This is a three-day course.
Course Base Fees: $1,800 USD
PROT 409 provides an in-depth study of the methods used in designing complete protection systems for generation systems.
Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the design concepts and methods used in protecting electrical power generation systems should attend this course.
- Power System Faults
- Synchronous Generator Review
- Generating Station Arrangements and Generator Grounding
- Class Exercise: Generator Grounding
- Class Exercise: Generator Fault Calculations
- Generator Fault Protection
- Class Exercise: Generator Fault Protection
- Generator Abnormal Operation Protection, Part I: Thermal, Current Unbalance, and Motoring Protection
- Generator Abnormal Operation Protection, Part II: Loss-of-Field, Overexcitation, and Overvoltage Protection
- Class Exercise: Generator Loss-of-Field Protection
- Generator Abnormal Operation Protection, Part III: Abnormal Frequency and Out-of-Step Protection
- Generator Abnormal Operation Protection, Part IV: Breaker Failure, Inadvertent Energization, and Backup Protection
- Class Exercise: Generator Backup Protection
Note: This course teaches fundamental knowledge but does not provide hands-on experience with SEL relays.
At the conclusion of this course, students can:
- Identify the protection requirements of synchronous generators.
- Apply generation system protection principles.
- Identify and select appropriate protection schemes for various generator applications.
- Determine settings for system backup using phase distance and overcurrent elements.
- Apply high- and low-impedance neutral grounding techniques.
- Calculate settings for critical generator protection elements, including:
- Differential and ground fault.
- Out-of-step protection elements.
- Loss-of-field, overexcitation, and overvoltage.
Student Background and Knowledge
Before you attend this class, we recommend that you have a degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience. In addition, we recommend that you complete PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers OR have the following:
- Familiarity with electrical power generation systems.
- A basic knowledge of protective relay design, symmetrical components, and power system protection.
- A working knowledge of trigonometry, basic calculus, complex numbers, and phasor concepts.