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2017 Distribution Automation webinar series

Our highly qualified webinars can help you to develop the necessary skills to perform and exceed the industry's requirements. 

 

In this highly competitive world, you must stay ahead of the competition. Keeping yourself up to date by continually participating in training can make a huge difference. To help you to achieve your professional goals, ABB offers the Distribution Automation webinar series. These educational 75-minute sessions are presented live and encourage interaction between you, the instructor, and other participants. Furthermore, each ABB webinar helps you to accumulate valuable PDH credits.

Our highly qualified webinars can help you to develop the necessary skills to perform and exceed the industry’s requirements. You can choose the program that most fits your industry needs and learn about the latest, cutting edge technologies that are evolving in the industry. We look forward to your participation and to answer any questions you may have.

Why ABB webinars? 

  • Content includes the latest technology in Distribution Automation products and solutions
  • Application examples from real customer cases
  • Trainers are highly qualified professionals
  • Obtain PDH credits

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2017
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  • Meet your host:
    Yacine Mallem

    Wireless Communications in a Modern Distribution Network

    Feb. 10, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    The Arctic product family offers the widest range of products and solutions for wireless communication in industrial and utility applications. The family includes wireless communication gateways, wireless controllers and server products. By combining these components, the user will be able to build reliable and cost-effective communication systems that are application independent, and have remote access to field devices optimizing the cost of communication by using public cellular networks. Join our webinar and discover more features and benefits from using Artic products and solutions in your communications networks.










  • Meet your host:
    Eduardo Colmenares

    Designing reliable and cost-effective busbar protection

    March 2, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Substation or switchgear bus is one of the most critical elements because it is the conjunction point of electric power flow. Commonly adopted bus protection schemes have some disadvantages varying from the possible misoperation due to CT saturation, inflexibility when adding new sources/loads, potential insensitivity, and cost. This webinar presents a reliable and cost-effective method of bus protection scheme that can be applied to either radially fed or multi-incoming source buses, that is immune to the weakness of CT saturation present in conventional differential schemes, easy to expand and with an acceptable operating speed.









  • Meet your host:
    Eduardo Colmenares

    Practical consideration when working with GOOSE based multivendor projects

    March 30, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. EST
    Among other requirements, the IEC61850 standard was designed to allow for interoperability between products from different vendors. The standard has been so successful worldwide that despite the fact that it was originally defined exclusively for substation automation systems, it has since been extended to other application areas beyond the switch yard. This webinar covers practical considerations for GOOSE engineering for successfully integrate relays from different vendors into a single project.









  • Meet your host:
    Yacine Mallem

    Improving power redundancy with integrated transfer technology

    May 2, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Power supply interruptions represent the most important and critical problems in the quality of energy supply. It is especially true that voltage disturbances with electronic controls systems and other sensitive installations can lead to complete loss of production and long stoppage times.

    The ABB High-Speed Transfer (HTS) solution guarantees an optimum assurance of energy supply. The HTS solution ensures the continued supply to the consumer through automatic transfer to a standby feeder. Join us to know more on how to get access to a perfectly integrated High-Speed Transfer System (HSTS).









  • Meet your host:
    Dave Frame

    Distribution Automation Controller COM600F

    June 8, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    ABB’s Distribution Automation Controller COM600F offers a versatile substation or industrial distribution management solution. These units are deployed together with protection and control relays and communication devices to implement smart automation solutions in utility and industrial distribution networks. The COM600F performs the combined role of a user interface, communication gateway and an automation platform in a single physical device.






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    Meet your host:
    David Minshall

    Automatic Transfer Schemes – Achieving operational speed and reliability

    July 6, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    ATS implemented in ABB Relion relays provides many benefits to electric power system control and automation operations. In a Main-Tie-Main (M-T-M) bus configuration consisting of two independent sources with a normally open tie breaker, ATS offers a quick way to automatically restore a bus that is affected by a loss of its own main source. Automatic retransfer can be done by opening the tie breaker and closing the affected main breaker once the source returns. With advanced technology in microprocessor relays, especially coupled with GOOSE application, implementing ATS can achieve operational speed and reliability and reduced investment cost.







  • Meet your host:
    Yacine Mallem

    How to protect, optimize and stabilize an industrial network against power disturbances

    Aug. 2, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. EST
    A black-out would not only be extremely costly (lost production) but also disruptive (equipment reset and/or replacement due to damage, clean-up, etc.). Join us to learn how the ABB compact Power Management Solution (cPMS) will ensure the availability of electrical power to all essential and, most importantly, critical loads in the plant/Network. Join us to learn more about Load Shedding Schemes!







