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2018 Distribution Automation webinar series

Our highly qualified webinars can help you 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 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.

Develop the necessary skills to perform and exceed the industry’s requirements by learning with us about the latest cutting-edge technologies that are evolving in the industry. You can choose the program that most fits your industry needs. In addition, each ABB webinar helps you accumulate valuable PDH credits.

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
  • Instructors are highly qualified professionals
  • Obtain PDH credits

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  • Meet your host:
    Glenn Goldfarb

    The advantages of using FT test switches

    Jan. 18, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    The test switch was originally developed for the electromechanical (EM) relays relay case design well over 60 years ago. Electromechanical relays are still used in virtually every power plant and utility substation in the US. The EM relays are well known for being robust and their ease of testing when using a separate source, in-service, or an individual current test plug. An EM relay can be tested either in or out of its associated case by opening individual knife blade switches on the test switch. Therefore, by design, test switches are opened to securely isolate trip circuits and safely short current transformer (CT) secondary circuits. A technology shift toward more intelligent microprocessor based relays, along with new relay test standards have perpetuated the necessity of the stand alone, test switch. Consequently, test switch designs were developed which incorporated the same classic benefits and flexibility of the EM relay case design. With the test switch, microprocessor based relays gain the same benefits in testing that the older EM relays enjoyed.










  • Meet your host:
    Vincent Duong

    Digital solutions and IEC 61850 enabled relays

    Feb. 8, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Do we really maximize the benefits of implementing IEC61860 compliant relays? The answer should be “NO” if we still connect relays to instrument transformers (CT and PT) and analog devices (such as RTD) through copper wires. This webinar will present digital sensor (CT and PT/VT) technologies and performance comparisons. The participants will find the ease of connecting digital sensors to IEC61850 9-2 capable relays and will understand the associated cost benefits including engineering, material, labor, reliability, testing and commissioning.









  • Meet your host:
    Wei Huang

    Learn IEC 61850 configuration in 30 minutes

    March 15, 2018 – 2:00 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

    April 12, 2018 – 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 stand-by feeder. Join us to know more about how to get access to a perfectly integrated High-Speed Transfer System (HSTS).







  • Meet your host:
    Dave Frame

    COM600F v5.0 Distribution Automation Controller introduction

    May 10, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    ABB’s COM600F v5.0 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 v5.0 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:
    Karl Smith

    Designing GOOSE communications in Relion® for automatic transfer and bus protection applications

    June 7, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    This objective of this webinar is to empower individuals with the ability to quickly design and implement GOOSE based protection and control schemes using the ‘easy to understand’ native IEC61850 tools provided right in the Relion® PCM600 relay setting software (No additional software required). Two common applications examples, Automatic Transfer Systems (ATS) and bus protection, will be explained in detail to fully understand, step by step, how to build and set-up these communication schemes. The methods proposed to introduce a highly systematic and structured event-driven approach to logic development that sequentially describes the ATS and busbar protection operations. To conclude, an ATS order code selection tool will be introduced that allows the user to build standard or customized schemes breaker by breaker, relay by relay using the most advanced technologies available.







  • Meet your host:
    Karl Smith

    Arc flash protection – milliseconds that count

    July 12, 2018 – 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. It guides the viewer throughout the entire project lifecycle including product selection, installation, modeling and configuration for typical application examples using a simple step by step approach.







  • Meet your host:
    Joe Xavier

    Generator protection fundamentals

    Aug. 9, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    The power station is the most complex part of the power system where power generator is a valuable piece of equipment not just because of the cost but also due to the role it plays in the power system. Therefore, it is incredibly important to maintain and adequately protect generators from electrical, mechanical failures. The frequency of failure in rotating machines is low with modern design practices and improved materials, yet failures will occur and delayed tripping or insensitivity of protection may result in severe damage and long outages for repairs. For these reasons, abnormal conditions must be recognized promptly and quickly isolated to avoid extending the damage or compounding the problem. This webinar discusses abnormal conditions that occur in generators and typical protection recommendations for a Medium Voltage generator.







