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30 Hour Electrical Power System Training - Power System Fundamentals, Short Circuit Study & Device Coordination, Arc Flash Analysis


Electrical Power System Training - Our 5 day (30 hours) live online instructor-led course is actually a series of three courses:

1. Power System Fundamentals - September 9, 2024

2. Short Circuit Analysis & Protective Device Coordination - September 16-17, 2024

3. Arc Flash Analysis/Study - IEEE 1584 Update - September 23-24, 2024

Our 30-hour Electrical Power System training course is actually three separate courses: Power System Fundamentals, Short Circuit Analysis & Protective Device Coordination, and Arc Flash Analysis/Study. The three courses together are designed to help both junior and experienced electrical engineers understand electrical power systems as they apply to industrial, commercial and institutional buildings and facilities. NOTE: Course Includes FULL Demo Power System Analysis Software License.

Electrical Power System Training - Our 5 day (30 hours) live online instructor-led course is actually a series of three courses:

1. Power System Fundamentals - September 9, 2024

2. Short Circuit Analysis & Protective Device Coordination - September 16-17, 2024

3. Arc Flash Analysis/Study - IEEE 1584 Update - September 23-24, 2024

Course #1 - Power System Fundamentals - (Price: $349)

Our 6-hour (1 Day) Power System Fundamentals course starts with sound design. A proper functioning electric power distribution system is vital to safety, maintenance, troubleshooting and the efficient operation of a modern industrial plant. The power distribution system includes high voltage utility tie circuit breakers, main transformers, medium voltage switchgear, distribution transformers, motor control centers, electric motors, variable speed drives, etc. This course is designed to address all aspects of industrial power distribution systems, including system planning, equipment selection, specification and application, system grounding, protection and conformity with electrical code requirements, etc. Typical one-line and relaying diagrams will be discussed for various applications.

Course #2 - Short Circuit Analysis & Protective Device Coordination - (Price: $599)

Our 12-Hour (2 Day) Short Circuit Analysis & Protective Device Coordination course will provide a practical and comprehensive description of the principles and concepts of analysis, application and operation of protection schemes for various power system elements such as feeders, transformers, motors, buses, generators, etc. The Power Systems Coordination course makes extensive use of in-class curve drawing exercises and actual case histories to familiarize trainees with the art of power systems coordination. Selection of time/current characteristics, protection, selectivity and deriving protective device settings consistent with National Electric Code and ANSI Standard requirements are emphasized in this course. This course covers the subject of power system protection from a practical perspective, and includes important functional aspects such as testing and coordination of protection systems. This course is designed for individuals who are involved with industries and utilities which depend on proper system protection for operational efficiency and minimizing damage to equipment.

Course #3 - Arc Flash Analysis/Study - IEEE 1584 Update - (Price: $599)

Arc Flash Analysis and Study is the focus of this 12-hour (2 Day) live online training course. First, you will learn to identify requirements and responsibilities from safety standards and codes (CSA Z462, NFPA 70e, IEEE 1584, NESC 410A). Next, you will examine methods for identifying and calculating arc flash hazards. Finally, we will analyze equipment selection and operational strategies to reduce risks.

These three Electrical Engineering Courses will demonstrate electrical engineering software Simulation and Calculations engineering course will provide students with an in-depth review of fault analysis problems in industrial, commercial and institutional power systems and provide the means for solving such problems, and discusses the impact of short-circuit fault currents on equipment selection.

Complete Course Details Here: (Bundle Price: $1199)

WHO should attend

Our 30-Hour Power System Fundamentals, Short Circuit Analysis & Protective Device Coordination and Arc Flash Analysis/Study course is designed for utility, industrial, commercial and institutional power system electrical engineering personnel, electrical consulting engineers, as well as electrical design engineers, who are responsible for the reliable design, engineering and operation and of industrial, commercial and insitutional electric power distribution systems. Plant, facility, and corporate electrical engineers dealing with one or more company distribution systems and consulting and utility engineers dealing with clients' systems. Consultants, architect-engineers will also find this course very beneficial.

