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APP 87: SEL-387 and SEL-587 Percentage-Restrained Differential Relays

This course provides comprehensive application training for the SEL-387 and SEL-587 percentage-restrained differential relays, which offer sensitive, high-speed protection for transformer, machine, and bus differential applications. Students (in pairs) gain hands-on experience in communicating, setting, metering, monitoring, retrieving and analyzing event reports, and performing control functions by working directly with SEL-387 and SEL-587 Relays.

Tracks
  • Substation Protection Track - Elective
APP 101: Hands-On Introduction to SEL Relays

APP 101 provides hands-on, introductory-level training for new SEL relay users transitioning from electromechanical devices to digital relay application. Students will learn the basic concepts necessary to successfully apply, communicate, and gather data from an SEL-351S Protection System, with special emphasis on how to set up and navigate SEL settings software.

APP 300G: SEL-300G Generator Relay

This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants. This course provides complete application training for the SEL-300G Generator Relay, an extremely flexible protective relay used worldwide for protection and monitoring of all sizes of synchronous generators. Working in groups of two, students gain hands-on experience in communicating, setting, metering, monitoring, retrieving event reports, and performing control functions by working directly with an SEL-300G Relay.

Tracks
  • Generation System Protection Track - Elective
APP 311L: SEL-311L Line Current Differential Relay

APP 311L provides comprehensive application training for the SEL-311L Line Current Differential Relay, which offers complete line current differential protection with full scheme distance backup. In groups of two, students gain hands-on experience in communicating, metering, monitoring, commissioning, analyzing event reports, and performing control functions by working directly with the SEL-311L Relay. This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

Tracks
  • Transmission Line Protection Track - Elective
APP 351: SEL-351 Protection System

APP 351 provides comprehensive application training for the SEL-351 Protection System, an extremely flexible protective relay used by utilities worldwide, in multiple applications. Working in groups of two, students gain hands-on experience in communicating, setting, metering, monitoring, retrieving event reports, and performing control functions by working directly with the SEL-351S Relay. This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

Tracks
  • Distribution System Protection Track - Elective
APP 351R and 651R: SEL-351R and SEL-651R Recloser Controls

This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants. Students (in groups of two) will work directly with the SEL-351R and SEL-651R Recloser Controls, performing hands-on communications, settings, and testing.

APP 351R: SEL-351R Recloser Control : Students will explore the traditional recloser control functions and the complete distribution system protection capabilities of the SEL-351R Recloser Control. The course also covers advanced applications, including selective load shedding, loop-feed systems, and using dual recloser controls to provide premium service reliability.

APP 651R: SEL-651R Advanced Recloser Control : This course provides an introduction to the SEL-651R Advanced Recloser Control. The course also covers basic recloser control functions, advanced capabilities, and application examples, including Automatic Network Reconfiguration, single-phase trip and reclose, and harmonic analysis. The course also includes an introduction to the acSELerator QuickSet Design Templates for creating customized settings templates.

Tracks
  • Distribution System Protection Track - Elective
APP 351R: SEL-351R Recloser Control

This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

Students in APP 351R explore the traditional recloser control functions and the complete distribution system protection capabilities of the SEL-351R Recloser Control. APP 351R also covers advanced applications, including selective load shedding, loop-feed systems, and using dual recloser controls to provide premium service reliability. In groups of two, students work with the SEL-351R to perform hands-on communications, settings, and testing.

Tracks
  • Distribution System Protection Track - Elective
APP 411L: 87L Functions in the SEL-411L Relay

APP 411L is an advanced hands-on course that builds on the introductory configuration and protection principles taught in CBT 101, CBT 421, and APP 421 and on the logic configuration principles taught in CBT 104. APP 411L students complete hands-on exercises to configure differential protection and advanced logic. SELogic, distance elements, directional elements, etc., are not covered in this course; students interested in learning about all functions other than 87L should take APP 421 or APP 411L in conjunction with APP 421. This course is intended for utility and industrial transmission protection engineers and power system consultants who want to understand the line current differential (87L) functionality in the SEL-411L Line Differential Protection, Automation, and Control System in detail.

Tracks
  • Transmission Line Protection Track - Elective
APP 421: SEL-421 Protection, Automation, and Control System

APP 421 provides comprehensive application instruction for the SEL-421 Protection, Automation, and Control System, an extremely flexible, high-speed relay for dual-breaker control applications used in multiple functions. Students (in groups of two) will gain hands-on experience in communicating, setting, metering, monitoring, reading event reports, retrieving event reports, and performing control functions working directly with the SEL-421 Relay. This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

Tracks
  • Transmission Line Protection Track - Elective
APP 451: SEL-451 Protection, Automation, and Bay Control System

APP 451 provides comprehensive hands-on application training for the SEL-451 Protection, Automation, and Bay Control System. Students will learn how to communicate with the relay using acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software, determine protection settings, and use front-panel bay control features. They will also apply line configuration, overcurrent protection, and output settings within the context of an example 25 kV overhead distribution system. On the third day of this course, students will learn about the relay’s more advanced features, including high-impedance fault detection and directional elements. This course is designed for utility and industrial engineers, power system designers, and consultants.

