Understanding Medium-Voltage SwitchgearSee upcoming dates
Proper switchgear design and operation is fundamental to safe and reliable medium-voltage (MV) electrical distribution systems. This class is designed to give medium-voltage engineers, designers, specifiers, owners, and operators the tools they need to better understand these valuable system assets. Through a combination of lectures and practical exercises, you'll increase your awareness of switchgear types, applications, layouts, ratings, and protection and control systems.
Who Should Attend?
- Electrical design engineers
- Electrical testing technicians
- Commercial / industrial, utility, or plant engineers
- Electrical construction project managers
Introduction to Switchgear
- Types and applications
- Industry terminology and definitions
- Overview of switchgear standards
- Fault interrupting
- Load interrupting
Interrupting/Breaker Device Basics
- Vacuum, SF6, air, oil
- Standard ratings
- Short-circuit current and considerations
- Transient impact: TRV, capacitor switching, etc.
- Operating endurance (# of operations)
Insulation (Dielectric) Materials
- Air, oil, SF6, solid insulation
- Pad-mounted / submersible
- Metal-enclosed / metal-clad
- Arc resistant / gas-insulated (GIS)
- Bus configurations
- Breaker / interrupter / switch
- Voltage transformers
- Fuse / relays
Environmental and Installation Considerations
- Fuse and time-overcurrent
- Buss differential options
- Line/feeder differential
- parallel generator protection
- Arc detection
AC Schematic Diagrams
- Three-line diagram overview
- Voltage transformer circuits
- Current transformer circuits
- Control power transformer
- Auxiliary devices
DC Schematic Diagrams
- Battery / DC control power
- Breaker / interrupter diagrams
- Trip / close circuits
- Protective relay circuits
- Auxiliary device circuits
- Wiring organization and considerations
Automation / Control / Communications
- Control philosophies
- HMI / PLC systems
- Intro to communication protocols
- Commissioning process, plans, and staffing
Testing / Operations / Maintenance / Monitoring
Class exercises for solidifying understanding of fundamental concepts and calculations
Mike Starr is an Electrical Project Engineer at Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI). He has an established, diverse portfolio of power distribution projects, ranging from high-rise office buildings and campus facilities, to
1500HP dynamometer industrial test cells. His project experience also covers design and commissioning of co-location, enterprise, super-compute, and hyper-scale data centers. For the past three years, Mike has taught a semester-long course titled, “Electrical Systems for Construction” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, and registered nationally through NCEES.
Joseph Witzel is a Major Account Manager at Eaton Corporation. During his 29 years in the electrical industry, Joe has held a wide range of power systems engineering responsibilities, including NEMA/ANSI application engineer, power systems engineering manager, field testing engineer, and district operations manager. Joe brings with him extensive medium-voltage experience, covering medium-voltage system studies, equipment specification, product application, operations, and testing and commissioning. He received his BSEE Degree from Marquette University, and his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management at Devry University.
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Understanding Medium-Voltage SwitchgearCourse #: RA01628
Understanding Medium-Voltage SwitchgearDate: Mon. October 12, 2020 – Thu. October 15, 2020
Fee covers online instruction and course materials.
- CEU: 1.4
- PDH: 14
Understanding Medium-Voltage SwitchgearDate: Mon. October 21, 2019 – Tue. October 22, 2019
Fee covers morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches, and course materials
- CEU: 1.4
- PDH: 14
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