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APP 651R: SEL-651R Advanced Recloser Control


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

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.


Day 1
  • SEL-651R Advanced Recloser Control Overview
  • Front-Panel HMI (includes a class exercise)
  • Serial Communications (includes a class exercise)
  • acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software
  • acSELerator QuickSet Design Template Overview (includes a class exercise)
  • Traditional 14-Pin Design Template Settings
  • Single-Phase Operation Template Settings and Features
Day 2
  • Introduction to SELogic Control Equations (includes a class exercise)
  • Protection Elements and Logic (includes a class exercise)
  • Commissioning (includes class exercises)
  • Event Report Retrieval and Analysis (includes a class exercise)
  • Recloser Interface Troubleshooting
  • Battery Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  • Optional:
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Implementing a Voltage Transfer Scheme Using Mirrored Bits Communications
    • Digitally Signed Firmware and Web Server Firmware Upgrade

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Upgrade existing substation and pole-mounted recloser controls
  • Communicate with the recloser control through front-panel and serial port interfaces
  • Apply settings to implement Automatic Network Reconfiguration
  • Determine several protection methods based on course application examples
  • Create and use acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software application designs
    • Enable and disable protection features and settings in application designs
    • Apply SEL-651R EZ settings application design
Course Information
Course Base Fees: $USD950*

CEUs: 1.4
Available Courses
Portland (Hillsboro), Oregon, USA
January 30–31, 2019
This course is full. Please click waitlist button to be placed on the waiting list.

Holiday Inn Hillsboro
2575 NE Aloclek Dr
Portland (Hillsboro), Oregon 97124

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Hillsboro
2575 NE Aloclek Dr
Hillsboro, OR 97124

To make a reservation in the SEL University room block for the special SEL University nightly rate of $159.00+Tax, follow this link.

The Holiday Inn Hillsboro is located 13.5 miles from the Portland City Center and 24 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX).
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
April 10–11, 2019

901 Center Park Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Homewood Suites/Ayrsley
1921 Ayrsley Town Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Amenities: Free breakfast and dinner

Hampton Inn
9110 S. Pine Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Amenities: Free breakfast

Hilton Garden Inn
1920 Ayrsley Town Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Amenities: On-site restaurant

*Please note that these are only recommendations

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Course Requirements


Before you attend this class, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of CBT 101: Introduction to SEL Relays
  • Basic familiarity with protective relaying, SELogic control equations, acSELerator QuickSet Software, and front-panel controls
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and set up a communications session

Course Preparation

Please check the General Course Information page for what you should bring to class. In addition, please make sure that the laptop you bring to class has the following software/features:

acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software with the SEL-651R driver and instruction manual, installed and updated through SEL Compass