2023 Industrial Power Systems Workshop

October 10-13, 2023 – Pittsburgh, PA

Course Description and Features

This course focuses on the application considerations of the apparatus found in the typical industrial electrical power system. It is important that all of the components of the system be applied properly to ensure the optimum operation, reliability, and safety of the system from the programmable controller to the largest power transformer. The participants will work on example problems based on the concepts discussed in the workshop, with special emphasis on practical system considerations. There will be homework assigned each day. (This course is equivalent to 31 PDH.)

Who Should Attend

Anyone who has engineering responsibilities for designing, operating, and maintaining an industrial power distribution system will benefit from this workshop. The course covers a wide range of subjects, and it will provide valuable information to such people as plant and corporate engineers, utility service representatives, design engineers, and operating and maintenance personnel. A minimum of three years engineering experience is recommended.

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Course Schedule

(Professional Development Hours = 31)

Part 1 - Overcurrent Protection
  • Fundamentals
    • Basics
    • Per Unit System
    • Symmetrical Components
  • Short Circuit Calculations
    • Basic Calculations
    • Equipment Standards & Ratings
    • Estimating Methods for Typical Systems
  • Overcurrent Coordination
    • Basic Concepts
    • Low & Medium Voltage Applications
    • General Guidelines
  • Arc Flash Analysis
    • Analysis
    • Application Guidelines
Part 2 - System Voltage Control & Protection
  • Fundamentals
  • Voltage & Var Control
    • Load Power Factor Characteristics
    • Voltage and Var Flow
    • Motor Starting and Flicker
  • System Disturbances
    • Disturbance Characteristics
    • Sensitivity of Equipment
    • Equipment Standards
    • Solutions
  • Overvoltage Protection
    • Equipment Withstand Characteristics
    • Sources of Overvoltage
    • Overvoltage Protection Methods
  • Harmonics
    • Sources of Harmonics
    • Application of Capacitors
    • Effects of Harmonics
    • Harmonic Standards
    • Methods of Controlling Harmonics


Hotel accommodations will be determined at a later date.

Course Fee


Includes Program materials, break refreshments, and lunch. Advance registration is required. If you cannot attend, please notify us by October 1 for a full refund. Cancellations received after that time are subject to a $50 late charge. A substitute may be registered at any time prior to the start of the course.

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