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Basic Power System Metering

After Participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Electric Power
  • Compare AC & DC Power
  • Analyze Real, Reactive & Apparent Power related to Capacitive & Inductive Loads
  • Distinguish between Power & Energy
  • Compare the Old and the New Energy Meters
  • Analyse single and Three Phase Power & Energy Measurement
  • Recognize and Identify Instrument Transformers
  • Work with Measurement Canada Standards for Electrical Metering

This course introduces the fundamentals of metering, such as terminology and basic principles of meters. It will provide an understanding of power calculations for single and 3 phase power metering, including vector mathematics, instrument transformers, three-phase wiring methods.

Meter instruments, meter diagrams and standards, and the inter-workings of traditional metering mechanisms are introduced. Various samples of single phase 3 wire, 3 phase 3 wire, 3 phase 4 wire are examined. The parts of the various electromechanical and solid state meters are discussed.

Course Outline:

  • Definition of Electric Power
  • Differentiating AC & DC Power
  • Capacitive & Inductive Loads
  • Real, Reactive & Apparent Power Theory
  • The Dynamometer Wattmeter
  • The Single-Phase & 3 Phase Energy Meters
  • Single-Phase, 3 Phase 3 Wire and 3 Phase 4 Wire Loads
  • Instrument Transformers (Current & Voltage CT's & PT's)
  • Measurement Canada Standards
  • Blondel’s Theorem
  • Phase & Line Relationship

Who Should Attend
Managers, Engineers, Technicians/Technologists, Students enrolled in advanced electrical courses. An understanding of the more advanced fundamentals of electricity is required.

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