Practitioner’s approach to Power System Protection & Switchgear

Practitioner's approach to Power System Protection and Switchgear
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

The aim of the course is to help learners familiarise themselves with power system protection and switchgear. The learners will understand power system apparatus protection, static/numerical relays-its selection and application, functioning of different high voltage/low voltage switchgears and selection of the same for industry applications. 

About the Course

Practitioner’s Approach to Power system protection and switchgear plays a crucial role in establishing reliable electrical power systems. Improperly designed protection systems can lead to major power failures. Due to the increasing dependency of electricity, such power failures can have a serious impact on society and the economy. Application knowledge of power system-protection is the key when it comes to optimising the reliability level of electrical infrastructure. With the advances in protection and communication technology in recent decades with the strong penetration of renewable energy sources, the design and operation of power system protection systems has become even more challenging. The course provides an up-to-date presentation of the role of protective relays in protecting the power system equipment. It provides a theoretical summary along with examples of real-life engineering applications to a variety of technical problems, thereby bridging the gap between the theoretical advances, experimental validations and practical engineering.

Course Objective

The aim of the course is to

  • Identify and get familiarized with power system protection and switchgear
  • Design of power system apparatus protection and selection of static/numerical relays for various application
  • Analyse the functionality of different high voltage/low voltage switchgears and select the same for various industry applications
  • Illustrate short circuit analysis and relay co-ordination for real time industrial scenario using ETAP
Key topics
Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Identify the causes of abnormal operating conditions of the electrical equipment in power system
  • Decide suitable protection schemes for different electrical equipment
  • Decide and size switchgear for particular application
  • Demonstrate short circuit analysis and Illustrate relay coordination study for different Industrial applications
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Chief Mentor - Electronics Engineering, L&T Edutech; Professor - IIT Kharagpur

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VP & Head - Engineering, Power Transmission & Distribution, L&T Construction; B.E. (Kamaraj University, Madurai); 38+ years of experience

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Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution, EPC Contracts, Consultancy, PMC 

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PhD - College of Engineering Guindy

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VLSI & Signal Processing, Power Electronics, Embedded systems 

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PhD - College of Engineering Guindy

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Signal Processing, Wireless Sensors, RFID and Pervasive Computing 

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