Certificate in

Electrical Power System Protection
Keep you and your company one step ahead with this comprehensive overview of Electrical Power System Protection Bring yourself up to speed in the latest trends and technologies

Presented by

Ian McLean
Eur. Ing. Ian McLean B.Sc, C.Eng. FIEE, FIOSH (rt`d) INCLUDES

Commencing on

15 February 2010 COURSE OBJECTIVES
By the end of this course you will be able to: • Understand the fundamentals of electrical power protection and applications • Recognize the different fault types • Perform simple fault and design calculations • Understand protection system components • Perform simple relay settings • Choose appropriate protective devices for different equipment • Interpret the protection systems existing in your plant, understand their functions, detect any shortcoming and explain any undesired or uncoordinated relay operation • Make more informed decisions on electrical power system protection • Significantly improve the safety of your site


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This practice is still prevalent in low voltage systems. You will also learn how to adjust the setting of the relays so that the relays closest to the fault will operate and clear the fault faster than the backup devices. fax and e-mail. In the event of the nearest circuit breaker failing to operate. You are sure to learn significantly from this passionate and enthusiastic instructor. separate devices became necessary to sense and interrupt fault currents. These requirements necessitate different forms of relaying apart from the simple current sensing relays. practical exercises will be conducted using simulation software. He was also a technical advisor on power engineering matters to the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority. LIVE WEBCASTS During the program you will participate in 6 live interactive sessions with the instructor and other participants from around the world. Participants will have ongoing support from their instructor via phone. Relays were initially electromechanical devices but static relays and more recently digital relays have become the norm. a circuit breaker with in-built releases. Ing. Presentations and group discussions will be conducted using a live interactive software system. It is therefore necessary to detect and clear any fault quickly. so you can select one which is most convenient for you. FIEE. Ian McLean B. In the beginning these functions were combined in a single assembly. Equipment such as generators. Control and Maintenance Technologies • Earthing. Another requirement is to minimize the time for which a fault remains in the circuit. In both high systems and low voltage systems of higher capacities. You will receive hard copies of the course manuals upon completion. Assignments will be submitted via e-mail and wherever possible. as we need to know which time-zones all participants are based in before we can compile a schedule. Each webcast will be scheduled at 2 varying session times. INCLUDES 4 FREE REFERENCE MANUALS VALUED AT OVER US$400 (RECEIVED UPON COMPLETION) • Power System Protection for Engineers and Technicians • Motor Protection.Eng. transformers and motors also need special forms of protection characterized by their design and operating principles. charts. Upon registration you will receive questionnaire regarding your time availability to complete. Later. Some modules may involve a practical component or group activity. With larger systems. Ian has since retired from the HSE to focus on lecturing and providing technical guidance to organizations. easy to digest sections • Learn while you travel . When a fault occurs. The first device used in early electrical systems was the fuse. Magistrates and Crown Courts. simulation software and self-study assignments with a mentor on call. it is necessary to detect the point of fault precisely and trip only those sections affected by the fault while the rest of the system can continue to function normally. PRESENTATION FORMAT The certificate program features real-world applications and uses a multi-pronged approach involving interactive on-line webcasts. the normal functioning of the system gets disturbed. Lightning and Surge Protection • Distribution and Substation Automation (incl. For each module there will be an initial reading assignment along with coursework or problems to be handed in and practical exercises in some cases. (also called short-circuits).BENEFITS OF E-LEARNING • Upgrade your skills and refresh your knowledge without having to take valuable time away from work • Receive information and materials in small. We guarantee that at least one session time for each webcast will fall into your preferred time slot. Nuclear. select relays and associated instrument transformers appropriate to each typical system or equipment. Offshore and Railways Inspectorates. Starting as a student apprentice. Course reading material will be delivered in electronic (PDF) format in advance of on-line presentations. The high current resulting from a fault can stress the electrical conductors and connected equipment thermally and electro-dynamically. This course will explain all of these points in detail and provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to calculate fault currents. Bonding. FIOSH (rt`d) An outstanding professional engineer with over 40 years of experience under his belt. Faults involving one phase and ground give rise to high 'touch' and 'step' voltages posing danger of electrocution to personnel working nearby. providing technical advice and appearing as an expert witness in Coroners. which acted both as the sensor and the interrupting device. figures and handy hints . Ian quickly moved up the ladder to join the world renowned Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK as Her Majesty's Electrical Inspector. this is necessary to reduce equipment damage and the danger to operating personnel.Sc. he acted as HM Principal Electrical Inspector and became the head of the Power Systems and Ignition Hazards Section responsible for technical support and guidance for Major Hazards. Communications) for Electrical Power Systems Over 1400 pages of tables. The course consists of 12 modules over a period of 3 months. Ian has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he is eager to share. Arcs at the fault point can cause dangerous or even fatal burn injuries to operating and maintenance workers in the vicinity. Webcast times are only finalized after registrations close.all you need is an Internet connection • Have constant support from your course instructor and coordinator for the duration of the course • Interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice • Receive a certificate of completion for CPD purposes PRESENTED BY IAN MCLEAN Eur. the next breaker in the upstream (feeding) side has to be tripped as a 'back up' measure. With more complex systems. which occur mostly as a result of insulation failure and sometimes due to external causes. C. 12 MODULES OVER 3 MONTHS OVERVIEW Any power system is prone to 'faults'. the sensing is done by more sophisticated devices called relays.

