The ONLY Relay Testing Book Written FOR Relay Testers
The Relay Testing Handbook gives you:
Relay Testing Can Be Frustrating
If you’ve spent any amount of time out in the field testing relays, you already know a few things:
You're Not Alone!
Most Relay Testers Struggle to Get the Job Done...
Without proper training, you have probably created a few workarounds over time to help you get by, or relied on automated test software. But that approach only gets you so far, because:
Take a look inside The Relay Testing Handbook...
Our relay testing books show you...
- THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE HANDBOOK
- THE END-TO-END TESTING HANDBOOK
- Simplified Motor Relay testing
- Generator Relay Protection Testing
The Relay Testing Handbook: Principles and Practice
This relay testing book is our core handbook and is used by large organizations across North America in their training programs. You get 650+ pages worth of fundamental theory, techniques, and practical examples from a range of manufacturers to learn how to handle almost any relay testing scenario with confidence (no matter your current skill level).
You’ll find comprehensive explanations, diagrams, and instructions in Principles and Practice on topics such as:
Additional chapters are dedicated to the most commonly used protective elements, including:
You can get the hardcover version to comfortably read and absorb the information at your own pace, and then use the PDF version to get the information in the field when you need it most!
"Chris is a great instructor! I've had the pleasure of interacting with him at the Hands on Relay School at WSU. If you are an electrician starting out in this field or thinking about pursuing relay protection work, this book is a must. Check out his training videos on youtube under Valence Electrical Training as well, best videos I've found yet!"
"I have just bought your protection relay testing set of books about a few weeks ago and I just wanted to say that I’m very impressed with it.
I have been commissioning power systems for a few years and I wish I had found your books a while ago."
Daniel de Freitas
"Great Book. Simple, very good detail and most of all not confusing."
The Relay Testing Handbook: End-to-End Testing
This relay testing book is a shorter, supplemental softcover handbook laser-focused on End-to-End Testing. It provides a basic introduction to end-to-end testing along with clear, step-by-step procedures to apply in the field, including:
You can get the softcover version to comfortably read and absorb the information at your own pace, and then use the PDF version to get the information in the field when you need it most!
"I have been in electrical testing for the past 15 years and have worked for NETA shops and utilities. The booklet is excellent for a beginner as well as a seasoned test technician. I purchased this for a look at another’s perspective on end-to-end relay testing. Included are test plans, connections, procedures and testing philosophies. The user will find an overview of nearly all of the popular protection strategies as well as a very helpful overview chart.
I have been so impressed with the booklet that I will purchase the expansive relay manual.
Bravo Mr. Werstiuk, (author), you have accomplished in a few pages the equivalent of a semester of test school."
Samuel J Fulton
The Relay Testing Handbook: Simplified Motor Relay Testing
While the sub-title of this book may be Simplified Motor Relay Testing, it is really a step-by-step guide for dynamic
testing that can be applied to any relay element with a fixed-time delay that includes everything I’ve learned about relay testing since the last book.
Motor relays require you to perform dynamic testing to get pickup and timing test results. This book will show you how to test any motor relay with any test-set through these motor topics:
Once you understand the theory, you are ready to apply universal, step-by-step test procedures for
these elements using modern, dynamic testing techniques:
"I work for a testing company and I always wanted to get better with relays but found it difficult to learn more on-site since we don’t usually have much time to play around. Our company owns Omicron and Doble test-sets and was able to borrow them over the weekends. I would grab an SEL relay and follow you step by step and learned a lot that way.
I practiced a lot doing manual pick up and timing test (without changing settings) to get a good foundation and now slowly getting into dynamic testing.
I also purchased your Relay Testing Handbook and find it very useful on-site. I keep the soft copy on my laptop so I can refer to it very easily."
"This course helped me understand what true relay testing is, Dynamic testing is truly fun to learn & not so boring as you would just button pushing.
You wont regret it."
The Relay Testing Handbook: Generator Relay Protection Testing
If you have ever performed generator relay testing, you know that there are many different elements with different operating characteristics. This can be a hard code to crack, even for experienced relay testers. But once you’ve learned how to solve the puzzle, you can confidently test any generator relay.
Understanding how a generator relay operates in the real world is the key to easy and effective generator relay testing. These chapters will help you understand the basics of generator protection:
Once you understand generator and relay testing theory, these chapters will show you universal, step-by-step test procedures for each element using modern, dynamic testing techniques:
"I lacked experience with generator relays and the combination of hands-on testing and theoretical knowledge about the elements in test created a seamless transition from the classroom to the field. Outstanding professor with many ways to explain the same thing."
"Valence Electrical Training Services instructors break every generator protection element down into manageable sections."
Whether you’re just getting started with generator relay testing or have been frustrated by puzzling through the different elements and operating characteristics, this book will help you take your relay testing skills to the next level.
The PDF version has over 1,000 pages of content. The print version has been condensed to 800 pages to meet printer requirements. You get instant access to the PDF version if you order the print version.
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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
Which brands and types of relays are covered in the relay testing books?
We use a combination of SEL and GE relays for specific examples in our relay testing books. However, all of the principles can be applied to any relay from any manufacturer.
Do the handbooks cover anything about electro-mechanical relays?
We only mention electro-mechanical relays in a historical context. We decided that there is 75 years of existing content for E-M relays out in the world already and we don't have much to add.
I'm an electrician, relay tech, engineer... are these relay testing books right for me?
All of our relay testing books are written specifically for relay testers, but anyone working in the relay testing world will benefit.
For example, a design engineer could use our relay testing books to make better relay settings. A compliance person could learn what to look for when looking at relay testing reports.
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