Protective Device Coordination for Utilities (PDCU)

Protective Device Coordination for Utilities

COURSE OVERVIEW

The goal of protective device coordination is to allow for normal equipment operation, ensure circuits open before equipment is damaged and limit outages to the smallest area through selectivity. These studies are used to verify correct equipment ratings and settings as well as assist in the selection of new equipment. A properly coordinated power system can prevent equipment damage and lost productivity.
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NUMBER
147
DURATION
3-Day
SCHEDULE
8 am-4:30 pm
INVOLVEMENT
Hands-on
 
CREDITS
2.4 CEUs
TUITION
$1,720

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for engineers, supervisors and relay technicians that are responsible for the protection of utility power systems.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Evaluate a protection system for reliability, selectivity, speed, simplicity and economics.
  • Utilize SKM to create and modify one line drawings and time current curves (TCCs).
  • Interpret TCCs and damage curves.
  • Explain the application of directional, impedance (distance), differential, carrier, pilot wire, underfrequency and ground overcurrent protective relays.
  • Calculate CT burden impedances.
  • Coordinate protective relays for ground fault and line protection utilizing SKM PTW software.
  • Identify common protection schemes for generators, transmission lines, and distribution lines.

REQUIREMENTS

The student should have basic knowledge of power system equipment and mathematics. In addition, students must bring 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 SKM PTW Captor 30-day trial software.

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