Course NumberEE-04-927
PDH Hours4
Electrical Engineering Switching Transients Analysis Fundamentals

Switching Transients Analysis Fundamentals

Author: Velimir Lackovic

Switching transients severe enough to cause problems in industrial power systems are most often associated with inadequate or malfunctioning breakers or switches and the switching of capacitor banks and other frequently switched loads. The arc furnace system is most frequently studied because of its high frequency of switching and the related use of capacitor banks.

The use of software allows detection of these problems early in the design stage. In addition to these types of switching transient problems, software can be used to analyze other system anomalies such as lightning arrester operation.

This course begins with a discussion of the switching transient phenomena, describes root causes and explains system operation is affected. A detailed explanation of modelling and calculation procedure is offered. Selection and sizing of surge arrester is covered in detail. The techniques presented in this course can be implemented using any commercial power system software package.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 4 PDH credits

Learning Objectives

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

  • Power system switching studies fundamentals
  • Typical circuit parameters for transient studies
  • System modelling
  • Example

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