Electrical

ELECTRICAL DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR NON-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

ELECTRICAL DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR NON-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

24 – 25 NOVEMBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course, focused on basic electrical design concepts, is designed to meet today demands for more integration of engineering disciplines in industrial and commercial design, construction and maintenance. It will familiarize you with basic electrical circuits and circuit parameters, and provide a general understanding of the methods used to design low voltage power distribution systems (for voltages 600 volts and below).

You will gain practical understanding of basic concepts such as direct, single-phase, and three-phase alternating current, power, power factor, and inductive loads. You will study basics of electrical generation, transmission and distribution, basic design philosophy and design procedures, electrical construction materials, services, and grounding and power quality concepts.

Application of Canadian Electrical Code to design procedures, including relevant sections of the Canadian Electrical Code will be emphasized. You will learn how to communicate effectively with engineers and contractors who are designing or building, upgrading or expanding your plant’s electrical distribution.

Instruction will assume that you have no prior electrical engineering education but are currently involved with the electrical equipment and systems

Learning Outcomes

  • Design of Electrical Systems: Gain an understanding of how to design electrical systems
  • Electrical Equipment Used in Electric Power Distribution Systems: Understand thoroughly all electric equipment used in Electric Power Distribution
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of electrical equipment.
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of electrical equipment
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize electrical equipment downtime and operating cost
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for all electrical equipment
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select electrical equipment by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Electric Equipment Protection: Learn about the various types of protection methods used for electric equipment
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for electrical equipment

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals (this seminar is suitable for individuals who do not have an electrical background)

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh

Has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with with Ontario Power Generation and as an Engineering Supervisor and Training Manager, has conduct courses and seminars, to more than 4,000 working engineers and professionals who consistently ranked him as “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Philip has also wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:

 

1- Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.

2- Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.

3- Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.

4- Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

5- Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Pte Ltd Training Center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards Graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). Prof. Kiameh retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

 

Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Topics Covered

Power Systems Fundamentals, Transformer Engineering, Basics, and Procurement, Design of Industrial Power Distribution Systems and Problems

Induction Motor Performance and Procurement, 3-Phase Fault (Short-Circuit) Calculations, Design of an Industrial Power Distribution System and Problems, Protection Design Philosophy, Emergency Power and Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS), and Design Problems: Simplified Calculations, Guidelines and Techniques

Circuit Breakers, Fuses, Power System Protection, Step-by-Step Procedure in Protection Coordination and Design

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEMS AND SMART TECHNOLOGY

DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEMS AND SMART TECHNOLOGY

Selection, Applications, Operation, Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

28 – 30 NOVEMBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of distributed control systems (DCSs), and smart technology.  The seminar will focus on all the advanced features and advantages of DCS’s including optimization of control strategies, enhancement of performance and reliability, two-way communication, remote diagnostics and troubleshooting, reduction in instrumentation and control cables, telemetry, minimization of instrumentation and control equipment cost, etc. This seminar will also provide an in-depth understanding of the design of all modern control systems as well as all their instrumentation and equipment. All the methods used to enhance control system performance, reliability, robustness, speed of response and minimize wear and tear of control system components will be covered thoroughly. The seminar will also provide a thorough understanding of all types of control valves, actuators, and their accessories.  The sizing and selection process of all types of control valves and actuators will be covered thoroughly.  This includes all the calculations, materials used in this equipment, elastomers, packing materials and designs, cavitation and noise control methods, etc.  All the applicable non-destructive tests and troubleshooting methods for control valves and actuators will also be covered in detail in this seminar.  Several examples of sizing control valves and actuators for liquid and compressible fluid applications will be performed during the seminar. The main focus in this seminar will be on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of these systems and equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of modern instrumentation and control systems, distributed control systems (DCSs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA), control valves, actuators, and smart technology because it covers how these systems and equipment operate, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure their successful operation. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods in order to increase the reliability of these systems and equipment and reduce their operation and maintenance cost

Learning Outcomes

This seminar will provide the following information for modern control systems, distributed control systems (DCSs), SCADA, control valves, actuators, and smart technology:

