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Electrical Distribution Principles and Applications. ©‏‏

  • 3/4/2018



Electrical Distribution Principles and Applications. ©‏‏

5 Days

 01 to 05 JUL. 2018,



This course will help you:


Apply the fundamental concepts of AC electricity

Describe the fundamental principles involved in the operation of three-phase electrical distribution systems

Identify and work with the electrical load characteristics associated with an electrical distribution system

Perform and understand electric circuit calculations

Understand and apply distribution planning principles and engineering economics

Select proper conductors, cables, and transformers for use in a distribution system

Recognize and understand the importance of distribution system overcurrent protection, insulation coordination, grounding, and overvoltage protection


Target Audience

Regardless of experience level, engineers, technicians, designers, planners, line workers, electricians, supervisors, contractors, consultants, key account managers, and supervisors should plan to attend.

Training Schedule:

Day 1   

Fundamental Concepts of AC Electricity

  • Alternating voltage and current
  • Resistance, reactance, and impedance
  • Active, reactive, and apparent power
  • Power factor 

Three-Phase Electrical Distribution

  • Three-phase circuits
  • Wye and delta connections
  • Power in three-phase circuits
  • Grounding in three-phase circuits
  • Calculation exercises 

Day 2  

Electrical Load Characteristics

  • Demand and energy
  • Demand factor
  • Coincidence/diversity factor
  • Load factor
  • Load estimation exercise 

Electric Circuit Calculations

  • Voltage and current
  • Voltage drop
  • Power losses
  • Power factor and compensation

Day 3   

Voltage Regulation

  • Voltage drop in typical circuits
  • Acceptable voltage ranges
  • Voltage dips
  • Control of voltage

Conductors and Cables

  • Resistance and reactance
  • Thermal capacity
  • Voltage drop limitations
  • Economical conductor selection exercise
  • Economics of power factor compensation exercise


  • Transformer theory
  • Resistance and reactance
  • Thermal capacity
  • Economical transformer selection and loading exercise
  • The per-unit system 
  • Energy Management Review and Gap Analysis 
  • Verifying Energy Savings
  • Strategic Planning for Energy Management

Day 4   


  • Purposes and methods
  • “Effectively” grounded
  • Ground resistivity
  • Equipment ground connections 

Overcurrent Protection

  • Overloads
  • Short circuits
  • Short circuit analysis and exercise
  • Equipment damage
  • Circuit breakers
  • Switches
  • Fuses
  • Time/overcurrent characteristics
  • Protective coordination exercise 

Insulation Coordination and Overvoltage Protection

  • Nature of overvoltages
  • Basic impulse level (BIL)
  • Properties of insulation
  • Line and equipment insulation coordination
  • Lightning arresters and application exercise 

Day 5  

Distribution Planning

  • Planning criteria
  • Design criteria
  • Operating performance
  • Economic performance
  • Planning exercise 

Distribution Economics

  • Economical conductor selection
  • Economical transformer selection
  • Economics of power factor compensation
  • Economics of voltage upgrades 
  • Course Wrap-Up and Evaluation


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