Students receive

  • This Course Includes Our Latest Electrical Electrical Protection and Arc Flash Safety Handbooks!! (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 3.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits (30 Professional Development Hours)
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $50.00)

Course #1 - Power System Fundamentals Live Online Training Course Outline


Introduction to Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

  • Elements Of Industrial Power Systems
  • Typical Industrial Power Systems
  • Time Domain Versus Frequency Domain
  • Effects Of Frequency And Complex Impedances
  • Single Phase Power Loads
  • Three Phase Power Loads
  • Balanced Delta-Connected Loads And Balanced Wye Connected Loads
  • Unbalanced Delta-Connected Loads And Unbalanced Wye Connected Loads

Elements of Industrial Power System

  • Standards And Codes
  • One Line Diagram Characteristics And Purposes
  • System Design Considerations:
  • Safety
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Voltage Considerations

Equipment Selection:

  • Substation Transformers
  • Switchgears & Circuit Breakers
  • Fuses & Fuse Disconnects
  • Power Distribution Centers
  • Motor Control Centers

Power Substation Configuration

  • Functions Of A Substation
  • Simple Radial And Expanded Radial System
  • Loop Systems
  • Selective Systems

Voltage Considerations

  • System Voltage Classes
  • System Voltage Terminology
  • Transformer Connections
  • Effects Of Voltage Variations
  • Motor Voltage Unbalance

Power factor considerations

  • Power Flow Fundamentals
  • Leading And Lagging Power Factors
  • Typical Plant Power Factor
  • Induction Motor Characteristics
  • Power Factor Correction Sources
  • Benefits Of PF Improvements
  • Utility Power Costs
  • Release Of Power System Capacity
  • Voltage Improvement
  • Techniques To Improve PF
  • Capacitor Bank Locations
  • Capacitor Bank Concerns
  • Capacitors And Resonance Issues
  • Capacitor Rating
  • Power Factor Calculations
  • Power Triangles And Calculations Procedures


  • Types Of System Grounding
  • Selection Of System Grounding
  • Ungrounded System
  • Solidly Grounded System
  • High Resistance Grounding
  • Impact Of System Grounding
  • Equipment Grounding

Application of power system Analysis

  • Why A Study?
  • Most Common System Studies
  • Load Flow Studies
  • Short Circuit Study
  • Coordination Study
  • Arc Flash Study
  • Harmonic Problems And Solutions
  • Sources Of Harmonic Currents And Voltages
  • Resonance Conditions
  • Effects Of Harmonics
  • Harmonic Analysis

Course #2 - Short Circuit Study & Protective Device Coordination


  • Short Circuit Theory And Analysis
  • Effect Of Short Circuit, Arcing And Burning
  • Fault Current Sources
  • Utility System, Motor And Generators
  • Fault Current Types And Characteristics
  • Symmetrical Versus Asymmetrical Fault Currents
  • AC And DC Decrements
  • Fault Calculations, Impedance Modelling
  • Balanced Faults And Unbalanced Fault
  • Symmetrical Components

Balanced Fault Calculations

  • Ohmic Model
  • Percent Model
  • Per-Unit Model
  • Select And Calculate Base Values
  • Data Collection And Modelling
  • Data Requirements
  • Utility Short Circuit Currents And X/R Ratio
  • Fault Calculation Procedure
  • Per-Unit Impedance Calculations
  • Complex Impedance Diagrams
  • Machine Reactance Modelling
  • Thevenin Equivalent Networks
  • Infinite Bus Calculations
  • Exercise – Per Unit Modelling
  • Typical Industrial Power Systems Modelling Using EasyPower Software

Electrical Equipment Ratings:

  • Switchgear Rating And Selection Criteria
  • Protective Device Interrupting Ratings
  • Equipment Components Withstand Ratings
  • Low Voltage Fuse And Circuit Breakers Rating And Selection
  • Medium Voltage Power Circuit Breaker And Power Fuses Rating And Selection
  •  Load Interrupters
  • Busway And Conductors
  • Equipment Duty Calculations
  • Fully Rated Systems
  • Low Voltage Series Rated Equipment
  • Sample Calculations

Transformer Protection

  • Need For Protection
  • Types Of Transformers
  • Transformer Data
  • Causes Of Transformer Overheating
  • Transformer Primary Protective Device
  • Transformer Through-Fault Capability
  • Factors Affecting Transformer Protection
  • Basic Transformer Protection
  • NEC And CEC Requirements
  • Coordination Criteria


