4th Step written (2016)

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  1. Kh
    • Watt hour constant
    • The value of 1 revolution of the meter disk, Expressed in watt hours.
  2. Rr
    • Register Ratio
    • The number of turns of the 1st gear of the register to cause the 1st (or right hand) dial pointer to complete 1 full revolution which = 10,000 watt hours or 10kwhrs.
  3. Rg
    • Gear Ratio
    • The number of turns of the meter disk to cause the 1st (or right hand) dial pointer to complete 1 full revolution = 10,000 watt hrs or 10kwhrs.
  4. Rs
    • Reduction at Shaft
    • The ratio between the number of teeth on the 1st gear of the register to the number of entries on the disk shaft.
  5. Kr
    • Register Constant or Multiplier
    • Multiplier of the register, due to gearing.
  6. TF
    • Transformer Factor
    • Multiplier of the register, due to CT’s and/or CT X PT ratios.
  7. PKh
    Watt-hour Constant x Transformer Factor
  8. Demand
    The average rate of consumption over a specific period of time
  9. Define Cold Sequence Metering
    The utilization of a fault current limiting disconnect device between the electric meter and the supply source, adequate to protect meters from excessive fault currents.
  10. Creep
    With applied voltage only, the meter disk makes one full revolution either forwards or backwards in 10 minutes or less.
  11. What is the maximum service span for a 4/O service?
    70 feet
  12. Calibrating Constant
    The inverse of the number of current circuits in series under test.

    (Establishes the Kh of individual elements)
  13. Test Amps
    Amperage used with line voltage to set the speed of the disk in 1 hour’s time. (1000Rph 1phase) (500Rph Poly phase)
  14. Form
    The industry standard to describe a meter
  15. Class
    The rated amperage a meter can handle continuously provided the meter housing and wiring are adequate.
  16. Define Hot Sequence Metering
    The electric meter is connected directly to the service conductors without the use of a fault-current limiting disconnect or meter safety switch device between the electric meter and the supply source.
  17. Define High (Wild) Leg
    The phase having the higher phase voltage to ground  on a 4-wire delta-connected service, where the midpoint of one phase winding is grounded.
  18. Draw and label FM1,2,12,14,15,16,5,6,8,9 socket meters
  19. Define Service Mast
    The service mast is the conduit containing the service-entrance conductors where the point of attachment and the connection between the service drop and the service-entrance conductors is located above the roofline.  The conduit extends to a point, and the weatherhead is located, above the roof eave. The conduit passes through the eave of the building,  or extends past the roofline without passing through the roof eave. The means of attachment is attached to the service mast.
  20. Define Service Riser
    The service riser is the conduit containing the service-entrance conductors where the point of attachment and the connection between the service drop and the service-entrance conductors is located on a pole or below the roofline of the building being served. The conduit extends to a point, and the weatherhead is located, below the roof eave.  The means of attachment is secured to the pole or building and is not attached to the service riser.
  21. What is the max distance the point of attachment shall be located from the weatherhead?
    24"
  22. What is the minimum length for a residential service entrance conductor?
    24"
  23. What is the minimum length for a commercial service entrance conductor?
    36"
  24. What is the vertical clearance from ground for service-drops over spaces and ways to subject to pedestrians?
    12.5 feet
  25. What is the vertical clearance from ground for service-drops over driveways, parking lots, and alleys?
    16 feet
  26. What is the vertical clearance from ground for service-drops over other land traversed by vehicles?
    16 feet
  27. What is the max height of the point of attachment from final grade?
    24 feet
  28. How many days max can the company grant permission to close a loop
    7 Calendar days
  29. What size and material is required for service masts?
    2” minimum GRC
  30. Can conduit couplings be installed above the roofline
    No
  31. Can phone loops, cable TV conductors, grounding clamps, etc. be attached to the service mast.
    No, only the Company’s power service-drop conductors shall be attached to a service mast.
  32. Can line and load conductors are permitted in the same raceway or conduit.
    No
  33. When are junction boxes, conduit fittings (e.g. LB’s), or other devices allowed?
    Only with specific written approval from the Company’s local Electric Meter Department.
  34. When can the Company authorize a closed loop on new electrical services.
    Never on NEW services
  35. What is the maximum length of #2 triplex service drop conductor to residential and commercial installations?
    90 feet
  36. What is Pythagorean's Theorem 
    (use to solve problem)
    c2 = a2 + b2
  37. Using Pythagorean theorems theory, solve/prove that the wild (high) leg is 208 volts from center tap neutral on a 120v/240v delta system.
  38. What is the min/max meter height requirement for multiple meter housings:
    Indoor?
    Outdoor?
    • Indoor-2' to 6.5'
    • Outdoor- 3' to 6.5'
  39. What is the minimum depth of working space in front of metering equipment?
    • 3', 3.5' or 4' per the NEC
    • (it depends on the fire rating of the wall/barrier in question)
  40. Using the basic laws of Trigonometry solve/prove that the phase-to-phase wye voltage is 208 volts.
  41. What is the maximum service span for a 1/O service?
    80 feet
  42. What is the maximum service voltage that can be attached directly to a building (except substations or transformer rooms)
    2400 volts
  43. How many feet must conduit extend beyond hardscape edge when service conductors are under hardscape?
    2 feet
  44. What is the minimum depth of UG service laterals?
    24 inches
  45. What are the length, diameter and material type of slip sleeves?
    • 18" long, Schedule 40PVC for 2 1/2" diameter
    • 18" long, Schedule 80PVC for 3" diameter
  46. Can the bottom center knockout of a meter housing be used for line side UG conductors entering the housing?
    No
  47. What is the maximum length for an OH temp service drop?
    70 feet
  48. What is the maximum allowable number of risers on a building?
    6 with only one set of conductors in each
  49. What is the maximum number of cables in a standard single-phase pedestal with a 6-position URD mole?
    15
  50. Should all electrical equipment be considered energized?
    Yes, per safety manual.
  51. Which safety rules apply when EM employees are working on company premises other than EM shops?
    The Safety rules of other departments
  52. When are Lineman's class 2 or higher rubber gloves required to be worn?
    When cutting service drops at a fire or similar emergency.
  53. Are hard hats required every time you're outside of your truck?
    No
  54. When can 2 employees work off a single ladder?
    Never!
  55. What is the maximum allowable metered load?
    4,000 amps
  56. Mast supports are required if the service attachment point exceeds what height?
    48"
  57. Are UG temp ground rods to be installed by the customer inside or outside of the utility easement?
    Outside
  58. What is the maximum service span for a 4/O service drop?
    70 feet
  59. Service conductors must be in conduit when under hardscape. How many inches must conduit extend past the hardscape edge.
    24
  60. U-guard risers shall be grouped together and shall not occupy more than what percent of the pole?
    40%
  61. When shall electrical equipment be considered energized?
    Always!
  62. What are the minimum dimensions of a 200amp meter housing?
    19" tall by 13" wide
  63. Where and how must apartment numbers be marked?
    By permanent durable means at the meter socket, corresponding breaker, tenant entrance.
  64. Draw the following transformer banks:
    Open 3W 3Phase Delta
    Closed 3W 3Phase Delta
    4W 3Phase Wye
    4W 3Phase Delta
  65. Can a stamped brass address tag be on any location of the meter housing?
    No. Must be on a non-removable portion.
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