Classroom Dates
27 Nov - 01 Dec 2023 Dubai $5,950
05 - 09 Aug 2024 London $5,950
25 - 29 Nov 2024 Dubai $5,950

In the process of electricity generation, transmission and distribution, the voltage needs to be transformed from low to high or high to low as per different requirements. A switching station where this transformation takes place using transformers is known as a substation. The substations can either be air insulated (AIS) or gas insulated (GIS). It comprises of many electrical equipment and protection devices.

These include the power transformer, high voltage circuit breakers, instrument transformers, disconnectors, busbars, and protection relays. The substation design is related to the busbar arrangements as required by the utility companies. Each type of busbar arrangement has got its own merits and characteristics. The purpose is to distribute electricity in the most optimal manner.

This Substation Bus Bar Switching Systems training course will highlight:

  • The types and functions of a substation
  • Common equipment installed in a substation
  • Various type of busbar switching arrangements
  • Characteristics and merits of each type of busbar arrangement
  • Substation automation

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

  • Identify the various types of substations and equipment
  • Understand the benefits of each substation equipment
  • Recognise the different types of busbars switching arrangements
  • Optimising each type of busbar switching arrangement
  • Assess the role of substation automation

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

The Energy Training Centre 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.

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

  • Technical training of a competent workforce in the area of substation busbar arrangement systems
  • Increased productivity increase through minimization of downtime
  • Identification for the various equipment installed
  • Networking of personnel with technology leaders and other engineers
  • Exposure of new technologies like substation automation and digitalization
  • Ensure safety practices are adhered when carrying out maintenance

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

  • Understand the benefits of AIS and GIS substation equipment
  • Identify the electrical equipment that can be associated with substations
  • Appreciate the merits of busbar arrangement systems
  • Recognise the significance of the different types of busbar arrangements
  • Comprehend the merits among the types of busbar arrangement systems
  • Substation automation and digitalization in the 21st century

The operations and maintenance engineering staff will be able to comprehend the merits and characteristics of substation busbar switching systems. This will enable them to comprehend the functionalities of each component of the system.

This Substation Bus Bar Switching Systems training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Plant operations Engineers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Electrical Supervisors
  • Engineering Professionals

Day One: Overview of the Electrical Power Substation with Reference to Air Insulated and Gas Insulated Types 

  • Introduction to substation and voltage classifications
  • Air insulated substation (AIS)
  • Gas insulated substation (GIS)
  • The main power system components in the substations
  • Instrumentation and protection in a substation
  • The shift towards ecofriendly and reduction in carbon footprint

Day Two:  Types of Busbar Switching Arrangements and Single Busbar Arrangement

  • Substation categories
  • Characteristics of busbar switching arrangements
  • Merits of busbar switching schemes
  • Single busbar arrangement
  • Operation and characteristics of the single busbar arrangement
  • Single feed and double feed schemes  

Day Three: Double Busbar Single Breaker and Double Busbar Double Breaker Schemes Characteristics and Merits 

  • Types of busbar arrangement in grid stations and substations
  • Double busbar single breaker layout
  • Characteristics of double busbar single breaker scheme
  • Merits of double busbar single breaker scheme
  • Double busbar double breaker layout
  • Characteristics of double busbar double breaker layout 

Day Four: One and Half Breaker Arrangement and Main and Transfer Bus Schemes 

  • Operation and characteristics of one and half breaker arrangement
  • Concepts and merits of one and half breaker scheme
  • Merits and maintenance of one and half breaker scheme
  • Features of main and transfer bus schemes
  • Characteristics of main and transfer bus configuration
  • Sectionalized bus schemes 

Day Five: Substation Automation and Digitalization 

  • IEC 61850 and GOOSE
  • Introduction to substation automation
  • Merits of substation automation
  • Substation digitalization
  • Characteristics and merits of digital substation