Protection & Control Seminar
Protection & Control Seminar
July 30 - August 2, 2018
Clearwater Beach, FL

Power Plant Protection Track

Monday, July 30, 2018

Breakfast & Attendee Check-in
Please check-in for the seminar and pick-up your badge and seminar materials at the Beckwith Electric Help Desk.

7:00-8:00 AM

Welcome & Introductions

8:00-8:30 AM

Generator Protection
Instructor: Wayne Hartmann
Based on IEEE C37.102.

  • Generator construction and operation
  • Grounding and connections
  • IEEE standards for generator protection
  • Generator and power system interaction
  • Generator protection element overview
    • Internal faults (in the generator zone)
    • Abnormal operating conditions
    • External faults
  • Protection Application Exploration
    • Stator Ground Fault (27TN, 59N, 59D, 64S, 67N, 87GD)
      • Exploration of stator ground fault injection sensitivity and security
    • Rotor Ground Fault/Brush Lift Off (64F, 64S)
    • Stator Phase Fault (87G)
    • Turn-to-Turn Fault
    • Phase Unbalance/Open Conductor (46)
    • Overexcitation (24)
    • Abnormal Voltage (59)
    • Field Loss (40)
    • Loss of Synchronism (78)
    • Abnormal Frequency (81-U, 81A)
    • Inadvertent Energizing (50/27)
    • Blown VT Fuses (60FL)
    • Breaker Failure/Pole Flashover (50BF)
    • Loss of Prime Mover (32)
  • Tripping considerations and sequential tripping
  • Discuss tactics to improve reliability (security & dependability)
  • Generator protection upgrade considerations
    • Lessons learned from NE Blackout (2003)
    • Redundancy concepts
  • Explore Setting, Commissioning and Event Investigation Tools

8:30-10:00 AM


10:00-10:15 AM

Generator Protection (Continued)

10:15 AM-Noon


Noon-1:00 PM

Generator Protection (Continued)

1:00-2:45 PM


2:45-3:00 PM

Fault Fundamentals
Instructor: Doug Weisz

  • Fault Types
  • Short-Circuit Calculations
  • Calculations and Settings

3:00-5:00 PM

Monday Evening Activities

  • Beach Volleyball Tournament
    • Beach Volleyball Courts Beachside behind the Sandpearl Resort
    • 5:45-8:00 PM (Attendee Guests and Families Welcome!)
    • Power Grid Engineering is sponsoring the 6th Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament starting at 5:45 PM at the Beach Volleyball Courts Beachside behind the Sandpearl Resort. All skills are welcome to play volleyball or join us for snacks, drinks and networking.