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An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Power Quality Improvement in
the Electrical Distribution System

The Importance and Merits of Power Quality Management

Date: 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2021

Location: London - UK

Fees: $5,950

Date: 07 Aug - 11 Aug 2022

Location: Dubai - UAE

Fees: $4,950

Date: 28 Nov - 02 Dec 2022

Location: London - UK

Fees: $5,950



Good power quality has now become a norm and expectation of the electrical power industries. Digitalization and significant increase of intelligent electronics components in the electrical power system has prompted the need and urgency to ensure good power improvements. Harmonics and the triplen effects have aggravated the efficiency and performance of electrical power equipment. However, with the rapid advancement of technologies the poor power quality can be mitigated and sometimes eliminated. There are many power quality issues related to voltage, current and frequency which have negative effects of the power transmission and distribution systems.

Power quality can now be monitored with the emergence of new sophisticated testing, measuring, analyzing and diagnostic instruments. Hence it can monitor on a weekly or monthly basis. Power quality improvements can lead to a more secured and efficient performance of the electrical equipment and switchgears. In this training course the participants will learn to Identify the poor power quality parameters and understand design and functions of the poor power quality mitigation techniques.

Course Objectives

By the end of this Energy Training Centre course, participants will learn to:

  • Identify the poor power quality parameters and issues
  • Recognise the importance of power quality improvement
  • Understand the negative effects of power harmonics
  • Appreciate the availability of various power quality test and measuring instruments
  • Determine the condition of the power quality in an electrical installation

Training methodology

This Energy Training Centre course will ensure that participants will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the outline with the instructor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Each participant will receive a copy of the comprehensive seminar notes. The presenter will outline and discuss the topics using computer displays, videos and power point presentation.

The training course is designed to have an interactive format to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers are encouraged throughout and at the daily sessions. Needs-Based case-studies and examples will be discussed in problem solving workshop sessions. This gives participants the opportunity to discuss with other delegates and the presenter their specific problems and appropriate solutions.

About this course

Organisational Impact

Upon completion of the training course the organizational benefits would be:

  • Technical training and up-skilling to improve and realise the full potential of a competent workforce
  • Productivity increase through minimisation of project time acceptance/design and testing
  • Identification for opportunities of improvements due to deep understanding of the various types of power quality issues
  • Networking of personnel with technology leaders and other engineers.
  • Attitude change of workforce, as continuous follow up of new technologies and their up taking could otherwise create workforce with high resistance to change due to lack of understanding
  • Ensure safety practices and precautions are adhered when carrying out electrical installation activities

Personal Impact

On successful completion of this Energy Training Centre course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the various types and impacts of poor quality issues
  • Recognise the importance power quality improvement
  • Appreciate the use of testing and diagnostics instruments related to power quality
  • Be exposed to the presence and negative effects of harmonics
  • Recognize the other factors affecting power quality
  • Comprehend the design and functions of the poor power quality mitigation techniques

Who Should Attend?

The engineering and maintenance staff will be able to comprehend the types, characteristics and effects of poor power issues. This will enable them to explore and carry out power quality improvements.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Electrical engineers
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Electrical supervisors
  • Engineering professionals
  • Managers of the electrical engineering department

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Course outline

DAY ONE: OVERVIEW OF POWER QUALITY ISSUES 

  • Definition of power quality
  • Identify the power quality parameters
  • Linear load characteristics
  • Nonlinear load characteristics
  • Importance of power quality improvement
  • Merits of power quality improvement 

DAY TWO: POWER QUALITY ISSUES RELATED TO VOLTAGE, CURRENT AND FREQUENCY CHARACTERISTICS 

  • Voltage sag
  • Voltage swell
  • Voltage flicker
  • Frequency disturbances
  • Electrical noise
  • Black out verses brownout 

DAY THREE: HARMONICS EFFECTS, CHARACTERISTICS AND MITIGATION 

  • Harmonics order and illustration
  • Harmonics causes
  • Harmonics effect on current and voltage
  • The triplen effects from harmonics
  • Harmonics sequence and effects
  • Harmonics monitoring and mitigation 

DAY FOUR: POWER QUALITY MITIGATION, TESTING, MEASURING AND DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENT 

  • Types of testing, measuring and diagnostics instrument for power quality
  • Power system reliability
  • The static uninterruptible power supply
  • The dynamic uninterruptible power supply system and power quality
  • Power factor of a system in relation to power quality
  • Reactive power management 

DAY FIVE: GROUNDING, SURGES AND POWER QUALITY 

  • Importance of good grounding methods
  • Types of network earthing and clean earth
  • Resistance and impedance earthing
  • Causes and effects of surges
  • Mitigation of surges and lightning

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