SCADA Training - T&D Automation

SCADA Training - T&D Automation

This 2-Day SCADA Training course covers the major functions of a SCADA System designated for T&D Electrical Power Monitoring and Control.

This course covers all the major subassemblies of the T&D system, including modern high speed network communication, which is immune to EMI and transients. Our SCADA training course examines all T&D SCADA hardware requirements as well as software requirements, with the required qualifications. Typical examples of SCADA Systems and interoperation with the proper relay protection are provided.





WHO should attend

  • Electrical Power Engineers
  • Control and Automation Engineers
  • Instrumentation Engineers
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Managers working in the Power Automation Field


Students receive

course benefits



Introduction to Electrical Power Systems

  • Electrical Power system classification
  • Voltage Levels: Low Voltage; Medium Voltage and High Voltage Typical Systems
  • Electrical power flow from Generation to the end user


Power Systems Architecture

  • Typical structures for Low Voltage Electrical Systems
  • Medium Voltage Substations; Switchgears and Switchyards
  • Distribution and Transmission Substations
  • High Voltage and Ultra High Voltage Substations
  • Underground and Enclosed Substations
  • Transmission Lines  


Power System Protection types

  • Electrical Power Generators Protections, requirements
  • Substation Protection, requirement and configuration selection
  • Transmission Line Protection Equipment, -Surge arrestors
  • Power factor Correction, systems at the Generator; Substation and Transmission Lines
  • Low voltage Systems Protection, Dynamic and Static Loads requirements
  • Typical Fuse Protection and Circuit Breakers Protection
  • Standards requirement for Electrical Protection
  • Testing and calibrating Circuit breakers
  • Commissioning of an Electrical Power Systems 


Power Transformers

  • Dry versus Oil Filled Power Transformers
  • Distribution Transformers
  • Power Transmission Transformers
  • Transformer Winding Configuration
  • On Line and Off Line TAP Changers
  • Testing Electrical Transformers
  • Maintenance of an Electrical Power Transformer
  • Instrumentation related to Electrical Power Transformers Maintenance and Protection
  • Typical Faults of Electrical transformers 
  • Electrical Transformer Aging and Maximum Load
  • Paralleling Electrical Power Transformers

Power Switching Equipment and Structures

  • Electrical Disconnect Switches, 
  • Low Voltage Circuit Breakers
  • Medium Voltage Vacuum and Oil Breakers 
  • Medium Voltage Electrical Switchgear
  • High Voltage SF6 and Vacuum Breakers
  • Indicators of Degradation of a Medium and High Voltage Breakers
  • Breaker Maintenance and testing
  • Grounding and safety grounding


Local monitoring of Electrical power Systems

  • Local Monitoring Integrated Relays
  • Substation Bay Monitoring Systems, functions and Implementation
  • Networks and communication systems
  • Data Base and Trending of Local Parameters


Switchyard and Switchgear typical Execution Elements

  • Switchgear and Switchyard Systems,
  • PT and CT Types, location and requirements
  • Motorized Breakers; Hydraulic Breakers 
  • Power Factor Capacitor Banks Connections
  • Power Electronic Elements used in Substations




Remote Connectivity and Networks for Transmission Lines

  • Typical Configuration for Information Transmission
  • Switches; and Routers requirements to be used in Electrical Power;
  • Data Protection and Encryption, CISCO Routers
  • Data Transmission Capability of most representative Networks used in power systems
  • Backup Systems and redundancy required for Data transmission
  • RTU – Radio Capability Example
  • Wi-Fi and GPS usage and integration
  • Tendency and Development – National Instruments & LAB View for SMART GRID


SCADA Solutions and Principles of Operation

  • SCADA System Functions 
  • Power Generation Station typical SCADA Solution
  • Active and Reactive Power Control in a Power Generation  Station
  • Typical Topology of a SCADA SYSTEM Implemented  for a Substation
  • Operation of a SCADA System in a Substation
  • Load Shedding and fault mitigation for a Substation using SCADA
  • Power Factor Correction in a Substation using SCADA
  • Transmission lines Supervised by SCADA Systems


 SCADA System Architecture-a Practical approach

  • Example of a complete Networking System
  • Network Topology and Architecture
  • Implementation Example of a Substation SCADA
  • Implementation of a SCADA System in a Nuclear Plant 


Modern Implementation of the Power System Protection

  • Integrated Protection Systems for a Power Generator
  • Integrated Protection Systems for Backup Generators and Groups of Backup generators
  • Integrated Protection Solution for Power Transformers and Feeders
  • Integrated Protection Systems for Substations
  • Modern Implementation of a Protection, based on the Integrated Systems and Real time Networks and Communication
  • Manufacturers Integrated Protection Systems


 Consideration of the Power System Networking Solutions

  • Real Time Networking Solutions
  • Main Topology and Parameters of Real time Networks
  • Protocol Converters and Universal Convertors


Servers and Backup back up Power Monitoring

  • Server architecture and data organisation
  • Automatic Backup of vital field data
  • Restoring the Data after Power Failure
  • UPS and ATS Requirements in a Centralized SCADA System
  • Redundancy Level Required in a SCADA System


Monitoring remotely the Power System

  • Example of sequence of Events in a Substation Equipped with SCADA, in case of a remote Fault
  • Sequence of Events of a SCADA Controlled System in case Power Factor Correction is required
  • Large Electrical Grid Voltage Compensation via SCADA System
  • Electrical Power Generator VAR correction based on Load Change


Building OPC & ODBC Connectivity

  • OPS Server For Connectivity
  • ODBC to OPC Link for data transfer
  • Examples of utilisation of OPC & ODBC connector in SCADA System Data Flow

 SCADA Control System and Parameters

  • Typical Parameters Monitored by a SCADA System in a Generation Plant, monitoring and control solutions 
  • Monitoring and controlling Substation Parameters remotely, example of data flow and parameters
  • SCADA Monitoring for Large Electrical System
  • Energy Stability and optimization 
  • Power management solution
  • Intelligent Load Shading and preservation of important Loads
  • Simulation and Predictability of Events
  • Reconstruction of previous events using Historian
  • SCADA Systems Hierarchy and Interaction: Power Generation; Substation Transmission and Distribution Lines



Both days:
Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Restart: 1:15 p.m.
Finish: 4:30 p.m.




On-Site Training Available

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