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This course will cover all aspects of power distribution, including system planning, equipment selection and application, system grounding, protection and conformity with electrical code requirements, etc.

Course Outline
After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:

Plan your system and select equipment for it.
Benefit from a clear understanding of all aspects of power distribution system
Apply the electrical code to your projects
Manage important issues such as load estimating, voltage selection, shortage circuit studies and power protection
Increase efficiency of your distribution system by applying your new knowledge of the power distribution system and equipment


Electric power distribution system plays an important role in the efficient operation of a modern industrial plant.  Such a system includes high voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, transformers, motor control centers, electric motors, variable speed drives, etc.  A trouble-free electrical system is essential for an interruption-free plant operation.  This course will cover all aspects of power distribution, including system planning, equipment selection and application, system grounding, protection and conformity with electrical code requirements, etc.  Participants will work under instructor guidance to develop a power distribution system single line diagram for a typical industrial plant.


To provide practical understanding of a power distribution system and its protection in an industrial plant.

Who Should Attend

Electrical power distribution engineers, electrical power system engineers, plant managers, plant engineers from all types of industries particularly chemical and petroleum,  large institutional power distribution engineers,  consulting engineers and other engineers as well as technical personnel involved in the design, engineering, operation and maintenance of power distribution system in industrial plants.

Special Feature

The four day format is designed to stimulate learning by working under instructor guidance on a practical “single line” design exercise in a workshop setting.

The following book is included with your registration:
Industrial Power Systems, CRC Press

Program Outline

Registration and Coffee

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

System Planning as Applicable to Industrial Plants
• Codes and Standards
• Safety and Maintenance considerations
• Design Considerations
• Power Quality Considerations
• Distribution voltages
• Distribution types: substation bus arrangements, review of a conceptual single line diagram

Short Circuit Studies for Equipment Rating and Relaying
• Applicable standards
• Method of calculations
• System and equipment data
• An example using hand calculations

Load Analysis
• Importance of load flow
• Voltage drop considerations
• Voltage instability
• Loss of a source
• Effect of current limiting reactors
• Optimization of load flow

System Neutral Grounding
• Grounding and Bonding
• Ungrounded
• High resistance
• Low resistance
• Solidly grounded systems
• Cable insulation and system grounding
• Generator neutral grounding
• Grounding electrodes, ground grids and grounding of substations

Electrical Safety
• Code requirements
• Arc Flash Hazard
• Mitigation methods

Review of Major Equipment
• Standards and rating structure
• Classification of Power switchgear
• HV and MV breakers
• Transformers, Types, Characteristics, Impedances 
• Loss evaluation
• Metal Clad and Metal enclosed switchgear : Motor control centers,  Application of power cables, Application of electric motors,
   Instrument transformers
• Busways

Workshop - Development of Single Line Diagrams

Protective Devices and Relay Setting

• Protection and co-ordination principles
• Feeder and bus protection
• Protection of medium voltage motors
• Transformer protection
• Generator protection
• Relay settings and co-ordination curves

Surge Voltage Protection
• Nature of lightening and switching surges
• Insulation withstand Characteristics
• Arrestor selection and application of TVSS

Energy Management
• Finding Energy conservation opportunities
• Demand Control and peak shaving
• Application of Capacitors
• Power Factor Correction
• Harmonics and Resonances
• IEEE 519 and Mitigation of Harmonics

Plant Utility Interface
• Cogeneration
• Coordination and protection requirements
• Metering

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break at noon on each day as well as refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Daily Schedule:
8:00   Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30   Session Begins                                                                                     
12:00 Lunch
4:30   Adjournment


Ajit Bapat
Ajit Bapat is well known in the electrical distribution field having served over 40 years in the industry. His expertise in the art and science of ground fault protection is acknowledged in North America. He holds Master's Degrees in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering, specializing in power systems and power system protection, and has particular interest in ground fault protection, digital metering systems, microprocessor based integrated systems for protection, metering, monitoring and control of power distribution systems. He is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario and a  senior life member of the IEEE.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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