Microprocessor-Based Relay Testing, Generation (MBRTG)

Open Enrollment and Onsite Availability

Microprocessor-Based Relay Testing, Generation | Hands-On Training Course

4.5-Day | 3.6 CEUs | $2,035 | Hands-on | Course #551 | 8 am-4:30 pm (final day ends at noon) 

This hands-on course is designed for test technicians and other persons involved in setting, testing and diagnosing microprocessor-based relays that protect generators, generator buses and transformers. NETA and NFPA 70B maintenance and testing standards recommend testing relays either every 2 years or at other regular intervals based on equipment condition and reliability requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine relay baud rate and other communications parameters
  • Use manufacturer’s software to communicate with the relay
  • Know what equipment is necessary to communicate with the relay
  • Properly connect relay test equipment to the relay terminals by using connection diagrams and system schematics
  • Know relay protective elements and how they work
  • Know what metering and test functions to perform
  • Read, save and evaluate relay setting
  • Read, save and evaluate event records
  • Perform the following relay element tests and interpret the results
    • Backup Impedance (21)
    • Over excitation (24)
    • Reverse Power (32)
    • Loss of Excitation (40)
    • Negative Sequence (46)
    • Voltage Controlled Overcurrent (51C)
    • Voltage Restrained Overcurrent (51V)
    • Under/Overvoltage (27/59)
    • Stator Ground (64) – Frequency (81)
    • Generator Differential Elements (87)
  • Send original settings to relay after testing.

Class participants will perform the following:

  • Understand and use manufacturer’s proprietary setting software
  • Communicate with the relay
  • Upload and download relay settings
  • Read, interpret, and retrieve event reports
  • Read metering data
  • Test individual protective elements for proper operation using protective     relay test sets
  • Prove logic inputs and outputs

Note: Visit www.avotraining.com for a detailed list of equipment needed for this course. Administrative rights to install software must be granted for successful course completion

♦ Requirements
The student should have basic knowledge of AC/DC electricity. In addition, students must bring a scientific calculator and a laptop to complete the lab portion that has Windows XP/Vista/7, 600+ MHz processor, 4+GB hard drive space, 1+GB RAM, a CD-ROM drive, and rights to install relay communications software. Note: iPads and tablets without a CD-ROM or USB port are not acceptable.


Course Duration: 4.5 days
Credits: 3.6 CEUs
Level of Involvement: Hands-on
Schedule: 8:00am – 4:30pm, the final day ends at 12:00pm
Course Number: 551
Tuition USD: $2,035


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