types. which will help you put theory to practice immediately. thus providing your company with even greater savings. saving delegates travel time and expenses. MV AND HV equipment Function and types of electrical switchgear Basic circuit breaker design MODULE 8: Protection Grading and Relay Coordination • Protection design parameters on MV and LV networks • Coordination . For more information or a FREE detailed proposal contact: Kevin Baker on 1800 324 4244 or e-mail: training@idc-online.recommendations and advantages MODULE 4: System Earthing and Earth Fault Current • • • • • • Phase and earth faults Comparison of earthing methods Protective earthing Effect of electric shock on human beings Sensitive earth leakage protection System classification • MODULE 10: Protection of Feeders and Lines • Over current and earth fault protection • Application of DMT/IDMT protections for radial feeders • Directional over current relays in line protection • DMT and IDMT schemes applied to large systems • Unit and impedance protection of lines • Use of carrier signals in line protections • Transient faults and use of auto reclosing as a means of reducing outage time • Auto-reclosing in circuits with customer-owned generation • Auto-reclosing relays for transmission and distribution lines • • MODULE 5: Fuses and Circuit Breakers with Builtin Protection • Fuse operating characteristics. time and earth fault grading • Time-current grading • Grading through IDMT protection relay • Coordination between secondary and primary circuits of transformers • Current transformers .problems dealing with calculation of earth fault current in different types of systems and determination of reactor value for tuned earthed systems Module 6: Problems on selection of current transformers for overcurrent protection and differential protection Module 8: Relay coordination Project work: Selecting protection relays for a typical transformer fed MV substation and integrating a number of such stations into a plant-wide electrical automation system MODULE 9: Unit Protection and Applications • • • • • Protective relay systems Main. presented at the venue of your choice. unit and back-up protection Methods of obtaining selectivity Differential protection Machine.microprocessor.COURSE OUTLINE MODULE 1: Power System Overview • • • • • Electrical distribution system Reading single line diagrams LV. purpose and arc quenching • Behavior under fault conditions • Protective relay-circuit breaker combination • Circuit breakers with in-built protection • Conventional and electronic releases CERTIFICATION Participants completing all the assignments and achieving 60% or more for their final mark. MODULE 2: Basics of Power System Protection • Need for protective apparatus • Basic requirements and components MODULE 3: Types of Faults and Short Circuit Current Calculations • The development of simple distribution systems • Faults-types.com . • • Module 2: Calculation of fault currents problems on resolving fault level Module 4: System earthing . will receive the IDC Certificate of Completion in Electrical Power System Protection. MODULE 6: Instrument Transformers • Transformer ratio and errors of ratio and phase angle • 'Class' of instrument transformers • Voltage and current transformers • Applications MODULE 11: Protection of Transformers • Winding polarity • Transformer connections and magnetizing characteristics • In-rush current • Neutral earthing • On-load tap changers • Mismatch of current transformers • Types of faults • Differential protection • Restricted earth fault • HV overcurrent • Protection by gas sensing and pressure detection • Overloading MODULE 7: Relays and Auxiliary Power Equipment • Principle of construction and operation of protective relays • Special focus on IDMTL relays • Factors influencing choice of plug setting • The new era in protection .coordination • Importance of settings and coordination curves HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection. The software package and setup details will be sent to you prior to the course. static and traditional • Universal microprocessor overcurrent relay • Technical features of a modern microprocessor relay • Future of protection for distribution systems • The era of the IED • Substation automation • Communication capability • Need for reliable auxiliary power for protection systems • Batteries and battery chargers • Trip circuit supervision • Why breakers and contactors fail to trip • Capacity storage trip units TION TEM PROTEC POWER SYS ELECTRICAL MODULE 12: Protection of Rotating Machinery • • • • • • • Motor protection basics Transient and steady state temperature rise Thermal time constant Motor current during start and stall conditions Stalling of motors Unbalanced supply voltages and rotor failures Electrical faults in stator windings earth fault phase-phase faults • Typical protective settings for motors • An introduction to generator protection ON-SITE TRAINING All IDC Technologies Training Workshops are available on an on-site basis.basis of selectivity • Current. ratings and selection • Energy 'let through' • General rules of thumb • IS-limiter • Circuit breakers . speakers and a microphone. effects and calculations • Equivalent diagrams for reduction of system impedance • Calculation of short circuit MVA • Unbalanced faults and earth faults • Symmetrical components PRACTICAL EXERCISES Throughout the course you will participate in hands-on exercises using simulation software. transformer and switchgear differential protection • Feeder pilot-wire protection • Time taken to clear faults • Unit protection systems .

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