PROT 403: Distribution System Protection
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This course provides an in-depth study of the classic and current methods of designing protection for medium-voltage power distribution systems.
- Day 1
- Introduction to Distribution System Protection
- Distribution Feeder Protective Devices
- Overcurrent Relay Design
- Overcurrent Protection Coordination in Radial Systems: Part 1
- Day 2
- Overcurrent Protection Coordination in Radial Systems: Part 2
- Negative-Sequence Overcurrent Element Application and Coordination
- Directional Element Application and Evaluation
- Class Exercise: Line Directional Overcurrent Protection
- Load, Sensitivity, and Backup Considerations
- Bus Protection
- Day 3
- Power Quality and Distribution Protection
- Interconnection of Distributed Generation
- Line Pilot Protection for Distribution Systems
- Class Exercise: Global Distribution Protection
Note: This course teaches fundamental knowledge but does not provide hands-on experience with SEL relays.
A degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience. In addition, this course requires completion of Protecting Power Systems for Engineers (PROT 401) or the following:
- Familiarity with medium-voltage distribution systems
- A basic knowledge of protective relay design, symmetrical components, and power system protection
- A working knowledge of trigonometry, basic calculus, complex numbers, and phasor concepts
Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the design concepts and methods used in protecting electrical power distribution systems
Students should bring a scientific calculator capable of performing computations involving rectangular and polar coordinates.
At the conclusion of this course, students can:
- Describe the protection requirements of modern distribution systems
- Identify and select appropriate available tools
- Select and calculate the settings of distribution system overcurrent protective devices
- Apply negative-sequence overcurrent protection in distribution systems
- Select protection schemes for distribution substation equipment, including power transformers and low-voltage buses
- Identify protection practices and regulations of distribution systems with dispersed generators
Classes are conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Complimentary lunch and breaks are provided. This three-day class includes reference materials, a course notebook, and a certificate of completion.