Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants

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Online - Virtual , 20240430 30 - Apr - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
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The continuity and quality of electricity delivered safely and economically by today’s and future electrical power networks are essential for both developed and developing economies. An electric power distribution system plays a vital role in the efficient operation of a modern industrial plant. Such a system includes high-voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, transformers, motor control centers, electric motors, variable-speed drives, etc. Power systems equipment must withstand the rated voltage, which corresponds to a particular system’s highest voltage, and the expected short level. The accurate modeling of power system equipment and correct fault analysis of electrical networks are pre-requisite to ensuring safety.

This Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants course will cover all aspects of power distribution, including system planning, equipment selection, and application, system grounding, protection and conformity with electrical code requirements, etc.


Upon completion of Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants, the participant will gain good knowledge about the following topics:

  • Key principles of electrical projects & planning in distribution systems.
  • Standards and recommended practices.
  • Electrical distribution systems.
  • How to select, maintain and control DC and AC motors.
  • The characteristics, properties, insulation, shielding, jacketing, short circuit capabilities, and references of wires and cables.
  • Transformers ratings, application, selection, and safety.
  • Medium and low voltage switchgear and motor control centers.
  • Topics in faults and circuit protection.
  • Distribution, construction, fuses, circuit breakers, disconnects, grounding, types, and ratings of switchboards and panels
  • UPS and batteries.
  • System grounding philosophy.
  • Classifications of hazardous areas, equipment certification, and equipment protection methods.


The Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants training course is suitable for a wide range of technical professionals and includes:

  • Maintenance Engineers and supervisors
  • Project & Facilities Engineers
  • Operations & maintenance engineers, supervisors & technicians
  • Instrumentation or Controls Engineers.
  • Electrical Forman and Technicians
  • And in general, Inspection, materials, safety, and maintenance Electrical engineering team


The latest educational methods and strategies are employed. The course is designed to not only give the required fundamental knowledge but also to provide a strong background for all attendees towards practical industrial applications. The course will be highly interactive, with opportunities to advance your opinions and ideas. Participation is encouraged in a supportive environment. To ensure the concepts introduced during the course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture-style presentations, open discussion, case studies, simulations, and group work.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - Main Concepts of Electric Distribution Systems

  • KeyTopics:

    • Introduction and Background.
    • Duties of Distribution System Planners.
    • Factors Affecting the Planning Process.
    • Planning Objectives.
    • Solutions for Meeting Demand Forecasts
    • Distribution System Configurations.

Module 2 – Transformers

  • KeyTopics:

    • Classifications, Rating & Specifications.
    • Power Dry & Oil transformers.
    • Connections and voltage taps.
    • Transformer impedance & K-Factor.
    • Insulation methods.
    • Cooling techniques.
    • Star-point earthing.
    • Accessories and protection.

Module 3 – Earthing Systems & Bonding

  • KeyTopics:

    • Equipment Earthing & bonding.
    • System Earthing.
    • Earthing Via Neutral Earthing Compensator.
    • Comparison of Methods (Advantages/Disadvantages).
      • Evaluation of earthing methods.
    • Earthing Systems in LV Distribution Networks.
    • Testing the earthing electrode Resistance & Earthing grids

Module 4 – Low & Medium Voltage Switchgear

  • KeyTopics:

    • Load currents and fault currents.
    • Breaking and making capacities.
    • Switchgear capabilities and ratings.
    • Types of switchgear manufactured today and their applications.
    • Comparison of different types of insulation methods (air, oil, vacuum, SF6).
    • Advantages and disadvantages of different types of medium voltage switchgear.
    • Preventative maintenance.
    • Future trends.

Module 5 – Power Cables

  • KeyTopics:

    • Different types of LV & MV cables.
    • Insulation types and their applications
    • Cable losses and voltage drop.
    • Cable Sizing, Cable ratings, and short-circuits.
    • Single core vs three core cables.

Module 6 – Protection and Protective Relays

  • KeyTopics:

    • Instrument Transformers (CT & VT).
    • Electrical Faults and Protection Schemes and Principles, Purpose of protective relays, Overcurrent and Earth Fault protection, etc….
    • Fuses, High breaking Capacity Fuses (HRC).
    • Generator protection schemes.
    • Feeder protection cable feeders and overhead lines.
    • Transformer protection schemes.
    • Switchgear (busbar) protection.
    • Motor protection relays.
    • Coordinated distribution networks.
    • Recommended protection schemes of international standards and some brand name manufacturers (Siemens, Schneider, etc…).

Module 7 – Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems (UPS) & DC Storage Batteries

  • KeyTopics:

    • Description of UPS system & operation of UPS.
    • Commissioning plan for the UPS system.
    • Installation inspections and component testing of the UPS system.
    • Energizing and test of the UPS system.
    • Possible failures and corrective actions.
    • Purpose, Construction & Function of Batteries.
    • Lead-Acid & Alkaline Batteries.
    • Importance of good ventilation.
    • Specifications & ratings of Batteries.
    • Battery sizing.
    • Requirements of International Standards for Eye washing.
    • Exhaust Fans.

Module 8 – AC & DC Motors

  • KeyTopics:

    • DC motors.
    • AC motors (1-Ph & 3-Ph).
      • Induction Motors.
      • Synchronous motors.
    • Universal AC/DC motors.
    • Principles of operation and performance of AC Motors.
    • Fundamental principles of speed control of IM.
    • Motor design & duty cycles.
    • Selecting and sizing motors.
    • Different Methods of Starting Induction Motor.

Module 9 – Hazardous area classifications & Methods of Protection

  • KeyTopics:

    • Area classifications & IEC/BS 60079.
    • Source of ignition.
    • Gas grouping.
    • Explosive limits.
    • Ignition temperature & temperature classifications.
    • ATEX Directives.
    • Methods of protection (Ex d, Ex e, Ex p, ….).
    • Certifications and tagging.

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