Practical Power Distribution

THE WORKSHOP

A practical workshop in power distribution, focusing 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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical technicians
  • Electricians
  • Field technicians
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Plant operators
  • Project engineers

CONTENT SUMMARY

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  

OVERVIEW OF POWER DISTRIBUTION

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

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

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

MV SWITCHGEAR

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

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

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

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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