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What’s New in UL508A/NFPA79/NFPA70 for Industrial Control Panels

Join us Thursday, May 24 for this Informational Workshop and then West Michigan Whitecaps baseball!
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What’s New in UL508A/NFPA79/NFPA70 for Industrial Control Panels

Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 9.42.12 AMIf you’re looking for an update and a refresher on the strict rules and regulations on how to design and build an industrial control panel for North America, this course is for you!


When:   Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Where:   Pepsi Stadium Club @ Fifth Third Ballpark4500 W River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Cost:   FREE
Schedule:   12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 6:00 
6:00 - 7:05


Check-In / Lunch
Dinner / Networking / Trade Show
1st Pitch vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps

Workshop Details

This course is designed to help you understand and to apply the constructive standard UL508A for Industrial control panels and about the electrical equipment of machines according to the NFPA79 standard for Industrial Machinery, and will give you a better understanding of these regulations and help you to align your business for the most recent standard and code requirements for the North American market.

Furthermore, we will provide you with resources for control panel standards and practical tools and tips for more efficient control panel engineering.

What Can You Learn from this Class?

  • A better understanding of common control panel standards and codes and how to apply them
  • The latest on relevant UL and NFPA standards and codes for control panel construction
  • Distinctions between the UL508A and NFPA79 standards
  • Design of motor branch circuits and appliances loads
  • Overview how to design the individual control circuits
  • Protection measures required by the NFPA79
  • Overview of the verifications that have to be performed in line with the NFPA79 standard
  • How you can effectively apply the helpful Siemens tools to save time when designing an industrial control panel
  • You will receive extensive training documents with checklists and recommendations for documentation

Workshop Agenda

  • Terms, Definition, History
  • Power supply systems in N. America
  • Feeder and Branch Circuit
  • Infeed conductor, main disconnecting means
  • SCCR - Short Circuit Current Rating
  • Motor Branch Circuits acc. UL508A
  • Protection of Appliance Loads
  • Control Circuits acc. UL508A
  • Enclosure Types vs. IP Ratings
  • Protection from Electrical Hazards
  • Grounding
  • Tests and verification acc. NFPA79
  • Tools and tips for more efficient control panel engineering
  • Further information, Siemens support