This course describes design methods and equipment required to protect utility power systems against faults and operating conditions that could damage power system components. Topics include a review of power system fundamentals, types of faults, and protection philosophy. Design strategies for protection of distribution feeders, substation buses, transformers, transmission lines, and generators will be specified in detail. Laboratory exercises based on power system modelling for fault studies, protection coordination and fault record analysis are included in this course.
- 50% in ELEX 7240
Below is one offering of ELEX 8285 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.
Thu Apr 13 - Thu Jul 13 (14 weeks)
- 14 weeks
- CRN 61963
Class meeting times
|Apr 13 - Jul 13||Thu||18:30 - 21:30||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
This class has an online delivery format for course material. The course is scheduled to begin on April 13th, but you will not need to go to the BCIT Burnaby campus. Instead, you will log on to learn.bcit.ca to access the course materials. Labs will be scheduled on Saturdays at the Burnaby campus. Schedules to be determined and announced in the first class. Registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have departmental approval. Please contact Katie Howard at 604-432-8237 or email@example.com for more information or to be placed on a waitlist if the course is full. 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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the economic, reliability and safety roles that protection systems have in power system operation.
- Specify how faults on power systems occur, and the impact these faults have on power system equipment and operation.
- Analyse electrical one line diagrams and determine suitable protection schemes to allow safe and reliable operation of power systems.
- Analyse how the non-ideal operating characteristics of instrument transformers impact protection system operation.
- Design using a philosophy which considers the entire life cycle of protection system equipment, from initial design, installation, and commissioning to long term maintenance and performance monitoring.
- Describe the operating principals of overcurrent, impedance, and current differential fault detection methods.
- Identify power system faults using symmetrical components.
- Design protection schemes for power system generators, transmission lines, transformers, buses, and distribution systems.
- Design fault and protection coordination studies using modern power system simulation software.
- Analyse the impact emerging technologies on traditional protection schemes
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2013
Power System Protection (ELEX 8285) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Energy
Bachelor of Technology Part-time
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