Protection Analysis and Stability Training - 10-13 Oct 2017, Melbourne

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the advanced protection specific tools of PowerFactory and DIgSILENT Simulation Langauge (DSL) for developing time domain (RMS and EMT) models of control systems such as AVR's, governors, Power system stabilisers and STATCOMs. Before attending this course, course attendees should be familiar with the basic use of PowerFactory such as how to perform load-flow and short circuit analysis and navigate around the database. Topics covered include:

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CO-1-01 - DIgSILENT Introduction

  • Worldwide Company Overview
  • DIgSILENT Pacific Offices
  • Products
  • History

PF-3-05 - Protection Elements

  • Protection modelling Background
  • Location of Protection devices in PowerFactory
  • Fuses
  • CTs and modelling CT saturation in PowerFactory
  • Motor protection characteristic

PF-3-06 - Time Over-current Protection Analysis

  • Over-current relay modelling
  • Over-current relay characteristics
  • PowerFactory relay model structure
  • Protection SLD colouring modes
  • Effective use of the time-overcurrent curve

PF-3-07 - Analysis of directional over-current protection and using the time distance diagram

  • Directional over-current relays
  • Defining a path for protection analysis
  • Voltage transformers
  • Time distance diagrams for directional and impedance relay analysis

PF-3-08 - Impedance relay protection analysis in PowerFactory

  • Impedance relay principles
  • R-X diagrams
  • Distance relay characteristics
  • Earth fault compensation factor
  • Distance protection analysis using paths and time distance diagrams

PF-3-09 - Relay communication schemes in PowerFactory

  • Principles of relay communications
  • Typical relay communication schemes
  • Implementation of a POTT scheme in PowerFactory

PF-3-10 - Time domain protection analysis in PowerFactory

  • Setting up the time domain simulation
  • Defining the fault events
  • Running a time domain simulation
  • Visualising the simulation results

PF-3-20 - Introduction to Time Domain Simulations

  • Types of time domain simulations and when to use each one
  • How to initialise a time domain simulation
  • How to define RMS variable sets for recording
  • How to define plots to show recorded results
  • How to define simulation events
  • How to run an RMS simulation

PF-3-21 - Introduction to DSL

  • The components of dynamic models in PowerFactory
  • What is the DIgSILENT Simulation Language (DSL) and basic model building blocks
  • How to create basic controller models

PF-3-22 - Motor Start-up Simulations

  • PowerFactory Asynchronous Machine Model
  • Configuring the network for Motor Startup Simulations
  • Running the Simulation and Visualising the Results

PF-3-23 - Adding custom fuse types

  • Tracing curves using the curve trace plot
  • Saving the curves' characteristics to TOC types
  • Creating fuse types

PF-3-35 - Arc-Flash Hazard Analysis

  • Arc-flash standards IEEE-1584 and NFPA 70E
  • How to set up accessible locations and their parameters
  • How to set up arc-flash hazard analysis options
  • How to customise the single line diagram to display arc-flash results
  • How to create an arc-flash report and label database

PF-3-45 - Using the short circuit trace

  • About short circuit traces
  • Defining fault events
  • How to run a short circuit trace

PF-3-46 - Distance protection coordination assistant

  • What is the distance protection coordination assistant (DPCA)
  • Setting up the network model to use the DPCA
  • Methods of the DPCA
  • Using the DPCA
  • Results from the DPCA

PF-4-01 - PowerFactory relay model development

  • Understanding the relay model structure
  • Basic relay building blocks
  • Editing relay type elements
  • Inverse time characteristics

PF-4-06 - DSL: Model Initialisation Basics

  • Macros
  • Variable Definitions for block diagrams
  • Calculation of Initial Conditions for block diagrams
  • Open Loop Step Response
  • Closed Loop Step Response

PF-4-07 - DSL: PWM converters for grid applications

  • STATCOM Converter Basics
  • PWM converter model for RMS simulations
  • Static generator model for RMS simulations

PF-4-08 - DSL: AVR modelling

  • Standard Model Library
  • Basic AVR features
  • Types of Excitation
  • AVR functional components
  • Building a standard AVR model

PF-4-09 - DSL: Governor Modelling

  • Standard Governor Model Library
  • Basic Governor Features
  • Building a Standard Governor Model

PF-4-10 - DSL: Custom Events

  • DSL special functions
  • Controlling the Simulation with Custom DSL Events
  • Example: Circuit breaker tripping

Note that places on the course are limited to 9 and allocated on a 'first come, first in' basis. A minimum of six participants is required for the course to run. The course will be confirmed via email no earlier than two weeks prior to the start date.