Event Profile

Substation Series: Power Systems 103 - Relay Commissioning 1

November 13 — 16, 2018
Mason Co. PUD #3
2621 E Johns Prairie Road
Shelton, WA 98584 
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Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Field technicians; new protection and control engineers; and other utility staff that would benefit from increased knowledge about field testing.

Course Overview:

This is an intense four-day class that is geared toward answering fundamental questions about field commissioning of protection and control equipment.

Course Objectives:

Introduction to power systems and protective relaying:

  • power system faults and abnormal conditions
  • basic fault calculations and relay settings
  • relay applications
  • standards references and documentation

Technical tools:

  • trigonometry
  • phasors in relay circuits
  • 3 phase power systems
  • power system grounding

Instrument transformers:

  • potential transformers
  • grounding and shielding of instrument transformer circuits
  • current transformer testing

Relay design and basic elements:

  • operational features
  • ratings
  • 15 basic element characteristics

Control circuits:

  • contacts
  • sneak circuits
  • battery testing
  • finding grounds

Transformer protection and control:

  • testing overcurrent, differential and sudden pressure
  • testing voltage regulation and paralleling
  • emergency replacement of transformers

Maintaining relay systems:

  • what tests to perform
  • reviewing relay operations

Analyzing relay events:

  • troubleshooting
  • case histories

Commissioning tests; safety, manual and automatic testing of CTs and relays:

  • testing methodology
  • field testing philosophies
  • field checks on instrument transformers
  • relay programming and testing

Commissioning tests; testing circuits, wiring and functional tests:

  • point to point drawing check
  • wire checking
  • AC circuit testing
  • functional tests

Commissioning tests; in service readings:

  • phasing tests
  • in service readings

Commissioning tests; commissioning numerical relays:

  • dynamic characteristics
  • programmable logic
  • in Service readings
  • diagnosing abnormal conditions

Commissioning; project management:

  • pre‐job engineering
  • critical path
  • outage planning
  • typical jobs

Testing power line carrier:

  • test procedures for line traps, tuners, transmitters and receivers

Redundant systems:

  • primary and backup
  • dual trip coil
  • dual battery
  • physical isolation

Course Requirements:

  1. In order to gain the maximum benefits from this course, each student should have a power systems background.
  2. Each student must bring a trigonometric functions calculator to the class or a scientific calculator application on their smart phone.

Course Instructor:

Mike Young, North Idaho Relay Consulting and Power Grid Engineering

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on all four days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location:

Mason County PUD #3
Johns Prairie Operations Center
2621 E Johns Prairie Rd.
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 426-8255

Suggested Hotels:

Super 8
2621 E Johns Prairie Rd.
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 426-1654


Little Creek Casino Resort
91 West State Route 108
Shelton, WA 98584
(800) 667-7711


A room block has not been established for this course. Please call the hotels or go online for the best available rate.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/12/2018): $890
Utility Member Standard: $965

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/12/2018): $1,335
Associate Member Standard: $1,410

Non-member Early Bird (ends 10/12/2018): $2,670
Non-member Standard: $2,745

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 24 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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