eSeminar Series on Surge Protection

The purpose of this series is to offer training to all parties interested in surge protection of power systems. This series is an extension of the live in-person training seminars offered by ArresterWorks for the past several years. Since it is not very prudent to produce an online seminar more than 1-2 hours in length, the previous one and two day seminars are broken down to lengths that are more reasonable and will be offered as a series of training sessions.

Hardware requirements:
A high-speed network with a computer that has an audio output and a microphone. If your computer is not equipped with audio, a phone connection is available. Video camera on the computer is preferred for better two-way communications, but is not necessary.

Time requirements:
All eSeminars will be open 30 minutes prior to the start time to allow connection issues to be resolved. The presentation time can vary depending on questions, but should not extend past the end time by more than 20%. The session is interactive and questions will be addressed as they come up. There will also be time at the end for Q&A session.

Schedule:
eSeminars are scheduled on a request basis. If you would like one scheduled for you personally or for a group, contact ArresterWorks

Fees:
Fees for eSeminars are available on request. All eSeminars must be paid for with credit cards prior to receiving login in instructions. The fee applies to each person attending the eSeminar. For larger groups, a sepcial eSeminar can be set up.

Continuing Education Credits:
If you are interested in CEUs a short exam can be downloaded and completed. Upon successful completion a credit can be issues (Florida PE Board Approved) from ArresterWorks. Feedback forms must be filled out to receive credit.

Customized and New eSeminars:
If you do not find the surge protection topic you need in this list, please contact Jonathan.Woodworth@ArresterWorks.com. It is quite possible, that a course could be easily designed and offered.


eSeminar Series Course Descriptions




Arresters 101
If you are new to power systems or a veteran,
this quick and interesting eSeminar about the fundamentals
of surge protection is for you. This seminar
gives those interested in learning a bit about arrester a good start.
eSeminar Outline
    1. Overview of Arrester Applications
    2. Review of Arrester Components
    3. Overview of typical Surges
    4. Overview of How to Select An Arrester
Suggested Participants:
Anyone interested in understanding what an arrester
is and how it is used to reduce outage rates.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
Suggested Prerequisite:
None
Time Requirement:60min





Arresters 401 (2 Parts)
This session is an advanced overview of arresters and their characteristics.
eSeminar Outline
    Part 1
    1. In depth overview of arrester applications
    2. In depth review of arrester components
    3. Overview of typical surges
    Part 2
    4. In depth discussion on how to select an arrester
    5. How are they applied and how they can improve outage rates for utilities.
    6. Installation considerations
    7. Field testing considerations
    8. How to calculate new energy requirements
Suggested Participants:
Arrester buyers, utility standards engineers, new users of arresters,
new arrester designers and new to arrester manufacturing.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
Suggested Prerequisite:
Basic Understanding of Power Systems
Time Requirement: 2 x 60min





Failure Analysis of Arresters
This session takes participants through an advanced failure analysis process.
You will learn -- Tricks of the Trade -- never taught before that will provide
answers to questions that inevitably come up in the course of an analysis.
eSeminar Outline
    1. Field data that increases root cause identification success rates
    2. How to safely disassemble a failed and unfailed arrester
    3. How to identify root causes of failure
    4. How to electrically test components including how to
        determine if lightning was or was not involved
    5. How to eliminate potential failure root causes
Suggested Participants:
Anyone who is tasked with determining the cause of an arrester failure.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Basic Understanding of Power Systems
Time Requirement: 60min





Field Testing of Arresters
This eSeminar covers all the accepted methods of testing arresters in the field using, leakage current, infrared, and corona methods.
eSeminar Outline
    1. What causes premature arrester failures
    2. Characteristics that serve as failure indicators.
    3. Effective on line monitoring and measurement
    4. Effective off line monitoring and measurement
    5. Overview of existing equipment
Suggested Participants:
Utility maintenance engineers, supervisors, and technicians, standards
engineers and reliability personnel
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Basic Understanding of Power Systems
Time Requirement: 60min





