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PROT 405: Industrial Power System Protection (Saudi Arabia)


PROT 405 is designed for engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting industrial power systems. This course provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting medium-voltage overhead lines and cables, transformers, buses, generators, and motors and introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection in industrial power systems.

You will learn basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation. You will also review power system faults, industrial power system grounding methods, and instrument transformers.

For additional information and to register, please contact:

Ali Omran
Regional Business Manager
Phone: +973.1752.7700


  • Power System Faults
  • Introduction to Industrial Power Systems
  • Industrial Power System Protection Fundamentals
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Line Overcurrent Protection
  • Class Exercise: Overcurrent Protection Coordination
  • Line Directional Overcurrent, Distance, and Pilot Protection
  • Transformer Protection
  • Class Exercise: Transformer Differential Protection
  • Bus Protection
  • Class Exercise: Bus Protection
  • Class Exercise: Generator Protection
  • Motor Protection
  • Class Exercise: Motor Protection
  • Special Topics in Industrial Power Systems


At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Identify the challenges and solutions to industrial power system protection problems.
  • Select the appropriate protection schemes for various applications.
  • Analyze power system faults for balanced and unbalanced conditions using symmetrical components.
  • Explain industrial power system topology and grounding methods.
  • Describe current and voltage transformers and their impact on protection scheme performance.
  • Identify, apply, and calculate settings for overcurrent devices in industrial power systems.
  • Describe directional overcurrent, distance, and pilot protection schemes.
  • Identify, apply, and calculate settings for transformer and bus protection schemes.
  • Identify, apply, and calculate settings for generator and motor protection schemes.
  • Identify and apply wide-area protection schemes for industrial power systems.

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

Course Information
Course Base Fees: $2,300 USD*

Available Courses
Khobar, Saudi Arabia
February 2–6, 2020

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Course Requirements


A degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience is required. In addition, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of power systems and power system protection.
  • Familiarity with transformer, generator, and induction motor characteristics.
  • Working knowledge of ac three-phase electrical circuits, trigonometry, basic calculus, complex numbers, and phasor concepts.

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Please check the General Course Information page for what you should bring to class.