  • Basic Design
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, and Maintenance

Practical applications of smart instrumentation, and Distributed Control Systems, control valves, actuators, etc in the following industries will be discussed in detail:

  • Chemical and petrochemical
  • Power generation
  • Pulp and paper
  • Aerospace
  • Water and sewage treatment
  • Electrical power grids
  • Environmental monitoring and control systems

The instructor will guide the delegates during the seminar to do the following:

  • Design distributed control systems for the chemical, petro-chemical, and power generation industries
  • Size and select the smart instrumentation, control valves, and actuators for these control systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair these control systems

The seminar will focus on the following:

  • Strategies used to enhance the performance of modern distributed control systems and smart instrumentation as well as reduce their capital, operation and maintenance costs
  • Techniques used to increase the reliability and enhance the performance of distributed control systems and smart instrumentation as well as reduce the failure rate of their components and plant downtime
  • Methods used to minimize plant upsets and failures due to disturbances

Following the seminar, individuals will be able to do the following:

  • Design modern distributed control systems for all industrial applications
  • Select all the smart instrumentation and equipment required for Distributed Control Systems
  • Operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair all distributed control systems equipment including smart instrumentation, processors, control valves, and actuators

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh

Has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with with Ontario Power Generation and as an Engineering Supervisor and Training Manager, has conduct courses and seminars, to more than 4,000 working engineers and professionals who consistently ranked him as “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Philip has also wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:

 

1- Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.

2- Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.

3- Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.

4- Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

5- Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Pte Ltd Training Center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards Graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). Prof. Kiameh retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

 

Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Topics Covered

Review of Control System Fundamentals, Control System Design, Applications of Control Systems in the Chemical, Aerospace, and Power Generation industries, Proportional-Integral-Derivative control, Strategies to Optimize Control System Performance

Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Architecture, Features, Advantages, Communication Protocols, Human-Machine Interface, Processors, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System, Smart Instrumentation, Remote diagnostics and troubleshooting

Intelligent (Smart) Transmitters, Controllers, Sizing and Selection of Control Valves, Positioners, and Actuator for Compressible and Non-Compressible Fluids, Control Valve Flashing, Cavitation and Noise Control, Control System   Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

EXCITATION SYSTEMS

EXCITATION SYSTEMS

Get a firm understanding in the operation of excitation control systems along with an appreciation of the different types available and the numerous systems offered by the major manufacturers.

24 – 25 OCTOBER, 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

The two day course is designed for electrical engineers and operational staff involved in power generation. The content is relevant for all types of generation involving synchronous machines; from traditional coal, oil, gas and hydro, to offshore and nuclear. The course will give delegates a firm understanding in the operation of excitation control systems along with an appreciation of the different types available and the numerous systems offered by the major manufacturers.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn about:

  • Fundamentals of the synchronous machine
  • The generator capability diagram
  • Excitation system components
  • Excitation system control theory
  • Parallel operation of generators
  • Brushless / Rotating excitation systems
  • Static excitation systems
  • Power System Stabilisers
  • Transmission company compliance
  • IEEE Excitation Standards

Who Should Attend

  • Electrical engineers involved in power generation both onshore and offshore
  • Power plant operational staff

Course Faculty - Douglas Cope

Douglas Cope

Electrical Engineer at

Excitation and Engineering Services Ltd

Douglas has been working in the EC&I field for 23 years in a variety of industries; the last 13 of those in power generation. He has worked as a senior design engineer for Alstom Electrical Machines where he designed and commissioned excitation control systems for coal, oil, nuclear, gas and hydro generation plants from 1MW to 1,200MW worldwide. The last two years of his time at Alstom were spent as Engineering Manager for the excitation controls division.

 

He subsequently moved to RWE nPower as their Lead Excitation Engineer, responsible for the excitation systems of RWE’s entire UK fleet plus numerous third party utility companies.

 

In 2011 he set up an independent excitation system consultancy company and now provides consultancy services and training to most of the major UK utility companies, plus companies in Europe, Asia and the US.

