Relay testing can be frustrating!
You’re often thrown into unfamiliar situations, and you’re expected to know exactly what to do:
- Even when you’re testing a new relay or configuration…
- Even when the manufacturer’s manual is confusing…
- Even when you haven’t been properly trained…
But what if you could avoid all of that, learn to navigate almost any testing scenario, and become a true relay testing expert?
This online protective relay testing seminar follows Chris Werstiuk (author of The Relay Testing Handbook) as he shows you the basic skills you need to test any digital relay with any modern test-set to help you become a relay testing craftsman.
Watch this series of videos on any device with speakers or headphones, and a good internet connection. You have 24/7/365 access to the videos, which are broken down into logical chunks that you can watch at any time, in any order, so you can fit this series into your busy schedule.
You can pause, rewind, and re-watch the videos as often as you like to make sure you catch every detail and then ask questions in our comments section.
What do I get when I enroll in the “How to Test Protective Relays Online Seminar” today?
- Download a simple flowchart you can follow to test any digital protective relay with any test-set.
- Unlimited 24/7/365 access to over 18 hours of videos where Chris Werstiuk tests various relays using different test-sets and explains how he is performing the test, and why.
- Follow along with your test-set and overcurrent relay, or you can rent one of our relays by the month.
- Ask Chris questions and interact with other students in the comments section for each lesson and topic.
- Request more content if you don’t see your relay or test-set represented in the course.
You can follow along with your test-set and any overcurrent relay to get the maximum benefit from the seminar, or you can rent one of our relays.
Enroll Yourself Now ($249.95 USD), 16 NETA CTDs
Why should protective relay test technicians take this relay testing training course?
Wouldn’t it be nice if your testing career started by following a mentor around as they tested relays, and who had the time to explain what was going on and why? Let Chris be the mentor you should have had from the start. He takes the time to explain what he’s doing, why he’s doing it, and then shows you several different options to get the job done right.
This seminar explains how to test protective relays using Chris’ decades of relay testing experience and nearly a decade of relay testing training to make smarter test plans that are more effective and more efficient than traditional test plans. Plus, he describes everything he’s learned about generic relay testing.
We recommend every relay tester take this seminar, regardless of their experience level. We often find that relay testing experts are shocked by what they didn’t know when they take one of Chris’ courses.
Sign Yourself Up Today ($249.95 USD), 16 NETA CTDs
What do you cover in this online protective relay testing seminar?
This seminar includes the following information, using a variety of relays and test-sets for every topic:
Introduction to Relay Testing
- Review the Documentation
- Create a Checklist
- Isolate and Connect to the Relay
- Upload the Relay Settings
- Decide What Kind of Test to Perform
- Perform an Acceptance Test
- Introduction to Common Test Procedures
- Understand the Element
- Choose the Fault Type for Your Test
- How to Perform a Pickup Test
- How to Perform a Timing Test
- How to Evaluate Your Test Results
- How To Perform Simple Logic Tests
- How To Perform Complex Logic Tests
- How To Test The Non-Tripping Logic
- Final Tasks and Conclusion
Obtain and Review the Relay Settings, Drawings, and Application
- Obtain and Review the Relay AC Single-Line Drawings
- Obtain and Review the Relay AC Three-Line Drawings
- Obtain and Review the Relay DC Drawings
- Obtain and Review the Relay Main Settings
- Obtain and Review the Relay Logic Settings
- Obtain and Review the Relay Global and Port Settings
Create a Checklist of All Elements, Outputs, and Signals to Be Tested
- Create a Checklist of All Elements to be Tested
- Create a Checklist of all Logic, Outputs, and Signals to be Tested
Isolate the Relay from the System
- Understanding FT Style Test Switches
- Isolate the Relay From the System
Connect the Test-Set to the Relay
- Connect the Test-Set to the Relay
- Connect the Test-Set to the Relay – Alternate DC Connections
- Connect the Test-Set to the Relay – Alternate AC Connections
Upload the Relay Settings
- How to Communicate with Relays and Test-Sets
- Upload Relay Settings
Perform an Acceptance Test
- Record the Relay Self-Test Results
- Check all Digital Inputs and Outputs
- Understanding Phase Angles
- Perform a Meter Test
How to Test Protective Elements
- Percent Error and Metering Specifications
- Relay and Element Specifications
- Understand the Basic Operation of the Element
- Understanding The Power System
- Choose the Appropriate Fault Type for the Test
- Perform a Ramping Pickup Test via Relay Setting Changes
- Perform a Ramping Pickup Test via the Human Machine Interface (HMI)
- Perform Manual Ramping Pickup Tests with Different Test Sets
- Perform a Ramping Pickup Test via Automatic Ramp
- Perform Ramping Pickup Tests via Hybrid Ramp
- Perform Manual Pulsing Pickup Tests
- Perform Automatic Pulsing Pickup Tests
- Troubleshooting Pulsing Pick Up Tests
- Perform Inverse Timing Tests
- Perform Instantaneous / Definite Timing Tests
- Perform Dynamic Pickup/Timing Tests
Perform a Commissioning Test
- Putting it all Together with Standard Tests
- Putting it all Together with Universal Tests
- Testing Multiple Physical Outputs
- Understanding Digital Logic
- Testing Digital Logic
- Testing Non-Contact Outputs
- Putting it all Together with Dynamic Tests
- Putting it all Together with Dynamic Tests and Other Elements
- Reviewing Sequence of Event Reports
Perform Maintenance Tests
- Download All Settings, Events, and Meter Logs
- Perform the Relay’s Self-Test and Record Results
- Perform a Meter Test and Record Results
- Verify All External Inputs and Watch them Change State in the Relay
- Verify All Outputs
Post Testing Tasks
- Clear Metering, Sequence of Events, and Oscillography Records
- Return The Relay to Service
- Submit Your Report
Final Thoughts on Relay Testing
- Using a Description of Operation to Test Relays
What are you waiting for?
We can’t stress enough that this is everything we know about generic relay testing. You will understand every aspect of relay testing after watching these videos.
Imagine applying everything you learn in this seminar on your next job site where you’ll:
- Gather up the materials you need,
- Create a well-designed test plan that is perfect for the relay you’re working with to prove it will actually trip when it is supposed to,
- Sit down; hook up all the leads; turn on the test set, relay, and laptop; and start testing.
No more back-tracking, jury-rigging, or flipping back through manuals and notes, trying to get the relay to operate.
You’ll be able to run your tests and record your results: all of the boxes checked, all of the correct information. Exactly what your boss or client is looking for.
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Still not convinced? We have a 100% guarantee, no questions asked. If you aren’t satisfied with the course, let us know and we’ll refund 100% of your purchase price.
This course is eligible for 16 NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs). NETA Certified Technicians (Level III and Level IV) are required to earn a minimum of 48 CTDs every three years to maintain their certification. For more information about the CTD program and requirements, please contact the NETA office at [email protected] or 888-300-6382.
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