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PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers

Overview

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.

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.
Course Information
Course Base Fees: $2,875 USD*

CEUs: 3.5
Available Courses
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
November 18–22, 2019

Location:
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
6835 Shiloh Rd E, Ste C-1
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
USA

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

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites Alpharetta
16785 Old Morris Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004
678-393-0990

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpharetta-Windward Parkway
12505 Innovation Way
Alpharetta, GA 30004
678-339-0505

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Alpharetta
4025 Windward Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30005
770-360-7766

*Please note that these are only recommendations.
Irvine, California, USA
December 9–13, 2019
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Location:
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
420 Exchange, Ste 100
Irvine, California 92602
USA

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

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport
2192 Dupont Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
949-748-1060

Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport
18800 MacArthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612
949-833-9999

*Please note that these are only recommendations.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
January 13–17, 2020
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Location:
NV Energy Beltway Complex
7155 S Lindell Rd, Rm 1B
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
USA

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

Recommended Hotel Information: 

DoubleTree by Hilton Las Vegas Airport 
7250 Pollock Dr 
Las Vegas, NV 89119 
702-948-4000 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport 
230 Hidden Well Rd 
Las Vegas, NV 89119 
702-407-0075 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Las Vegas SW-Spring Valley 
6220 S Rainbow Blvd 
Las Vegas, NV 89118 
702-871-4453 

*Please note that these are only recommendations.

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Course Requirements

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:

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

Course Preparation

Please check the General Course Information page for course preparation details.