“Excellent course on Excitation Systems. Highly recommended ”
– S.Manager, TNB REMACO
“ A very useful course and well organised”
– Head of Electrical Engineering,Shell Refining Company
“This course very helpful and useful for those whose work related with power generation to get more understanding on excitation systems to troubleshoot and maintenance”
– Engineer, TNB
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

INTRODUCTION TO POWER SYSTEMS

INTRODUCTION TO POWER SYSTEMS

For non-technical persons needing to increase their understanding of the power system, system operations and the power market

09 – 13 OCTOBER 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

A comprehensive & interactive course on Power Systems, incorporating issues on supply, generation, transmission, distribution, supply reliability, economics, demand management and renewable energy in the grid & “Smart Grids”.

Non-technical professionals, support professionals or new engineering entrants into the Power industry must grasp the language and technology of Power systems in order to proactively understand its key business activities. A confident understanding of the technical jargon used and a visual understanding of the various aspects of technology, facilities and equipment provides an overall appreciation of the “big picture” of the Power industry. This serves as an excellent foundation for smooth communication and increased efficiency in inter-department project team efforts and related engagements with the Power industry.

Learning Outcomes

This training course will be valuable to participants who either work in the power industry or deal with it externally. Those who need a fundamental understanding of the Power systems, or how it operates will find this course applicable. Beginning with the basic terms and concepts, the instructor will lead participants through lectures and multimedia presentations of the power generation technologies and power delivery systems. Participants will learn about issues such as reliability, performance and potential bottlenecks or limits on the system that can impact trading. They will gain an understanding of key power marketing fundamentals such as pricing and scheduling.

  • Basic design, operation and components of electrical supply systems
  • The integrated electrical grid – generation, transmission and distribution
  • Constraints and limitations of Power supply – voltage regulation, supply quality, reliability and efficiency and economics
  • The environment, renewable energy and the electrical regulatory regimes
  • The smart grid: What does it mean? How will it improve electrical supply?

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted for non-technical persons needing to increase their understanding of the power system, system operations and the power market, including:

  • Financiers • Power traders • Power project developers • Support professionals in non-technical functions • Professionals in other energy industries. • Electric utility personnel who are new or have new job responsibilities.

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac

Chartered Engineer MIET CIGRE SMEIT SAIEE

Fellow of IET, IEEE, CIGRE

Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

Vukan’s technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Vukan is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, Vukan was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents. He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process. He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. Vukan carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

Vukan has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“The course was very beneficial to me.Recommended for new comers who never had any “Power” background”–Senior Executive, CEO Office, Sarawak Energy Berhad

“Good knowledge for non-technical professionals to understand various aspects of the power & utility industry & business” – Senior Financial Analyst, Sarawak Energy Berhad

“Engineering made easy for Non-Engineers” -Energy Market Authority Singapore

“The videos. The good thing about the course is that the whole power industry was presented in a concise manner giving us better picture” – Geologist, PetroEnergy Resources Corporation

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

RELAY PROTECTION IN POWER SYSTEMS

RELAY PROTECTION IN POWER SYSTEMS

Comprehensive and interactive course on relay protection in power systems, incorporating fault analysis, protection requirements, various protection systems up to the latest state of the art microprocessor technology

25 – 29 SEPTEMBER 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

A comprehensive and interactive course on relay protection in power systems, incorporating fault analysis, protection requirements, various protection systems up to the latest state of the art microprocessor technology.

This 5 day course offers a comprehensive understanding of relay protection and its application in practice. Beginning with fault analysis and nature of the faults in the system, specifying the relay protection objectives, explaining different protection systems and offering protection solutions for different elements of the power system. The course concludes with the latest technology in protection and numerical microprocessor relays.

Learning Outcomes

  • Fault analysis
  • Current and Voltage transformers
  • Overcurrent and Earth fault protection
  • Transformer differential protection
  • Distance protection
  • Feeder unit protection
  • Generator protection
  • Motor protection
  • Busbar protection
  • Protection settings
  • Numerical microprocessor protection

Who Should Attend

This training course will be valuable to participants who work in the power industry from generator companies to transmission and distribution system operators. It is also valuable to engineers in building services where protection is applied to 11kV supply points and below to the LV distribution. Engineers working in oil and gas industry who are involved in electrical aspects of the industry such as HV & LV motors and electricity equipment will gain from the course.

