Electrical Code & Blueprint Reading

This module provides an overview of electrical code and blueprint reading from an introductory level. Students will be introduced to the National Electrical Code (NEC), and its importance within the wind turbine industry.  An overview of blueprint reading, identification and use of symbols and lines and techniques commonly used in construction, design and maintenance drawings is presented. In addition, students will examine typical electrical and mechanical drawings and blueprints and identify details of the drawings while learning of specifications, common characteristics, and industry standards.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to: 

  • Explain the basic operating principle of transformers
  • Define the term blueprint
  • Differentiate between visualization and interpretation
  • List the four main types of information blocks
  • Describe the purpose of zone number on a blueprint
  • Name the two main standards for GD&T
  • Explain what is meant by the term alphabet of lines
  • List the ten line types used in blueprints
  • Identify reference designators and schematic nets
  • Explain the difference between block and schematic diagrams
  • Differentiate between an Article and a Section in the NEC
  • Name the three main items covered in Section 694 of the NEC



Display Order