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Providing quality training for the electric power industry
Providing quality training
for the electric power industry

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July 24-26, 2017:   Power System Analysis Skills for Engineers and Technicians,   University of Wisconsin - Madison

July 27-28, 2017:   Introduction to Electric Motors and Power Transformers: Applications and Principles of Operation,   University of Wisconsin - Madison

August 1-3, 2017:   Advanced Electric Motors and Power Transformers,   Energy1 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

December 10-14, 2017:   Power System Protection,   AZTech - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

December 17-21, 2017:   Power Quality and Reliability,   AZTech - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

March 11-15, 2018:   Induction Motor and Transformer Application,   AZTech - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Short Course Topics Taught

Electric Machines

AC Machines
AC Motor Application
AC Motor Starting
DC Machines
Ladder Logic
Magnetic Circuits
Motor Circuit Design
Motor Control
Paralleling Transformers
Transformer and Motor Applications
Transformer Connections

Engineering Licensure Examinations

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Review
Professional Engineering (PE) - Power Exam Review

Future of Power Systems

Industrial Systems - Communication Protocols
Industrial Systems - Distributed Control Systems
Industrial Systems - Fast Source Transfers
Utility Systems - Communication-Based Fault Detection
Utility Systems - Intelligent Sectionalizing
Utility Systems - Optimization Techniques
Utility Systems - Substation Topologies

Power System Analysis

Converting Between Line and Sequence Currents
Delta-Wye Phase Shift
Impedance Diagrams / Thevenin Equivalents
Open-Circuit Fault Calculations
Per-Unit Calculations
Phasors and Complex Number Mathematics
Sequence Networks
Short-Circuit Fault Calculations
Symmetrical Components
Three-Phase Power Calculations

Power System Protection

Background (Phasor and Complex Math Review, Per-Unit Review, Symmetrical Component Theory)
First-Cycle vs Interrupting Current
Minimum and Maximum Fault Current
Non-Radial Circuit Protection - Distance and Current Differential
Other Protection Applications - Transformers, Buses, Generators, Motors, Breaker Failure
Overcurrent Protection Device Coordination - Industrial Systems
Overcurrent Protection Device Coordination - Utility Systems
Protection Strategies - Automatic Circuit Reclosing
Protection Strategies - Fuse Saving versus Fuse Blowing
Protection Strategies - Impact on Reliability
Protection Strategies - Momentary Interruption Reduction
Protection Strategies - Sustained Interruption Reduction
Protective Devices (Circuit Breakers and Relays, Fuses, Reclosers, and Sectionalizers)
Sequence Network Development
Short-Circuit and Open-Circuit Fault Analysis
Specific Protection Concerns - Distributed Generation, Backfeed, Metering Considerations
System Modeling Methods

System Planning

2Q Planning and Engineering
230kV Transmission Planning Methods
Contingency Planning
Distribution Feeder System Planning and Layout
Distribution Operations
Distribution Planning (The System Approach, Key Concept, Planning Process, Substation Planning, Feeder Planning, What Planners Can Do)
Distribution System Economics (Line Selection, Transformers, Load Reach)
Distribution System Reliability (Tracking Reliability, What is Good Reliability?, Value-Based Planning)
Engineering Economics (True System Costs, Time Value of Money, Cost of Losses)
Fault Calculations and Protective Equipment Selection
Load Forecasting (Informal, Simple Trending, Sophisticated Trending, Simulation)
Loss Reduction
Planning Criteria and Standards (Types of Distribution Systems, Service Areas, Typical Costs to Deliver Power, Criteria and Standards)
Planning Process (Four-Step Process, Lead Times)
Power Distribution Reliability and Protection Engineering
Power System Analysis Skills
Reliability (Definitions, Reliability Indices, Effects of Design and Operation on Reliability)
Review of Power Distribution (Historical Perspective, 50 Hz versus 60 Hz, Why Three-Phase?, Standard Voltages, Delta versus Wye)
Symmetrical Components
System Overview (System Objectives, Hierarchy, System Topologies, Service Areas)
System Planning
System Protection
Transmission System Planning (NERC Contingency Requirements, Cases to be Studied, Design Criteria, EHV Special Considerations, Studies)