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APP 710: SEL-710 Motor Protection Relay

PDHs: 15

Course Base Fees: $1,000*
* Plus Applicable Tax


Course Information

This is a two-day course.

Course Base Fees: $1,000 USD

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 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.


Day 1

  • Motor Protection Fundamentals
  • SEL-710 and SEL-710-5 Relay Hardware Options and Available Elements
  • Introduction to SELogic Control Equations
  • SEL-710 acSELerator QuickSet and Motor Data Introduction
  • Relay Front-Panel Operations
  • SEL-710 Motor Protection Overview
  • SEL-710 Thermal Model Elements and Settings

Day 2

  • Overcurrent Elements
  • Load-Jam and Load-Loss Elements and Settings
  • Current Unbalance (46), Phase Reversal, Speed Switch, and Breaker Failure Elements
  • RTD-Based Protection and Settings
  • Other Protection Elements in the SEL-710
  • Input/Output Configuration
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Event Reports
  • Arc-Flash Protection (optional)
  • Loss of Field, Loss of Synchronization, Excitation System Monitoring, and Excitation Application Control (optional)
  • Broken Rotor Bar Protection (recording provided)

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Enter nameplate data with QuickSet.
  • Communicate with the relay front-panel and serial port interfaces.
  • Calculate and apply settings for the thermal model and thermal overload protection element.
  • Determine motor relay settings to meet varied motor protection requirements and to maximize motor performance and safety.
  • Retrieve and analyze motor trend reports, start reports, and event reports.
  • Apply methods learned in class to troubleshoot and commission motor protection.

Student Background and Knowledge

Before you attend this class, we recommend that you:

  • Complete CBT 101: Introduction to SEL Relays OR have basic familiarity with protective relaying, SELogic control equations, front-panel controls, and the SEL-4000 Relay Test System.
  • Have the ability to set up relay communications using QuickSet.

Available Courses

Alpharetta, GA, USA
May 25–26, 2023

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