A Systematic Approach To Electrical Power System Design (1.2 CEU's)

Daily Schedule:

8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.

Course Description:


Industrial Electrical Power Systems need a good 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 Objectives:

Learn industrial power systems design principals, planning and analysis.

This course is designed for electrical power engineers to review, reinforce and refresh their knowledge of power system design, operation and troubleshooting.

* The course will provide a systematic approach to design of a new Electrical Power System or retrofit an obsolete system, encompassing distribution, transformers, MCC, panel boards, lighting loads and manufacturing plant electrical system.

Advance your knowledge and skills in system planning, equipment selection, specification and application. Learn and understand important aspects of power distribution system design steps. Improve your knowledge of how to operate your industrial power system efficiently, securely and safely.

Our Power System Analysis Training Course Will Teach Students How To:

Design electrical power systems more efficiently Better select and size power system components Understand the fundamentals of short circuit studies Understand the basics of coordination studies Calculate overcurrent device settings Understand power system design and analysis

* Provide the optimum sizing of the Electrical System for a specific Application to obtain maximum performance and reliability

* Select the best electrical equipment for retrofitting an old system

Who Should Attend:

Electrical Engineers, technicians and technologists in the industrial, consulting, and utility fields involved in design, operation and maintenance who require knowledge of electrical system protection techniques

Dr. Eduard Loiczli

Eduard Loiczli is currently a Nuclear Integration Senior Electrical Engineer for Ontario Power Generation. He has more than 26 years experience in Electrical Engineering and Controls and has made many achievements in the industry. He has designed programming applications for nuclear applications, SCADA and DCS. He has also created programming and integration solutions for oil extraction and an automated line for the glass industry. In addition to programming solutions, Mr Loiczli has been project leader for design in many electrical projects.
Mr Loiczli is a member of IEEE, Ontario Fire Association and APEO. He is a Certified Nuclear Engineer.


Introduction to Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Power Systems
  • Power System Fundamentals
  • Power Flow from Generation to End User
  • Electrical Equipment Rating
  • Sustainability of the Power Flow in today Environment
  • Adapting the Power System to future requirements
  • Codes and standards for Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Electrical Power systems
Major Equipment and Components for A Power System
  • Writing a Design Requirement for a Major Electrical Power Equipment
  • Example of Switchgear Configurations for different Power and Voltage Levels
  • Customer Owned Substation Design requirements
  • Industrial Substation Design Considerations and Selection of Configuration based on reliability
  • Electrical Power Availability for different design topology
  • How to select and Size an Electrical Power Generator
  • Major Considerations for selection of electrical Power Transformer
  • Selecting the Proper Switch-Gear
  • Major implication of the evolution of the Solid State Technology on the Equipment Selection
Industrial Electrical Substation Structures and Arrangements
  • Major Substation Components
  • Typical One line of a Substation
  • Selecting the required configuration to achieve the design requirements performance parameters
  • Operability, Maintainability, Constructability of a New Substation
  • Procedures to maintain the Power Equipment
  • OEM Maintenance Requirements, example of a Circuit BreakerMaintenance typical issues
  • Power Factor Correction Units
  • Protection, Monitoring and Control Systems
  • Substation Grounding Key Points and Considerations
  • Power Cables key point for selection and installation
Systematic Approach to Electrical System Design for Buildings
  • Low Voltage Main Input Feeder to the Building
  • Major Building loads: HVAC Units; Illumination; Fire Protection and Detection and process power
  • Spare capacity and Calculations required before The detailed design Start
  • Separating the Static and Dynamic Loads: MCC; Distribution Panels and Switchgears
  • Tap changer to compensate for low power factor
  • Power Factor Compensation requirement to eliminate voltage sags
  • Providing Backup power for Critical Loads
  • Backup Generators; UPS Systems; Static Switches and Power Conditioning
  • Using VFD for low inrush and minimize equipment stress
  • ATS assessment and considerations; 3 or 4 Line ATS?
  • Surge Protection for sensitive equipment
  • Selecting the MCC and Distribution Panels for the correct loads
  • Creating artificial Neutral if required
  • Selecting the proper transformers for the load type
  • Fire Systems Electrical Power Requirements
  • IT LAN and Communication System Backup Power requirements
  • Building Automation System Monitoring and Control
  • ARC Flash Rating for major Electrical Distribution Panels
  • Building Grounding and lightning protection
  • Avoiding the Grounding Loops
  • Standards and Code applicable to Building Electrical System
Protection and Monitoring of the Backup Generator Units
  • Backup Generation Systems Overview
  • Typical Protection for Electrical Power Generators
  • Control of Electrical Power Generators, the AVR System, Isochronous and Drooping
  • Governor Control Units, selection and design recommendations
  • Integrated Protection of an Electrical Power Generator
  • Characteristics of the Electrical Generators under stress and step load condition
  • Vibration Monitoring, avoiding resonant effects
  • SCADA System for Large Transmission Networks
  • Grounding considerations for Generator Units
Electrical Loads
  • Nameplate data of Electrical loads
  • Static and Dynamic Loads, e.g. Electrical Motors
  • Short Circuit rating and Terminology
  • Balanced Fault calculation
  • Overcurrent Coordination Fundamentals
  • Protective devices Time/Current Characteristics and Protective relays.
  • Unbalance Systems and what harm may cause in Major Electrical Equipment
  • Considerations for Loads with High Inrush Power and None Linear Magnetic Core
  • UPS Loads feed from Backup generator via ATS-Case study
  • How to avoid current circulation due to grounding loops
  • Bonding need to be assess, may help or may not
  • What helps in electrical systems to avoid EMI
  • Case Study of a high EMI Illumination System
Tools to consider for the Selection and configuration of the Electrical Power System
  • Analytical approach of a Power System design
  • Available Power system Design Software, category, classification and level of trust
  • Requirements of the Software Design Tool for an application
  • Standards incorporated in the Software tools
  • Data validation for Modeling a Power System
  • Output Validation of a Simulation using the Software Tool
  • Example of a Power System Calculation
  • Grounding and Grounding Interconnections
  • Power Flow -Structural Design Correlation
  • Testing, Calibration and Instrumentation Consideration

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The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at info@tlnt-training.com for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

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