PowerFactory 2019DIgSILENT StationWare 2018
  • Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Personnel

    Generation of Electricity Using Nuclear Technology from Boiling Water Reactor.

    Introduction :
    Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus (around 600 BC) discovered that when rubbing fur on amber, electric charge is built up on the amber. The charge attracts light objects such as hair. English physician William Gilbert (1544-1603) was the first to use the term electric which is derivation from the Greek word for amber (ηλεκτρον). The word amber itself was derived from the Arabic word Anbar. Italian scientist Alessandro Guiseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (1745-1827) showed that galvanism occurred whenever moist is placed between two different metals. This discovery let to the invention of the first battery in 1800.

    French mathematician and physicist André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836) explained the link between magnetism and electric currents. German scientist George Simon Ohm (1789-1854) related electric current to the electromotive force. In 1874 at age 27, Edison opened his first research laboratory and invented the electric light bulb in (1878). Edison received the U.S. congressional gold medal for career achievements in 1928. In 1956, the term "tesla" was adopted as the unit of magnetic flux density in the MKSA system in honour of Nikola Tesla.

    Course Objectives :
    Introducing to participants the different methods of electricity generation and the environmental issues associated with each method. Introducing to participants the basic electrical elements and its units. Familiarising participants with the electrical measuring instruments. Introducing to participants the basic concepts of analysis of DC and AC circuits. Presenting to participants the essentials of magnetic circuit analysis. ‎ Introducing to participants the basics of analysing poly-phase circuits. Introducing to participants basics of AC and DC machines.‎ Presenting to participants the simple electronic control devices.

    Who Should Attend :
    The short course is targeted at multi-disciplinary engineers, and practicing non electrical engineers who are involved in the area of electrical power engineering or its relevant disciplines. However, the course should also be of interest to other engineers and staff who wish to develop their knowledge about power system and its principles.

    Course Modules and Topics :

    This is a basic skeleton of the course contents. Participants will be given detailed notes and will be trained on carrying out calculations.
    Module 1: Introduction. Historical review, Electricity sector in Sultanate of Oman, Components of power system, etc.‎
    Module 2: Sources of Electrical Energy. Background, power plants, Hydro plants, Fossil Fuel plants, Nuclear Plants, Renewable Energy Sources, Wind Energy, Fuel Cell, Geothermal Energy, Tidal energy, Biomass Energy.
    Module 3: Environment and Safety‎. Environmental concerns of; fossil fuel plants, hydraulic plants, and nuclear plants. Electromagnetic fields, Electrical safety, Factors affecting human safety, and Electrical shock.‎
    Module 4: DC Circuits. Definition of electric charge, current, voltage, potential difference, emf, resistance, conductance, dependent voltage source, independent voltage source, power and energy. Ohm’s law, series circuit, parallel circuit, Kirchhoff’s laws, current divider rule (CDR), voltage divider rule (VDR).‎
    Module 5: AC Circuits. Definition of AC current, waveform, instantaneous value, period, cycle, phase, peak value, frequency, rms value, average value. Relation between peak and rms values, three-phase system, phase sequence, Y-connected generator, Delta connected generator.‎
    Module 6: Transformers. Definition of transformer, Construction, Working Principle, Mutual flux, Leakage flux, emf equation of a transformer, Transformer on no-load, Transformer rating in KVA, Transformer Tests, Impedance Ratio, Shifting Impedances in a Transformer, Equivalent Circuit, Efficiency.‎
    Module 7: DC Machines. Definition of transformer, Construction, Working Principle, Mutual flux, Leakage flux, emf equation of a transformer, Transformer on no-load, Transformer rating in KVA, Transformer Tests, Impedance Ratio, Shifting Impedances in a Transformer, Equivalent Circuit, Efficiency.‎
    Module 8: AC Machines. Working principles, construction, slip, rotor current frequency, Effect of slip on rotor circuit, different torques and their relations, Equivalent circuit. Synchronous Machines
    Module 9: Electronic Control Devices. An overview of semiconductor diode and transistor circuits and their applications. Thyristors, TRIACS, etc. are also introduced.

    Computer Applications :
    DIgSILENT Power Factory simulation and analysis software will be used extensively during the course. This software is the leading high-end tool for applications in generation, transmission, distribution and industrial systems. It integrates smoothly into any GIS, DMS or EMS supporting open system standards and enables the user to carry out balanced and unbalanced power flow. It has many features including fault analysis, harmonics, frequency scans, stability, EMT simulations, protection simulation and co-ordination, reliability, Maintenance Schedules, static and dynamic voltage stability, power dispatch, state estimation, optimal capacitor placement, cable sizing, built-in automation interface, interfaces for GIS and SCADA integration, and PSS/E compatibility. Trainees will have hands on experience with the software and will be solving exercises using PowerFactory.

    Course Instructor :
    Graduated with First Class Honours B.Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Manchester, UK in 1994. He received his MBA degree from Edinburgh Business School, UK, in 1998. He then completed his M.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering from University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology (UMIST), UK in 1999. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Manchester, UK in 2001. He worked for 12 years in oil and gas industry in major companies including Petroleum Development Oman and Shell UK as Senior Project Manager. He then joined Sultan Qaboos University in August 2002 as faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to his academic duties, in the department, he was appointed as the Assistant Dean for Industrial Training and Alumni in the College of Engineering in 2006. In 2010 he was appointed as the Dean of Oman Maritime College. He has founded a number of successful companies to serve the needs of power system in Oman and the GCC region. He is currently the chairman of Albanah Group of Companies delivering a wide range of products and services including power system simulation softwares, hardwares, consultancies and technical and managerial training. His areas of interest include Power System Modelling and Simulation, Power System Protection, High Voltage Engineering, Privatization of Electrical Supply Industry, and Project Management. He has extensive experience in delivering training courses to senior managers and experienced engineers in public and privates sectors' organisations in the areas of Project Management, Power System Protection, and Power System Economics.

    Dates and Venue :
    The course duration is one week. Dates will announced.
    If an organisation needs the course, in-house then arrangements can be made with administration.
    Dates will then be mutually agreed.

    There are limited seats and attendants will be served on first come first served basis.
    All registration details and fees are clearly given in the registration form.
    The form can be downloaded from attachments of the links below.
    For any query, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.