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Meter School

Meter School

Date: February 14-16, 2018
Time:
  • Day 1: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, Marshall, MN
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Pricing: Members: $465 before Jan 16, 2018
Nonmembers: $690 before Jan 16, 2018
All fees increase $50 on or after Jan 16, 2018
Certificate: 16 hrs

The Meter School is an annual educational opportunity for those who work with or on meters.

With the variety of metering equipment in the field—and to ensure an optimal educational experience for participants—we offer the choice of a Basic/Intermediate or Advanced class.

In addition, we offer a Pre-Conference  which is an ideal introductory or refresher course on basic metering. For maximum benefit, consider registering for both the Pre-Conference and one of the Meter School classes.

Basic/Intermediate Class

The Basic/Intermediate class is aimed at personnel with little experience with electric meters. This training will build on the Pre-Conference session, and will include more hands-on training.

Topics Covered

  • Why Do We Have Electric Meters?
  • Single Phase Meters
  • Single Phase Meter Forms
  • Current Transformers & Voltage Transformers
  • PPE for Electric Meter Safety
  • Electric Meter Safety
  • Tools Needed for Working with Electric Meters
  • Mounting Electric Meter Sockets
  • Single Phase Socket Wiring
  • Troubleshooting Electric Installations
  • Theft of Electric Power

Advanced Class

The Advanced class will use a combination of methods and tools, including: self-corrected meter exams, interactive classroom and hands-on training, to present and reinforce the instruction.

Topics Covered

  • Meter Exam - self correct the exam to help focus your training needs
  • Hands-on Training - more than 15 different stations available to work through
  • Troubleshooting - instructors will create problems or recreate problem scenarios encountered by the utility
  • Q & A all week long!

The flexibility of this class allows participants to progress at a pace that fits their motivation and abilities.

Schedule for Basic/Intermediate & Advanced

(Concurrent sessionsparticipants must register for either the Basic/Intermediate or Advanced class.)

Wednesday, February 14
12:00-1:00 pm  Registration
1:00-4:00 pm  Classroom Instruction
5:00-7:00 pm  Pizza Reception at The Gambler

Thursday, February 15
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Classroom/Hands-On Class
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch
1:00-4:00 pm  Classroom/Hands-On Class

Friday, February 16
8:30 am-12:00 pm  Classroom/Hands-On Class

About the Instructors

Larry Chapman & Staff from Chapman Metering
Larry Chapman has worked in the metering business his entire career, and is highly respected. Larry has been an instructor at the MMUA Meter School for more than 10 years.

Scott Murfield
Scott Murfield will also be on hand to partner with the instruction. Scott spent 30 years in the electric utility industry. Most recently, he was Regional Safety Coordinator for MMUA until his retirement. Scott is a certified Journeyman Lineman, Journeyman Electrician and Loss Control Professional.

Additional instructors to be announced.

What to Bring

  • Arc Flash Shield (MMUA has a few shields that can be shared. DO NOT jeopardize employee safety by bringing your utility's only arc flash shield.)
  • Safety Glasses
  • Hard Hat
  • Rubber Gloves with Leather Protectors
  • Voltage Meter
  • Calculator
  • FR Clothing
  • Hand Tools for Meter Installation/Wiring

Earn Apprenticeship Hours

Individuals registered in an apprenticeship program may be able to use the hours from this school toward a portion of the apprenticeship program completion!

Certificates

Participants earn hours for attendance and a certificate of achievement will be available online. Participants should watch for an email notification from MMUA.

Registration Fee

$465 per student for members; $690 per student for non-members.
All fees increase $50 on January 16, 2018.
Registration fee includes tuition, materials, Thursday lunch, refreshment breaks, and a certificate of attendance. Note: Wednesday lunch provided if registered for both the Pre-Conference and Meter School.

Cancellations/Refunds

MMUA will issue a refund (less $25 processing fee per person) provided MMUA is notified of the cancellation by 4:30 pm on January 26, 2018.

Hotel / Motel Information  Marshall, MN

For a map of hotels in Marshall, click HERE. The AmericInn and Ramada offer special pricing for participants. Just ask for MMUA's reduced rate when making your reservation.

Photographs

By registering for this event I/we authorize Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) to photograph me at this event and use such photographs in MMUA marketing materials (both electronic and print). I/we understand that I/we will not be paid for giving this consent. 

Questions?

Contact Theresa Neddermeyer by email tneddermeyer@mmua.org or phone 763.551.1230.


A printable version of the Meter School brochure is also available.

 

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