Fundamentals of Power System Short Circuit Analysis

Online /
Nov 16 - 17, 2020 /
Course Code: 1156-WEB20

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


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

  • Understand Per Unit Analysis
  • Recognize short circuit occurrences
  • Identify fault parameters
  • Use symmetrical components for fault calculations
  • Use Asymmetrical Three Phase Fault Analysis

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of power system short circuit calculations and analysis. It will provide the student with the background knowledge on which the modern day computer software programs are based. It will include a review and use of  “Per Unit Analysis “ and “Symmetrical Components”.

Course Outline:

  • The Importance of Short Circuit Knowledge
  • Types of Faults
  • Fault Parameters
  • KVA or MVA Method Fault Calculation and Coordination
  • The Per-Unit (PU) System Review
  • Symmetrical Components
  • Asymmetrical Three Phase Fault Analysis
  • Examples of Short Circuit Calculations
  • Real Time Balanced and Unbalanced Fault Recorder Analysis

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

Special Features:
Complete reference material will be available in the form of PDF files and direct reference to internet resources.

More Information

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements

Training will be delivered via GoToWebinar

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher


This course is 2 days - 4 hours in duration


Day 1
0-15       Introduction
15-25     The Per-Unit (PU) System Review
25-40     Converting to/from Per Unit Values Using Examples
40-60     Symmetrical Components
60-80     Positive, Negative & Zero Sequence Components
80-120   Converting to & from Symmetrical Components

Day 2
0-15       The Importance of Short Circuit Knowledge
15-50     Types and Examples of Faults
50-60     Fault Parameters
60-95     Asymmetrical Three Phase Fault Analysis
110-120                Examples of Short Circuit Calculations


Graham Van Brunt

Graham graduated from Queen's University and has spent his entire career in the power sector of engineering, applying his skills in protection and control internationally.

Professional Experience

  • Siemens
  • AECON - Nuclear
  • Wardrop Engineering
  • Churchill Falls Labrador Corp.
  • DST Consulting Engineers
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Confederation College (Thunder Bay)


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Fee & Credits

$395 + taxes

  • 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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