Electrical Transient Analyzer Program (ETAP) Training
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Electrical Transient Analyzer Program (ETAP) Training

Training Descriptions:

  • ETAP is a fully integrated AC and DC electrical power system analysis tool. 

  • Engineers use ETAP worldwide in the design, analysis, maintenance, and operation of electrical power systems.

Training Objectives:

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Solve transmission, distribution, traction, and signaling together
  • Evaluate substation location and capacity.
  • Improve the reliability of the electrical traction power system
  • Unified AC Load Flow
  • Resolve challenges of unbalanced system operation
  • Model unplanned events and future growth
  • Integrated protection with impedance relays

Training Designed for:

This course is intended for the General Electrical power Engineer and Protection Engineer. 

Training Program:


 One-Line Diagram:- 

  • Toolbar Format 
  • Dumpster 
  • Project View 
  • Project Toolbar 
  • Mode Toolbar 
  • System Toolbar 
  • Study Case Toolbar 

Section: Load flow Analysis 

  • Purpose of a Load Flow Study 
  • Connect Element –Bus 
  • Connect Element –Element 
  • Insert Protective Devices 
  • Creating a Project 
  • Low flow Analysis 


Short-Circuit Analysis IEC Standard

  • Purpose Of Short-circuit Studies 
  • Operating Modes 
  • Short-Circuit Phenomenon 
  • Combination of AC and DC currents 
  • The Effect of Delayed Zero Crossing 
  • Circuit Breaker Operation 
  • Fault current 
  • IEC Short-Circuit Calculation (IEC 909) 
  • Currents types and relations 
  • Circuit Breaker Selection 
  • Standard Ratings for Low Voltage Circuit Breakers (LV-CBs) 
  • Protective Device Evaluation 
  • Types of Short-Circuits 

Protective Device Coordination (Etap Star) 

  • Concepts & Applications 
  • Coordination 
  • Motor Protection 
  • Required Data -Protection of a Medium Voltage Motor 
  • Fuse Types 
  • Time margins 


 Transient Stability 

  • Causes of Instability 
  • Consequences of Instability 
  •  Swing Equation 
  •  Power and Rotor Angle 
  •  Equal Area -Stable 
  •  Equal Area –unstable 
  •  The solution to Stability Problems. 

Optimal Capacitor Placement 

  • The problem of Var Flow in Power Systems 
  • Purposes of Shunt Capacitor Applications 
  • Optimal Capacitor Placement in ETAP 
  • ETAP OCP Capabilities 


Harmonic Analysis 

  • Harmonic Sources 
  • Classification of Harmonics 
  • Phase Angle Relationship 
  • Order vs. Sequence 
  • Characteristic Harmonics 
  • Harmonic-Related Problems 
  • Parallel Resonance 
  • Harmonic Distortion Measurements 
  • Reducing System Harmonics 
  • Voltage Distortion Limits 
  • Current Distortion Limits 


Ground Grid Systems 

  • Need for Grounding Grids 
  • Objectives 
  • Symmetrical Grid Current 
  • Decrement Factor 
  • Ground Rod Length 
  • IEEE Methods 
  • Step Potential Profile 
  • Touch Potential Profile 
  • Absolute Potential Profile

 Training Requirement: 

“Hand’s on practical sessions software will be applied during the course. 

Training Methodology: 

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:- 

  • 10% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play 
  • 10% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques 
  • 60% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises 
  • 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions 
  • Post Test