Power Systems: Protection Considerations & Communications

October 7-10, 2024 | Lake Mary, FL

Instructor: Adrian Zvarych, PE

Course Credits: 32 CEHs and 32 NETA CTDs – The Power Systems Seminars have been approved by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers for CEHs.

Overview:

  • What is a Power System
  • Grid Component Relationships
  • System Stability Considerations

Generator Theory

  • Generator Types 
  • AC and DC Current
  • Right Hand Rule and Establishing a Field
  • Establishing Voltage, Current and Frequency
  • Stator, Rotor and Synchronous Machines

Generator Protection 

  • Unit One Line Diagram
  • Device Codes
  • Protection Elements
  • Tripping Modes

Generator Protection Upgrade

  • Before Protection
  • After Upgrade Protection
  • Sample Drawings Review

Capacitor Bank Fundamentals 

  • Understanding VARs
  • Capacitor Bank Function in a Power System
  • Capacitor Bank Types, Configurations and Designs
  • Power Factor Correction Calculation
  • Protection of a Capacitor Bank
  • Example Applications

Reactor Bank Fundamentals 

  • Reactor Banks in a Power System
  • Distribution Applications
  • Transmission Applications

Underfrequency Fundamentals 

  • Power and Load Balanced with Speed
  • Underfrequency Protection Function
  • Power System Dynamic When Generation Doesn’t Equal Load
  • NERC and Its Role
  • Accomplishing Underfrequency Load Shedding
  • Historic Examples
  • Introduction of Synchrophasor Technology

DC Systems

  • History and Theory of Batteries
  • DC Systems Overview
  • Batter and Charger Sizing
  • Types of Batteries 
  • PPE for Battery Work
  • DC Systems Installation Examples

Distribution Systems

  • Utility Distributions Systems Overview
  • Substation Equipment
  • Substation Layouts for Reliability or Cost
  • Distribution Protection
  • IEEE C37.230-2007
  • Coordinating Protection
  • Reclosing
  • Distribution Automation and Smart Grid

Overview of Electric Utility Communication Systems

  • Communication Needs – Then and Now
  • Enterprise vs Mission Critical (IT vs OT) Applications
  • Media Types
  • Fiber and Wireless Communications 
  • Leased Services 

Power Line Carrier Systems

  • Power Line Carrier System View and Components
  • Common Applications
  • Performance Considerations – IEEE 643-2004
  • Design Considerations
  • Exercise in System Performance
  • Performance – Beyond the Design

SCADA Systems

  • SCADA Background and History
  • SCADA System Functional Component Overview
  • Connecting the RTU to the SCADA Master
  • Field Sensors and Non-Traditional Applications
  • Common Protocols
  • Regulatory Influences 

Fiber Systems – OSP & ISP

  • What It Takes to Design a Successful Fiber Network
  • Outside Plant Considerations
  • Inside Plant Considerations

 

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Training Location:
Qualus
100 Colonial Center Parkway
Suite 400
Lake Mary, FL 32746

 

Hotel Location:
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
1501 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Room Block Link

Room Block Rate: $145

Room Block Cut-off Date: 9/13/2024



Time:
Sessions 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Information
qualu@qualuscorp.com
689-205-9460


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In the event you are no longer able to attend the Power Systems Seminar you have enrolled in, you must notify a member of the Qualus University team in writing of your request. You may:

  • Receive a full refund in the event of a cancellation provided 30 days prior to start of event.
  • Fewer than 30 days, but more than 10 business days before the class, you may elect to transfer your registration to a future Power Systems seminar or send another individual in your place.
  • Fewer than 10 business days before the class, we are glad to accommodate transferring your seat in the seminar to another individual.

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Power Systems - Lake Mary, FL:

Cancellation Policy

In the event you are no longer able to attend the Power Systems Seminar you have enrolled in, you must notify a member of the Qualus University team in writing of your request. You may:

  • Receive a full refund in the event of a cancellation provided 30 days prior to start of event.
  • Fewer than 30 days, but more than 10 business days before the class, you may elect to transfer your registration to a future Power Systems seminar or send another individual in your place.
  • Fewer than 10 business days before the class, we are glad to accommodate transferring your seat in the seminar to another individual.

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