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My name is Chris Werstiuk. I'm an engineer, power system electrician, electrical technologist, and instructor who's spent the last 20 years learning the craft of relay testing through trial and error in nuclear power plants, commercial buildings, and almost everything in between.
I literally wrote the book on relay testing (The Relay Testing Handbook), and I'm here to be the relay testing mentor you should have had from the start.
I'll help you cut the learning curve, so you don't have to spend the years and thousands of hours of testing time I spent learning how to test relays effectively.
"Chris has an incredible amount of knowledge and experience which he shares as he teaches the theory and practical methods of relay testing. These experiences are so valuable whether you are new or an experienced veteran of relay testing..."
"Anyone who loves to be a relay engineer, Chris is the guy... He is second to none when it comes to teaching about relays..."
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All of our protective relay training options are eligible for NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs).
"I picked your courses because they looked interesting and they were inexpensive. I was not disappointed. I found them very informative and quite easy to follow. I would recommend these courses to anyone needing continuing education or just wanting to learn more about relays. I learned a lot and look forward to taking more classes from Valence..."
"A different perspective on relay testing, especially since most testing companies use automated testing. It helps you better understand the operation of the relays and how the results were obtained. Not just button pushing..."
"If you are in relay P&C, you need this course for success in your field."
"Great fundamental courses, preparing your for any relay testing out there."
In this seminar, you’ll get to look over my shoulder as I test a relay from start to finish, using everything I've learned from over 20 years of relay testing.
You’ll learn the basic skills you need to test any digital relay with any modern test-set, how to perform each testing step, and why each step is important.
I’ll show you how to make smarter test plans that are quicker and more effective than traditional methods (including tips and tricks you won’t find in any manual or YouTube video).
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You can follow along with your test-set and overcurrent relay, or rent one of our relays
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"This is a fantastic course in how to test relays and covers aspects that are not found anywhere else - set up, print and documentation review, testing philosophy, the testing process and reporting results. The quality of the material in these videos and Chris's engaging delivery have led me to be infinitely more prepared to take on the task of relay testing than ever before."
"Chris is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He has seen almost every mistake that can be made in the protection and control game. This course will provide you with a great step-by-step guide to testing. Not only will you have a good guide, but you will understand WHY you are doing that step."
"Excellent training! I cannot wait for more videos to be added to this series!"
Protective relays constantly look at the three-phase electric power system and try to decide whether the system is normal or under fault conditions. A relay tester who understands the three-phase electrical system can build highly efficient test plans that test the entire relay (not just the individual pieces of it) to make sure it actually operates when it’s supposed to.
In this course, you'll get an introduction to electrical fundamentals and three-phase electrical power systems, including:
"I learned a lot from this course. Having no relay testing experience, I was grateful the real world examples were shown. I will definitely continue with this program, as they become available."
"Excellent refresher for someone in the field who doesn't deal with phasors and/or frequency/time/cycle conversions very often."
Phasor diagrams are used to understand the electrical system at a glance. Unfortunately, your test-set probably has a different phase angle system than your meter or relay, which can make relay testing a nightmare. How are you supposed to translate phase angles between devices that use different references?
This course introduces you to phasors in 7 detailed video lessons and quizzes, which cover:
"This course is a must for anyone that is responsible for testing or maintaining Power Systems."
"This course allows anyone with little or no knowledge to have an overview of how electrical devices work."
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