APP 487B: SEL-487B Bus Differential and Breaker Failure Relay

Students in the APP 487B course explore implementation of station-wide, low-impedance current differential protection and integrated circuit breaker failure detection using the SEL-487B Bus Differential and Breaker Failure Relay. Single- and three-relay applications for both basic and complex busbar arrangements are covered. Backup overcurrent protection, event recording, automation, and time-synchronization capabilities are discussed. Students will work directly with the SEL-487B Relay, performing hands-on communications, settings, and testing. This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

Tracks
  • Substation Protection Track - Elective
APP 487E: SEL-487E Transformer Protection Relay

This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants who want to gain experience communicating, setting, metering, monitoring, retrieving event reports, and performing control functions while working directly with an SEL-487E Relay.

This three-day course provides hands-on application and settings guidance for the SEL-487E Transformer Protection Relay, used worldwide to protect and monitor a wide variety of transformers, including power transformers, generator step-up transformers, and autotransformers.

Tracks
  • Substation Protection Track - Elective
APP 487V: SEL-487V Capacitor Protection and Control System

This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

This two-day course provides hands-on application and settings guidance for the SEL-487V Capacitor Protection and Control System. APP 487V includes calculating voltage differential and current unbalance levels using IEEE C37.99-based software and data from capacitor bank examples to develop protection settings. Students (in groups of two) will work directly with an SEL‑487V to configure system data and determine protection settings.

Tracks
  • Substation Protection Track - Elective
APP 651R: SEL-651R Advanced Recloser Control

APP 651R provides an introduction to the SEL-651R Advanced Recloser Control. The course will also cover basic recloser control functions, advanced capabilities, and application examples, including Automatic Network Reconfiguration, single-phase trip and reclose, and harmonic analysis. APP 651R also includes introduction to the acSELerator QuickSet Design Templates for creating customized settings templates. Students (in groups of two) will work directly with the SEL-651R, performing hands-on communications, settings, and testing. This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

Tracks
  • Distribution System Protection Track - Elective
APP 700G: SEL-700G Generator Protection Relay

This two-day course provides hands-on application examples and step-by-step settings guidance for the SEL-700G Generator Protection Relay. This activity-based course includes applying simplified calculation methods and recommendations, and using data from real-world generator examples to develop protection settings. Students (in groups of two) will work directly with an SEL-700G Generator Protection Relay to configure system data and determine protection settings. This course is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

Tracks
  • Generation System Protection Track - Elective
  • Industrial Power System Protection Track - Elective
APP 710: SEL-710 Motor Protection Relay

In this two-day course, students will explore how to use the SEL-710 Motor Protection Relay to protect induction motors in an industrial setting. Students will complete in-depth, hands-on application and settings examples to learn how they can implement complete motor protection and control.

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of motor protection application philosophies, including SEL’s patented Thermal Model, which is integrated into the SEL-710 Motor Protection Relay. APP 710 includes real-world motor examples and reduced voltage and capacitor start applications. In groups of two, students will gain hands-on experience in communicating, setting, commissioning, retrieving reports, and performing motor control functions by working directly with the SEL-710.

This course is intended for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

Tracks
  • Industrial Power System Protection Track - Elective
APP 735: SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter

Increase your metering knowledge and understand real-world applications with the hands-on training in APP 735. This two-day course provides training exercises and settings guidance to use the SEL-735 in power quality and revenue metering applications. In a lab environment, monitor energy flow, get notified of system problems with SELogic control equations, test accuracy, determine connection requirements, and communicate with the meter. This course is designed for engineers, operators, and technicians who want to use the advanced features in the SEL-735 for revenue metering and for assessing system operation with power quality indicators.

APP 751: SEL-751/A Feeder Protection Relays

APP 751 provides complete application training for the SEL-751 and SEL-751A Feeder Protection Relays, which are extremely versatile protective relays used worldwide for industrial and utility feeder protection. Students (in groups of two) will gain hands-on experience in communicating, setting, metering, monitoring, retrieving event reports, and performing control functions, working directly with an SEL-751A Relay. CBT 751A precourse training is included in the price of the course. This two-day course is intended for utility and industrial protection engineers, and power system consultants.

