4-5 Nov 2024  Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane  In person 9am – 5pm 

Seminar Overview

This 2-day seminar will give an overview of the High Voltage and Medium Voltage circuit breakers technologies and applications.

On completion of this course the attendees should have a good understanding of:

  • The principles of current interruption
  • How a circuit breaker works
  • Circuit breaker technology
  • Switching duties and the influence of network conditions
  • Tools to analyse the reasons of circuit breaker failures and to select appropriate risk mitigation techniques to avoid these failures.
  • Circuit breaker ratings and applicable standards: It is not the aim to discuss in detail the standards but to explain the concepts which are the bases of the standards.
  • How to verify that the circuit breaker will perform its duty.

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is intended for engineers, managers, technical officers and any others involved in work dealing with circuit breakers and those who wish to obtain a better understanding of the functions of circuit breakers. System studies and planning engineers, specification and procurement engineers, protection and control engineers, commissioning engineers and asset managers who work for the following organizations should attend this seminar:

  • Power generation, transmission and distribution companies
  • Oil and gas companies
  • Engineering consultants
  • Large industrial companies e.g. Mining, petrochemical, steel, manufacturing
  • Electrical contractors

Topics to be covered

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  • Principles of Current Interruption
  • Interrupters Technology & Driving Mechanisms
  • Switching Transients
  • Fault Current Interruption
  • Inductive Switching: Switching of Transformers and Reactors
  • Capacitive Switching: Switching of Capacitor Banks
  • EHV Transmission Line Switching
  • Surge Mitigation Techniques and Control Switching
  • Circuit Breaker testings, Standards and Specification

About the Seminar Leader

Our seminar leader received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Barcelona in 1993 and 1997 respectively. During his Ph.D. studies, he was a visiting-researcher at the R&D centers of Ontario-Hydro (Toronto), Schneider Electric (Grenoble) and EDF (Paris) . He worked at VA TECH-Reyrolle in the UK from 1996 to 2000 as a senior engineer engaged in the development of Gas Insulated Switchgear. He joined Pauwels in Belgium in 2000 as R&D Project Manager in the Transformer Division and from 2002 to 2006 was the engineering manager of the Substations Division. From 2006 to 2016 he worked as Principal Consultant in Gas Insulated Switchgear for a large utility company in Queensland, Australia. From 2016 to 2017 he was Research Manager of G&W Electric in the USA doing R&D in high voltage switchgear. Since 2018 he works as high voltage switchgear specialist in the Substation Standards department of a utility company in Queensland, Australia.

He has co-authored more than 60 papers on HV switchgear, substations and electrical insulation. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Australia, senior member of the IEEE and member of several international working groups of CIGRE. He was 2016 National Professional Electrical Engineer of the Year of Engineers of Australia. He was, from 2011 to 2018, Adjunct Professor of the Queensland University of Technology where he lectures in High Voltage Switchgear and Condition Monitoring of HV plant.

Seminar Fees (2-Day Seminar)

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    are received by 2 Sep 2024)

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    are received by 30 Sep 2024 )

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CPD International recognizes the value of learning in teams. Register 3 or more delegates and receive 5% off current fee. Group Discount will compound on the top of your early-bird discount fees where applicable