  • Meet your host:
    Edgar Perez

    The next best thing: Enable Digital Switchgear. Take full advantage of IEC61850

    Sept. 7, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Medium voltage switchgear used for the distribution of electrical energy is a very important element of electrical networks the function of which is to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the whole network. With the integration of MV sensors for current and voltage measurement combined with the latest design of protective relays as well as with the utilization of IEC 61850 communication means for signal distribution within the switchgear; we can show how digital switchgear can save you time, reduce your cost of ownership, and give you a level of flexibility not found anywhere before.







  • Meet your host:
    Edgar Perez

    How to use ABB's protective relays to detect ground faults

    Oct. 3, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    The electrical systems can be grounded or ungrounded to provide customers with the maximum protection of their assets in case of a ground fault. With Relion relays you can have a piece of mind that no ground fault will go undetected, regardless if the system is ungrounded, solidly grounded, low resistance grounded, high resistance grounded, etc. Please join us to learn how the Relion family can help you address all your grounding needs.







  • Meet your host:
    Karl Smith

    Arc Flash Protection Solutions- Milliseconds that counts

    Nov. 2, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Decisions regarding the selection, design and installation of an arc flash protection system could be the most important decision you will ever make. Having a fast, reliable arc flash protection system can make the difference between life and death (or serious injury) for personnel exposed to live electrical equipment. The purpose of this webinar is to help the participant to understand the dangerous reality of arc flash and ABB’s advanced solutions to mitigate risks.







  • Meet your host:
    Dave Frame

    Power monitoring for MV and LV systems

    Dec. 7, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    With increasing power demands from industry, significant costs associated with electrical downtime due to poor power quality, and benefits from self-healing networks and load shedding capabilities, a power monitoring system can be one of the most critical components of an electrical distribution system. This webinar will cover leading-edge technologies in ABB's electrification product devices and show how to fully integrate them into a metering/monitoring system. We will also discuss the scalable and flexible communication infrastructure required to gather, store and deliver this data.


 

    Distribution Automation how-to webinars
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ABB's Relion protection relays for switchgear manufacturers


Reduce the complexity of your switchgear, increase your productivity and improve your customer satisfaction with ABB's Relion® protection relays.
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Learn how to verify advanced recloser protection & control RER620


In this pre-recorded webinar an ABB expert will program the RER620 overcurrent protection elements using PCM600. After the webinar you will be able to understand primary values and secondary or per unit values; set parameters for protection elements 51P and 50P-1; verify that the protection element is  enabled; and write parameters to the relay.

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Create a project in PCM600


Verify the latest connectivity package installed, create a project, and create a relay configuration file in PCM600 software by joining this pre-recorded webinar.


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Do you know how to export and import files in PCM600?


Join this pre-recorded webinar and learn how to export and import configuration files in PCM600 software such as:

 

  • Project files with extension .PCMP
  • Relay files with extension .PCMI
  • Parameter files with extension .XRIO

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How to establish communication with a Relion ANSI distribution relay?


Don’t you know how to establish communication between the relay and your computer?
See this webinar and learn how to configure computer network settings and communicate with the relay via PCM600 software.
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How to connect to a Relion ANSI distribution relay via WebHMI


Access the protective relay using Web HMI (Human Machine Interface) and learn how to:

 

  • Connect to the relay via web IP address
  • View real-time values of alarms
  • Generate event records report
  • View current phasor angles and phase sequence
  • Generate fault records report
  • View single line diagram
  • View enabled and disabled protections
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20-minute DPU2000R relay retrofit installation


Reduce installation hours by looking at this pre-recorded webinar. It will show you how to replace a legacy relay with a state-of-the-art Relion REF615R in only 20 minutes. Watch it now.





  • Meet your host:
    Joe Xavier

    Motor Protection Fundamentals

    Nov 17th - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
    The Relion family includes two basic physical configurations. REM615 and REM620. Both are very compact yet extremely powerful. Like all other members of the Relion family, they are designed from the ground up to be IEC61850 compliant to meet today’s global standards for modeling and peer-to-peer communication. This webinar will provide an overview of the REM615 and REM620 capabilities, emphasizing some unique features that are rarely found in protection relays, especially motor protection relays.






  • Meet your host:
    Steven Kunsman

    Cyber Security - Replacing fear with knowledge

    Nov 19th - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
    Cyber security creates fear in our industry as mentioning NERC/CIP compliance can lead to the wrong behavior. The information available in our utility systems is essential for advancing system performance, proactive control and improved operations and maintenance. Cyber security standards provide the framework and requirements either towards compliance or technical solutions. The educational benefits to understanding these requirements is paramount in the adoption and embracing cyber security as a key enabler to our modern monitoring and control systems.





  • Meet your host:
    Galina Antonova

    Wide area monitoring, control and protection using synchrophasor measurements

    Nov 23rd - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
    This webinar will explain the basics of synchrophasor measurements in power systems. It will cover functions, requirements and operation of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and Phasor Data Concentrators (PDCs). It will focus on existing and emerging synchrophasor applications for monitoring angle differences, voltage stability, line temperature and oscillations, including low frequency monitoring, and dumping. Special attention will be given to emerging control and future protection applications, e.g. generation shedding based on angle differences and power flow.





