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Start-up and troubleshooting

Protective relay trip schematics

Control and wiring diagrams

How equipment operates

Fundamentals of Substation
Equipment and Control

A straightforward, practical treatment

of how equipment operates and how it is

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A practical course covering mediumand high-voltage industrial and utility


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of Substation
Equipment and
Control Systems

How equipment operates

Control and wiring diagrams

Protective relay trip schematics

Start-up and troubleshooting

October 2628, 2011

Madison, Wisconsin

March 2628, 2012

Orlando, Florida

Fundamentals of Substation Equipment and Control Systems

October 2628, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin March 2628, 2012 in Orlando, Florida
A Practical Introduction
to Equipment and
Control Systems
This basic course in substation equipment
and controls will introduce you to the
equipment that makes up an electric
substation. It will explain how each type of
equipment operates and guide you through
the control and wiring diagrams that
control equipment operation.

What You Will Study

You will learn about construction,
operation, and control of:
Power transformers
Load tap changers
Voltage regulators
Power circuit breakers
Circuit switchers
Capacitor banks
You will also study:
Protective relays
Trip schematics and wiring diagrams
Auxiliary equipment and systems
Metalclad switchgear
Substation automation and integration
Batteries and battery charges

Who Should Attend

Why You Should Attend

Course Instructors

Substation design engineers

Industrial, utility, or plant engineers
Engineering technicians
Substation operations specialists
Power system dispatchers
Consulting engineers
Transmission and distribution line
design engineers and technicians
Project managers
Construction supervisors
Managers of design engineering
Electric utility engineers involved in
distribution engineering, operations, or
If you are involved in the design,
construction, operation, or maintenance of
medium- or high-voltage substations and
distribution facilities, you will benefit from
this course.

When you complete this course you will

be able to

John Appleyard, PE is an executive advisor

in the protection and control engineering
field for Quanta Technology, Raleigh, NC.
Mr. Appleyard has more than 30 years
of experience working with utility grade
relay protection and control, and systems
operations. He is a past chair of the IEEE
Power System Relaying Committee. Mr.
Appleyard spent 25 years working for
an investor-owned electric utility, where
his responsibilities included the design,
installation and maintenance of relay
protection systems. Later activities included
supervision of crews responsible for the
construction and maintenance of utility
substations and transmission lines. Mr.
Appleyard has also worked for the S&C
Electric Company as a relay application
engineer and project manager in their
Power System Services Division. Mr.
Appleyard received his BSEE degree from
the University of WisconsinMadison in

Benefit from
Experienced Instructors
Your instructors, professional engineers
with many years of field and design
experience, will guide you through typical
equipment start-up and troubleshooting
procedures to give you a practical
understanding of how substation
equipment is controlled and operated.

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Understand how substation equipment

Read trip and close schematics and
control system diagrams
Relate control schematics to their
corresponding wiring diagrams
Design straightforward control system

Valuable Take-home
You will receive extensive course
materials that will serve as valuable
references in your work.

John A. Raksany, PE joined the

Department of Engineering Professional
Development at the University of
WisconsinMadison as a program director
in 1998. Previously a senior maintenance
planning engineer for Alliant Utilities,
he has 27 years of experience in power
delivery system planning, protection and
control, maintenance, and substation

Course outline inside

Fundamentals of Substation Equipment and Control Systems

October 2628, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin March 2628, 2012 in Orlando, Florida
Course Outline
Day 1
7:30 Registration
October 2628 in Madison:
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
March 2628 in Orlando:
International Palms Resort and Conference
6515 International Drive
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
John A. Raksany, PE
Program Director
Department of Engineering Professional
University of WisconsinMadison
John Appleyard, PE
Protection and Control Design Engineer
Quanta Technology
Raleigh, North Carolina
8:10 Instruction Begins
1 Substation Types and Purposes
Fundamentals of power system operation
Primary substation equipment
2 Power Transformers and Controls
Major components
Construction and operation
Connections and ratings
Fixed taps and LTCs
3 Introduction to Schematics and Wiring
Control logic
Converting control schematics to wiring
Example transformer control and wiring

