Course Duration: 3 Days

Course Format: Lecture type format with extensive interaction through example discussion.

Course Overview: This advanced course covers the origin and derivation of the transient recovery voltage (TRV) requirements for circuit breakers applied for fault clearing and the switching of inductive and capacitive loads.

Target Participants:
Electrical engineers seeking a fuller understanding of transients associated with current interruption in high voltage networks:

  • System Operating and Planning Engineers
  • Specification and Procurement Engineers
  • Protection and Control Engineers
  • Commissioning and Maintenance Engineers
  • Asset Managers
  • Consulting Engineers

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  • Introduction
  • Oscillatory Circuits
  • Pole Factor Calculation
  • Travelling Waves
  • Terminal Faults
  • Short Line Faults
  • Out-of-Phase Switching
  • Inductive Load Switching
  • Capacitive Load Switching
Course Instructor

ProfDr. David Peelo graduated with honors in electrical engineering from University College Dublin in 1965 and first worked for seven years for the ASEA Power Transmission Products Division in Sweden. He joined BC Hydro in 1973, where he rose to the position of specialist engineer for switchgear and switching and then became an independent consultant in 2001. In 2004, the Eindhoven University of Technology awarded him a PhD for original research on current interruption using air-break disconnect switches. He is actively involved with IEEE, CIGRE and IEC and is a past convener of IEC Maintenance Team 32 Inductive Load Switching, IEC Maintenance Team 42 Capacitive Current Interrupting Capability of Disconnectors and a member of IEC MT57 Application Guide for IEC 62271-100, IEC 62271-1 and other IEC standards relating to alternating current circuit breakers. He has authored or co-authored over 60 papers on switching and surge arrester application and is the author of a textbook on current interruption transients.

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