Power System Design, Protection and Coordination

Power System Analysis is an essential part of electrical power system design. Load flow analysis, short circuit analysis, and protection coordination are necessary to verify that the electrical system including the system components, are correctly specified to perform as intended, withstand expected stress, and be protected against failures.

Power system protection of various electrical equipment and apparatus requires good understanding of phase and ground short circuit currents, detection, and safe clearing of the faulted equipment. Good design & coordination of electric power protection systems is vital to safety, maintenance, troubleshooting and efficient operation of electrical systems and modern industrial plants.

Salvo Global’s practical masterclass on “Power System Design, Protection & Coordination” addresses all aspects of industrial & utility power systems, including system planning, equipment selection, specification and application, system grounding, protection and conformity with electrical code requirements etc.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Improve your knowledge of power system design, planning, analysis, protective device applications & relay schemes for safe and efficient operation of electrical power systems and equipment
  • Minimize adverse impacts of power trips through effective protection grading & coordination
  • Develop your own relay settings and thoroughly understand the philosophy of protective systems for substations, transformers, switchgears/circuit breakers, feeders, motors, generators etc.
  • Gain valuable insights through actual cases illustrating various techniques in present use and highlighting particular approaches used by experienced system designers
  • Troubleshoot power system protection problems commonly faced by industry and adopt recommended solutions which have proven successful
  • Understand how to apply microprocessor-based multi-function relays on protection of various power system equipment and apparatus
  • Discuss the challenges on power system design and protection posed by renewable energy sources, independent power producers, microgrids & smart grid

Who Should Attend?

Professionals involved in designing, selecting, sizing, specifying, installing, testing, operating and maintaining power systems:

  • Power Protection Engineering Teams
  • System Design/ Integration
  • General Maintenance Professionals
  • Electrical Maintenance Leaders
  • Engineering Managers
  • Automation
  • Electrical & Instrumentation
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Instrumentation & Design
  • Power Plant Personnel
  • Utility Power Professionals
  • Facilities
  • Projects Engineers and Managers
  • Technical Consultants/Advisory Engineers
  • Operations Leaders
  • Field Engineering
  • Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Information/Control System
  • Electronics

From industries including but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing
  • Power and Utilities
  • Utilities
  • Mining
  • Chemical/ Petrochemical
  • Oil & Gas
  • Transportation and rail
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & beverages
  • Semiconductors

Outcome of this Workshop

By the end of the Masterclass, delegates would be able to gain a solid understanding of power system fundamentals, design and short circuit calculations which affect protection scheme requirements and its applications; as well as crucial knowledge to implement an effective modern electrical preventive and predictive maintenance techniques on both new and aging assets. Protection requirements for industrial plants, cogeneration, and interconnection with utility power system are also explained in detail, together with important functional specifics such as testing and coordination of protection systems. The training will be presented with a practical approach in mind, with relevant case studies & industry best practices. Delegates are strongly encouraged to participate and contribute their cases to the discussion. Delegates can look forward to apply the knowledge gained in the workshop immediately back at their organizations to solve problems and improve their Power Systems and Maintenance Processes.

Trainer's Background

The trainer is a highly recognised senior trainer & consultant, a protection and control training and consultancy firm based in Toronto, Canada. He has more than 33 years of consulting & training experience and practice in industrial applications, utilities and academics in North America and around the world, including Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

He has extensive experience in power system design, studies and commissioning, with a special emphasis on protection & control, electrical maintenance, power quality, power system grounding, power flow, short circuit, arc flash, transient stability, transient switching analysis and harmonic studies.

Exploration and production cost engineering focal point for the Asia Pacific Region.

Lecturer of Shell’s Project Academy, Cost Engineering courses and several Shell exploration and production courses.

His recent work included several generation, micro-grid, subway and utility projects in North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa including:

  • System studies
  • Stability
  • Generator protection
  • Substation transformer & feeder coordination
  • Protective relay settings
  • Coordination and load shedding schemes

In addition to his vast professional experience, the trainer is the author of technical papers for major players like General Electric, Digital Energy and has prepared and conducted numerous courses, workshops and tutorials for General Electric and clients worldwide. He has extensive experience with both utilities & industrial clients including oil and gas, silver, gold and phosphate mining, cogeneration, utility systems, pulp & paper and many application projects

Some of the organizations that have benefited from the trainer’s expertise include:

  • ABB (Automation and Power Technology)
  • Aboitiz Group
  • Abuja Electricity Distribution Company
  • Aeroportos De Mocambique
  • AORA
  • African Barrick Gold
  • Barry Callebaut Ghana
  • Ltd
  • British American
  • Tobacco
  • British Petroleum
  • Burkina Mining
  • Company
  • Caterpillar
  • Cebu Thermal Power Plant
  • Chesroc Nigeria Ltd
  • Chevron
  • ConocoPhilips
  • Dead Sea Industries
  • Electricidade de Mocambique
  • Elko Energy
  • Endeavour Mining
  • Erongo Regional Electricity Distributor Company
  • Eskom
  • Ghana Community Network Services (GCnet)
  • General Electric
  • Ghana Community Services
  • Volta River Authority
  • Group Five Engineering & Construction
  • Guinness
  • Habin Group
  • Honeywell Flour Mills
  • PLC
  • IEEE Power and
  • Energy Society
  • Israel Electric Corporation
  • Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company
  • Nestle
  • New York Power Authority
  • Niger Delta Power Holding Company of Nigeria
  • Northwest Territories Power Corporation
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • PT GunaElektro
  • Shell Oil
  • Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)
  • Schneider Electric
  • SK Innovation
  • Sky Power Genera on
  • Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority
  • Tavrida Electric
  • Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Texas International Oilfield Tools, Ltd
  • Total E&P Nigeria
  • Tullow Oil
  • Western Area Power Administration

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“It was interesting. The trainer was very active in displaying the reality through theoretical. He is experienced widely in the field. In fact we actually learnt a lot and involved in discussions.”

Niger Delta Power Holding Company Ltd