  • Meet your host:
    Wei Huang

    A practical guide of troubleshooting IEC 61850 GOOSE communication

    Sept. 13, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    IEC 61850 GOOSE (Generic Object-Oriented Substation Event) communication has been implemented in many substation automation applications, such as automatic transfer scheme, bus protection, and power management system. With advantages introduced by GOOSE, it also brings challenges to protection and control engineers. IEC 61850 standard comprises advanced communication and computer science technology with which protection and control engineers are not familiar. This paper examines GOOSE configuration, message structure, parameters, and actual communication capture in detail, analyses different fault situations in real world, evaluates communication diagnostic features, and provides a systematic troubleshooting approach for troubleshooting GOOSE communication issues. Average Commission Time is proposed and used to measure the time and cost for system commission. This approach has been adopted in system integration for the past two years. System commissioning time was improved by 75%. System integration and commissioning cost have been dramatically saved.







  • Meet your host:
    Yacine Mallem

    Wireless communications in a modern distribution network

    Oct. 11, 2018 – 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

    System reliability advancements achieved through modern DFR evaluation tools

    Nov. 8, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Disturbance Recorders are one of the most important tools protection Engineers have for analysis of Power System events as they provide the necessary information for post-fault event analysis. Fault records provide information on Waveforms & activation/deactivation of signals during the event that are crucial to properly interpret the reasons of incorrect system operations. The following Real Life cases will show how DFR information was used to explain what happens and the corrective actions taken to increase system reliability.






  • Meet your host:
    Glenn Goldfarb

    Hard to find maintenance tips for electromechanical relays

    Dec. 6, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Tens of thousands of electromechanical (EM) relays, are still in service and are not going away any time soon. EM relays are manufactured and supported to this day and are the backbone of today’s modern power system. Electromechanical relays are known for their secure reliable service and longevity. The EM relay life span can typically be from 20 to 40 years depending upon the relay type, application and environment. Well educated and experienced technicians and engineers know the benefits of proper relay maintenance; however many of the requirements recommended by the relay manufacturer are often overlooked. In fact, the relay technician can even “hurt” the EM relay when procedures are not adhered to. This paper will guide and enlighten certain technical personnel who are either new to the business of maintaining EM relays or are interested in relay maintenance requirements for the relay population in their power system. In order to fully understand the numerous ways aging can affect EM relays in service, a detailed description of hard to find maintenance tips has been collected and documented in this webinar.






  • Meet your host:
    Yacine Mallem

    Wireless Communications in a Modern Distribution Network

    Recorded 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

    Recorded 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

    Recorded 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

    Recorded 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

    Recorded 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

    Recorded 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

    Recorded 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

    Recorded 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

    Recorded 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

    Recorded 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

    Recorded 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.






  • Meet your host:
    Yacine Mallem

    New Distribution Automation retrofit and engineering solutions

    Recorded Aug. 29, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. EST
    Operators of power distribution systems are faced with challenges to increase efficiency and safety, reduce downtime, replace aging equipment, reduce operational costs, and increase reliability. You are cordially invited to participate in a 90 minute webinar, to learn about the new existing solutions that Distribution Automation has to offer to help address these and other challenges. You will learn how to save time and money with our Protection and Control retrofit solutions and how to increase your productivity by using our engineering services, and latest communication products.

     





  • Meet your host:
    Yacine Mallem

    Distribution Automation Communications solutions ARG600

    Recorded Sept. 22, 2016 – 10:30 a.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 Arctic products and solutions in your communications networks.









  • Meet your host:
    Eduardo Colmenares

    Designing reliable and cost-effective bus bar protection

    Recorded Oct. 20, 2016 – 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:
    Dave Frame

    COM600F Distribution Automation

    Recorded Nov. 17, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. EST
    ABB’s 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 one physical device.









  • Meet your host:
    Vincent Duong

    Cost-effective automatic transfers schemes (ATS)

    Recorded Dec. 6, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. EST
    ATS implemented in ABB Relion protection 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. Enroll in our webinar and learn more about ABB Relion relays benefits and functionalities.



 

    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.

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