This course is an abridged version of the 2-day Power Transmission and Distribution Course. This course is designed such that engineers of almost any specialty can take away a commensurate amount of knowledge with little or no background in the field of electrical engineering.
This course covers the flow of power from power generating plants all the way to point of use. We will begin with coverage of electrical power concepts in the DC, Single Phase AC and Three Phase AC realms in an easy-to-follow approach, illustrated and reinforced by practical applications, examples and numerical case studies or problems. Voltage, current and power measurement instrumentation is introduced explained through examples and applications. The important concept of power factor, and its remediation, is discussed and explained from various, easy to relate to, perspectives.
The seminar then segues into the topic of the US power grid and Smart Grid. The US power grid’s vital statistics are introduced and explained through explicit illustrations, diagrams and pictures. The course then moves into an introduction followed by an in-depth discussion on power transmission lines. Characteristics, nuances and conventional applications of transmission lines are delved into, supported by numerous transmission line related mathematical problem examples. The participants are introduced to transmission line components. The discussion then flows downstream of transmission lines, into substations. Substations, substation components and their roles in a typical substation are discussed and illustrated through diagrams and pictures.
The power transmission journey, in this course, is concluded with in-depth coverage of power distribution systems. The coverage of power transmission and distribution would be incomplete without delineating electrical safety. Hence, course participants are provided a brief introduction to NEC, NESC and NFPA 70 E. This course is designed for engineers, professional engineers, energy professionals, engineering managers, technical professionals, technicians, facilities managers and other professionals who are not intimately familiar with power transmission and distribution. Participants are kept engaged through questions and answers, discussions and classwork.
Objectives & Take-Aways
1. After attending this course, you will be refreshed on, or introduced to, the principles and concepts of AC and DC power, and associated important concepts like power factor, service factor, load factor, etc. This knowledge facilitates better comprehension of power transmission and distribution systems.
2. You will appreciate the complexity of AC Power versus DC Power and know the formulas for performing power and current analysis in AC and DC Systems, which form the premise of power transmission and distribution design.
3. You will understand how addition of power factor correcting capacitors results in improvement of power factor in AC power distribution systems while power factor on long distance transmission lines presents a completely different challenge.
4. You will understand how power transmission and power distribution system instrumentation works; all supported by explicit diagrams and illustrations.
5. You will get an introduction to the United States Power Grid and Smart Grid, their complexities, strengths and weaknesses.
6. You will gain an understanding of power transmission lines, what they composed of, their types, specifications, ratings; all culminating to power transmission line resistance, reactances, and impedance calculations - all explained and illustrated in a manner that is easy to follow by any engineer.
7. After this seminar, you will be able recognize power transmission line components, all supported by illustrations and pictures.
8. After attending this course, you will know what substations look like and consist of (substation components); again, supported by pictures, diagrams, and illustrations.
9. You will understand what power distribution systems consist of and how they differ from power transmission systems; all illustrated and explained through pictures and illustrations.
10. You will learn about power transmission and distribution safety approaches, measures, zones and associated instrumentation.
11. Upon completion this course you will be familiar with codes, such as, NESC, NEC and NFPA, which must be complied with in the design of power transmission and distribution systems.
Professor Bobby Rauf is the
President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. Bobby
has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post graduate
Engineering, Science, Math, Business Administration and MBA courses, seminars
and workshops. Prof. Rauf is registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the
States of Virginia, North Carolina, and Wyoming, a Certified Energy Manager and
a Certified Ergonomist.
Prof. Rauf was inducted as "Legend in Energy" by AEE, in 2014. He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books, and professional Development courses. He holds patents in process controls technology.