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This course will cover all aspects of power distribution, including system planning, equipment selection & application, system grounding, protection & conformity with electrical code requirements, etc. Participants will work under instructor guidance..

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 three-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:
IEEE Std 141™-1993 (R1999)— Recommended Practice for Electric Power Distribution for Industrial Plants.

Instructor: Ajit Bapat

Program Outline

Day I

Registration and Coffee

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

System Planning As Applicable To Industrial Plants

• Load estimates
• Voltage considerations and flicker
• 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 Flow Calculations
• 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
• Ungrounded
• High resistance
• Low resistance
• Solidly grounded systems
• Cable insulation and system grounding
• Generator neutral grounding


Day II

Review Of Major Equipment
• Motor control centers, switchgear, power transformers
• Application of power cables
• Application of electric motors
• Surge arresters
• Harmonics in power systems and impact of non-linear loads
• Capacitor applications
• Instrument transformers

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

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

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 (1st day only)
8:30 Session begins
4:30 Adjournment

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

2 CEU / 18 PDH

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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