Christchurch

Introduction to power system fault analysis

When 29 Sep 2017, 8:30 AM

Duration One day

Cost $580 ex GST (IPENZ Members $500 ex GST)

Location Christchurch

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This course covers the fundamentals of power system protection with a focus on the principles of current fault analysis. The purpose is to provide the students with the knowledge of fault current analysis principles.

Subjects include:

  1. fault types, earthing methods and zones of protection
  2. PU system and representing of quantities
  3. symmetrical components
  4. sequence impedance diagrams
  5. symmetrical fault analysis
  6. unsymmetrical fault analysis.

The course will show you how to analyse and determine the fault current levels for different types of faults in a power system network. It will cover relevant theory and hands-on practical examples.

Learning outcome

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • understand fundamentals of power system protection
  • demonstrate how to determine both symmetrical and unsymmetrical power system fault current values
  • demonstrate the use of complex numbers
  • demonstrate how to deconstruct a network into its sequence components.

Presenter information

William Phipps is an electrical engineer with 13 years’ lecturing experience having taught at institutes locally and overseas. He has a PhD from the University of Canterbury and is a senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic and has been involved in projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in protection systems.