Tracks
  • Industrial Power System Protection Track - Elective
APP 787: SEL-787 Transformer Protection Relay

This two-day course provides hands-on application and step-by-step settings guidance for the SEL‑787 Transformer Protection Relay. APP 787 includes applying simplified calculation methods and recommendations and using data from real-world transformers to develop protection settings. Students (in groups of two) will work directly with an SEL-787 Relay to configure system data and determine protection settings. This course is intended for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

Tracks
  • Industrial Power System Protection Track - Elective
APP 849: SEL-849 Motor Management Relay

Will your motors perform safely and reliably in today’s 24/7 process-integrated world? With APP 849, you can increase your motor protection knowledge as you set and apply SEL-849 Motor Management Relays in a simulated low-voltage motor control center. In our hands‑on lab environment, you will configure basic overload settings and test relay responses, including arc-flash detection. Learn to use the relay’s simple web server interface and Ethernet communications for real-world control operations. Predict potential problems by analyzing load reports, starting trends, and motor operating statistics to ensure safe, continuous motor function. Sign up now to learn how the SEL-849 can help protect your plant, your processes, and your personnel.

Tracks
  • Industrial Power System Protection Track - Elective
APP 2032: SEL-2032 Communications Processor

Students will learn to use the SEL-2032 Communications Processor to design, create, and implement a state-of-the-art substation integration and automation system. Detailed hands-on examples will show the ease with which you can apply the communications processor to both SEL relays and non-SEL IEDs. Students will explore use of the communications processor with DNP3 Level 2, Modbus, and the SEL-2701 Ethernet Processor. Multitier applications of the communications processor are also addressed. Students (in groups of two) will gain hands-on experience in communicating, setting, and reporting functions directly with an SEL communications processor. This course is designed for industrial protection engineers, electric utility engineers, technicians, consultants, and integration specialists who provide, approve, specify, design, plan, operate, maintain, or test power protection systems, including instrumentation, automation, and/or control systems.

APP 2240: SEL-2240 Axion Distributed Control and Integration Platform

The APP 2240 course is designed to be highly interactive and activity based. During APP 2240, in groups of two, you will configure a realistic communications scheme using the SEL-2240 Axion Distributed Control and Integration Platform. Each unit of this course will guide you, step-by-step, through configuring this communications and automation scheme.

APP 3530: SEL-3530 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC)

The APP 3530 course is designed to be highly interactive and activity based. During APP 3530, in groups of two, you will configure a realistic communications scheme using the SEL-3530 Real-Time Automation Controller. Each section of this course will guide you, step-by-step, through configuring this communications scheme. This course is intended for engineers, technical consultants, and technicians who have an understanding of Boolean, math-based, and IEC 61131-3 logic; power system topology and architecture; and SEL relays, communications methods, and protocols.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Elective
APP 3620: Sensible Cybersecurity Using the Ethernet Security Gateway

To effectively mitigate evolving cyber threats, the cybersecurity posture of the modern substation must be aligned with modern defense-in-depth strategies. APP 3620 is designed to bridge the gap between foundational cybersecurity competencies and practical application.

APP 3620 is interactive and activity based. During this course, you will configure and implement a realistic defense-in-depth cybersecurity scheme that uses the robust security features of the SEL-3620 Ethernet Security Gateway and modern security practices. Each unit of this course will guide you, step-by-step, through configuring this comprehensive cybersecurity scheme. This course was designed for utility IT personnel, regulatory agency personnel, and communications and automation engineers.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Required
APP ICON: SEL ICON Integrated Communications Optical Network

This course is intended for utility IT personnel, regulatory agency personnel, communications and automation engineers, and advanced technicians.

The SEL ICON Integrated Communications Optical Network is a versatile multiplexer optimized for communications networks. The ICON efficiently supports time-division multiplexing (TDM) and Ethernet traffic on a single platform and can also transport this traffic over SONET links.

The APP ICON course is interactive and activity-based. During this course, you will configure and implement a realistic OC-48 communications scheme and configure various circuits over SONET. Each unit of this course will guide you, step-by-step, through provisioning this comprehensive communications and protection scheme.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Elective
APP T400L: SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection

This course is intended for utility transmission protection engineers, electrical technicians, and power system consultants who want to understand the protection principles, logic, and testing of the new SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection relay in detail.

APP T400L is an advanced hands-on course where students will learn about the relay protection and fault-locating functions. They will complete hands-on exercises to configure, set, and test the relay.

Tracks
  • Transmission Line Protection Track - Elective
AUS-PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers

PROT 401 provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting power lines, transformers, buses, generators, and motors, and introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection. The course provides basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation. It also reviews basic power system concepts and describes instrument transformers.

Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting electrical power systems would benefit from this course.