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac

Chartered Engineer MIET CIGRE SMEIT SAIEE

Fellow of IET, IEEE, CIGRE

Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

Vukan’s technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Vukan is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, Vukan was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents. He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process. He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. Vukan carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

Vukan has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Great job in explaining protection concepts” – Engineer. Keppel FELS Ltd

“Very good training to know the basics & principles of protection”
– Project Manager, Siemens Pte Ltd

“Comprehensive, good introduction course to the fresh engineer in power system & protection industry” – Electrical Engineer, Chiyoda Singapore Pte Ltd

“Very specific well organize material relay protection training. Most important is conducted by very experienced chartered engineer kudos to poweredge & trainer” – Electrical Engineer, Carigali Hess Operating Company Sdn Bhd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

PROTECTION OF HV & EHV TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

PROTECTION OF HV & EHV TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

22 – 25 AUGUST 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

With specific reference to High Voltage (HV) and Extra High Voltage (EHV) electricity transmission systems, this 4 day seminar is designed to provide the delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the philosophy of protection scheme selection, protection scheme configuration, and the non-relay specific principles associated with the determination of scheme and relay settings.

Protection of today’s sophisticated Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution Systems is necessary to maximise safety for the public and electricity industry employees alike, to disconnect faulted plant from the system, and to maintain quality of supply to customers. Reliability of these protection schemes is important to ensure damage to the power system is minimised, faulted plant is disconnected, system stability is maintained, security is optimised, and to ensure unfaulted plant is not inadvertently tripped from service.

Especially with respect to HV & EHV electricity transmission systems, the modern trend is for these networks to be operated closer and closer to their limits of performance. This requires the associated protection systems to be optimized: to be simultaneously coordinated, to be fast operating, to be secure and to be reliable. These are conflicting requirements, but nevertheless their implementation is critical to the optimal performance of national and international electricity systems. In addition the protection systems associated with HV & EHV Transmission Networks must maintain power system stability while not constraining inter or intra-regional power flows.

This seminar, “Protection of HV & EHV Transmission Systems”, provides a comprehensive understanding of the sophisticated protection systems used to protect HV & EHV transmission and distribution systems. The seminar also covers the application of modern micro-processor based relay technology, as well as covering the application of older electronic and electromechanical relays, this latter group being the majority of devices still in service.

“Protection of HV & EHV Transmission Systems” is designed to provide attendees with an advanced understanding of the full range of protection equipment, including differential and distance protection schemes.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this seminar you will be able to:

  1. Describe the principles, specify the functionality and determine the high-level (i.e. non-relay specific) protection schemes and settings associated with transmission and distribution power system plant, including high voltage busbars, transformers and feeders (differential protection).
  1. Specify a current transformer (CT) to cope with fault currents that include exponentially decaying transient DC components.
  2. Describe and explain the implications of voltage transformer (VT) transient performance.
  1. Design and implement distance relay protection schemes, in particular:
  • Select a suitable relay characteristic based on an understanding of relay comparator operation.
  • Allow for various starter characteristics.
  • Develop a grading plan to ensure coordination with protection relays elsewhere on the power system.
  • Allow for the effects of mutual coupling with other feeders on the same easement.
  • Design protection schemes and set relays for teed feeder configurations.
  • Design protection schemes and set relays for bridged feeder configurations.
  • Allow for the effects of arc and/or fault resistance.
  • Describe and explain the application of VT supervision, healthy phase polarizing, Switch OnTo Fault (SOTF) logic, power swing blocking logic, ensure load encroachment does not cause inadvertent tripping and ensure healthy phase fault currents do not degrade distance relay performance.
  1. Specify and explain the application of distance relay protection signalling schemes.

