All Courses Are 2 hours And Are $65 Each
Distribution System Training Series
8001 AC Voltage Generation 2.0
8002 Power Factor 2.0
8003 Impedance and Voltage Drop 2.0
8004 Three Phase Power Systems 2.0
8005 System Layout 2.0
8006 Overhead Lines 2.0
8007 Underground Distribution Systems 2.0
8008 Substations 2.0
8009 Distributed Generation 2.0
8010 Substation Transformers 2.0
8011 Distribution Transformers 2.0
8012 Fault-Interrupting Devices 2.0
8013 Non-Fault Interrupting Devices 2.0
8016 Overcurrent Protection 2.0
8024 - Personnel Safety 2.0
Sample Course Descriptions for Distribution System Training
8001 AC Voltage Generation
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of alternating current and basic circuit analysis for resistive circuits.
8002 Power Factor
This course introduces the student to the concept of reactive power, including inductance, reactance, and power factor. The lessons also discuss power factor correction and its importance to the power system.
8003 Impedance and Voltage Drop
The first lesson provides a quick review of trigonometric functions and their use in power system calculations. This course then goes on to cover the importance of impedance of a system and the effects of voltage drop
8004 Three Phase Power Systems
This course covers the importance of impedance of a system and the effects of voltage drop. The lesson begins with a quick review of trigonometric functions and their use in power system calculations.
8005 System Layout
This course discusses the importance of impedance of a system and the effects of voltage drop. The course begins with a quick review of trigonometric functions and their use in power-system calculations.
8006 Overhead Lines
This course discusses overhead distribution lines, including those energized at primary and secondary voltages. Underground distribution is briefly introduced. Pole design, insulator types, and various configurations of crossarms for both single- and multiple-circuit configurations are discussed, as are types of conductors and their ampacity based on physical and environmental conditions. Also, National Safety Code and how it is applied to distribution line design is introduced, along with various customer connection configurations.
8007 Underground Distribution Systems
This course provides insight into and methodology on how an underground distribution system is designed, protected, and maintained. Underground distribution systems have design and operating parameters that differ from those for overhead distribution systems and that must be followed to ensure a reliable power supply to the customer.
8008 Power Substations
This course focuses on distribution substation fundamentals, including physical arrangement, the use of potential and current transformers for indicating meters, and the use of transformers for protective relaying. Distribution reliability and switching procedures are discussed, along with the differences between circuit breakers and disconnect switches. This course introduces metal-clad switchgear and discusses the importance of substation ground mats.
8009 Distributed Generation
This course discusses various forms of distributed generation, as well as the advantages and challenges to the distribution owner and the distribution power supplier who may purchase any excess power generation. The economies of distributed generation, especially during the distribution utility's peak demand hours, are compared. The various sources of energy used to drive generators, including hydro, reciprocating engines, natural gas, and diesel oil, are detailed. Special protection problems associated with distributed generation, as well as a protection issue, are discussed.
8010 Substation Transformers
This course introduces the topic of substation transformers. Subjects discussed include how a substation transformer is physically constructed, how insulation is used to ensure that there is sufficient dielectric between energized windings and grounded components of the transformer, and why cooling of insulating oil is essential. The course also covers different methods of cooling transformers, as well as phase polarity, phase shift, and winding connections. The course concludes with how transformers are initially put into service and systems that protect transformers from extended system faults.
Power factor, power substations, substation transformers