AUS-PROT 405: Industrial Power System Protection

PROT 405 provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting medium-voltage overhead lines and cables, transformers, buses, generators, and motors, and introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection in industrial power systems. The course provides basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation. It also reviews power system faults, industrial power system grounding methods, and instrument transformers. Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting industrial power systems would benefit from this course.

CBT 101: Introduction to SEL Relays

From this complimentary computer-based course, students should gain basic knowledge and skills associated with operating SEL relays. The course is self-paced.

CBT 102: Retrieving Event Reports for Technicians

This computer-based course introduces technicians to the event reports that can be retrieved from SEL products. In CBT 102, students learn how to determine which event report types are required for various types of analysis, and the process for retrieving event reports in HyperTerminal, SEL-5010 Relay Assistant Software, and acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software.

CBT 103: Analyzing Event Reports for Engineers

In CBT 103, engineers learn how to analyze various types of event report data, including how to use acSELerator Analytic Assistant SEL-5601 Software. Applying their analysis of event report data to determine the cause of different faults using problem-based learning techniques is an area of emphasis for students.

CBT 104: Understanding SEL Relay Logic

Confused by logic diagrams and SELogic control equation settings? Need to be able to test relay logic before it goes in service? In CBT 104, you will learn how to read, set, and test SEL relay logic as you identify Relay Word bits and SELogic operators, and visually interpret diagrams. Learn to equate relay protection functions with logic diagrams, and see how relay logic assigns protective elements to output contacts for control, monitor, and trip functions.

CBT 351: Introduction to SEL-351 Relays

Complete training when you want, where you want, without travel time or expenses. CBT 351 is a computer-based course offering out-of-the-box instruction, enabling you to successfully implement, operate, and communicate with SEL-351/S Relays.

CBT 421: Introduction to SEL-421 Relays

CBT 421 is a step-by-step guide to using the protection features of the SEL-421 Protection, Automation, and Control System. The course leads protection engineers through the entire relay implementation process, from applying a protection scheme design to metering verification.

CBT 751: Introduction to the SEL-751/A Feeder Protection Relays

This training provides an introduction to feeder protection using the SEL-751, including front-panel navigation and displays, acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software, relay logic, and arc-flash detection. Learn basic feeder protection principles and apply recommended settings for comprehensive overcurrent protection.

Use CBT 751 as stand-alone training covering the basics of SEL-751 Feeder Protection Relay operations, protection functions, and settings. This training also prepares you for attending APP 751, a two-day, hands-on application course. CBT 751 is included in the APP 751 course price.

CN-PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers

PROT 401 provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting power lines, transformers, buses, generators, and motors, and introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection. The course provides basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation. It also reviews basic power system concepts and describes instrument transformers. Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting electrical power systems would benefit from this course.

COM 201: Multiplexing and TDM Communications

In this SONET and multiplexing fundamentals course, you will learn about the concepts and considerations that are involved in designing a SONET-based network. This course will prepare you to implement multiplexer network applications, and during this one-day course, you will design a realistic multinode SONET-based OC-48 network. It will also provide a concise introduction to the concepts that will be applied in APP ICON. This course is designed for utility engineers and technicians who specify, design, operate, or maintain utility networks, including utility protection engineers, automation engineers, integration engineers, and novice communications engineers and managers.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Required
COM 401: Data Communications Fundamentals

Designed for engineers in protection, automation, systems integration, and communications as well as consultants who specify and design operational technology for networks, COM 401 covers data communications as employed in industrial and utility power systems. This course reviews relevant terminology, concepts, and other information necessary to be knowledgeable in data communications. By the end of the course, students can make informed decisions about the appropriate design, purchase, integration, and use of data communications equipment and systems.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Required
GU-APP 101-TST 103: Hands-On Introduction and Testing of SEL Relays

APP 101 provides hands-on, introductory-level training for new SEL relay users transitioning from electromechanical devices to digital relay application. Students will learn the basic concepts necessary to successfully apply, communicate, and gather data from an SEL-351S Protection System, with special emphasis on how to set up and navigate SEL settings software.

This course is designed for utility or plant engineers, technicians, operators, power system designers, government entity personnel, and consultants who are new to digital relaying or SEL relays.

ME-APP 411L/421: High Speed Line Differential Relay

APP 411L is an advanced hands-on course that builds on the introductory configuration and protection principles taught in CBT 101, CBT 421, and APP 421 and on the logic configuration principles taught in CBT 104. Students in APP 411L will complete hands-on exercises to configure differential protection and advanced logic, and they will also learn about traveling wave fault location. This course also provides comprehensive application instruction for the SEL-421 Protection, Automation, and Control System, an extremely flexible, high-speed relay for dual-breaker control applications, used in multiple functions.

