This is a three-day course that is regularly scheduled in the United States or delivered on site per customer request.
Course Base Fees: $1,800 USD
Visit PROT 409 (Canada) if interested in attending an upcoming course in Canada.
PROT 409 provides an in-depth study of the principles and schemes for protecting generation systems. The course provides advanced guidelines for relay application and settings for generator protection relays, including stator and rotor fault protection and protection against other abnormal operation conditions. Additional topics include an overview of power system faults, synchronous generators and generator grounding methods, and generator fault calculations. Note: This course teaches fundamental knowledge but does not provide hands-on experience with SEL relays.
Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the design concepts and methods used in protecting electrical power generation systems should attend this course.
- Power System Faults
- Synchronous Generator Review
- Generating Station Arrangements and Generator Grounding
- Class Exercise: Generator Grounding
- Class Exercise: Generator Fault Calculations
- Generator Fault Protection
- Class Exercise: Generator Fault Protection
- Generator Abnormal Operation Protection, Part I: Thermal, Current Unbalance, and Motoring Protection
- Generator Abnormal Operation Protection, Part II: Overexcitation, Overvoltage, and Loss-of-Field Protection
- Class Exercise: Generator Loss-of-Field Protection
- Generator Abnormal Operation Protection, Part III: Abnormal Frequency and Out-of-Step Protection
- Generator Abnormal Operation Protection, Part IV: Breaker Failure, Inadvertent Energization, and System Fault Backup Protection
- Class Exercise: Generator System Fault Backup Protection
At the conclusion of this course, students can:
- Describe generation system protection problems and identify solutions using digital relays.
- Identify the protection requirements of synchronous generators.
- Select the appropriate generator protection schemes for various applications.
- Identify generator grounding methods.
- Describe the principles and schemes for generator stator and rotor fault protection.
- Describe the principles and schemes for generator protection against other abnormal operation conditions.
- Calculate settings for generator protection schemes, including:
- Differential and ground fault protection.
- Loss-of-field protection.
- Out-of-step protection.
- System fault backup protection.
Student Background and Knowledge
A degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience is recommended. We also suggest that you complete PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers OR have the following:
- Familiarity with electrical power generation systems.
- A basic knowledge of protective relay design, symmetrical components, fault analysis, and power system protection.
- A working knowledge of trigonometry, basic calculus, complex numbers, and phasor concepts.
Click here to view our recommended reading on these topics:
- Electric circuit analysis
- Electric machinery that covers synchronous generators
- Power systems that cover symmetrical components, fault analysis, and generation systems