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EE40185: Power system protection

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: EX 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide students with an insight and an understanding of power system protection applications.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this module, students should be able to: divide a power system network into manageable units suitable for protection. Design a non-unit protection scheme for distribution feeders and determine appropriate relay settings. Design unit protection schemes. Explain the characteristics and limitations of protection primary transducers. Design a distance protection scheme for transmission line circuits. Explain the design and operation of digital transmission line protection.

Application of the information, techniques and methods discussed in the lectures to protect electrical power supply systems.

The protection overlay: Protection and metering transducers. Fuses. Overcurrent protection: relay types, operating characteristics and equations, grading, applications. Differential protection: voltage balance and circulating current schemes, biased characteristics and high impedance schemes. Applications to the protection of transformers, feeders and busbars. Distance protection: basic principle, block average comparator, zones of protection, residual compensation, power swing blocking. Digital protection: relay hardware. Digital signal processing in protection relays. Digital distance protection. Digital differential protection.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE40185 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFM12 : MEng (hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Full-time) - Year 4
  • UEEE-AKM12 : MEng (hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 5
  • TEEE-AFM01 : MSc Electrical Power Systems (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEEE-AFC01 : PG Cert Electrical Power Systems (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEEE-AFL10 : PG Dip Electrical Power Systems (Full-time) - Year 1

EE40185 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time) - Year 4
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng (hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 5

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.