ME-APP 487E: SEL-487E Transformer Relay

APP 487E is designed for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants who want to gain experience communicating, setting, metering, monitoring, retrieving event reports, and performing control functions while working directly with an SEL-487E Relay.

This three-day course provides hands-on application and settings guidance for the SEL-487E Transformer Protection Relay, used worldwide to protect and monitor a wide variety of transformers, including power transformers, generator step-up transformers, and autotransformers.

ME-APP 710-849: SEL-710 Motor Protection Relay

APP 710 is intended for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants.

In this two-day course, students will explore how to use the SEL-710 Motor Protection Relay to protect induction motors in an industrial setting. Students will complete in-depth, hands-on application and settings examples to learn how they can implement complete motor protection and control.

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of motor protection application philosophies, including SEL’s patented Thermal Model, which is integrated into the SEL-710 Motor Protection Relay. APP 710 includes real-world motor examples and reduced voltage and capacitor start applications. In groups of two, students will gain hands-on experience in communicating, setting, commissioning, retrieving reports, and performing motor control functions by working directly with the SEL-710.

ME-APP 751/787/311L: SEL-751, SEL-787, and SEL-311L Protection Relays

These courses are intended for utility and industrial protection engineers and power system consultants. 

ME-APP 3530: SEL-3530 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC)

The APP 3530 course is designed to be highly interactive and activity based. During APP 3530, in groups of two, you will configure a realistic communications scheme using the SEL-3530 Real-Time Automation Controller. Each unit of this course will guide you, step-by-step, through configuring this communications scheme.

This course is intended for engineers, technical consultants, and technicians who have an understanding of: Boolean, math-based, and IEC 61131-3 logic, Power system topology and architecture, SEL relays, communications methods, and protocols.

ME-PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers

This course provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting power lines, transformers, buses, generators, and motors. It also introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection. The course provides basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation, and it also familiarizes the student with microprocessor-based relay design concepts.

 

ME-PROT 403: Distribution System Protection

This course is designed for engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting medium-voltage, utility-type distribution systems.

PROT 403 provides an overview of the principles, schemes, and devices for protecting medium-voltage distribution feeders and buses. The course provides basic guidelines for overcurrent device coordination in radial systems. It also covers the application of negative-sequence overcurrent and directional overcurrent protection in distribution systems. The course discusses the effect of load and distributed generation sources on protection. It also provides guidelines for fast service restoration in distribution systems.

ME-PROT 403: Distribution System Protection

PROT 403 provides an overview of the principles, schemes, and devices for protecting medium-voltage distribution feeders and buses. The course provides basic guidelines for overcurrent device coordination in radial systems. It also covers the application of negative-sequence overcurrent and directional overcurrent protection in distribution systems. The course discusses the effect of load and distributed generation sources on protection. It also provides guidelines for fast service restoration in distribution systems.

ME-PROT 405: Industrial Power System Protection

This course was designed for engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting industrial power systems. PROT 405 provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting medium-voltage overhead lines and cables, transformers, buses, generators, and motors, and introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection in industrial power systems. The course provides basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation. It also reviews power system faults, industrial power system grounding methods, and instrument transformers.

ME-PROT 407: Transmission Line Protection

PROT 407 provides an in-depth study of the methods used in designing protection for high-voltage power transmission lines.

ME-PROT 407: Transmission Line Protection

Engineers and power system consultants who need a comprehensive understanding of the design concepts and methods used in protecting high-voltage power transmission should attend this class. PROT 407 provides an in-depth study of the methods used in designing protection for high-voltage power transmission lines.

ME-SEC 101/201: ICS Security Fundamentals and Introduction

Industrial control systems (ICS) are everywhere in our world, surrounding us in our homes and workplaces; moving us in our cars, trains, and airplanes; and enriching our world through the production and transportation of electric power, food products, fossil fuels, and critical chemicals. An understanding of industrial control systems can be useful to everyone, whether you are the manager of a workplace using control systems, a legislator creating new regulations to increase the safety and security of these systems, or merely a user of industrial control systems.

ME-SYS 403: IEC 61850 Fundamentals and Applications

This course is intended for utility engineers and technicians who specify, design, operate, or maintain utility networks, including utility protection engineers, automation engineers, integration engineers, and communications engineers.

The international standard IEC 61850 was designed to standardize communications and integration methods and to support systems built from multivendor intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) that are networked to perform protection, monitoring, automation, metering, and control functions. SYS 403 is designed to be interactive and activity based. During this course, students will work in groups of two to configure and implement a comprehensive, realistic IEC 61850 communications and automation scheme.

