Electrical engineering courses

Power system generation & distribution

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INTRODUCTION
Introduces the technical professional and engineering student to the field of modern power systems, from electrical power generation to transmission and distribution to electrical power networks in buildings. Overview of AC and DC power, electrical power infrastructure, operation of motors and generators, capacitors and inductors, and real and reactive power. Develops a working knowledge of how electrical utilities work, including both power production and distribution as well as electricity markets. The course will conclude with challenges faced by technology, the smart grid of the 21st century.

CHAPTER 1:  REVISION OF FUNDAMENTALS
 1.1 Ohms Law, Power & Energy
 1.2 Alternating Current (AC. Voltage Generation) 
 1.3 Electrical Frequency and Rotor Speed 
 1.4 Synchronising Generators to a Power System 
 1.5 Introduction to Three-Phase Generation - Systems
 1.6 Voltage and Current Relationships in Three-Phase Systems 19

CHAPTER 2:  PRIME MOVERS & ALTERNATORS
2.1 The Generator or Alternator
2.2 The Steam Turbine
2.3 The Gas Turbine
2.4 The Diesel Set
2.5 Generator Governor
2.6 Synchronous Machines – The Basics
2.7 Synchronous Machine Structures
2.8 Angle in Electrical and Mechanical Units
2.9 Stator - Distributed Three Phase Windings

CHAPTER 3:  THE GENERATING UNIT
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Connection of the Generating Unit to the Power Network
3.3 Unit Start-Up and Shut-Down – Conventional Thermal
3.4 Real and Reactive Power Capability Charts
3.5 Manual Synchronising
3.6 Auto Synchronisers
3.7 Overview of Generator Protection

CHAPTER 4 ; VOLTAGE LEVELS & COMPONENTS
4.1 Voltage Levels for Large Consumers
4.2 The Single Line Diagram
4.3 Power Network Components - General
4.4 Overhead Lines
4.5 Underground Cables
4.6 Transformers
4.7 Circuit Breaker
4.8 Ring Main Units
4.9 Low Voltage Distribution Board (LVDB)
4.10 Fuses
4.11 MCC’s and MCCB’s
4.12 Current Limiters
4.13 Shunt Capacitord
4.14 Series Reactors
4.15 Shunt Reactors
4.16 Measurement Transformers
4.17 Surge Arresters
4.18 Fault Indicators
4.19 Protection Relays
4.20 Summary

CHAPTER 5 : SYSTEM CONSTRAINTS AND LAYOUTS
5.1 Network Short-Circuit Levels
5.2 Introduction to Fault Level Calculations
5.3 Balanced and Unbalanced Faults
5.4 Methods of Limiting Fault Levels in Distribution Networks
5.5 Load Flow Constraints and Equipment Ratings
5.6 Voltage Constraints
5.7 Network Layouts
5.8 Busbar Layouts

CHAPTER 6 : THE EMERGENCY GENERATOR
6.1 Types of Emergency Generator
6.2 Prime Mover Characteristics
6.3 Typical Specifications
6.4 Typical System Connections
6.5 Auto-start Circuitry
6.6 Basics of Under-frequency Protection


CHAPTER 7 : MAINTENANCE & TESTING
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Reactive Maintenance
7.3 Proactive Maintenance
7.4 The Economic Effects of Downtime and Loss - Replacement Theory
7.5 Specifying a Maintenance Policy
7.6 Circuit Breakers and Protection Relaying
7.7 Predictive and Preventive Maintenance
7.8 Failure Reporting
7.9 Accidents and Emergency Situations

CHAPTER 8 : TROUBLESHOOTING BASICS
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Internal Equipment Failures
8.3 Introducing Troubleshooting
8.4 The Problem solving Sequence

APPENDIX 1: EXERCISES AND TESTS

This course is suitable for electrical power managers, engineers, superintendents, supervisors, foremen, technicians and those who are involved in the design, engineering, operation, maintenance and control of the electric power system or anyone interested in obtaining a working knowledge of the modern electric power system.

Trainees shall receive a portfolio containing a comprehensive course manual.

Attendees shall receive a certificate of attendance from AMAD Tech.