Understanding the New IEEE Energy Handling Tests
In 2012 two entirely new arrester energy tests will be introduced. This session covers these two tests in detail.
eSeminar Outline
    1. Overview of the 2012 edition of C62.11.
    2. Detail discussion of the new Switching Surge Energy Rating (SSER)
    3. Application guidance on SSER
    4. Detailed discussion of Single Impulse Energy Withstand Rating (SIEWR)
    5. Application guidance on SIEWR
    6. How to measure and calculate arrester charge transfer
Suggested Participants:
Test Engineers, Utility Standards Engineers, Standards writers, Arrester Modeling Engineers, Systems Engineers.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Good understanding of surge arrester characteristics and testing
Time Requirement: 60min





Understanding the New IEC Energy Handling Tests
In 2012 two entirely new arrester energy tests will be introduced. This session covers these two tests in detail.
eSeminar Outline
    1. Overview of the 2012 edition of 60099.4
    2. Detail discussion of the new Repetitive Charge Transfer Rating Qrs
    3. Application guidance on Charge Transfer Rating
    4. Detailed discussion of New Operating Duty Test
    5. Application guidance using the new energy rating
    6. How to measure and calculate arrester charge transfer
Suggested Participants:
Test Engineers, Utility Standards Engineers, Standards writers, Arrester Modeling Engineers, Systems Engineers.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Good understanding of surge arrester characteristics and testing
Time Requirement: 60min





Safety Considerations for Arresters
High voltage arresters have some unique characteristics relative to other electrical equipment. This session provides an outline of the safety aspects associated with the selection, transportation, maintenance, and disposal of surge arresters.
eSeminar Outline
    1. Basics of how an arrester works
    2. Transportation issues dealing with explosive disconnectors
    3. Failure mode considerations
    4. Maintenance of arresters
    5. Disposal of arresters
Suggested Participants:
Engineering, safety, maintenance, reliability personnel at any org that deals with arresters.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
None
Time Requirement: 60min





Understanding the Complex Tests of IEEE C62.11 (3 parts)
High voltage arresters have some unique characteristics relative to other electrical equipment. This session provides an outline of the safety aspects associated with the selection, transportation, maintenance, and disposal of surge arresters.
eSeminar Outline
    Part 1
    1. New Energy Tests
    2. Insulation Withstand Tests
    3. Seal Integrity Tests
    Part 2
    4. Duty Cycle Test
    5. Aging Tests
    6. High Current Short Duration Test
    Part 2
    7. TOV tests
    8. Pressure Relief and Fault Current Tests
    9. Mechanical Tests
Suggested Participants:
Test lab engineers, standards engineers responsible for arresters, technicians in arrester testing, arrester design engineers, arrester marketers, 3rd party arrester inspection personnel, reliability engineers and any interested party in surge arrester testing.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Some previous arrester experience in testing, specifying or applying.
Time Requirement: 3x60min





Understanding Tests of 60099-4 (3 parts)
All arresters certified in the IEC market must pass this series of tests. This session offers an overview of all the important tests in this series. Each test is explained in clear terms as to why it is executed and what the important factors are in running the test.
eSeminar Outline
    Part 1
    1. Insulation Withstand Tests
    2. Seal Integrity Tests
    3. Residual Voltage Tests
    Part 2
    4. Aging Tests both Disk and Housing
    5. Operating Duty Test
    6. Repetitive Charge Transfer Rating Test
    Part 2
    7. TOV tests
    8. Pressure Relief and Fault Current Tests
    9. Mechanical Tests
Suggested Participants:
Test lab engineers, standards engineers responsible for arresters, technicians in arrester testing, arrester design engineers, arrester marketers, 3rd party arrester inspection personnel, reliability engineers and any interested party in surge arrester testing.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Some previous arrester experience in testing, specifying or applying.
Time Requirement: 3x60min





