Review of fundamental considerations for protection, including data gathering, fault calculations, equipment damage and safety
Review of fault calculations and protective device evaluation
Overview of protection of apparatus including conductors, transformers, motors and generators
Coordination of Overcurrent Protection Devices
Discuss compliance with various codes and standards including ANSI, NEMA, NEC® and CEC
practical examples of overcurrent coordination, including the
understanding of protection versus coordination and continuity of
service for both phase and ground overcurrent
of several class examples that will help students gain a basic
understanding of how to select and apply conductors, fuses, low and
medium voltage circuit breakers, overcurrent relays and current
Discuss issues and examine study results, potential problem areas and implementation of study recommendations
Basic computer skills
SKM Power*Tools Standard 3-Day and Advanced 2-Day Training OR working knowledge of SKM PTW Software This class is not recommended for beginners.
course involves the application of the Power*Tools program to analyze a
sample electrical distribution system. This training program explains
the rules and techniques of coordinating protective relays, power fuses
and circuit breakers. Practical exercises of distribution system
protection and coordination will be reviewed and then performed using
When preparing arc flash
analysis, it is vitally important to perform accurate short circuit,
protection and coordination studies. This course will provide the
background and understanding required to perform these studies.
Students will earn 2.0 CEUs for this 3-day course.
Typical Industrial and Commercial Power System Example:
of distribution system analysis topics including short-circuit,
protection of apparatus, protective device coordination, and equipment
Discussion of compliance with various standards and requirements
Data gathering and input data requirement
Discussion of considerations when selecting equipment
Output data requirement
Examination and interpretation of PTW study results and potential problem
areas in the power system
Discussion of equipment evaluation and coordination study results
Discussion of methods and procedures on completing a typical study
Discussion of coordination study results
Discussion of final presentation of study reports
Hands-On Lab - Analysis of a Sample Electrical Distribution System in PTW:
Design a new power system and analyze an existing system with expert guidance.
Proper equipment selection for coordination and evaluation of the design - why certain devices should be used instead of others
Emergency Power System Design - coordination of critical systems fed by generators, UPS, and inverter systems.
Apparatus Protection - Transformers, Conductors, and Overload conditions
Discussion of common coordination issues, errors, and misconceptions. Rules of thumb to quickly spot uncoordinated systems
Develop guidelines to clarify possible coordination confusions
Interpretation of Equipment datasheets
Relationship between Short Circuit results and Protective Device Coordination study
Discussion of study results and methods to improve system protection and coordination
Discussion of issues related to Selective Coordination and compliance with related codes and standards
This course is intended for electric power engineers responsible for
the design and analysis of three phase electrical distribution systems.
No previous electrical distribution system analysis experience is
required. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that courses 101 and 102
have been previously completed or have several years of PTW experience.
Power Systems Application - Protection & Coordination 2.5-Day Training
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday and Tuesday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wednesday
$1,395 for the 201 Protection & Coordination 2.5-Day. Does not include hotel or travel costs. $2,590 (Save $200) for 201 & 202, 5-Day. Does not include hotel or travel costs.
Registration Fees Include
course materials, Continental breakfast each day from 7:30 to 8:00 AM,
Lunch and refreshments during breaks, and an IEEE Certificate of
will provide a computer with the software installed for the Torrance
location only when requested. However, students are highly encouraged
to bring their own laptop computers. SKM will provide the latest
version of the PTW software prior to the class for installation.
License key will be provided on the first day of the course.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Torrance - South Bay (Food Menu)
21333 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, California, 90503