  • Meet your host:
    TBC

    Wireless communication fundamentals

    Dec 3rd - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
    Utilities are recognizing the strategic role of communications as they implement their smart grid plans. While in the past, utilities, and siloed organizations within those utilities chose proprietary narrowband networks for each application, this approach to communications is no longer practical. Borrowing from the enterprise model, utilities are now finding that in most cases it makes more sense to leverage a single high-performance communications infrastructure that can scale and be securely shared by multiple applications. Yet this does not mean we can simply ignore the requirements of individual utility applications such as feeder protection and automation. In this session, we will examine how today’s wireless solutions are meeting the overall requirements of utilities, look at how different wireless technologies compare with regard to specific applications, and suggest considerations utilities should keep in mind as they make their communications choices.





  • Meet your host:
    Jay Hicks

    Substation Controls using relays

    Recorded August 20th, 2015
    This webinar will address the challenges of control with digital IEDs. Fundamental theory regarding substation control and implementation approaches will be discussed. Detailed examples of basic breaker control, complex current switching, and a GOOSE based lockout circuit will be introduced.







  • Meet your host:
    Jared Gregory

    Introduction to PCM600

    Recorded August 13th, 2015
    This webinar will cover the use of the PCM600 software to configure the Relion relays.









  • Meet your host:
    Mike Kockott

    Line distance protection fundamentals

    Recorded July 30th, 2015
    This webinar will introduce the basic principles of line distance relaying. It will address basic impedance and distance measurement operating characteristics, transmission line fault loops and faulted phase selectivity. The application of these principles to the power system transmission line will also be discussed. This will include both step-distance and communication assisted directional comparison schemes, and the pros and cons of each.








  • Meet your host:
    Joe Xavier

    REF615R Feeder Protection and Control

    Recorded July 28th, 2015
    The REF615R is the most powerful, advanced and simplest feeder protection relay in its class. The REF615R is designed for users looking for a 19” rack mount form of ABB’s Relion® REF615. The REF615R utilizes the same form and fit as the DPU2000R relay and provides an exact wire-alike matching rear terminal which makes it the perfect solution for upgrading your install base without the need to modify existing panels and/or existing wiring. There is no other feeder protection in the market capable of offering the flexibility and capabilities of both protection and communication in a single unit. Learn how to get the maximum of your RELION devices and how they can simplify your work.






  • Meet your host:
    Roger Hedding

    Line differential protection fundamentals

    Recorded July 23rd, 2015
    As the use of fiber communication channels increases, line differential relaying is becoming a popular choice for line protection. This webinar will present the concept of line current differential relaying, and review scenarios where its application makes the protection scheme much simpler than distance protection pilot schemes.









  • Meet your host:
    Jack Chang

    Bus protection fundamentals

    Recorded July 9th, 2015
    Bus faults tend to be very robust, and therefore easy to detect. This robustness may cause current transformers to saturate in the event of close in external faults. Bus protection schemes must recognize current transformer saturation and restrain from operating for external faults while operating quickly for internal faults. This webinar will discuss the various schemes used for bus protection.





  • Meet your host:
    Bharat Vasudevan

    Transformer protection fundamentals

    Recorded June 25th, 2015
    This webinar will address the challenges of protecting transformers with digital relays. Fundamental theory regarding transformers, harmonic restraint, differential protection, and backup overcurrent protection will be discussed.







  • Meet your host:
    Jack Chang

    Generator protection fundamentals

    Recorded June 18th, 2015
    Generator protection schemes are unique in many ways, and usually involve many breakers and auxiliary equipment, increasing complexity. This webinar will address the basics of generator protection principles and the dynamics of synchronous generators. Typical faults and abnormal conditions will also be discussed.





  • Meet your host:
    Bharat Vasudevan

    Part I - Analog input sources for protective relays

    Recorded June 11th, 2015
    A Relay is only as good as the analog input information it has to work with. Having knowledge of the devices that provide the analog inputs to a relay is necessary. This webinar will explore analog conventional voltage and current instrument transformers. Other issues such as transient response, and stray flux will also be discussed.






  • Meet your host:
    Roger Hedding

    Introduction to Protection and Control

    Recorded June 4th, 2015
    This webinar will define power system protective relaying and its purpose. A general overview of key concepts, protective relay classifications, operating principals, operating reliability and relaying philosophy will be presented. Also provided is a brief review of terminology, ANSI C37.2 device function numbers and IEC 61850 logical nodes (device function models).







  • Meet your host:
    Dave Frame

    Distribution automation: Unlocking th benefits of the Smart Grid

    Recorded June 2nd, 2015
    This webinar will cover a wide variety of topics for implementation of Distribution Automation including prioritization, communications, controllers and sensors.





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