Power system planners and operators require powerful, flexible and intuitive software tools to support their daily grid simulation and analysis.
As an advanced user of the Siemens PSS® software, Applied Power Technologies is ideally positioned to provide hands-on training for these software applications.
Leading industry engineers, with advanced knowledge of the software, deliver the courses offered in power system protection and analysis. They apply real-world examples and exercises to broaden participant’s capabilities, expand their subject matter knowledge, and help lay the foundation for their future success.
Participants develop a working knowledge of the respective applications to begin immediately undertaking modelling and analysis activities for their projects.
We are equipping users with a working knowledge of the commonly used program functions to undertake dynamic simulations.
An intensive hands-on course, the introduction to power system dynamics simulation, is designed to familiarise new users with the dynamic simulation features of the PSS®E program.
The course covers the basic logic flow and dynamic model setup and validation of PSS®E. Learning to run simulations, plot results and understand the significance of the study parameters form the heart of the course. Inbuilt automation support and scripting options are also covered to allow these activities to be undertaken efficiently. Throughout the exercises, an awareness of the impact of network conditions and their on the system’s dynamic behaviour will also be developed.
Sophisticated protection system modelling, analysis and advanced simulation methods to equip users to address the challenges placed on protection systems by the changing nature of electrical networks.
The basic course introduces users to the PSS®CAPE structure and interactive graphic online interface, which all modules share. It equips users with a working knowledge of the application’s detailed network modelling and sophisticated protection system modelling capabilities.
The powerful short circuit capabilities and their interaction with the design and analysis tools in the protection coordination module are covered to provide a working knowledge of the tools traditional applied to the protection setting design and coordination. Finally, the time stepped protection simulation tool is introduced to examine the coordination of the protection system as a whole throughout each step of the fault clearing cycle.
PSS CAPE Advanced Course
Leveraging the knowledge gained in the PSS CAPE Basic Course, the advanced course focuses on the application’s unsurpassed capabilities from the automation of the fault analysis engine and the time stepped simulator.
You will learn CAPE’s application of relay setting design criteria applied to new relays and when used to review existing setting sensitivity. The application of the time stepped simulator to the review protection performance across wide areas of the network completes the course.
Variants of the Advanced Course cover the state of the art analysis tools available in CAPE to assess protection systems’ compliance to required regulations. The course can also investigate the response of protection systems to the dynamic behaviour following system disturbances.
Prior Knowledge Required
PSS CAPE Basic Course
Introduction to the design and analysis capabilities of the standard power system analysis applications.
The PSS®SINCAL Basic Course provides power system planners and operators with a working knowledge of this powerful, flexible and intuitive software suite. Learnings from the course will help equip them to apply it to their daily grid simulation and analysis tasks.
The user interface, data input and output management tools are common to all modules, and the knowledge gained from this course equips the user with a basic working knowledge of all modules. The course covers the powerful model development, maintenance and management features as well as the range of steady state analysis functionality.
The working knowledge gained from this course allows users to access the powerful analysis capabilities of the package to efficiently undertake system investigations.