Power Transmission & Distribution > Power System Analysis & ARC Flash Safety for Utility Application

About this Training Course

This 4-day training course aims to make electrical systems safer. A balance of theory and practice will provide a firm foundation of knowledge for your next design or construction project as well as for field service work. The course material will prepare you to correct electrical system problems and improve safety and efficiency. Additionally, a case study will be used to discuss short circuit, protective device coordination and arc flash analysis and mitigation in an industrial plant.

After the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand short circuit events and the power system impacts
  • Protect your electrical systems using appropriate protective devices and know the best ways of
    coordinating them
  • Identify safety hazards to personnel who come in contact with energized electrical systems
  • Prevent equipment failures and malfunctions by employing proper arc flash mitigation techniques
  • Interpret standards and labels related to arc flash
  • Enhanced interpretation on coordination of devices and data
  • Examine arc flash and incident energy calculations
  • Improve safety and efficiency by rectifying electrical problems within operations

Course Overview:

  • Electrical safety & short circuit
  • Conductor short circuit calculation
  • Motor contribution
  • Relay fundamentals
  • Coordination of devices
  • Ground Fault devices
  • Overcurrent relays
  • Transformer protection
  • Arc flash and new standard IEEE 1584-2018
  • Single line diagram & system modeling

The course will greatly benefit but not limited to:

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Power System Engineers
  • Power Safety Engineers
  • Transmission & Distribution Engineers
  • Safety Engineers
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Facility & Plant Engineers
  • Technical Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Plant Supervisors
  • Network Protection Engineers
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Intermediate

The training course is presented in an interactive workshop format that allows discussion. The course will be delivered through analysis of case studies and running examples of problems.

Course Duration: 4 days in total (28hours).

The training instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all participants gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught in their own organization.

Training Schedule

0830 – Registration
0900 – Start of training
1030 – Morning Break
1045 – Training recommences
1230 – Lunch Break
1330 – Training recommences
1515 – Evening break
1530 – Training recommences
1700 – End of Training

Your expert course leader is a professional engineer with extensive experience in power system studies, substation design field-testing, and EHS programs settings for Mining and Electrical Utilities sectors. Formerly, he was Engineering Manager at GE Canada in Ontario. He received his M.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and his MBA from Laurier School of Business in Waterloo. He is certified professional engineer in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta. He has managed and executed more than 150 engineering projects on substation design EMF audits and power system studies and analyses, EMF audits and grounding audits, for major electrical utilities, mines, oil and gas, data centers, industrial and commercial facilities in Canada and the U.S.

He has various IEEE publications, has served as a technical reviewer for many IEEE journals in power systems and control systems, and is the chair of the Industry Application Chapter (IAS) for IEEE Toronto Section. He remains a very active member for the IEEE substation committee of IEEE Std. 81 ground testing (WGE6) and IEEE Std. 80 ground design (WGD7). A certified electrical safety trainer by GE Corporate and a Canadian Standard Association (CSA) committee member at the mining advisory panel for electrical safety, he also taught many technical courses all over Canada to industrial customers, electrical consultants as well as to electrical utilities customers.

Highlighted Projects:

  • Various Power System Studies for 345/230 kV Stations – Nova Scotia Power (EMERA)
  • RF audits for Telecom tower and antennas – Cogeco/Rogers Mobile
  • Power System analysis – Powell Canada
  • Structural/Geotechnical Design and upgrades – Oakville Hydro
  • Underground Cables testing and sizing – Plan Group
  • Relay programming and design optimization – Cenovus Canada
  • Different Arc Flash Analysis and BESS Design – SNC Lavalin
  • Environmental site assessment (ESA) Phase I/II for multiple stations – Ontario
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) assessment for Toronto LRT expansion – MOSAIC
  • Battery energy storage system (BESS) installation at City of London – Siemens Canada
  • EMF audits for 500 kV Transmission Lines – Hydro One
  • EMF audits for 500 kV Transmission Lines – Hydro Quebec
  • AC interference for 138 kV line modeling and mitigations – HBMS Mine

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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