4 Voltage Regulators
Construction and operation
5 Disconnect Switches
Types and applications
Manual and motor-operated switches;
control schematics
6 Power Circuit Breakers
Purpose and types
Construction and operation
Schematics and wiring diagram examples
5:00 Adjournment

Day 2
8:00 Instruction Continues
7 Circuit Switchers
Purpose and major components
Construction and operation
Schematics and wiring
8 Reclosers
Purpose and applications
Major components
Types and ratings
Construction and operation
9 Power Fuses
Types and applications
10 Instrument Transformers
Potential and current transformers
Principles of operation
Burden, saturation, and accuracy
Ratings and connections
11 Protective Relay Systems
Purpose and types
DC trip and close schematics
AC voltage and current schematics
Wiring diagrams
5:00 Adjournment

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Day 3
8:00 Instruction Continues
12 Battery Systems
Purpose and ratings
Chargers and charging control systems
13 AC Station Power Systems
Station power requirements
Back-up supplies/sources
Source transfer control schemes
Purpose and functions
SCADA overview
RTUs and IEDs
15 Integrated/Automated Substation
Integration/automation defined
Communication systems and interfaces
16 Capacitor Banks
Construction and operation
Switching and protection control schemes
17 Metalclad Switchgear
Advantages and applications
Construction and operation
Protection and control
18 Wave Traps
Purpose and applications
Major components
Tuning and operation
19 Substation Commissioning
Acceptance testing equipment
Start up procedures
Energizing equipment
Substation and transmission line examples
4:00 Final Adjournment

Past Participants Say

I really like the photographs
that are taken of real substations
and equipment. I also like the
exercises that involve the
schematic diagrams and substation
commissioning. This course
provides a good overall picture
of substation equipment and
Thanh-Xuan Nguyen, Power Engineer,
Schweitzer Engineering Labs, Pullman, Washington

Great course! Excellent overview

of substation equipment. As a
new professional to the electric
utility industry, this class was very
informative and useful!
Tim Culp, Electrical Engineer I,
Kamo Electric Cooperative, Vinita, Oklahoma

Very good class! First of this type

(substation equipment) Ive seen
offered. Very useful for those of us
who havent spent time in the field.
I will recommend this course to
Ariana Amberg, Field Application Engineer,
Schweitzer Engineering Labs, Boerne, Texas

Great introductory course

on substation equipment and
operations. The course is an
excellent training session for
people entering this field.
Jerry G. Boggs II, Senior Engineer,
Progress Energy, Raleigh, North Carolina

Great speakers are those who

are very knowledgeable and can
convey that knowledge very easily.
The course instructors excel at
James Hurtt, Electrical Engineer,
Lockheed Martin, Manassas, Virgina

Four Easy Ways to Enroll

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General Information
Fee of $1395 Covers Course materials, break refreshments, lunches,
and certificate.
Cancellation If you cannot attend, please notify us at least 7 days
prior to the first day of the course, and we will refund your fee.
Cancellations received after that date and no-shows are subject to a
$150 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before
the course starts.
October Course: The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI.
Phone messages: 608-262-1122.
March Course: International Palms Resort and Conference Center,
6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL. Phone messages: 407-351-3500.
October Course: We have reserved a block of sleeping rooms (rates
starting at $89, including continental breakfast) for course participants
at the Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street, Madison, WI. Reserve a room
online at, or call 866-301-1753
or 608-256-2621 and indicate that you will be attending this course.
Room requests made later than September 27 will be subject to
availability. Your enrollment confirmation will include other
hotel/motel information.
March Course: We have reserved a block of rooms for course
participants at the International Palms Resort and Conference Center,
6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL. To reserve a room (rates starting at
$89), call 800-354-8332 or 407-351-3500 by February 24 and mention
the group reservation code UW4. Room requests made after February
24 will be subject to availability and at prevailing rates. This block of
rooms is for the convenience of those wishing to stay at the conference
hotel. It is not necessary to stay at this hotel to attend the course.
Hotel Room Availability in Orlando
Please note that hotel rooms may be scarce in Orlando during this course
period. If you plan, or tentatively plan, to attend this course, please
reserve your hotel room early and before the cut-off date listed in the
accommodations section.
Note: The Orlando room blocks are for the convenience of those wishing
to stay at the conference hotel. It is not necessary to stay at this hotel to
attend the course.

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