Delivery:  Face to Face

21-22 October 2021 | MELBOURNE

22-23 November 2021 | SYDNEY


The requirements of safety, minimisation of damage to faulted plant, minimisation of consequential damage to healthy plant and maintenance of a stable and secure supply of electricity are paramount to all protection designs. A generator may be exposed to three types of occurrence (Generator Fault, Generator Event, External Fault) which require protection schemes to operate effectively and efficiently but in vastly different time frames.

In this seminar we will consider the application of protection to generators, considering the three occurrences mentioned above. This will facilitate an appreciation of generator protection, the coordination aspects of these protection schemes, and the information required to determine protection settings.

But, beyond the generator itself, the power station engineers and technicians need an intimate understanding of the protection schemes associated with the remaining plant, including busbars, transformers and the many large induction motors. Thus the task, not only for the protection engineer, but for all engineers and technicians associated with the power station, is to ensure that planning, design, coordination, implementation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of protection systems optimises both the dependability and security of these schemes.

Who Should Attend?

This seminar will assist both those whose day to day work involves them in the application of protection design, coordination and relay setting, and also to those in less directly associated areas of generator and power station protection system design. This seminar has been prepared specifically to meet the requirements of:

  • Protection Design Engineers, to identify protection implications and to ensure design, coordination and relay setting principles provide the necessary levels of speed, security, dependability and safety
  • Planning Engineers, to identify the difficulties in providing protection for various power system configurations under review
  • Maintenance Engineers, to ensure that system protection is not compromised as primary and/or secondary system plant is removed from service during maintenance
  • Circuitry Design Engineers, to ensure that protective schemes are implemented in a manner to provide optimum performance
  • Commissioning and Project Management Engineers, to ensure the actual field installation of the protection scheme and associated relay settings meets the design requirements
  • Technicians, to understand the importance of their role in installing, testing and maintaining effective, reliable, dependable and secure protection systems

Topics to be covered

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  • High Impedance Differential Protection – Protection application to Generators, Transformers and Busbars
  • Transformer Protection – Buchholz and Pressure Relief Devices
  • Positive, Negative and Zero Sequence Component Analysis
  • Biased differential protection
  • Restricted Earth Fault (REF) protection of transformers
  • Transformer delta connected windings and the application of earthing transformers
  • Motor Protection – Earth Fault Protection – High impedance and core balance schemes
  • Motor Protection – Undervoltage, Loss of Load, Over Current Protection
  • Motor Protection – Differential Protection
  • Generator Protection – Biased Differential and High Impedance Differential Protection Schemes
  • Generator Protection – Voltage Displacement, Stator Earth Fault Protection
  • Generator Protection – Stator Interturn Protection, Rotor Earth Fault Protection
  • GCB Fail Protection and Stator Overload Protection
  • Negative Phase Sequence (NPS) Protection
  • Over Voltage and Over Excitation Protection
  • Under Excitation Protection and Reverse Power Protection
  • Under and Over Frequency Protection Out of Step Protection
  • Embedded Generator Islanding Protection

About the Seminar Leader

Our seminar leader is the Principal Engineer of Power System Protection Training, a provider of professional development training seminars on the topics of power system protection. With over 39 years experience in the Queensland electricity transmission industry, he has been involved in the design, coordination and implementation of protection schemes associated with Queensland’s HV and EHV transmission systems since 1981. He also has extensive experience with the protection of large generating plants.

From 2000 to 2007, he filled the role of Senior Engineer Protection Design, with state-wide responsibility, leading a Protection Design Team in a reputable and large utility in Queensland. From 2007 to 2012, in the role of Principal Consultant Substation Protection, and then Principal Engineer-Investigations, he provided specialist Protection Design and Fault Analysis services to support the Asset Management and Operational Groups within the organisation. He has 20 years of experience within Australia and internationally in the provision of university post graduate training on the design and implementation of HV and EHV Transmission Protection Systems. He has presented a number of papers on specialized aspects of protection design at conferences both within Australia and internationally. He has been a member of CIGRE committee APB5, Power System Protection and Automation and has served as a corresponding member of Cigre and IEE working groups on Protection Systems.

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