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Columbia River Interactive Seminar

Overview

Join us at our interactive seminar in Portland, Oregon, where SEL engineers and specialists from your region will discuss specific topics related to power system protection, monitoring, control, communications, and integration. You will learn about the latest developments from SEL, such as high-performance time-domain line protection that securely and dramatically reduces relay tripping times. You’ll also hear about new, simple, secure SEL Time-Domain Link (TiDL) technology to modernize your substation. In addition, we will show you how to build fast, secure, and deterministic Ethernet communications networks for high-speed protection with game-changing software-defined networking (SDN) technology—and more.

Held annually by region, interactive seminars provide multiday hands-on technical training sessions on protection, integration, and communications topics. There is a strong emphasis on hands-on training with SEL equipment. This year’s seminar will have five concurrent sessions each day. When registering, you can customize your learning track based on experience level, needs, and interests.

At the seminar, you will have the opportunity to attend new-user training on SEL protection or automation platforms and learn how to analyze real events from various SEL relays. You can also choose to learn about principles of transmission line and transformer protection, Ethernet fundamentals, cybersecurity, and motor protection philosophy. Additionally, you can attend interactive troubleshooting sessions and tackle real-world problems related to the configuration of SEL equipment. Plus, you will receive 20 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending.

Agenda

Location and Details

Monday, April 24 • 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (welcome reception/registration)
Tuesday, April 25 • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. registration)
Wednesday, April 26 • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 27 • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Red Lion Hotel on the River—Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR
+1.503.283.4466

The seminar fee is $300 per person for the 2.5 day training event. Registrations cancelled after April 17 will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who fail to attend will be charged the full fee. A continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch will be provided.

Please make your own accommodation arrangements. For this event, SEL has procured a rate of $149 per night (single or double occupancy) at the Red Lion Hotel on the River—Jantzen Beach. To secure the discounted rate, please make your reservations online before April 16.


Session Information
Price: 300 USD
Professional Development Hours: 20

Monday, April 24, 2017


5:00–7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception & Registration

Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and good conversation with industry peers and friends at the SEL welcome reception. We look forward to this opportunity to visit with you.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Morning Sessions


8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Event Analysis—Advanced

Becoming proficient in analyzing relay event reports is essential to performing testing, understanding fault data, determining root cause, and improving reliability. This hands-on session will provide participants who are already familiar with event analysis basics with:

  • Challenging problems to solve (including time to practice) to improve event analysis skills.
  • A wide variety of fault, power system application, and real-world event data.
  • Use of acSELerator Analytic Assistant SEL-5601 Software, synchroWAVe Event 2015 Software, and third-party tools.
  • Information about lessons learned, including noncommercial power system and protection fundamentals as well as relevant SEL product knowledge.
  • Answer keys and resources for those seeking to continue studying on their own.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptops with acSELerator Analytic Assistant and acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software installed prior to the seminar as well as a scientific calculator capable of phasor math and polar/rectangular components. synchroWAVe Event 2015 is optional.

Elements of Motor Protection

This session will review basic and advanced concepts of the protection of synchronous motors. It will focus on applying the SEL-710-5 Motor Protection Relay as well as the following topics:

  • Synchronous motor protection overview.
  • Applying the thermal element in the SEL-710-5.
  • Field circuit protection using the SEL-710-5.
  • Developing basic settings for an example synchronous motor (exercise).
  • Example motor and synchronizing event reports.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptops with acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software installed prior to the seminar as well as a scientific calculator capable of phasor math and polar/rectangular components.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Afternoon Sessions


1:00–5:00 p.m.

Custom Calculations in synchroWAVe Event 2015

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn time-saving tips to improve event analysis efficiency with custom calculations.
  • Gain an understanding of the custom calculation syntax and built-in functions.
  • Apply custom calculations to help analyze directional elements and transformer events and to improve fault location calculations.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptops with synchroWAVe event 2015 installed.

SEL Metering Solutions

This session will provide an overview of the SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter. Participants will also discuss general settings and analog quantity scale settings. Topics will include:

  • Meter settings and the analog quantity scale settings effect.
  • Configurable registers (demonstration) and a use case for the compensation of energy.
  • Transformer loss compensation benefits to meet contractual obligations.
  • acSELerator Meter Reports SEL-5630 Software—Improve system-level visibility with benefits of using a high-end meter for commercial and industrial interties. Measure, record, and report more than just electric energy.
  • Applying the SEL-735 and Meter Reports to solve power quality problems.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptops with acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software installed prior to the seminar. The attendee should also have administrator rights for their computer.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

All-Day Sessions


8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Introduction to SEL Relays for New Users (hands-on)

Engineers and technicians new to using SEL relays will benefit from this hands-on session. Participants will use the SEL-751A Feeder Protection Relay to learn the basics of acSELerator QuickSet, how to write SELogic control equations, and how to do basic testing. We will also cover the basics of event analysis.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptops with acSELerator QuickSet (including SEL-751A drivers), acSELerator Analytic Assistant, and the SEL-C662 USB-to-serial to cable driver installed prior to the seminar.

