Protection of Distribution Networks
This online course will address the questions of why protection systems are required, and how power system protection functions are implemented. It aims to provide an overview of the main concepts associated with the protection of distribution systems.
It will provide a refresher on the behaviour of power systems, in terms of system voltages and currents, during both unfaulted and faulted states, and will describe the main methods of detecting and isolating faults (primarily short circuit faults) from the system. An overview of protection (and system earthing) practices in different parts of the world will be included.
Unit 1 is not available for purchase as it contains the overview and learning objectives for the full course.
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•Understand the requirements for protection within power systems
•Understand the behaviour of a power in faulted states and be aware of the main factors that influence system behaviour during faults
•List and describe the various types and characteristics of protection schemes – including components, schemes, philosophies and their functional advantages, disadvantages and other characteristics
•Understand the requirement for coordination/discrimination within power system protection and be aware of the parameters that input to and influence a protection coordination exercise
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Units included in this course
Protection of Distribution Networks: Units 2-4 - Why are Protection Systems Required?
Protection of Distribution Networks: Units 5-6 - LV, MV, HV & Intro to Coordination
Protection of Distribution Networks: Units 7-8 - MV Network Configurations & Topologies
- Protection of Distribution Networks: Unit 9 - Comparison of North American and EU Networks
- Protection of Distribution Networks: Unit 10 - Protection devices and Products
- Protection of Distribution Networks - Final Assessment