Protection of electrical systems is a balance in reliability, security, sensitivity and speed. This course is intended for professionals working in the electrical industry who wish to develop skills in the area of electrical protection. The course is based on hands-on learning, using software to demonstrate the fundamentals of electrical protection and the different components of a protection system. Topics include: ac signal sources, key drawings used in protection, protection zones, types of protective relays (current, directional, impedance/distance and differential) and their applications, fault current calculations and the per unit system. Labs will be based on using PSCAD and ETAP software. Instruction on using the software will be provided during the lab periods.
- Familiarity with electric circuits and power systems.
Below is one offering of ELEX 0470 for the Winter 2023 term.
Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 07 (9 weeks)
- 9 weeks
- CRN 89518
Class meeting times
|Jan 10 - Mar 07||Tue||18:30 - 21:30||Distance|
Internet delivery format. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. This course will be delivered fully online. However, in-person attendance on specific days will be optional. The instructor will provide students with dates they may attend in person on the first day of class. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT account.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Define power system protection and explain why it is required
- Describe protection system components
- List and describe ac signal sources
- Describe protection designations and drawing types
- Identify protection zones on a single line diagram
- Explain how different types of protection relays operate, such as current, directioning, impedance / distance, and differential
- Use the per unit system to represent the impedances in a power system
- Determine the fault current at a specific bus in a power system
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2020
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