Course NumberEE-10-936
PDH Hours10
Protection Relay Testing and Commissioning

Protection Relay Testing and Commissioning

Author: Velimir Lackovic

The testing and verification of protection devices and their various arrangements introduces a number of issues for the design engineer. An important limitation is these devices cannot be tested under normal operating conditions because they are designed to operate under fault conditions. This problem is worsened by the growing complexity of protection arrangements, application of protection relays with extensive software functionalities, and frequently used Ethernet peer-to-peer logic. The testing and verification of relay protection devices can be divided into four groups:

  • Routine factory production tests
  • Type tests
  • Commissioning tests
  • Occasional maintenance tests

This course is suitable for engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of protection relay testing and commissioning. It covers basic testing terminology, various tests including factory production, type tests, commissioning and maintenance tests. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address different tests, related procedures, outcomes, simulation hardware and software and procedures during protection relay commissioning and occasional maintenance.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifty (50) questions to earn 10 PDH credits

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Functional factory tests
  • Electromagnetic compatibility tests
  • High frequency disturbance test
  • Steady state magnetic field tests
  • Overvoltage tests
  • Environmental and mechanical tests
  • Testing hardware and software
  • Commissioning tests
  • Occasional maintenance tests

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