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PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers

CEUs: 3.8

Course Base Fees: $USD3,000*
* Plus Applicable Tax


Description

PROT 401
Course Information

This is a five-day course.

Course Base Fees: $3,000 USD

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

This course is also available as ePROT 401, a self-paced virtual course.

Audience

This course is intended for engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting electrical power systems.


Agenda

Day 1

  • Power System Basics
  • Power System Balanced Faults
  • Class Exercise: Power System Balanced Faults
  • Symmetrical Components
  • Class Exercise: Symmetrical Components

Day 2

  • Power System Unbalanced Faults
  • Class Exercise: Power System Unbalanced Faults
  • Relaying Fundamentals
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Line Overcurrent Protection

Day 3

  • Class Exercise: Overcurrent Protection Coordination
  • Line Directional Overcurrent Protection
  • Class Exercise: Line Directional Overcurrent Protection
  • Line Distance Protection
  • Class Exercise: Line Distance Protection

Day 4

  • Line Pilot Protection
  • Transformer Protection
  • Class Exercise: Transformer Differential Protection
  • Class Exercise: Transformer Overcurrent Protection
  • Bus and Breaker Failure Protection

Day 5

  • Class Exercise: Bus Protection
  • Generator Protection
  • Class Exercise: Generator Protection
  • Motor Protection
  • Class Exercise: Motor Protection

Note: This course teaches fundamental knowledge but does not provide hands-on experience with SEL relays.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Identify the challenges and solutions to power system protection problems.
  • Select the appropriate protection schemes for various applications.
  • Analyze power system faults for balanced and unbalanced conditions using symmetrical components.
  • Describe current and voltage transformers and their impact on protection scheme performance.
  • Identify, apply, and calculate settings for distribution and transmission line protection schemes, including overcurrent, directional overcurrent, distance, and pilot protection schemes.
  • Identify, apply, and calculate settings for transformer, bus, and breaker failure protection schemes.
  • Identify, apply, and calculate settings for generator and motor protection schemes.

Student Background and Knowledge

A degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience is recommended. In addition, we recommend that you have:

  • A basic knowledge of power systems.
  • A working knowledge of ac three-phase electrical circuits, trigonometry, basic calculus, complex numbers, and phasor concepts.

Recommended reading:

  • Any electric machinery book of your choosing that covers transformers, synchronous generators, and induction motors.
  • Any power system analysis book of your choosing that covers per-unit quantities, symmetrical components, and fault analysis.

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Course Preparation

Digital course materials: A link to download the digital course materials will be sent via email 2 weeks prior to the course, and a workbook will be provided on the first day.

Additional information is on the Course Policies and FAQ pages.