Who Should Attend

This seminar has been prepared specifically to provide this crucial knowledge for:

  • Planning Engineers, to identify the difficulties in providing protection for various power system configurations under review
  • Maintenance Engineers, to ensure that system protection is not compromised as plant is removed from service during maintenance
  • Circuitry Design Engineers, to ensure that protective schemes are implemented in a manner to provide optimum performance
  • Commissioning Engineers, to ensure the actual field installation of the protection scheme and associated relay settings meets the design requirements.
  • Field Technicians, to understand the importance of their role in installing, testing and maintaining effective, reliable, dependable and secure protection systems.
  • Protection Design Engineers, to identify protection implications and to ensure design, coordination and relay setting principles provide the necessary levels of speed, security, dependability and safety.

Course Faculty - Barrie Moor

Mr. Barrie Moor

Principal Engineer at Power System Protection Training, Australia

Experience:

  • 39 years in the Queensland Electricity
  • Transmission and Generation Supply Industries
  • 30 years in the discipline of Protection Design
  • 20 years in Post Graduate Electricity Supply System Training

Barrie Moor

With over 39 years experience in the Queensland electricity supply industry, our principal engineer, the seminar author and presenter, Barrie Moor, has been involved in the design, coordination and implementation of protection schemes associated with Queensland’s HV and EHV transmission systems since 1981. Barrie also has extensive experience with the protection of large generating plants having had responsibility for the protection of generators at many of Queensland’s major power stations. From 2000 to 2007, Barrie filled the role of Senior Engineer Protection Design, with statewide responsibility, leading Powerlink’s Protection Design Team. From 2007 to 2012, in the role of Principal Consultant Substation Protection, and then Principal Engineer Investigations, Barrie provided specialist Protection Design and Fault Analysis services to support the Asset Management and Operational Groups within Powerlink. Barrie has 20 years experience within Australia and internationally (New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, UAE, Ghana) in the provision of university post graduate training on the design and implementation of HV and EHV Transmission Protection Systems and also and Power Station Generator Protection Systems. Barrie has presented a number of papers on various specialised aspects of protection design at conferences both within Australia and internationally. Barrie represented Powerlink on CIGRE committee APB5, Power System Protection and Automation, and served as a corresponding member on Cigre and IEE working groups on Protection Systems.

 

With recent seminar feedback:

  • “Of the 5 training courses that I have been on, this one has been the best”
  • “Barrie Moor kept it interesting, excellent presentation skills”
  • “Great presentation, learnt a lot!!”
  • “Barrie was very knowledgeable. He made the difference”
  • Attended seminar conducted in UAE. It was an amazing experience

 

LinkedIn Testimonials

  • I have now completed a couple of seminars / courses (Fundamentals of Power System Protection and Distance Protection training at QUT) with Barrie and once again could not ask for more. Barrie is an expert in Power Systems Protection and spares no effort to pass on his knowledge, striving to share his extensive knowledge in the topics at hand, Barrie impresses all. I will not hesitate to take another training course lectured by Barrie. I look forward to the next opportunity in power systems protection run by Barrie Moor.
  • Barrie is the best protection engineer I have had the pleasure to work with… They do not make protection experts like Barrie anymore…
  • Having worked with Barrie on numerous projects and whilst standardising Control Systems interface designs to protection schemes and plant, as well as experiencing Barrie’s protection systems and schemes training, I can readily attest that Barrie is an authority in the field of protection. His knowledge across all levels of protection (systems, design, theory) and ability to communicate (design, training) are astounding. Credit well deserved.

Past Testimonials

“If you want to learn the concepts & principles, and how protection relays really operate, and as a protection engineer have a deeper appreciation and understanding of what you do at work, then this will be very valuable. Especially if you want to know how relay protection is related to all formulas and concepts you have learned from your electrical engineering course in school.”– Senior Engineer, NGCP

“Excellent”–Electrical Engineer, TOYO Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd

“A very useful course to attend. Full of new information, knowledge regarding the protection in transmission system”– Technician, Sarawak Energy Berhad

“Overall discussion, materials trainers, venue and everything are all excellent. Very useful for system operations & commissioning, relay setting & protection relay engineers.”– Engineer, NGCP

“A well-structured course module that meet the target group nicely”– Maintenance Engineer, Sarawak Energy Berhad

“Recommended for any protection engineer. Very clearly explained and detailed that is definitely useful for those who work in power industry.”-Protection Engineer, Sarawak Energy Berhad

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION AND MODERN CONTROL SYSTEMS

INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION AND MODERN CONTROL SYSTEMS

Selection, Applications, Operation and Diagnostics

18 – 20 JULY 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, HART protocol, control valves, actuators, and smart technology. This seminar will focus on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of these systems and equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology because it covers how these systems and equipment operate, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure their successful operation. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods in order to increase the reliability of these systems and equipment and reduce their operation and maintenance cost.

