Tutorials Schedule and Pricing

All tutorials will be presented at the Portland Marriott – Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201. The cost to attend the tutorials is $100 (USD) per tutorial before 2 September 2016 and $125 (USD) after 2 September 2016 for four hour sessions, the eight hour tutorial is $150 before 2 September 2016 and $175 after 2 September 2016. . Please register using the conference registration page at http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/ias/2016/conference_registration.htm

Room assignments are subject to change and IAS reserves the right to cancel any tutorial if registration is low.

Application of EMTP to Industrial and Distribution Power Systems (4 hours)

Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM * Room Assignment: Salon G-H

Organizer: Rasheek Rifaat, Jacobs Canada

Abstract: The Electro Magnetic Transient Program (EMTP) is a powerful time-domain-analysis tool that can be utilized by power system engineers to study system transients. Engineers involved with industrial and distribution systems encounter challenges mostly associated with low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) Industrial systems where transient aspects and their criticalities differ from high-voltage (HV) and extra-high-voltage (EHV) utility systems. Nevertheless, due to prudent design of equipment and diverse system configurations, it is becoming more important for industrial and distribution electrical systems engineers to investigate voltage and other system transients. This tutorial includes when and how to apply EMTP to MV industrial systems, and tips, tricks and traps to assist in the utilization of EMTP. Examples include circuit breaker transient recovery voltage (TRV) for systems with high-resistance neutral grounding and systems with current-limiting reactors, capacitor switching, large motor capacitance/reactance starting, ferroresonance in potential transformer (PT) and distribution transformers and induction in pipelines parallel to a long run of overhead line. The tutorial will reference EMTP-ATP developed by BPA and its associated ATPDraw preprocessor, although engineering aspects in the tutorial are extended to other commercially available packages.

IEEE Standard 81 “Guide for Measuring Earth Resistivity, Ground Impedance, and Earth Surface Potentials of a Grounding System” (8 hours)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 8:00 AM-5:30 PM * Room Assignment: Pearl

Organizer: Carl Moller, GroundCAN, Ltd.

Abstract: Grounding is essential for an electrical system to operate properly and safely. IEEE Standard 81-2012 outlines various test methods and techniques that are used to measure the electrical characteristics of grounding systems. Experts from within the working group that developed IEEE Standard 81-2012 have prepared this tutorial to provide engineers and designers with an enhanced understanding of measuring earth resistivity, ground impedance, step and touch voltages and grounding system integrity. The results of a recent industry survey on ground testing will also be provided along with live, in room, demonstrations of the principles and testing techniques using test equipment and actual soil. The tutorial is not just a presentation of the guide; the instructors will share their insight and many years of experience as practitioners including many tips and tricks learned along the way. The goal is to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to conduct the testing, or to properly evaluate the test results provided by others.