RTAC Hands-On

In this full-day session, we will cover the configuration of the SEL-3530 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC) for some common applications. Participants will work directly with the equipment using structured hands-on exercises supplemented with instruction.

Participants will:

  • Receive an overview of the RTAC and applications, including new features added in the past year.
  • Learn about the RTAC web interface and acSELerator RTAC Software.
  • Configure an RTAC SEL protocol client connection to a relay, including event report collection.
  • Configure the RTAC to automatically collect event reports from an SEL relay.
  • Establish transparent connections through the RTAC to a relay.
  • Configure an RTAC DNP3 protocol client connection to a relay.
  • Configure an RTAC DNP3 protocol server
  • Learn about the tag processor, and receive an overview of the data structures used in the RTAC.
  • Configure custom control logic in the RTAC using the IEC 61131-1 standard and acSELerator RTAC.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptop with acSELerator QuickSet and acSELerator RTAC installed prior to the seminar.

Cybersecurity (Hands-On)

In this session, participants will:

  • Discover that sensible cybersecurity is not difficult.
  • Learn how to set up a virtual private network (VPN) to provide confidential communications and maintain data integrity.
  • Configure firewall rules to prevent malicious traffic from entering or exiting private networks to protect cyber assets.
  • Understand the role of syslog to report and collect device events.
  • Go over a demonstration of proxy access and relay password management.
  • Learn how meeting NERC CIP does not limit the ability to manage remote sites.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Morning Sessions


8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Ethernet Fundamentals

This session will focus on the practical aspects of implementing Ethernet-based local-area networks (LANs) within the substation. Topics will include the following:

  • OSI model
  • Ethernet media and topologies commonly used within substations
  • Ethernet hub operation and CSMA/CD
  • Switch learning and operation
  • SEL-2730M Managed 24-Port Ethernet Switch hardware overview and ordering options
  • Hands-on lab exercises using the SEL-2730M Switches, including:
    • Login and account management
    • SEL intelligent electronic device (IED) Ethernet port failover operation using the SEL-351 Protection System
    • Configuration and testing of virtual local-area networks (VLANs)
    • Priority
    • Configuration and testing of Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
    • Port mirroring
  • Multicast filtering
  • Port-based rate limiting
  • SEL-2730M security features:
    • SNMPv3
    • MAC-based port security
    • Syslog
  • Saving and loading settings
  • Exporting and importing files
  • Firmware update procedure

Transformer Protection (lecture)

 

 In this session, participants will:

  • Review transformer differential protection.
  • Discuss methods to make the protection secure during energization.
  • Review Restricted Earth Fault (REF) protection.
  • Discuss the process to address current magnitude mismatch, phase angle correction, and zero-sequence current filtering.
  • Determine phase angle correction for an example transformer nameplate.

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Afternoon Sessions


1:00–5:00 p.m.

SDN (Software-Defined Networking) Fundamentals

This session will focus on the practical aspects of implementing Ethernet-based LANs within the substation based on SDN technology.

Topics will include the following:

  • OpenFlow
  • SDN benefits:
    • Security
    • Failover
  • Control vs. data planes
  • Design methodologies for SDN flows:
    • Flow definition
    • Directionality
    • Matching criteria
    • Groups
  • Hands-on lab exercises using the SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switches, including:
    • Flow controller login
    • SDN switch adoption
    • Configuration and testing of application-based flows for:
      • IEC 61850 GOOSE messages
      • DNP3
      • Engineering access
    • Failover path should be a connection be lost

Transformer Protection (hands-on)

 

In this session, participants will:

  • Develop current differential settings based on an example transformer nameplate.
  • Enter settings into acSELerator QuickSet and transfer them into a relay.
  • Perform dual-slope testing of settings.
  • Perform REF testing.
  • Perform commissioning exercises and troubleshoot issues.

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

All-Day Sessions


8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Protection Troubleshooting Lab

Want to know some basics about troubleshooting application problems with SEL relays? This session will guide you through troubleshooting techniques with various SEL distribution, transmission, and transformer protection relays.

Topics will include:

  • Troubleshooting problems with SEL distribution relays, such as reclosing problems. The relays discussed will include the SEL-751A, SEL-351S, and SEL-651R.
  • Troubleshooting problems with SEL transmission relays, such as directional element problems. The relays discussed will include the SEL-311C, SEL-311L, and SEL-421.
  • Troubleshooting problems with SEL transformer protection relays, such as winding compensation setting issues. The relays discussed will include the SEL-787, SEL-387, and SEL-487E.

