Low Voltage Distribution Systems and Equipment

Properly designed, operated and maintained electrical distribution system is a vital element in safety and reliability of an electrical system in an industrial plant. This course covers low voltage (<1000V) distribution systems found in a typical industrial plant.

Topics covered include basic distribution system designs, typical equipment used, and basic maintenance of those equipment and safety issues associated with low voltage distribution system.  

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

Day 1
Basics of LV Distribution System Design

    • Single line diagrams
    • principles used in the design of distribution system
    • Simple fault calculation
    • Stress due to short circuits
    • Layout of various distribution systems
    • System Grounding

This section starts with single line diagrams and electrical symbols used for distribution equipment, Both IEC and NEC symbols are covered. Design criteria considered in the layout of low voltage distribution system is explained. Basic fault calculations and the importance of fault levels in the selection of equipment are explained in the above topics. Pros and cons of various low voltage distribution system layouts and system grounding are covered.    


Day 2
Power Distribution Equipment  

    • Metal clad Switchgear
    • Switchgear features
    • Switchgear protection
    • Automatic transfer switches
    • Circuit Breakers
    • Transformers

In this section covers switchgear layout, rating and features of distribution switchboards. It includes air-break and vacuum circuit breakers, distribution transformer design and operating characteristics.     


Day 3
Power Distribution Safety and Maintenance  

    • LV Fuses
    • Power Cables
    • Safety Grounding
    • Shock protection
    • Lightning protection
    • Arc flash
    • Switchgear design for Arc flash protection
    • Distribution System maintenance

This section covers the operation and characteristics of power fuses. Design of LV power cables and cable support systems are discussed. Typical safety considerations such as grounding, lightening protection, shock protection and arc flash safety to NFPA 70E is explained. Basic maintenance requirements for switchgear, circuit breakers, transformers and cable systems are also covered.

This course is designed for electrical technicians, maintenance planners, and supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities who work in an industrial plant.

Discipline:    Electrical

Delivery type:   Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors: Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level:    Foundation

Course Version:      0

Length:       3 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
    Anyone taking this course should familiar with electrical installations in an industrial setting.