**IEEE Red Book, Part 2**

**
Course Outline**

This 12-hour course
provides for the second part of a thorough study of the recommended practices
for power distribution and the methods commonly used in electrical system design.
A thorough study of basic electrical power system considerations is covered.

The course materials are based entirely on the "IEEE Recommended Practice
for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants", IEEE Std. 141-1993.
The student will be required to have access to a copy of "IEEE Recommended
Practice for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants", IEEE
Std. 141-1993.

This course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of the course materials.

**
Learning
Objective**

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with:

- Understand some of the fundamental considerations of short-circuit current calculations;
- Be familiar with some commonly used methods of making short-circuit current calculations;
- Be familiar with some typical examples of short-circuit current calculations;
- Be aware of the types of data that can be used in making short-circuit current calculations;
- Understand the need for calculating the maximum short-circuit current;
- Understand the steps involved in calculating industrial system short-circuit currents;
- Understand the principles of adequate system and equipment protection;
- Be introduced to the many protective devices and their applications and their special problems;
- Understand the sound engineering techniques of protective device applications and coordination;
- Be familiar with suggested maintenance and testing procedures for circuit interrupting and protective devices;
- Understand that the nature of the industrial operation is a major consideration in determining the degree of protection;
- Be familiar with fault-protection relaying and the illustrations provided in the recommended practice;
- Understand that the physical structure of insulation systems determines the over voltage withstand properties for electrical equipment;
- Be familiar with some of the important physical considerations affecting the dielectric strength of insulation systems;
- Be familiar with arrester characteristics, ratings and their applications;
- Be familiar with the characteristics and application of surge capacitors;
- Understand the principles of system grounding;
- Be familiar with equipment grounding and static and lightning protection grounding;
- Be familiar with grounding connections to earth and ground resistance measurement;
- Be familiar with the methods for improving power factor at industrial facilities;
- Understand the benefits of power factor improvement;
- Be familiar with the definition and sources of harmonic currents and voltages;
- Understand the characteristics of harmonics;
- Understand the affects of harmonics;
- Be familiar with the methods used to perform harmonic load flow on electrical distribution systems;
- Understand the main techniques to control the flow of harmonic currents in industrial and commercial power systems;
- Be familiar with the requirements for and applications of major apparatus utilized in an industrial electrical distribution system;
- Be familiar with instruments and meters used in industrial power distribution systems;
- Understand the basic purposes that instruments and meters are used for in power distribution systems;
- Be familiar with some typical installations of instruments and meters in power distribution systems;
- Provide assistance in laying out and understanding, in general terms, requirements for cable systems under consideration;
- Be familiar with cable construction;
- Understand the use of cable ratings and specifications;
- Be familiar with typical cable installations;
- Be familiar with busway construction; and
- Understand the
selection and application of busways.

**Intended
Audience**

The intended audience is professional electrical engineers, project managers, and project engineers, involved in the analysis, engineering, and design of industrial and commercial power systems.

Benefit to Attendees

The course material provides a better understanding of the recommended practices
and methods involved in the design of electrical distribution systems. The course
material can be used as a reference source during the design of electrical power
distribution at industrial facilities.

**Course
Introduction**

This course provides
for the first part of a thorough study of recommended practices for power distribution
and the methods commonly used in electrical system design. A thorough analysis
of basic electrical power system considerations is covered. The topics covered
are: system planning, voltage considerations, electrical conservation through
energy management, industrial substations - plant utility interface considerations,
and cost estimating of industrial power systems.

The course materials are based entirely on selected chapters within the "IEEE
Recommended Practice for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants",
IEEE Std. 141-1993. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of
or have access to a copy of IEEE Std. 141-1993 "IEEE Recommended Practice
for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants". This standard
is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical
engineers involved in power system engineering and design should be familiar
with and utilize this standard.

Course Content

The purpose of
the course is to provide the second part of a thorough study of the recommended
practice. Then the standard can be used in the future as a reference tool for
the design of electrical distribution systems at industrial facilities. You
are required to obtain a copy and study the selected Chapters of "IEEE
Recommended Practice for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants",
IEEE Std. 141-1993.

The recommended practice, commonly known as the "IEEE Red Book" is
intended as a practical guide for engineers and designers that are responsible
for the design of electric power systems in industrial facilities.

The IEEE Red Book is a useful reference tool that every practicing electrical
engineering professional should have access to.

The "IEEE
Recommended Practice for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants",
IEEE Std. 141-1993 can be purchased from the following websites:

**http://shop.ieee.com/**

http://www.global.ihs.com/

For this course, you are required to study the following ten chapters of the "IEEE
Recommended Practice for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants",
IEEE Std. 141-1993:

**Chapter 4 - Short-circuit
current calculations
Chapter 5 - Application and coordination of protective devices
Chapter 6 - Surge voltage protection
Chapter 7- Grounding
Chapter 8 - Power factor and related considerations
Chapter 9 - Harmonics in power systems
Chapter 10 - Power switching, transformation, and motor control apparatus
Chapter 11 - Instruments and meters
Chapter 12 - Cable systems
Chapter 13 - Busways**

Course Summary

This course provides
for the first part of a thorough study of recommended practices for power distribution
and the methods commonly used in electrical system design. A thorough analysis
of basic electrical power system considerations is covered. The engineering
function is generally more than furnishing of design and specifications and
this function becomes especially important when the user/owner of the power
distribution system employs an engineering firm to support the electrical distribution
development. Use of this design guide will usually result in an economical approach
from a system standpoint. Technical advances and changes in codes and standards
that could cause some of the material in this course to become obsolete continue
to proliferate in the industry and therefore the user needs to continue to stay
up to date with the changing technologies.

The course materials are based entirely on selected chapters within the "IEEE
Recommended Practice for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants",
IEEE Std. 141-1993. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of
or have access to a copy of IEEE Std. 141-1993 "IEEE Recommended Practice
for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants". This standard
is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical
engineers involved in power system engineering and design should be familiar
with and utilize this standard.

**Related
Links**

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

http://www.ansi.com/

http://www.ieee.com/

http://www.nfpa.com

http://www.nema.com

**Quiz**

**Once
you finish studying ****the
above course content,****
you need to
take a quiz
to obtain the PDH credits**.

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