ME-SYS 406: acSELerator Team SEL-5045 Software
The SYS 406 course is designed to be highly interactive and activity-based. During SYS 406, in groups of two, you will configure a realistic data collection scheme using the acSELerator Team® SEL-5045 Software. Each unit of this course will guide you through exercises step-by-step, to define, acquire, display, analyze, control, and integrate simulated system data.
MX-PROT 405: Industrial Power System Protection

Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting industrial power systems should attend this course.

PROT 405 provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting medium-voltage overhead lines and cables, transformers, buses, generators, and motors, and it introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection in industrial power systems. The course provides basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation. It also reviews power system faults, industrial power system grounding methods, and instrument transformers.

NZ-PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers

PROT 401 provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting power lines, transformers, buses, generators, and motors, and introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection. The course provides basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation. It also reviews basic power system concepts and describes instrument transformers. Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting electrical power systems would benefit from this course.

PROT 300: Symmetrical Components Theory and Application

PROT 300 is designed to help engineers and technicians analyze faults using symmetrical components. Symmetrical components and the per-unit system are two of the most fundamental and necessary types of mathematics for relay engineers and technicians. PROT 300 provides both theoretical and real-world examples to help the student gain experience calculating and using symmetrical components for various types of faults. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of symmetrical components and hands-on experience comparing calculated values to real-world event reports using acSELerator Analytic Assistant SEL-5601 Software or the event viewer of their choice.

Tracks
  • Distribution System Protection Track - Optional
  • Generation System Protection Track - Optional
  • Industrial Power System Protection Track - Optional
  • Power System Protection for Technicians Track - Optional
  • Substation Protection Track - Optional
  • Transmission Line Protection Track - Optional
PROT 301: Protecting Power Systems for Technicians

PROT 301 addresses the basic methods, tools, and devices used in the field of power system protection. This course is intended for technicians and individuals without electrical engineering degrees who require an overall understanding of power system protection.

Tracks
  • Power System Protection for Technicians Track - Required
PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers

Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting electrical power systems should attend this course. PROT 401 provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting power lines, transformers, buses, generators, and motors, and introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection. The course provides basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation. It also reviews basic power system concepts and describes instrument transformers.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Optional
  • Distribution System Protection Track - Required
  • Generation System Protection Track - Required
  • Industrial Power System Protection Track - Required
  • Substation Protection Track - Required
  • Transmission Line Protection Track - Required
PROT 403: Distribution System Protection

PROT 403 provides an overview of the principles, schemes, and devices for protecting medium-voltage distribution feeders and buses. The course provides basic guidelines for overcurrent device coordination in radial systems. It also covers the application of negative-sequence overcurrent and directional overcurrent protection in distribution systems. The course discusses the effect of load and distributed generation sources on protection. It also provides guidelines for fast service restoration in distribution systems.

Tracks
  • Distribution System Protection Track - Required
PROT 405: Industrial Power System Protection

 

Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting industrial power systems should attend this course.

PROT 405 provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting medium-voltage overhead lines and cables, transformers, buses, generators, and motors, and it introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection in industrial power systems. The course provides basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation. It also reviews power system faults, industrial power system grounding methods, and instrument transformers.

 

Tracks
  • Generation System Protection Track - Required
  • Industrial Power System Protection Track - Required
PROT 407: Transmission Line Protection

Engineers and power system consultants who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting high-voltage power transmission lines should attend this course.

PROT 407 provides an in-depth study of the methods used in designing protection systems for high-voltage power transmission lines. The course provides advanced guidelines for relay application and settings for transmission lines, including series-compensated lines. It also reviews time-domain ultra-high-speed line protection principles. The course covers the application and settings of power swing blocking and out-of-step tripping functions.

Tracks
  • Transmission Line Protection Track - Required
PROT 409: Generation System Protection

Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the design concepts and methods used in protecting electrical power generation systems should attend this course. PROT 409 provides an in-depth study of the methods used in designing complete protection systems for generation systems.

Tracks
  • Generation System Protection Track - Required
PROT 411: Substation Equipment Protection

Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the design concepts and methods used in protecting high-voltage electrical substation bus and power transformers should take this course. PROT 411 provides an in-depth study of the methods used in designing protection for high-voltage power transformer protection and substation bus protection.

Tracks
  • Substation Protection Track - Required
PROT 413: Generation Station Protection

Electrical engineers who are responsible for the protection systems of generators, large transformers, and the auxiliary power systems that support power stations, including nuclear power stations, should attend this course.

Generation Station Protection (PROT 413) is a fundamentals course that provides both a theoretical and applied (or practical) introduction to protection of generators, large transformers, and auxiliary power systems and equipment at power stations. In this 4.5-day course, students will complete exercises to help them learn symmetrical components and concepts of protection for generators, motors, transformers, and buses.

