Law
    • Electricity Basics: Apparent Power vs. Real Power
    • Electricity Basics: Power Factor
    • Power Factor Types
    • Basic Circuit Terminology
    • Life Cycle of Electricity
    • Three Phase Power
    • Creating Three Phase Power
    • Transformers
    • Calculating Three Phase Power Capacity
    • Electricity Fundamentals
  • 3
    Power Quality
    • Power Quality Overview
    • Transients
    • Voltage Sag, Swell, Undervoltage, Overvoltage
    • Brownout
    • Blackout
    • Voltage Unbalance
    • Linear vs. Non-Linear Loads
    • Harmonics
    • Triplen Harmonics
    • Total Harmonic Distortion
    • Power Quality
  • 4
    Emergency Generators
    • Basis of Design
    • Utility Power
    • Emergency Power
    • The Case for Standby Generators
    • Generator Applications
    • Generator Components
    • Generator Troubleshooting
    • Maintenance and Testing
    • Pull The Plug Test
    • Energy Curtailment and Demand Response
    • Fuel Storage and Delivery Overview
    • Bulk Storage Tanks
    • Fuel Piping Distribution
    • Fuel Maintenance and Polishing
    • Fuel System Configuration
    • Fuel Distribution Reliability
    • Fuel Quality Assurance
    • Emergency Generators
  • 5
    Automatic Transfer Switches
    • Automatic Transfer Switch Overview
    • ATS Start Sequence
    • ATS Features
    • Less Common ATS Applications
    • Breaker Pairs
    • Paralleling Switchgear
    • ATS Startup and Maintenance
    • Operational Considerations
    • Automatic Transfer Switches
  • 6
    UPS Systems
    • Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems Overview
    • Types of Equipment Loads by Criticality
    • Double Conversion Static UPS Basics
    • UPS Modes of Operation
    • UPS Components
    • Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR)
    • Insulated Date Bipolar Transistor (IGBT)
    • UPS Battery Run Time
    • UPS Battery Types
    • UPS Battery Configuration
    • UPS Battery Maintenance and Monitoring
    • UPS Topology: Part 1
    • UPS Topology: Part 2
    • UPS Commissioning and Maintenance
    • Generator and UPS Coordination Issues
    • Diesel Rotary UPS (DRUPS)
    • UPS Systems
  • 7
    Static Transfer Switches and Power Distribution Units
    • Static Transfer Switch Overview
    • STS Operation
    • STS Maintenance Bypass
    • Rack-Mounted STSs
    • Power Distribution Units
    • PDU Output Configurations
    • Electrical: Putting It All Together 1
    • Electrical: Putting It All Together 2
    • Electrical: Putting It All Together 3
    • Static Transfer Switches and Power Distribution Units
  • 8
    Cooling
    • Cooling Overview
    • Stages of Heat Removal in a Data Center
    • Air Side: Typical CRAC Unit Arrangement
    • ASHRAE Standards
    • CRAC Unit Properties
    • CRAC Unit Humidity Control
    • CRAC Unit Control and Monitoring
    • Aisle Containment
    • Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle Containment
    • Water Side: Four Design Concepts
    • Chillers
    • Open Cooling Towers
    • Challenges With Cooling Towers
    • Air-Cooled Condensers
    • Dry Coolers
    • Economization
    • Air Side Economizer
    • Water Side Economizer
    • Cooling Redundancy
    • Learn The Fundamentals
    • Cooling
  • 9
    Fire Protection
    • Fire Protection Overview
    • Fire Protection System Objectives
    • Addressable Alarm and Notification System
    • VESDA
    • Wet Sprinkler System
    • Pre-Action System Overview
    • Pre-Action System: Single vs. Double Interlock
    • Gaseous Fire Suppression: Inert Gas
    • Gaseous Fire Suppression: Chemical Clean Agent
    • Water Mist System
    • Condensed Aerosols
    • Fire Protection
  • 10
    Commissioning
    • Commissioning Overview
    • Don't Wait Until The End of the Project
    • Commissioning Start Before Construction
    • Commissioning Ramps Up Toward the End
    • Breaker Testing and Cable Testing
    • UPS Systems
    • Generators
    • Automatic Transfer Switch
    • Static Transfer Switches
    • Panelboards and Branch Circuit Monitoring
    • Transformers
    • Fire Alarm System
    • Chillers
    • Computer Room Air Conditioning Units
    • Outside Air Handling Units
    • Fan Coil Units
    • Building Management System
    • Leak Detection
    • Room Validation Test
    • Integrated Systems Test
    • Final Report
    • Commissioning
  • 11
    Monitoring and Controls
    • Monitoring and Controls Terminology
    • System Architecture
    • Graphics
    • Programs
    • Alarms
    • Trends
    • Monitoring and Controls
  • 12
    Incident Management
    • Emergency Response
    • Incident Examples
    • Improving Performance in High Stress Situations
    • Postmortem Analysis
    • Incident Management
  • 13
    Maintenance Management
    • Maintenance Management Overview
    • Equipment List
    • Schedules
    • Procedures
    • Vendors
    • Software
    • Maintenance Management
  • 14
    Capacity Management
    • Capacity Management Overview
    • Major Systems to Monitor
    • Assumptions: Derating Breakers
    • Assumptions: Accounting for Redundancy
    • Stranded Capacity
    • Capacity Management
  • 15
    Energy Efficiency
    • Energy Efficiency Overview
    • Retrocommissioning
    • Variable Frequency Drives
    • Higher Voltage Distribution
    • Heat Recovery
    • New Computer Monitors
    • LED Lighting Retrofit
    • Occupancy Sensors for Lighting and HVAC
    • Aisle Containment for Data Centers
    • Energy Efficiency
  • 16
    Conclusion
    • Further Education and Career Development
    • Resources
    • Course Slides