Power Distribution System Grounding and Transients
Explore the theory and practice of modern power distribution system grounding, transients, protection and operation. Examine the fundamental principles of distribution grounding, analysis tools for distribution system performance assessment and analysis as it pertains to grounding and transients. Review industry practices in grounding, protection and operation of distribution systems. Examine substation grounding because, in most cases, faults in substations determine the maximum transferred ground potential to distribution system grounds. Learn from examples using a powerful analysis and visualization program capable of modeling and analyzing numerous phenomena related to distribution system performance.
Electrical engineering degree or equivalent experience
Who Should Attend
Electric power utility engineers, system designers involved in design of power distribution installations and operations, consulting and manufacturing engineers, engineers with equipment supply companies for industrial systems, university power system educators and graduate students
How You Will Benefit
Explore the theory and practice of modern power distribution system grounding, transients, protection and operation.
Learn from examples using a powerful analysis and visualization program.
Analyze distribution system performance, including stray voltage and currents in unbalanced distribution systems, lightning overvoltages, influence on nearby metallic pipes, safety assessment using IEEE Std. 80, and interpretation of soil resistivity measurements.
Purpose of grounding and safety concepts
Distribution grounding practices
Ground potential rise calculations
Computer based design
Distribution systems transients
Propagation of transients through grounds
Fault detection and isolation
"Lightning and Overvoltage Protection", Section 27 from the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers by A. P. Sakis Meliopoulos, 15th edition (McGraw Hill, June 2007)
Power System Grounding and Transients by A. P. "Sakis" Meliopoulos, second printing (Marcel Dekker Inc., 1988) - Purchase during online registration
EPRI Publication TR-106661-V1, Distribution Grounding, Volume 1: Handbook, 1996 - Purchase directly from EPRI
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