ECE Course Outline

ECE6323

Power System Protection (2-2-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 4320
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
The theory and practice of modern power system protection techniques.
Textbook(s)
Elmore, Walter, Protective Relaying: Theory and Applications (2nd edition), Marcel Dekker, 2003. ISBN 0824709721 (required) (used Summer 2002)

Horowitz and Phadke, Power System Relaying, Second Edition (2 edition), Research Studies Press, LTD, 2003. ISBN 0 86380 185 4 (required)

Topical Outline
Introduction
  The Power system
  Protection philosophy
  Zones of protection
  Protective equipment

Review of Background Material
  Power system modeling
  Symmetrical components
  Three phase faults
  Asymmetric faults
  Fault transients
  Transformer in-rush currents
  Motor starting transients
  Effects of grounding
  High impedance faults
 
Relaying Instrumentation
  Instrument transformers VTs, and CTs
  Characteristic of VTs, nd CTs

Protection Fundamentals
  Overcurrent protection
  Overvoltage / undervoltage protection
  Underfrequency / overfrequency protection
  Zone distance protection
  Differential protection
  Pilot relaying
  Computer relaying

Protective Relaying Applications
  Generator protection
  Motor protection
  Transformer protection
  Bus protection
  Line production - network, radial
  Reactor and shunt capacitor protection

Stability, /Reclosing, and Load Shedding
  Out-of-Step relaying
  Synchroclosers (Dynamic, Static)
  Load conversion

Fundamentals of Computer Relaying
  Overview of computer relaying
  Hardware organization
  Applications
  Integration of substation functions