Practical Power Distribution - Live online course

Country: 
Canada
Category: 
Electrical Engineering
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
151028E
Course start date: 
Friday, 06 June 2014
Course end date: 
Friday, 06 June 2014
Contact Person: 
Maria Davidson
Contact Email: 
[email protected]
Contact Fax: 
1800 434 4045
Contact Telephone: 
1800 324 4244
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THE COURSE

This is a practical online course on power distribution, focusses on medium voltage (1kV- 36kV) power considerations, switchgear, power cables, transformers, power factor correction, earthing, lightning protection and network studies.

You will gain technical know-how in these areas not covered by university or college programs.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Correctly implement the right type of switchgear for the appropriate application
  • Economically select and install the best-suited power cable for a specific application
  • Evaluate the need for power factor correction and successfully implement correction strategies
  • Implement successful maintenance strategies and procedures
  • Effectively use software techniques to solve problem areas in your power network

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Four 50 minute live, practical sessions with your instructor and attendees 
  • The full technical eBook manual for “Practical Power Distribution” which includes course slides, cases studies, calculations and practical exercises
  • Four hours of additional in-depth video sessions covering many additional areas – yours to keep and watch any time you want

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Building service designers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Data systems planners and managers
  • Electrical and instrumentation technicians 
  • Electrical contractors
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical inspectors
  • Electricians
  • Instrumentation and control engineers
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Power system protection and control engineers
  • Project engineers
  • Safety professionals

PRE-REQUISITES:
No formal electrical education is required as everything is examined from a fundamentals and practical point of view; however, a fundamental knowledge of electrical engineering is very useful.

 

COURSE OUTLINE
INTRODUCTION
 
This is an intensive four (4) hour presentation; we will be emphasising sections under 'LIVE SESSIONS' below. Recordings will be provided for the lower intensity sessions.

LIVE SESSIONS

Live Session 1
OVERVIEW OF POWER DISTRIBUTION

  • Voltage classification
  • Multiple voltage levels in power distribution
  • Types of distribution arrangements and redundancy
  • Expandability

Live Session 2 and 3
MEDIUM VOLTAGE (MV) CIRCUIT BREAKERS 

  • Role of a circuit breaker in a distribution system
  • Distinction between circuit breaker and disconnector/isolator
  • Different types of circuit breakers and their operating principle
  • Comparison of relative features and applications
  • Circuit breaker operating mechanisms
  • Circuit breaker ratings

Live Session 4
POWER CABLES

  • Types and construction of cables
  • Basic design and selection
  • Insulating materials for LV and HV cables
  • Accessories for cable installation
  • High voltage power transmission using cables
  • Failure of cables
  • Fault detection
  • New technologies – superconductivity for high capacity cables

RECORDED  SESSIONS
Pre-recording 1 - INTRODUCTION 

  • History and growth of power distribution
  • Typical characteristics of a distribution system
  • Main components of a distribution system
  • Main equipment types in a distribution system
  • Electrical safety and power security

SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT CALCULATIONS

  • What is a fault?
  • Effects of a fault
  • Types of faults
  • Limiting the damaging effects of a fault
  • Need to know the magnitude of fault current
  • Fault current calculations

TRANSFORMERS

  • Introduction     
  • Transformer theory                                                        
  • Transformer construction     
  • Transformer cooling      
  • Transformer voltage control     
  • Power transformers and distribution transformers     
  • Installation of transformers     
  • Special aspects in installation of large power transformers     
  • Fire protection measures for large transformer installations       
  • Transformer troubleshooting

Pre-recording 2
MV SWITCHGEAR

  • Switchgear options
  • Outdoor MV switchgear
  • Indoor MV switchgear
  • MV switchgear panel configurations
  • MV switchgear auxiliary devices
  • MV switchgear ratings

Pre-recording 3
ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND ROLE OF EARTHING

  • Overview of system earthing
  • Hazards posed by electrical equipment
  • Electrical shock hazard
  • Direct and indirect contact
  • Role of protective earthing
  • Indirect contact hazard – importance of protection
  • Sensing of earth faults
  • Equipotential bonding
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Arc flash danger in electrical equipment

Pre-recording 4
POWER QUALITY AND PF COMPENSATION

  • Limits on electrical parameters
  • What is power quality?
  • Power quality indicators
  • Power quality improvement measures
  • Causes and effects of low power factor
  • Power factor compensation
  • Methods to improve power factor and benefits
  • Economic justification for power factor correction - worked out examples
  • Caution: capacitors with induction motors

POWER SYSTEM AUTOMATION     

  • Definition of the term
  • What is power system automation?
  • Power system automation architecture
  • Use of DCS

 

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