This seminar will provide the following information for modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology:

  • Basic Design
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, and Maintenance

Practical applications of smart instrumentation, SCADA, and Distributed Control Systems, control valves, actuators, etc in the following industries will be discussed in detail:

  1. Chemical and petrochemical
  2. Power generation
  3. Pulp and paper
  4. Aerospace
  5. Water and sewage treatment
  6. Electrical power grids
  7. Environmental monitoring and control systems
  8. Pharmaceutical plants

The instructor will guide the delegates during the seminar to do the following:

  1. Design control systems for the chemical, petro-chemical, and power generation Industries
  2. Select the components for these control systems
  3. Tune and troubleshoot these control systems

The seminar will focus on the following:

  1. Strategies used to enhance the performance of modern control systems and reduce their capital and operation and maintenance costs
  2. Techniques used to increase the reliability of modern control systems and reduce the failure rate of the components and plant downtime
  3. Methods used to minimize plant upsets and failures due to control system instabilities

Following the seminar, individuals will be able to do the following:

  1. Design modern control systems for all industrial applications
  2. Select all the smart instrumentation and equipment required for all control systems including Distributed Control Systems
  3. Tune all control systems
  4. Operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair all control systems equipment including smart instrumentation, Distributed Control Systems, SCADA, control valves, actuators, positioners, transducers, etc

Learning Outcomes

  • Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand the causes and modes of failure of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Training Methodology

The instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all the delegates gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh

Has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with with Ontario Power Generation and as an Engineering Supervisor and Training Manager, has conduct courses and seminars, to more than 4,000 working engineers and professionals who consistently ranked him as “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Philip has also wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:

 

1- Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.

2- Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.

3- Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.

4- Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

5- Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Pte Ltd Training Center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards Graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). Prof. Kiameh retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

 

Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Topics Covered

  • Equipment Operation
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection
  • Equipment Testing
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity
  • Equipment Sizing
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

LOAD FORECASTING IN POWER SYSTEMS

LOAD FORECASTING IN POWER SYSTEMS

A pragmatic methodology that can be used as a guide to construct Electric Power Load Forecasting models with real case studies

22 – 24 AUGUST 2016, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

Load forecasting is a central and integral process for planning periodical operations and facility expansion in the electricity sector. Demand pattern is almost very complex due to the deregulation of energy markets. Therefore, finding an appropriate forecasting model for a specific electricity network is not an easy task. Although many forecasting methods were developed, none can be generalized for all demand patterns. This training presents a pragmatic methodology that can be used as a guide to construct Electric Power Load Forecasting models. The trainer brings with him real case studies and examples from his direct experience in this industry.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to understand and put into the practice the following key learnings

  • Significance and implementation of Load Forecast
  • Accuracy vs. Sensitivity of Load Flow assessment
  • Data mining and information requirement for the analysis
  • Methodology
  • Building a benchmark model for different utilities and examples from practice
  • Practical implementation, best practice and continuous updates

Who Should Attend

Load/price forecasters, energy traders, quantitative/business analysts in the utility industry, power system planners, power system operators, load research analysts, and rate design analysts

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac

Chartered Engineer MIET CIGRE SMEIT SAIEE

Fellow of IET, IEEE, CIGRE

Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

Vukan’s technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Vukan is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, Vukan was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents. He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process. He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. Vukan carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

Vukan has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

Topics Covered

  • Building a benchmark model for different utilities and examples from practice
  • Practical implementation, best practice and continuous updates
  • Significance and implementation of Load Forecast
  • Accuracy vs. Sensitivity of Load Flow assessment
  • Data mining and information requirement for the analysis
  • Methodology
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

ADVANCED CABLES

ADVANCED CABLES

Understanding cable system engineering, bid, tender contract award, condition assessment, life estimation, repair and diversions.

