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Power Quality, Lightning Protection and Grounding

28 Professional Development Hours

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

  • Identify power quality indices
  • Recognize symptoms of power quality problems including sags, swells, under or overvoltage, harmonics, transients, electrical noise (EMI/RFI/EMF), interruptions, wiring and grounding issues
  • Gain familiarity with the management and design of lightning protection for transmission and distribution lines, high voltage power substations, and industrial applications.
  • Select an efficient lightning protection design system in order to avoid the main cause of transmission and distribution line outages affecting reliability of power supply and economic losses.
  • Provide cost-effective solutions to reduce lightning overvoltage in power systems.
  • Apply the principles of lightning protection to other industries, such as industrial, chemical, renewable energy, nuclear, and oil and gas.
  • Get a good understanding on grounding systems and its applications on power quality and lightning protection systems
  • Understand the key principles and concepts regarding lightning protection and transient overvoltage.

The course explains the fundamental principles of power quality and its applications, lightning protection and gives step by step instructions to manage lightning protection for high voltage substations, and industrial applications. It is designed to provide a background in lightning protection for those people responsible for the reliability of power distribution and transmission systems as well as substations. Surge protective devices and its applications in the industrial environment will be explained.

Great emphasis is placed on assisting attendees with an understanding of the key principles and concepts regarding power quality indices and lightning protection of power systems.. The course will also provide design information for the methods historically and typically applied by substation designers to reduce direct lightning strokes to equipment and buswork within substations. Grounding applications on power quality and lightning protection will be described.

Identification and discussion of design procedures to provide protection of outdoor substations from IEEE standards will be presented.

Course Outline:

  • Power Quality Definitions
  • Harmonics impacts and mitigations
  • Grounding and power quality relationships and applications
  • Lightning Stroke Phenomena
  • Empirical Design Methods
  • The Electrogeometric Model (EGM)
  • Lightning Protection of Substations
  • Lightning Protection Risk Assessment
  • Lightning Protection of Industrial Applications
  • Fundamentals of Grounding for Lightning Protection
  • Transient Overvoltage
  • Surge Protective Devices

Who Should Attend
Municipal, Provincial and Federal Government Engineers and Managers • Design Engineers • Design Technicians • Engineers in Training • Construction personnel • Power Engineers • Consulting Engineers • Project Engineers • Electrical and Mechanical Engineers • Project Managers • Plant Managers • Operating and Maintenance personnel • Commissioning and Testing Engineers • Electrical Contractors • Reliability engineers

Course Rating
4.7 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


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.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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