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Overview

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This 3-day intensive course provides an update to changes and new requirements in Singapore standards SS 555: 2018 code of practice for protection against lightning.  Participants will gain a good understanding of the characteristics and effects of lightning and the best practices to adopt to alleviate its damaging effects.
You will learn how to assess the vulnerabilities of their installations and facility as well as to implement effective mitigations against lightning hazards. Case studies on design principles and innovative solutions are drawn from the instructor’s consulting work. Common pitfalls in implementation of lightning protection are also explained.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain insights to updates in Code of Practice for Protection against Lightning: SS 555: 2018
  • Explain the nature and characteristics of lightning and surges
  • Assess the lightning risks associated with their projects or facilities
  • Interpret and apply the provisions in lightning protection code for compliance
  • Adopt appropriate lightning protection measures against life hazards
  • Design lightning protection systems for buildings and structures
  • Design lightning protection systems for services
  • Integrate earthing and bonding networks for electrical safety, lightning protection and EMI control
  • Adopt appropriate measures for protection against LEMP
  • Size and select appropriate surge protective devices

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers preparing for professional examinations
  • Practicing electrical engineers
  • Consulting engineers & LEWs
  • Design & project engineers
  • Site managers and supervisors
  • Facility, plant & maintenance engineers
  • Telecom engineers
  • Electrical contractors
 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

Registration Closed.


Prerequisites

Participants should have fundamental knowledge in electrical engineering in order to gain full benefits from the course.

 

Certificate and Assessment

An SITLEARN Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend at least 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course
 

Course Materials

You will receive:
  • A complete set of the 4 parts of SS555:2018 Code of Practice for Protection Against Lightning worth S$408.95
  • Other reference materials
 

Continuing Professional Development

This course is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:

Schedule

Day 1 Schedule
 
8:30 am Welcome and Registration
9:00 am Topic 1 - Lightning Characteristics and Effects
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Topic 2 - Lightning Damage & General Protection Principles
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Topic 3 - Protection of Structures – External Lightning Protection Systems
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Topic 4 - Protection of Structures – Internal Lightning Protection System
5:00 pm Summary for Day 1
5:30 pm End of Day


Day 2 Schedule
 
8:30 am Recap of Day 1
9:00 am Topic 5 - Life Hazards and Protection
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Topic 6 - Lightning Damage & General Protection Principles
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Topic 7 - Lightning Protection of Electrical and Electronic Systems within Structures
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Topic 8 - Application of Surge Protective Devices
5:00 pm Summary for Day 2
5:30 pm End of Day


Day 3 Schedule
 
8:30 am Recap of Day 2
9:00 am Topic 9 - Earthing and Bonding Design
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Topic 10 - Lightning Risk Assessment – Part 1
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Topic 11 - Lightning Risk Assessment – Part 2
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Topic 12 - Demonstration and hands-on session on using a software for lightning risk assessment
4:30 pm Further Case Studies, Q&A
5:00 pm End of course summary and debrief
5:30 pm End of Day

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$3,210.00 $963.00 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,210.00 $963.00 $363.00
Non-Singaporeans $3,210.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible
 
Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 16 Sep 2019 (Mon) to
18 Sep 2019 (Wed)
Registration is Closed.
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