24 – 26 MAY 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

A three-day course on cable system engineering, using example circuits, to take the participants from the planning stage through to the preparation of technical and commercial specifications for the tender document, bid adjudication, contract award, manufacture, installation, maintenance and operation. The management of existing cable assets is considered in terms of condition assessment, life estimation, repair and diversions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand cable principles and physics
  • Gain knowledge of existing cable types
  • Learn the criteria and practical techniques for specify a new cable system
  • Understand a cable manufacturing process
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of cables installation
  • Gain knowledge of cable bonding systems
  • Gain knowledge of cable accessories
  • Understand the safety considerations when working on HV cables
  • Understand the environmental aspects related to HV cables
  • Gain knowledge of a temperature monitoring of HV cables
  • Learn how to maintain HV cables
  • Learn operational aspects of HV cable systems

Who Should Attend

  • Design Engineers/Technicians
  • Industrial and Utility Engineers/Technicians
  • Managers of design engineering departments
  • Construction Supervisors
  • Electrical Engineers/Technicians
  • Consulting Engineers/Technicians
  • Planners of Power Systems
  • Project Engineers
  • Safety Professionals

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac

Chartered Engineer MIET CIGRE SMEIT SAIEE

Fellow of IET, IEEE, CIGRE

Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

Vukan’s technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Vukan is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, Vukan was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents. He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process. He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. Vukan carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

Vukan has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Good for General Introduction of HV Cables system.” Tai Sin Electric Ltd

“I have gained my knowledge in the power cable design laying & testing.” Sarawak Energy Berhad

“The course is useful and would be able to apply in daily working activity.” Manager, Jurong Shipyard

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

EXCITATION SYSTEMS

EXCITATION SYSTEMS

Get a firm understanding in the operation of excitation control systems along with an appreciation of the different types available and the numerous systems offered by the major manufacturers.

15 – 16 MAY 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

The two day course is designed for electrical engineers and operational staff involved in power generation. The content is relevant for all types of generation involving synchronous machines; from traditional coal, oil, gas and hydro, to offshore and nuclear. The course will give delegates a firm understanding in the operation of excitation control systems along with an appreciation of the different types available and the numerous systems offered by the major manufacturers.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn about:

  • Fundamentals of the synchronous machine
  • The generator capability diagram
  • Excitation system components
  • Excitation system control theory
  • Parallel operation of generators
  • Brushless / Rotating excitation systems
  • Static excitation systems
  • Power System Stabilisers
  • Transmission company compliance
  • IEEE Excitation Standards

Who Should Attend

  • Electrical engineers involved in power generation both onshore and offshore
  • Power plant operational staff

Course Faculty - Douglas Cope

Douglas Cope

Electrical Engineer at

Excitation and Engineering Services Ltd

Douglas has been working in the EC&I field for 23 years in a variety of industries; the last 13 of those in power generation. He has worked as a senior design engineer for Alstom Electrical Machines where he designed and commissioned excitation control systems for coal, oil, nuclear, gas and hydro generation plants from 1MW to 1,200MW worldwide. The last two years of his time at Alstom were spent as Engineering Manager for the excitation controls division.

 

He subsequently moved to RWE nPower as their Lead Excitation Engineer, responsible for the excitation systems of RWE’s entire UK fleet plus numerous third party utility companies.

 

In 2011 he set up an independent excitation system consultancy company and now provides consultancy services and training to most of the major UK utility companies, plus companies in Europe, Asia and the US.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Excellent course on Excitation Systems. Highly recommended” – S.Manager, TNB REMACO

“A very useful course and well organised” – Head of Electrical Engineering, Shell Refining Company

“This course very helpful and useful for those whose work related with power generation to get more understanding on excitation systems to troubleshoot and maintenance” – Engineer, TNB

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan