Review a few key contributors to the power industry
Review the basic elements of the power system
Review concepts such as voltage, current, frequency & power
Understand the differences between AC/DC
Understand the sources and loads
Purpose of Substations & Switchyards
The purpose of substations and the difference between a substation and a switchyard
Differentiate between sources and loads
Why voltage conversion is a critical part of the utility network
Difference between phasing and phase rotation and how to apply this
Different types of substation configurations
The pros/cons of each configuration
Understand the concepts of reliability as applied to different types of substations
Identify zones of protection
Define breaker failure
Factors to be considered in site selection and development
The purpose of Topographic Surveys and Geotechnical Reports
Understand grading considerations for new substation site locations
Basic information to produce a civil/structural design package
Understand how to read the drawings
Have a basic understanding of the major design issues and how they affect the design of the substation structures
Understand the breakdown of the substation physical components
Have a basic understanding of the main design concerns and approaches
Understand the function of various substation equipment items
Determine the important ratings and application of these items
The most frequent errors to watch out for
How to apply the equipment in a substation
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Login
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
The components of a P&C system in a substation
How the terms dependability and security are applied to protective relaying
Major types of relaying in a substation
The function of different systems (control, relaying and metering) in a substation control enclosure
Terminology used to identify substation SCADA components
The purpose of Control, Alarm and Metering SCADA points
The purpose of the Points List
Safety in Substations and Switchyards
Personal safety considerations
Electrical safety awareness
Chemical safety considerations
Danger and hazard awareness
Safety planning examples
Managing Substation Construction Projects
Follow a substation project timeline
Understand a substation project construction sequence
Elements of managing a substation project schedule
Know some of the construction equipment and tooling used in a substation construction project
Elements of quality management on a substation construction project
Jan Risla, Project Manager, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Jan Risla is a Senior Project Manager at POWER Engineers with over 30 years’ experience in the power delivery industry. Mr. Risla is highly skilled in all phases of electrical project design, construction and commissioning. His professional experience includes personal responsibility for design and/or construction of 23 power plants, 47 substations, more than 120 miles of overhead line and more than 60 miles of high-voltage underground cable installations.
Chris Pierce - Senior Project Engineer, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Chris graduated with his BSEE from Ohio University in 2005 and obtained his MBA from Ohio State in 2010 while working for American Electric Power. He has worked for POWER Engineers for 5 years and has also spent time in his career working for AEP and ABB in a myriad of roles. Chris is currently the Substation Department Manager in Denver, CO and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio.
Sam Moss, Civil/Structural Lead, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Sam Moss is a professional civil engineer with comprehensive experience in design and project engineering for a variety of project types. He is knowledgeable in building codes, seismic design and industrial facilities and has specialized expertise in the design of steel, masonry and concrete structures. Specific design experience includes seismic restraint of equipment, control building design, pipe support analysis and monorail evaluations. As a civil/structural lead for POWER, he is responsible for material selection, load determination, analysis, seismic considerations, code compliance, calculations, specifications, project tracking and documentation. He holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering and a master’s in engineering management from Portland State University.
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