Protection Analysis Online Training - 11-12 May 2021, Melbourne

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the advanced protection specific tools of PowerFactory.

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Course Information

CO-1-01 - DIgSILENT Introduction

  • Worldwide Company Overview
  • DIgSILENT Pacific Offices
  • Products
  • History

PF-3-05 - Protection Elements

  • Protection modelling Background
  • Location of Protection devices in PowerFactory
  • Fuses
  • CTs and modelling CT saturation in PowerFactory
  • Motor protection characteristic

PF-3-06 - Time Over-current Protection Analysis

  • Over-current relay modelling
  • Over-current relay characteristics
  • PowerFactory relay model structure
  • Protection SLD colouring modes
  • Effective use of the time-overcurrent curve

PF-3-07 - Analysis of directional over-current protection and using the time distance diagram

  • Directional over-current relays
  • Defining a path for protection analysis
  • Voltage transformers
  • Time distance diagrams for directional and impedance relay analysis

PF-3-08 - Impedance relay protection analysis in PowerFactory

  • Impedance relay principles
  • R-X diagrams
  • Distance relay characteristics
  • Earth fault compensation factor
  • Distance protection analysis using paths and time distance diagrams

PF-3-09 - Relay communication schemes in PowerFactory

  • Principles of relay communications
  • Typical relay communication schemes
  • Implementation of a POTT scheme in PowerFactory

PF-3-10 - Time domain protection analysis in PowerFactory

  • Setting up the time domain simulation
  • Defining the fault events
  • Running a time domain simulation
  • Visualising the simulation results

PF-3-23 - Adding custom fuse types

  • Tracing curves using the curve trace plot
  • Saving the curves' characteristics to TOC types
  • Creating fuse types

PF-3-35 - Arc-Flash Hazard Analysis

  • Arc-flash standards IEEE-1584 and NFPA 70E
  • How to set up accessible locations and their parameters
  • How to set up arc-flash hazard analysis options
  • How to customise the single line diagram to display arc-flash results
  • How to create an arc-flash report and label database

PF-3-45 - Using the short circuit trace

  • About short circuit traces
  • Defining fault events
  • How to run a short circuit trace

PF-3-46 - Distance protection coordination assistant

  • What is the distance protection coordination assistant (DPCA)
  • Setting up the network model to use the DPCA
  • Methods of the DPCA
  • Using the DPCA
  • Results from the DPCA

PF-4-01 - PowerFactory relay model development

  • Understanding the relay model structure
  • Basic relay building blocks
  • Editing relay type elements
  • Inverse time characteristics

Before attending this course, course attendees should be familiar with the basic use of PowerFactory such as how to perform load-flow and short circuit analysis and navigate around the database.

Note that places on the course are limited to 9 and allocated on a 'first come, first in' basis. A minimum of six participants is required for the course to run. The course will be confirmed via email no earlier than two weeks prior to the start date.