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Basic Protection & Control

4 Professional Development Hours


This webinar is also part of Web Series: Basics of Electrical Theory, Circuits and Introduction to Protection and Control which includes the following 3 webinars:

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

  • Comprehend the purpose, requirements and elements of protective relaying
  • Identify the various protection schemes
  • Use standard relaying terminology
  • Recognize the various types of circuit breakers
  • Understand the various relay schemes and the types of relays used

Starting with fundamental relaying terminology, the purpose, requirements and elements of protective relaying are examined along with the simplest of protection schemes, including surge protectors, fuses and reclosers. Various types of circuit breakers are introduced as well their open and close controls. Instantaneous and timed overcurrent protection follows. Differential Protection, Pilot Wire Protection and Impedance Relaying are studied, with examples from yesterday’s electromechanical relays, and today’s more modern, IED Relays.

Permissive Overreach, Directional Comparison Protection and the use of transfer tripping and remote tripping are examined.


Course Outline:

  • Purpose, Requirements and Elements of Protective Relaying
  • Relaying Terminology
  • Fuses and Fuse Co-ordination
  • Reclosers and Sectionalizers
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Various Relay Protections Schemes
  • The Westinghouse KD relay
  • The GE L90 (Multilin™) Line Current Differential System
  • L.V. Feeder Protection


Who Should Attend:
Those looking to work in the protection and control area of power systems and wish to have a more comprehensive understanding of the basic workings of this area.

  • Students
  • Managers
  • Engineers
  • Technologists
  • Maintenance Workers
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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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