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22 Jul - 26 Jul 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
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About the Course

The Electrical Power System is generally a complex enterprise that may be subdivided into major subsystems: generation, transmission, distribution, and utilisation.

Power Quality is of primary concern for reliable, proper, and economical operation of the whole electrical power system. It is also necessary to periodically monitor the performance of the constituent subsystems to ensure their compatibility with power quality requirements and relevant standards.

In this 5-day Power System Quality, Earthing and Bonding training course the delegates will be introduced to the power quality definitions, terminology, and relevnt standards. Major power quality problems are then discussed, evaluated, and proper solutions are presented to mitigate such power quality problems. Likewise, environmental disturbances' impact on the performance of electrical power systems is explained in the context of electromagnetic theory. The distinctive features of the intermittent and stochastic renewable energies systems (ISRES) are also discussed within the framework of improving power quality performance. Furthermore, a comprehensive study of proper grounding and bonding techniques that comply with the relevant standards and codes is provided. Case studies will be presented to discuss power quality problems and solution techniques focusing on grounding and bonding. Moreover, daily interactive sessions will be organised to review the discussed topics at the end of every day, involving questions and answers to certify that the planned course objectives have been achieved.

Core Objectives

This training course mainly aims to provide power quality awareness, problems evaluations, and proper solutions to all entities of the electric power systems, including utility engineers, equipment designers and suppliers, and end users. It will serve as common ground on which these three entities can meet to resolve problems.

The delegates will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the power of quality definitions, terminology, and standards
  • Know the general power quality classes, and their characteristics
  • Evaluate the procedures for power quality problems and their impacts on power systems performance
  • Design the proper solutions for the power quality problems
  • Analyse power quality problems for intermittent and stochastic renewable energies systems (ISRES)
  • Evaluate and analysis of the environmental disturbances and impacts on power systems operation
  • Analyse typical wiring and grounding problems and causes
  • Design proper grounding, wiring, and bonding for better power quality
Training Approach

This training course will comprise various aspects of power quality as it impacts power plants, equipment manufacturers, and end users. The general classes of power quality problems and proposed solutions are presented to improve power systems performance. It is designed to provide the delegates with a broad-based overview and an in-depth analysis of the fundamental issues in the power quality discipline considering related standards and practical case studies that should increase the overall understanding of problems related to power quality. Different Techniques for proper grounding and wiring of power plants are also included with real-life examples to reinforce principles understanding. An interactive session containing general discussions, feedback, questions, and answers is also carefully prepared and presented to review and clarify the daily topics to ensure that delegates have achieved the Intended professional objectives.

The Attendees

This training course addresses issues of interest to utility engineers, industrial engineers, technicians, and designers of manufacturing equipment, computers, appliances, and other load equipment. It will help designers to acquire the environment in which their equipment must operate and the peculiar difficulties their customers might have when trying to operate their equipment.

Likewise, it will be valuable to the professionals but not limited to the following:

  • Electrical Engineers and Technicians
  • Power Engineers
  • Power Plants Quality, Control, and Maintenance Engineers
  • Occupational Safety and Security Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Utility Users
  • Designer Engineers
Daily Discussion

DAY ONE: INTRODUCTION TO POWER QUALITY OF ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS

  • Structure of a General Electrical Power System
  • Power Quality Definitions and Terminology
  • Power Quality Standards
  • Why are we concerned about power quality?
  • General Classes of Power Quality Problems
  • Power Quality Evaluation Procedures
  • Effects of poor Power Quality on Power Systems
  • General Power Quality Enhancement Techniques

DAY TWO: CHARACTERISTICS OF POWER SYSTEMS ELECTROMAGNETIC PHENOMENA

  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Electric Fields
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Transmission Lines Fields Calculations
  • Maxwell Equations and Electromagnetic Fields
  • Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (EMI/EMC)
  • Electromagnetic Pulse and Lightning
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

DAY THREE: SOURCES OF POWER QUALITY PROBLEMS

  • Short-duration Voltage Variations
  • Long-duration Voltage Variations
  • Voltage Fluctuation
  • Waveform Distortion
  • Power Frequency Variations
  • Transients

DAY FOUR: POWER QUALITY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGIES SYSTEMS (RES)

  • Renewable Energy Sources Survey
  • Solar Power Plants
  • Wind Power Plants
  • Intermittence and Stochastic Features of Solar and Wind Power Plants
  • Performance Parameters of ISRES Power Systems
  • Power Quality Concerns in ISRES Installations

DAY FIVE: GROUNDING AND BONDING OF ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS

  • Definitions, Terminology, and related Standards
  • Difference between Grounding, Earthing, and Bonding
  • Reasons for Grounding
  • Typical Grounding and Bonding Problems
  • Bonding Methods
  • Grounding Systems Types, Elements, and Parameters
  • Grounding Systems Design and Considerations for Power Quality
  • Grounding Parameters Measurements