Transmission lines are an essential element in delivering electrical energy to end-users, they form part of the transport network linking energy sources to consumers. Learn how to design safe, efficient, and reliable overhead transmission lines by scrutinising their electrical aspects. This course focuses on the electrical design of high voltage transmission lines, with conductors operating at 66kV and above. High voltage transmission lines are carried on a variety of supporting structures, and the principles in this course can be applied to 415V transmission.
This course will skill participants in;
- Preserving public safety during all phases of intended line operation;
- Meeting line operating performance and operation expectations under all foreseeable operating and environmental conditions; and
- Ensuring safe access to workers operating and maintaining all line equipment during its lifetime
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With a balance of theoretical and practical examples, this course creates a shared learning environment for engineers to advance their knowledge of safe, efficient, and reliable overhead transmission line design. This course is delivered via intensive face-to-face delivery of core content, notes, further readings, and collaborative dialogue. Using a discursive and case study approach, this course encourages participants to be active in discussions, facilitating an ongoing interaction with peers and university/industry experts. Culminating in a practical project, this course skills participants to apply the course core concepts to real-world applications.
Who should participate?
This course is designed to advance the understanding of engineers working within the power sector. Developing their knowledge of current electrical practices used in overhead line design.
It is a requirement of this course that you have a sound understanding of electrical transmission technology, an adequate level of design computation knowledge, and a working knowledge of power system engineering. While there are no pre‐requisites for this course participants will maximise their outcomes if they have;
- Algebraic competence;
- An ability to understand matrices;
- Familiarity with electrical concepts of three-phase power, resistance, inductance, and, capacitance networks; and
- Familiarity with the function of overhead transmission lines.
This course includes an assessment whereby participants complete a detailed electrical design of a complete transmission line, which is based on real-world conditions and defined requirements with conductor and hardware information provided. To assist students in the completion of this project, the design steps will be provided in the form of notes and examples. Workings of a typical line design demonstrating data selection and the calculation process required for the assessment and real-world applications will be provided at the end of the course notes.