PROT 415: Time-Domain Line Protection

This course is intended for utility transmission protection engineers and power system consultants who need a comprehensive understanding of the new ultra-high-speed time-domain line protection principles and applications.

After a refresher of power system faults and protection concepts, PROT 415 provides an in-depth study of incremental-quantity-based line protection elements. The course also covers traveling-wave protection elements and schemes in detail. Finally, the course covers fault-locating methods, including the new, highly accurate methods based on traveling waves launched by faults.

Tracks
  • Transmission Line Protection Track - Elective
PWRS 400: Power System Fundamentals for Engineers

PWRS 400 provides power system fundamentals that underlie the material covered in the SEL University protection courses. It addresses elements of system analysis as well as system operation and control. This course is intended for new electrical engineering graduates working in the power industry with little or no power background, and experienced engineers who want to refresh their knowledge and learn of new developments in the industry.

Tracks
  • Distribution System Protection Track - Optional
  • Generation System Protection Track - Optional
  • Industrial Power System Protection Track - Optional
  • Power System Communications Track - Optional
  • Substation Protection Track - Optional
  • Transmission Line Protection Track - Optional
S. Africa-SYS 403: IEC 61850 Fundamentals and Applications

This course is intended for utility engineers and technicians who specify, design, operate, or maintain utility networks, including utility protection engineers, automation engineers, integration engineers, and communications engineers.

The international standard IEC 61850 was designed to standardize communications and integration methods and to support systems built from multivendor intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) that are networked to perform protection, monitoring, automation, metering, and control functions. SYS 403 is designed to be interactive and activity based. During this course, students will work in groups of two to configure and implement a comprehensive, realistic IEC 61850 communications and automation scheme.

SEC 101: ICS Fundamentals

SEC 101 gives the layperson a basic understanding of industrial control systems and how they are used. In this course, we cover critical infrastructure sectors, types of control systems, communications basics, and protection and security for control systems, with an emphasis on electric power.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Optional
SEC 201: ICS Security Introduction

We rely on industrial control systems (ICS) every day. They control our power grid, help us run our manufacturing floors, and manage critical processes in chemical production. Securing ICS improves their reliability and is critical to our national security.

This course is designed to give ICS technicians or engineers the tools to understand basic cybersecurity and an understanding of how industrial control systems interact with enterprise security. SEC 201 is also appropriate for hands-on managers who want a better understanding of their systems’ security. This course covers basic cybersecurity and ICS, with an emphasis on the mindset of an attacker, defensive strategies, and network security tools and techniques.

Students interested in SEC 201, ICS Security: Introduction, should have a basic understanding of either ICS or cybersecurity.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Required
SEC 203: Electric Security Regulations for North America

We rely on industrial control systems (ICSs) every day. They control our electrical power grid, help us run our manufacturing floors, and manage critical processes in chemical production. In the crucial power industry, the increasing level of threats to the power grid has caused the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to require broad implementation of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Elective
SYS 310: Modern Synchrophasor Visualization, Control, and Analysis

Time-synchronized measurement can improve your system performance and reliability. Using time-synchronized measurements, you can improve local- and wide-area protection and control, state monitoring, power system modeling, and forensic event analysis. In this two-day, hands-on systems course, you will learn, step-by-step, how to configure a modern synchrophasor protection and control system and how to identify specific system instability conditions. This course is designed for utility protection and automation engineers, system operators, and power system consultants.

SYS 403: IEC 61850 Fundamentals and Applications

The international standard IEC 61850 was designed to standardize communications and integration methods and to support systems built from multivendor intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) that are networked to perform protection, monitoring, automation, metering, and control functions. SYS 403 is designed to be interactive and activity based. During this course, students will work in groups of two to configure and implement a comprehensive, realistic IEC 61850 communications and automation scheme. This course is intended for utility engineers and technicians who specify, design, operate, or maintain utility networks, including utility protection engineers, automation engineers, integration engineers, and communications engineers.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Elective
SYS 406: acSELerator Team SEL-5045 Software

The SYS 406 course is designed to be highly interactive and activity based. During SYS 406, in groups of two, you will configure a realistic data collection scheme using the acSELerator Team SEL-5045 Software. Each unit of this course will guide you through exercises step-by-step, to define, acquire, display, analyze, control, and integrate simulated system data. This course is intended for engineers, technical consultants, and technicians who meet the prerequisites.

