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2015 Protective Relay School Webinar Series

Free protection and control fundamentals training provides you with valuable information you can put to use immediately.


Now in its fifth season, the ABB Protective Relay School webinar series is coming to a computer near you. These educational 90 minute sessions are presented live and encourage interaction between the instructor and the participants. In addition to the protection and control fundamentals sessions, several new topics have been added to this year's schedule.

Find out for yourself why the ABB Protective Relay school webinar series has become a trusted instructional resource for literally thousands of industry practitioners. And, benefit from the depth of understanding and insight that can only come from a leading authority with expertise across the power system. Click on the date links below to register for one or more of these informative webinars today.

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  • Meet your host:
    Roger Hedding

    Protection Challenges with Distributed Resources

    Dec 10th - 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
    This webinar will explain the basic issues encountered in protection and control of the distribution feeders when distributed energy resources are present.









  • Meet your host:
    Tim Ewrin

    PCM600 Relion software tool

    Dec 15th - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
    Protection and control IED manager PCM600 is a license free an easy-to-handle tool used for configuring all protection and control devices belonging to ABB RELION Family. This webinar will introduce the user to the intuitive and well-structured user interface PCM600 offers for easy-to-use configuration capabilities, I/O mapping, signal mapping, custom logic design, disturbance handling and engineering of IEC 61850 communications between bay and station levels and bay-to-bay GOOSE messaging all in a single tool. Learn how to get the maximum of your RELION devices and how PCM600 can simplify your work.




  • Meet your host:
    Jared Gregory

    Migrating brownfield substations using RTUs

    Dec 17th - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
    This webinar will explain the concept of utilizing an RTU to upgrade a brownfield substation for remote monitoring and control.





  • Meet your host:
    David Gonzalez

    Fundametos de proteccion de motor

    Nov 20th - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
    La protección de motor es mucho menos estandarizada que la protección del generador. Hay muchos diferentes tipos y tamaños de motores, y una variedad de aplicaciones. En una manera fácil de entender, este seminario presentará cómo los diferentes tipos de motores pueden ser protegidos de los peligros potenciales, tales como daños térmicos, puesta en marcha, las fallas en los devanados, etc. También será estudiada la teoría eléctrica básica de motores.





  • Meet your host:
    Marioalberto Hernandez

    Programa para configuracion de las protecciones Relion PCM600

    Dec 18th - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
    PCM600 (Protection and control IED manager ) es una herramienta gratuita y fácil de manejar que se utiliza para la configuración de todos los dispositivos de protección y control que pertenecen a la familia de dispositivos RELION de ABB. Con una interfaz de usuario intuitiva y bien estructurada, PCM600 ofrece capacidades de configuración de fácil uso para la asignación de I/O’s, mapeo de señales, manejo de la oscilografia asi como la ingeniería de comunicaciones para la implementacion de los mensajes GOOSE entre los dispositivos de proteccion de acuerdo a la norma IEC61850; todo en una sola herramienta. Aprenda cómo obtener el máximo rendimiento de sus dispositivos RELION y cómo PCM600 puede simplificar su trabajo.






  • 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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