This unit provides a comprehensive understanding of the sophisticated protection systems used to protect high voltage transmission and distribution systems by building on EEP211 “Basic Power System Protection”.
It also provides a comprehensive reference for the protection of rotating plant, including synchronous generators and large induction motors. The application of modern microprocessor-based relay technology, as well as the application of older electronic and electromechanical relays, is investigated.
This unit will assist both those whose day-to-day work involves them in the application of protection design and those in less directly associated areas of transmission system design. This is necessary for:
- Planning engineers, to identify the difficulties in protecting various power system configurations under review.
- Maintenance engineers, to ensure that system protection is not compromised as plant is removed from service during maintenance.
- Circuitry design engineers to ensure that protective schemes are implemented in a manner to provide optimum performance.
- Protection application engineers, to identify protection implications and to ensure protection scheme design and relay setting principles provide the necessary levels of speed, security, reliability, and safety.
Evolve with QUTeX
This unit uses a discursive and case study approach via intensive face-to-face delivery of core content with associated slides, unit notes and further readings. You will actively be involved in the discussions that result from readings and from the unit materials. This approach sets the foundation for collaborative discussion and ongoing interaction with peers and university/industry experts and real-world assessments. In this way, the unit has a balance of theory and practical work examples in a shared learning environment.
Who should participate?
Engineers working in the Power sector who wish to advance their understanding of current practices used in the electrical aspects of advanced power system protection.
To undertake this unit, you should have a good grasp of electrical transmission technology and the level of design computation needed, and a working knowledge of power system engineering. There is no specific pre‐requisite module that needs to be completed before undertaking this unit, but completion of EEP211 “Basic Power System Protection” and EEP205 “Power System Fault Calculations” would aid in giving a comprehensive understanding of power system protection.
There are two assignments associated with this unit. All of the analysis steps are introduced progressively through course notes and readings with real examples, to help you complete your assessment.