Date:           12-13 March 2024, 10am-6pm AEDT  

Delivery :   Online Seminar (Live Streamed via ZOOM) 

Seminar Overview

Temporary overvoltages are common to power networks and systems. However, it is paramount for electrical power engineers to reduce the number of outages and preserve the continuity of electricity service and supply. It is therefore necessary to direct special attention towards protection of transmission lines, substations, power plant and equipment from the major causes of overvoltages in power networks and systems such as lightning and switching overvoltages.

This seminar provides attendees with an overall understanding of issues or damages that overvoltages on the system may cause to plant and equipment, as well as a practical appreciation of the various methodologies employed to reduce such damages.

This seminar will cover important aspects relating to insulation coordination including principles of insulation coordination, methodologies used, identifying insulation strength, causes of overvoltages and mitigation of hazardous overvoltages. Further, this seminar will also focus on numerical analysis, modelling and implementing insulation coordination steps and techniques, which involves application of a set of quantitative procedures. Hence, achieving the best possible technical and economical design for protection of persons and equipment against overvoltages.

What You Will Learn?

The seminar provides attendees with a sound of understanding of Insulation Co-ordination fundamentals. Seminar attendees will learn:

  • Principals and Methodology of Insulation Co-ordination
  • Essentials of Insulation, an overview of Testing of Plant and Equipment
  • Impact of Overvoltages caused by Lightning, Switching and other mechanisms
  • Characteristics of various components of Overvoltages
  • Shielding and Protection of Overhead Transmission Lines and Substations
  • Travelling Waves and Transients
  • Surge Protection and Selection of Surge Diverters
  • Insulation Coordination Transient Modelling- with modelling examples
  • Example calculations

Topics to be covered

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  • Principles, Objective & Methodology of Insulation Coordination
  • System Voltages & Overvoltages
  • Temporary Overvoltages & Switching Overvoltages
  • Lightning Overvoltage & Corona Effect, Back Flashovers
  • Shielding Design and Lightning Proof Zone
  • Travelling Waves
  • Testing of Plant and Equipment
  • Mitigation of Overvoltages
  • Surge Protection with Surge Arrestors
  • Insulation Coordination and Transient Modelling & Examples
  • Cable Routing, Segregation, Screening and Earthing

About the Seminar Leader

Our seminar leader is currently a Technical Principal at SMEC (Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation). He is a recognised specialist in Substation Design, Insulation Co-ordination and Earthing of Power Systems, both in Australia and internationally. He provides post-graduate professional development training on topics associated with power systems, with specific reference to Substation Design.

With over 40 years working experience in the electricity transmission and distribution industries. During this time, He has personally investigated and managed the risks associated with substation design, insulation co-ordination, earthing, lightning protection and interference. He has been involved in design, mitigation and implementation of insulation co-ordination schemes associated with Australia’ s electricity transmission and distribution networks. He has held various responsible positions in the Electrical Engineering discipline, consulting, design, project management, maintenance of power systems and has a special interest in studies for network connections, insulation co-ordination, power system augmentations, detail design, layout and refurbishments, covering primary, secondary and protection systems. He has worked on projects for the power generation, transmission, distribution, traction, mining and heavy industries in a variety of commercial project and design management roles, with primary responsibility for substation design, installation and commissioning and has practical knowledge and experience working with LV, HV to EHV systems, renewables and switchgear systems, with extensive experience in electrical substation design, protection systems, HV cabling designs, transformers, NER/X’ s, capacitor banks and reactors, PLC ’ s, frequency drives and large motor control systems. He is a Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland. He holds a Master of Engineering Science (Power Supply Engineering).

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