Generator Protection

  • Generator Protection Introduction
  • Classification Of Generator Applications
  • Generator Decrement Characteristics
  • Short-Circuit Performance
  • Generator Protective Device

Conductor and Bus Protection:

  • General Consideration
  • Cable Protection
  • Short-Circuit Current Protection Of Cables
  • Overload Protection Of Cables
  • Physical Protection Od Cables
  • Code Requirements For Protection Of Cables
  • Busway Protection


Motor Protection

  • Factors To Consider In Protection Of Motors
  • Types Of Protection
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Low-Voltage Motor Protection
  • Low Voltage Motor Ground-Fault Protection
  • Medium-Voltage Motor Protection
  • Application Of Stator Winding Temperature Protection

Overcurrent Coordination Fundamentals:

  • Overcurrent Protection General Consideration
  • Overcurrent Protection Guidelines
  • TCC Plots
  • CTIs
  • Data Collection For Coordination Study
  • Phase Coordination
  • Ground-Fault Coordination
  • Ground-Fault Protective Schemes

Fuse Characteristics:

  • Low Voltage Fuses
  • Power Fuses
  • TCC Curves
  • Fuse Coordination Criteria
  • Current-Limiting Characteristics
  • Application Of Low-Voltage Fuses

LV Circuit Breaker Characteristics:

  • Molded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCBs)
  • Low Voltage Power Circuit Breakers
  • Time Current Curves (TCC)
  • Coordination Criteria

Time overcurrent relays

  • Introduction
  • Electromechanical Relays
  • Relay Characteristics
  • Solid State Relays
  • CTIs


EasyPower System Modelling Exercise

Course #3 - Arc Flash Analysis/Study - IEEE 1584 Update


1.    An Overview of Fault Current Analysis

  • Fault Current Sources
  • Short Circuit Current Parameters
  • Actual Fault Types
  • Balanced Fault Analysis
  • Impedance Diagrams
  • Fault Current Calculations

2.   Overcurrent Coordination Fundamentals:

  • Overcurrent Protection General Consideration
  • Protection Guidelines
  • TCC Plots
  • CTIs

3.   Fuse Characteristics:

  • Low Voltage Fuses
  • Power Fuses
  • TCC Curves
  • Fuse Coordination Criteria

4.   LV Circuit Breaker Characteristics:

  • Molded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCBs)
  • Low Voltage Power Circuit Breakers
  • TCC Curves
  • Coordination Criteria

5.   An Introduction to Arc Flash Calculations

  • Arc Flash Analysis
  • Causes Of Electrical Flash Events
  • Why Perform Arc Flash Studies? Who Should Perform Them?
  • CSA Z462/NFPA 70ENF
  • IEEE Standard 1584
  • Fault Magnitudes
  • Overcurrent Device Responses

6.   Major Changes in IEEE 1584-2018

  • Electrode Configurations
  • Typical Working Distance
  • Classes Of Equipment And Typical Gap
  • Transformer Exception At 240V


7.   Calculation Methodology

  • Overview Of Protective Device Coordination
  • Understanding Time-Current Curves
  • Fault Current Vs. Energy Released
  • Calculating With Uncertainty
  • Protective Device Trip Time

8.   Data Collection Process

  • How To Improve Outcomes
  • Data Collection Activities & Skill Sets
  • Obstacles In Data Collection
  • Required Equipment/Device Information
  • Understanding Short-Circuit Ratings

9.  Arc Flash Calculations Continued

  • Accumulated Energy
  • Minimum And Maximum Faults
  • Use Of Tolerances
  • Current-Limited Devices
  • System Modes Of Operation
  • Calculating Arcing Current
  • Determine Of Arc Duration
  • Calculate The Incident Energy
  • Arc-Flash Boundary Calculations

10.  Mitigating Risk of Arc Flash Hazards

  • Clearly Understanding Risk Vs Hazard
  • Overview Of Electrical Equipment
  • How To Reduce Arc Flash Levels
  • Fuse-Protected Vs. Non-Fuse-Protected Circuit Breakers
  • Arc-Resistant Switchgear
  • Arc Flash Label Issues
  • Safety: The Overriding Concern


Arc flash Analysis using EasyPower Software


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Start: 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Finish: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Live Online Course Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $1299 + GST/HST.

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Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.


CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 3 CEUs.

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Sam Salem
Power System Engineering Specialist, The Electricity Forum