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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

July 23-25, 2018:   Power System Analysis Skills for Engineers and Technicians,   University of Wisconsin - Madison

July 26-27, 2018:   Introduction to Power Transformers and Induction Motors,   University of Wisconsin - Madison

Short Course Topics Taught

Arc Flash Hazard
Cable Tray System Design
Conduit System Design
Fault Calculations
Instrument Transformers
Ladder Logic
Lighting System Design
Metering
Motor Control Centers
Motor Selection and Application
One-Line Diagrams
Overcurrent Device Coordination
Per-Unit System
Power in AC Systems
Power Quality
Protective Device Selection
Sequence Networks
Short Circuit Availability
Shunt Capacitors for Power Factor Correction
Source Configuration
Switchgear
Symmetrical Components
Transformer Connections
Transformer Ratings
Voltage Drop Calculations
Zones of Protection

Distributed Generation
Distribution Automation
Distribution Substation Design
Load Characteristics
Load Forecasting
Primary Feeder Design
Protective Devices - Reclosers, Sectionalizers, Fuses
Renewable Energy
Smart Grid Technologies
Voltage Regulation

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

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

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

DC System
Generators
Metering
Motors
Plant Electrical Systems
Safety in the Workplace
Switchgear
Transformers
Variable-Frequency Drives

Converting Between Line and Sequence Currents
Delta-Wye Transformer Behavior
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

AC and DC Auxiliary Systems
Control Circuits
Control Houses
Corrosion Control
Engineering Drawings
Foundations
General Design Considerations
Grounding
Major Equipment
Physical Layout
Site Design
Structures
Substation Automation

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

Background

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

Bending Moment
Conductors
Conductor Motion
Current Differential Protection
DC Transmission
Distance Protection
Foundations
Guying
Insulators
Mechanical Loading
National Electrical Safety Code
Overhead Structures
Right-of-Way Requirements
Sag-Tension Calculations
Transmission Planning
Traveling Waves
Underground Transmission