How to Select a Station Class Arrester (2 Parts)
Selecting the optimal arrester for an application can be as easy as doing what has always been done or it can be an informed decision based on the system as it is today. This session will give all attendees the ability to select the arrester for your system that not only is technically optimal, but also economically optimal. The method used for the selection process is straightforward and been used effectively for years.
eSeminar Outline
    Part 1
    1. Arrester and System Parameter Overview
    2. Selection Step 1 Identify the Type of Arrester
    3. Selection Step 2 Determine the AC Rating
    Part 2
    4. Selection Step 3 Check Margin of Protection
    5. Selection Step 4 Determine Energy Rating
    6. Selection Step 5 Evaluate and Select Failure Mode
    7. Selection Step 6 Evaluate and Select Mounting Options
Suggested Participants:
Anyone tasked with selecting a station class arrester including substation builders, designers, standards engineers at utilities, system engineers and relay engineers. Anyone tasked with resolving system reliability issues.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Some previous arrester experience in arrester applications is helpful.
Time Requirement: 2 x 60min





How to Select a Distribution Class Arrester (2 Parts)
Selecting the optimal arrester for an application can be as easy as doing what has always been done or it can be an informed decision based on the system as it is today. This session will give all attendees the ability to select the arrester for your system that not only is technically optimal, but also economically optimal. The method used for the selection process is straightforward and been used effectively for years.
eSeminar Outline
    Part 1
    1. Arrester and System Parameter Overview
    2. Selection Step 1 Identify the Type of Arrester
    3. Selection Step 2 Determine the AC Rating
    Part 2
    4. Selection Step 3 Check Margin of Protection
    5. Selection Step 4 Determine Energy Rating
    6. Selection Step 5 Evaluate and Select Failure Mode
    7. Selection Step 6 Evaluate and Select Mounting Options
Suggested Participants:
Anyone tasked with selecting a distribution class arrester including distribution planners, designers, standards engineers at utilities, system engineers and relay engineers. Anyone tasked with resolving system reliability issues.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Some previous arrester experience in arrester applications is helpful.
Time Requirement: 2 x 60min





Optimizing Your Arrester Purchasing Specification
Are you responsible for the purchasing of surge arresters? Do you think you can make a better choice? Are you experiencing problems in the supply chain? If so, this seminar is for you. All commercial and technical aspects of arrester purchasing are covered in detail.
eSeminar Outline
    Part 1
    1. What is your investment buying.
    2. How to calculate the value of an arrester.
    3. Which arrester characteristics are important and which ones are not.
    4. Who are the main suppliers and what do they offer.
    5. How to reduce the cost of your investment without reducing reliability.
Suggested Participants:
Utility purchasing professionals, standards engineers, maintenance personnel, sales and marketing professionals
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
The desire to reduce costs and increase reliability.
Time Requirement: 60min





Understanding Discharge Voltage and Calculating Margin of Protection
The fundamental purpose of an arrester is its ability to limit the amplitude of surges on the power line. This voltage limiting capability is measured by the arresters discharge voltage. The effectiveness of this characteristic is quantified using a margin of protecting calculation. This eSeminar session covers the Discharge Voltage (Residual Voltage) characteristic in detail and follows that with how to determine its effectiveness using a margin of protection calculation.
eSeminar Outline
    1. Understanding the arrester VI curve
    2. Discharge voltage at fast and slow front surges
    3. Calculating margin of protection for transformers
    4. Calculating margin of protection for URD systems
Suggested Participants:
System engineers, arrester design and marketing personnel, test lab personnel, standards engineers, anyone interested in effectiveness of arresters.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Good understanding of electrical fundamentals of power systems is recommended.
Time Requirement: 60min





