New Jersey 2101 - Elements of System Protection

2101 - Elements of System Protection

85.00 85.00

  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 4 


The objective of this module is to overview the function of protection schemes, including general protection philosophy and its impact on the operation of the system. After study of this course and the associated workbook, the participant should be able to understand the following overall concepts and apply them to his day-to-day work activities.

If you are taking this course for NERC credit, the following credits will be reported.

CE HOURS=4; OPS Topics=4; Standards=0; Simulation=0; EO=4


Course Objectives

Learning Objectives:
- Trainees will be able to describe the function of protection schemes in the context of the overall objective of an electric utility company.
- Trainees will be able to describe the nature and causes of faults, and be able to explain their likely resultant effects.
- Trainees will be able to describe the logic common to all types of relays and describe a typical relay-circuit breaker combination.
- Trainees will be able to describe various circuit breakers, in terms of their arc quenching media.
- Trainees will be able to describe the basic protection circuit, referring to relay inputs and the DC tripping circuit.
- Trainees will be able to describe common electrical diagrams, both for the power system and for control circuits.
- Trainees will be able to describe the principle of zone protection.
- Trainees will be able to explain what is meant by correct and incorrect performance of a protection scheme.
- Trainees will be able to describe factors that are used to determine the selection of protection schemes for particular applications.


Topics Covered

Segment A-1: Testing for reliabilitySegment A-2: Insulation resistance test 1Segment A-3: Insulation resistance test 2Segment A-4: Insulation resistance testing in practiceSegment A-5: The (DC high potential) Highpot testSegment B-1: Generator design and constructionSegment B-2: Stator testing 1Segment B-3: Stator testing 2Segment B-4: Stator testing 3Segment B-5: Rotor testingSegment C-1: Concept and principles of PDASegment C-2: Measuring PDASegment C-3: Coupler systems for PDASegment C-4: Interpreting PDA results 1Segment C-5: Interpreting PDA results 2Segment D-1: Transformer and condition monitoringSegment D-2: Transformer testingSegment D-3: The Doble test Segment D-4: Transformer winding testing Segment D-5: Electric motor and switchgear testing  





End of Course Instructions

Congratulations on completing the course! Your credits earned on completion of this program will be reported to within 30 days of completion. Once we report your completion at, you will receive a certificate of completion provided by RCEP on the email address you have provided at the time of enrollment. Please keep the certificate for your record. You may be required to submit this certificate to the state to record your PDH or present it in case if you are audited. If you have any questions or concerns please contact customer service at



After completing this course the final exam must be passed with a 70% or higher in order to receive certificate of completion.


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