Can You Predict What Happens in a Directional Comparison Blocking (DCB) Scheme?

The Relay Testing Handbook: End-to-End Testing covers the most common Communication-Assisted Protection Schemes including the Directional Comparison Blocking (DCB) Scheme. This bonus animation shows the steps involved for a DCB trip.

End-to-end testers should understand how this scheme operates before they test it and this animation was created to help relay testers understand distance relay principles.

See if you can accurately predict what will happen at different fault locations with a Directional Comparison Blocking (DCB) Scheme.

Press “What happens Next” to move through the animation.  Press “Move the Fault” to change the fault location.

Directional Comparison Blocking (DCB) Scheme Animation

About the Author Chris Werstiuk

Chris is an Electrical Engineering Technologist, a Journeyman Power System Electrician, and a Professional Engineer. He is also the Author of The Relay Testing Handbook series and founder of Valence Electrical Training Services. You can find out more about Chris here.

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