Determining the Voltage and Energy Rating of Sheath Voltage Limiters (SVL)
As longer and higher voltage underground lines are being installed, the use of sheath voltage limiters (arresters) to protect the jacket of the cable is becoming more important. Not just any rating of arrester will work. The losses that are averted by segmenting lines and using single point bonding are worth the effort to optimize the SVL
eSeminar Outline
    1. Underground System Fundamentals with respect to surges
    2. Components of an SVL
    3. Determining the AC and TOV rating of an SVL
    4. Calculating the energy rating of an SVL
Suggested Participants:
All persons involved in surge protection of high voltage underground power, standards engineers, cable manufacturers, underground line designers.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Basic understanding of underground cable projects.
Time Requirement: 60min





How to Select a Non Gapped Transmission Line Arrester (2 Parts)
Selecting the optimal transmission line arrester for an application can be as easy as doing what has always been done or it can be an informed decision based on the system as it is today. This session will give all attendees the ability to select the arrester for your system that not only is technically optimal, but also economically optimal. The method used for the selection process is straightforward and been used effectively for years.
eSeminar Outline
    Part 1
    1. Arrester and System Parameter Overview
    2. Selection Step 1 Identify the Type of Arrester
    3. Selection Step 2 Determine the AC Rating
    Part 2
    4. Selection Step 3 Check Margin of Protection
    5. Selection Step 4 Determine Energy Rating
    6. Selection Step 5 Evaluate and Select Failure Mode
    7. Selection Step 6 Evaluate and Select Mounting Options
Suggested Participants:
Anyone tasked with selecting a transmission line arrester including transmission line designers, standards engineers at utilities, system engineers. Anyone tasked with resolving system reliability and lightning outage issues.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Some previous arrester experience in arrester applications is helpful.
Time Requirement: 2x60min





Externally Gapped Line Arresters (EGLA) a Product Overview
The EGLA is the optimal arrester for line protection. With its inherently fail open and its zero watts loss characteristics this arrester design stands ahead of the pack in line protection. This session describes the features and application options of an externally gapped line arrester.
eSeminar Outline
    1. Overall Product Overview
    2. Product Tests and Standards
    3. Demystifying the gap spacing     4. How to calculate energy savings
    5. Mounting opportunities
    6. Failure Indicator for EGLA
Suggested Participants:
Anyone tasked with selecting a transmission line arrester including transmission line designers, standards engineers at utilities, system engineers. Anyone tasked with resolving system reliability and lightning outage issues. ility purchasing professionals, standards engineers, maintenance personnel, sales and marketing professionals
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Some previous line arrester applications experience is helpful but not necessary.
Time Requirement: 60min





How to Select a Externally Gapped Line Arrester EGLA
(2 Parts)

Selecting the optimal transmission line arrester for an application can be as easy as doing what has always been done or it can be an informed decision based on the system as it is today. This session will give all attendees the ability to select the arrester for your system that not only is technically optimal, but also economically optimal. The method used for the selection process is straightforward and been used effectively for years.
eSeminar Outline
    1. Arrester and System Parameter Overview
    2. Selection Step 1 Identify the Type of Arrester
    3. Selection Step 2 Determine the AC Rating
    Part 2
    4. Selection Step 3 Check Margin of Protection
    5. Selection Step 4 Determine Energy Rating
    6. Selection Step 5 Evaluate and Select Failure Mode
    7. Selection Step 6 Evaluate and Select Mounting Options
Suggested Participants:
Anyone tasked with selecting a transmission line arrester including transmission line designers, standards engineers at utilities, system engineers. Anyone tasked with resolving system reliability and lightning outage issues.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Some previous arrester experience in arrester applications is helpful.
Time Requirement: 2x60min





