Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting medium-voltage, utility-type distribution systems should attend this course.
PROT 403 provides an overview of the principles, schemes, and devices for protecting medium-voltage distribution feeders and buses. The course provides basic guidelines for overcurrent device coordination in radial systems. It also covers the application of negative-sequence overcurrent and directional overcurrent protection in distribution systems. The course discusses the effect of load and distributed generation sources on protection. It also provides guidelines for fast service restoration in distribution systems.
Note: This course teaches fundamental knowledge but does not provide hands-on experience with SEL relays. Day 4 is only half a day.
At the conclusion of this course, students can:
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A degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience is required. In addition, PROT 403 requires completion of PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers or the following:
Recommended reading: We recommend any power system analysis book of your choosing that covers per-unit quantities, symmetrical components, and fault analysis
Please check the General Course Information page for what you should bring to class.