Electric Distribution Overvoltage Protection

Course Number: E-5002
Credit: 5 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Lee Layton, P.E.
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Overview

In Electric Distribution Overvoltage Protection , you'll learn ...

  • Understand the lightning flash mechanism
  • Understand the design and operation of surge arresters
  • Know how to protect overhead electric utility equipment using shielding, surge arresters, and structure design
  • Know how to protect underground electric utility lines

Overview

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Credit: 5 PDH

Length: 43 pages

This 5-hour course reviews overvoltage situations on electric utility distribution systems and the primary methods to protect the utility system from overvoltages. The principle cause of overvoltages on an electric distribution system is lightning surges. Lightning surges are covered in detail as well as the design and operation of surge arresters. Protection methods including shielding, surge arrester application, and structure design are discussed. The importance of grounding to proper overvoltage protection is also reviewed.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understand the lightning flash mechanism
  • Understand the design and operation of surge arresters
  • Know how to protect overhead electric utility equipment using shielding, surge arresters, and structure design
  • Know how to protect underground electric utility lines
  • Know how to calculate grounding resistance of single and multiple rod grounding systems

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 28 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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