Underbuilt Line Arresters
The underbuilt line arrester is a simple solution to a problem that has plagued overbuilt distribution circuits for decades, namely, protection from sustained overvoltage events caused by line drops. This eSeminar outlines a success story at Dominion Virginia Power and discuss all parameter of this type arrester for application elsewhere.
eSeminar Outline
    1. Overview of the Issue
    2. Definition of the Arrester
    3. A success story
    4. Discuss parameters of importance
Suggested Participants:
Anyone that desires to eliminate the severe customer risk of overbuild/underbuilt line contact. Reliability engineers, system engineers, safety engineers associated with power systems.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Suggested Prerequisite:
Some previous arrester applications experience is helpful but not necessary.
Time Requirement: 45min





Understanding the IEC Arrester Application Guide 60099-5
IEC 60099-5 is a Surge Protection Application Guide. A new version of this guide will be published in 2012 or 2013. This eSeminar is a miniseries (5-6 parts) on this guide to assist the users of arresters in their applications. The course is not yet complete. If you are interested in this course please send Email to Jonathan.Woodworth@Arresterworks.com with your comments and request.
eSeminar Outline
    Part 1.
    Part 2.
    Part 3.
    Part 4.
    Part 5.
Suggested Participants:
Any surge arrester user needing or desiring to expand their general understanding of surge arrester applicaitons.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
IEC 60099-5 will not be distributed with the seminar and it is advisable to have a copy available for reference
Suggested Prerequisite:
Some familiarity with arresters is useful but not necessary
Time Requirement: 5x60min





Understanding the IEEE Arrester Application Guide C62.22
C62.22 is an IEEE Surge Protection Application Guide. A new version of this guide has recently been published. This eSeminar is a miniseries (5-6 parts) on this guide to assist the users of arresters in their applications. The course is not yet complete. If you are interested in this course please send Email to Jonathan.Woodworth@Arresterworks.com with your comments and request.
eSeminar Outline
    Part 1.
    Part 2.
    Part 3.
    Part 4.
    Part 5.
Suggested Participants:
Any surge arrester user needing or desiring to expand their general understanding of surge arrester applicaitons.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
IEEE C62.22 will not be distributed with the seminar and it is advisable to have a copy available for reference
Suggested Prerequisite:
Some familiarity with arresters is useful but not necessary
Time Requirement: 5 x 60min





Basic ATP Studies of Arresters
This eSeminar is directed toward all those involved using arrester models in transient analysis software. The examples with be using ATPDraw. The arrester VI characteristic creator can be used by all transient software.
eSeminar Outline
    1. Arrester VI Characteristic
    2. ATP Draw Model
    3. Running an Example of a lightning surge
    4. Running an Example of a switching surge
    5. Outputs of Energy, Charge and Temperature using TACS
Suggested Participants:
ATP users, transient analysis software users, systems engineers, anyone interested in digital modeling of arresters.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Copies of the ATP run files
Suggested Prerequisite:
Basic understanding of digital modeling and transient software.
Time Requirement: 60min





Power Systems Lightning Study using ATPDraw (2 Parts)
Fundamental insulation coordination analysis can be carried out using ATPDraw and ATP software. Setting the model up and running them such that they produce believable results ins not always that simple. This session takes the participants through all the steps in the insulation coordination process using a real example and live ATP simulations.
eSeminar Outline
    Part 1
    1. Insulation Coordination Fundamentals
    2. Modeling the Transmission Line
    3. Simulation of Insulation Flashover
    Part 2
    4. Modeling the Substation
    5. Determining the voltages throughout the substation.
    6. Calculating the margins of protection
Suggested Participants:
ATP users, transient analysis software users, systems engineers, anyone interested in digital modeling of arresters.
Material Included:
Copy of presentation available after attendance
A comprehensive text on subject
Copies of the ATP run files
Suggested Prerequisite:
Basic understanding of ATPDraw digital modeling and transient software.
Time Requirement: 2 x 60min
































Schedule
eSeminars are scheduled on a request basis,
please contact us for more information.


,
Deborah Limburg
at ArresterWorks
+1 (716) 378-1419
or Send Email
or
Jonathan Woodworth
at ArresterWorks
+1 (716) 307-2431
or Send Email