Industrial Controls POWER WEEK (Bundled Training Solution)


This workshop combines our most popular programs – Ground & Bonding, NFPA 79 and UL 508A - to give you a comprehensive understanding of industrial machinery electrical safety requirements in a bundled solution.  

Day 1 focuses on article 250 – Grounding & Bonding of the National Electrical Code®. The class provides attendees with personal instruction into the requirements surrounding the grounding and bonding of electrical systems and how it is addressed in the NEC®. This course provides excellent detail in the most relevant and frequently used applications covering grounding and bonding requirements. Workshop materials ensure the student has the necessary material for notes and information that he or she can take with them for future reference.

Days 2 and 3 of this technical workshop will cover the origin, organization, intent, and purpose of NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery 2018 Edition.  From single-motor drill presses to complex automated systems, industrial machines present unique fire and shock hazards that must be properly addressed to safeguard workers, equipment and work in progress. Learn to implement provisions in this 2-day workshop on the 2018 NFPA 79 with confidence to provide adequate levels of protection. Industry experts will guide you through the Standard and provide the practical knowledge and understanding you need to make informed safety decisions using NFPA 79 in conjunction with the National Electrical Code and other related documents.    

Days 4 and 5 of the workshop focus on how to construct general use industrial control panels in accordance with the Standard for Industrial Control Panels, UL 508A, 3rd Edition.  It covers UL 508A, general use ICP construction, power circuit, control circuit, rating and marking requirements, sections 1-61; enclosure construction requirements, sections 62-64; standards for components, Appendix A; use of non-UL components, Appendix B; and component usage, Appendix C. The final day instructs industrial control panel customers on how to establish short-circuit ratings for individual industrial control panels in accordance with the requirements outlined in the new Standard for Industrial Control Panels, UL 508A, 3rd Edition, Supplement SB.  This supplement is the only method specifically noted as being recognized by the NEC.   The workshop wraps up at noon on Friday.

Each participant will receive a participant workbook, a copy of the National Electrical Code: 2017 ed, a copy of NFPA 79: Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, 2018 Ed, and a copy of the UL 508A Industrial Control Panels Standard, 3rd Edition ($1068 USD value).


Day One: Grounding and Bonding

  • Explain methods and installation requirements for grounding electrodes
  • Provide examples of sizing for supply side and load side bonding conductors
  • Provide installation requirements and sizing requirements for separate buildings supplied from another building with utility company power
  • Determine the issues with long runs of power circuits and the impedance issues involved with operating overcurrent protective devices
  • Ensure attendees are familiar with the main reasons for grounded and ungrounded systems

Days Two and Three – NFPA 79  Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery

  • Recognize hazards associated with industrial machines
  • Explain the methods used to reduce risks and safeguard personnel
  • Understand NEC requirements with regard to feeder circuits to industrial machines
  • Calculate and select proper overcurrent protection in accordance with the NEC
  • Apply proper wiring distribution methods and grounding techniques
  • Describe the requirements of operational and safety specific control circuits
  • Discuss interlocking techniques associated with enclosures
  • Determine proper specification and location of control devices
  • Recognize minimum safety criteria for electronic assemblies
  • Identify conductors to different types of circuits
  • Integrate accessory circuits correctly

Days Four and Five – UL 508A and Short Circuit Current Ratings

  • Discuss and define power circuit and control circuit construction requirements
  • Define and apply appropriate electrical spacing between un-insulated parts of components
  • Determine proper segregation of insulated conductors of separate circuits
  • Determine the appropriate branch circuit protection sizing and individual component selection
  • Describe transformer over-current protection
  • Navigate UL 508A Table SA1.1 and the UL Web to determine component suitability/ cost saving methods
  • Execute proper application of supplementary protectors
  • Explain panel rating and marking requirements
  • Identify a short circuit current rating marking 
  • Demonstrate through course activities how to identify and calculate short-circuit ratings

Target Audience

  • Professionals involved with electrical and electronic machinery
  • Industrial designers
  • Engineers
  • Safety managers
  • Installers
  • Inspection authorities
  • Manufacturers
  • Electricians


Not able to attend the entire session?  Register for individual days at the links below:


2017 NEC® Grounding and Bonding Workshop

 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery 2-day Seminar (NFPA 79, 2018 Edition)


Industrial Control Panels UL 508A & Short Circuit Current Ratings

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Time Requirement


Instructor-Led 5 days (40 hours of instructional time)

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