Integration Troubleshooting Lab

This lab is for those with intermediate to advanced knowledge of SCADA protocols, the SEL-3530 RTAC, and the SEL-351S Protection System. Come and work through common setup issues related to SCADA protocols, including DNP3 and SEL data concentration, automated event collection, Sequence of Events (SOE) setup, and time synchronization and engineering access applications.

Topics will include:

  • Troubleshooting RTAC data concentration errors.
  • Troubleshooting RTAC engineering access errors and using the acSELerator QuickSet Device Manager tool.
  • Troubleshooting RTAC SOE setup.
  • Troubleshooting RTAC IRIG-B time synchronization configuration errors.
  • Troubleshooting RTAC DNP3 client errors.
  • Troubleshooting RTAC SEL protocol errors, including automated event collection.

Introduction to Protection Troubleshooting (Lecture)

This seminar will cover common questions that come up when applying the SEL-787 Transformer Protection Relay, SEL-487B Bus Differential and Breaker Failure Relay, SEL-351S Protection System, and SEL-710 Motor Protection Relay. The instructor will split time among the four relays and begin each section with a brief introduction to each relay. The instructor will then use a test set to simulate conditions commonly found in the field by relay technicians and engineers. Participants will use instruction manuals, relay Sequential Events Recorders (SERs), and event reports to help solve each case.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptop with acSELerator QuickSet installed prior to the seminar.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Morning Sessions


8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Protection Troubleshooting Lab (Carryover)

Want to know some basics about troubleshooting application problems with SEL relays? This session will guide you through troubleshooting techniques with various SEL distribution, transmission, and transformer protection relays.

Topics will include:

  • Troubleshooting problems with SEL distribution relays, such as reclosing problems. The relays discussed will include the SEL-751A, SEL-351S, and SEL-651R.
  • Troubleshooting problems with SEL transmission relays, such as directional element problems. The relays discussed will include the SEL-311C, SEL-311L, and SEL-421.
  • Troubleshooting problems with SEL transformer protection relays, such as winding compensation setting issues. The relays discussed will include the SEL-787, SEL-387, and SEL-487E.

Integration Troubleshooting Lab (Carryover)

This lab is for those with intermediate to advanced knowledge of SCADA protocols, the SEL-3530 RTAC, and the SEL-351S Protection System. Come and work through common setup issues related to SCADA protocols, including DNP3 and SEL data concentration, automated event collection, SOE setup, and time synchronization and engineering access applications.

Topics will include:

  • Troubleshooting RTAC data concentration errors.
  • Troubleshooting RTAC engineering access errors and using the acSELerator QuickSet Device Manager tool.
  • Troubleshooting RTAC SOE setup.
  • Troubleshooting RTAC IRIG-B time synchronization configuration errors.
  • Troubleshooting RTAC DNP3 client errors.
  • Troubleshooting RTAC SEL protocol errors, including automated event collection.

Fault Location Challenges and Solutions

In this session, participants will learn how SEL relays track down the exact location of faults in transmission and distribution networks. Accurate fault location expedites service restoration, improves power quality, and reduces operating costs that are due to lengthy and expensive patrols.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of phasors and symmetrical components.
  • Single-ended impedance-based fault location.
  • Multiended impedance-based fault location.
  • Travelling-wave fault location.
  • Fault location custom calculation in synchroWAVe Event 2015.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptops with synchroWAVe Event 2015 installed prior to the seminar as well as a scientific calculator.

Transmission Applications

In this half-day session, we will cover several important topics in the area of transmission protection. This will be a classroom-style session with interactive technical presentations on the following topics:

  • Performance of time-domain line protection elements on real-world faults.
  • Maximizing line protection reliability, speed, and sensitivity.
  • Understanding the dynamic mho distance characteristic.
  • Protecting mutually coupled transmission lines: challenges and solutions.
  • Evaluation of distance and directional relay elements on lines with power transformers or open-delta VTs.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptops with acSELerator QuickSet installed prior to the seminar.

Event Analysis Basics

Want to learn how to analyze event reports? This session will teach participants new to event report analysis about the types of event reports that are available from SEL relays and how to use synchroWAVe Event 2015 to methodically perform event analysis. Attendees will use real-world event data from different SEL relays with their laptops to gain experience analyzing events.

Topics will include:

  • Event report triggers.
  • Types of event reports.
  • Event report retrieval.
  • synchroWAVe Event 2015 Software overview.
  • Analysis of real-world events.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptops with synchroWAVe Event 2015 installed prior to the seminar as well as a scientific calculator.