SYS 407: Software-Defined Networks

Software-defined networking (SDN) dramatically improves control system network performance and engineering capabilities. In this course, students will learn how SDN technology accomplishes this and how to engineer networks using SDN to enhance the cybersecurity, situational awareness, and performance of proactive operational technology (OT) networks. This hands-on course will use SDN to engineer a network supporting a motor protection system with dual sources (based on the motorMAX Low-Voltage Motor Management and Protection System), teaching how to design, configure, test, troubleshoot, and validate an SDN network. Students will gain experience traffic-engineering a real application-driven OT Ethernet network using the SEL-5056 Software-Defined Network Flow Controller and the SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch.

Tracks
  • Power System Communications Track - Elective
TST 101: SEL Relay Testing Basics

This course is intended for relay technicians or protection engineers and system consultants with an interest in relay testing. TST 101 provides a beginner-level introduction to testing SEL relays. Students will learn basic relay testing skills; acquire skills required to work with SEL relays, such as using Relay Word bits and relay event reports; and practice acquired skills by working with a phase and ground distance (SEL-311C) relay during the training.

Tracks
  • Power System Protection for Technicians Track - Optional
TST 103: SEL Feeder Relay Testing

This course is intended for relay technicians or protection engineers and system consultants with an interest in relay testing. In TST 103, students will learn the skills required to enter settings, test, commission, and troubleshoot SEL relays.

Tracks
  • Power System Protection for Technicians Track - Required
TST 107: SEL Transmission Substation Relay Testing

This course is intended for relay technicians or protection engineers and system consultants with an interest in relay testing. In TST 107, students will learn the skills required to enter settings, test, commission, and troubleshoot SEL relays.

Tracks
  • Power System Protection for Technicians Track - Required
TST 700G: Testing SEL-700G Generator Protection Relays

In this hands-on course, you will test, commission, and troubleshoot SEL-700G Generator Protection Relays and define basic generator protection testing principles. In groups of two, students will work directly with an SEL-700G Generator Protection Relay to simulate operations and to test the relay’s protection settings. TST 700G is intended for utility and plant technicians, operators, and system consultants with an interest in relay testing and commissioning.

Tracks
  • Power System Protection for Technicians Track - Required
WBNR PROT: Symmetrical Components: Theory and Application

In this one-hour complimentary webinar, you will learn the basics of symmetrical components with introduction into the sequence equations and how to use this knowledge with event analysis.

WBNR SEC: An Introduction on How to Secure Your Substations

Explore what industrial control systems (ICS) are, the security needed for industrial control systems, and how to secure your substation in this preview of our security courses, SEC 101, SEC 201, and APP 3620.

WBT 101: Event Report Analysis Workshop

The WBT 101 workshop gives students a comprehensive overview of event report analysis methodology, tools, and techniques. The class meets in a virtual training environment for two live, instructor-led sessions. Students are expected to complete homework projects between the first and second training sessions.

WBT 102: Event Report Analysis Workshop for Distribution Relays

WBT 102 gives students a comprehensive overview of event report analysis methodology, tools, and techniques. The workshop will meet in a virtual training environment for two live, instructor-led sessions. Students will be expected to complete homework projects between the first and second training sessions.

WBT 103: Transmission Pilot Protection Application of Power Line Carrier

This course is for protection engineers or technicians who already possess a basic understanding of transmission line protection and want to learn about the application of power line carrier.

WBT 103 will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the power utility's application of power line carrier as it used in transmission pilot schemes. The workshop will meet in a virtual training environment for four live, instructor-led sessions. Students will be expected to complete homework projects between the first and second training sessions and the third and  fourth training sessions.

WBT 351: SEL-351 Relay Coordination Techniques

In WBT 351, learn how to apply techniques for coordinating an SEL-351 Directional Overcurrent and Reclosing Relay with upstream and downstream devices. Real-world SEL-351 applications provide you with an ideal learning environment for practicing step-by-step settings calculations.

WBT 421: Applying Dual-Breaker Reclosing With the SEL-421 Relay

In WBT 421, receive live instruction from an industry expert and practical, step-by-step tutorials without leaving your office. WBT 421 is a web-delivered workshop designed to teach you how to apply dual-breaker reclosing protection with the SEL-421 Relay for ring-bus and breaker-and-a-half transmission line configurations.

WBT SEC 201: ICS Security Introduction

We rely on industrial control systems (ICS) every day. They control our power grid, help us run our manufacturing floors, and manage critical processes in chemical production. Securing ICS improves their reliability and is critical to our national security.

This course is designed to give ICS technicians or engineers the tools to understand basic cybersecurity and an understanding of how industrial control systems interact with enterprise security. SEC 201 is also appropriate for hands-on managers who want a better understanding of their systems’ security. This course covers basic cybersecurity and ICS, with an emphasis on the mindset of an attacker, defensive strategies, and network security tools and techniques.