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Power Transmission Smart Grid Technologies Training System

8010-E

Description

The Power Transmission Smart Grid Technologies Training System combines a modular design approach with computer-based data acquisition and control to provide unrivaled training in smart grid technologies related to power transmission. The system features the Four-Quadrant Dynamometer/Power Supply, Model 8960, and the Data Acquisition and Control Interface, Model 9063, two state-of-the-art USB peripherals that greatly enhance the learning experience of students.

Training begins with the AC Transmission Line course. This course introduces students to the characteristics and behavior of high-voltage ac transmission lines, as well as to the voltage compensation of these lines using switched shunt compensation (SSC). It covers a multitude of topics related to high-voltage transmission lines, such as voltage regulation characteristics, characteristic impedance, natural load, corrected PI equivalent circuit, power voltage curve, line length, and active power transmission. Students then continue with the following three courses dealing with smart grid technologies related to power transmission:

• Static Var Compensator (SVC)

• Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM)

• High-Voltage DC (HVDC) Transmission Systems

These courses introduce students to the fundamentals of SVCs, STATCOMs, and HVDC transmission systems. Students learn that SVCs and STATCOMs, which are examples of flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS), can be used in conjunction with HVDC transmission systems to greatly enhance the controllability and power transfer capability of a power network and are thus essential tools to the implementation of a smart grid. These courses also allow students to experiment with actual SVCs, STATCOMs, and HVDC transmission systems implemented using power electronics modules.

Features & Benefits

  • The training system teaches the principles behind certain key technologies allowing the implementation of a smart grid, within the context of power transmission. These technologies include home energy production, SVCs, STATCOMs, and HVDC transmission systems.
  • Realistic control functions implemented using the Data Acquisition and Control Interface via the LVDAC-EMS software allow the implementation of complex devices such as an SVC and a STATCOM directly in the laboratory.
  • The course curriculum of the Electric Power Technology Training Program is highly flexible and allows a multitude of different customized training solutions.
  • The courseware includes student manuals and instructor guides with all the theory required to perform the hands-on experiments.
  • All workstations, modules, and components are sturdy and protected against electrical damage to ensure a prolonged service life in a demanding environment such as a training laboratory.
  • The modular design approach of the training equipment allows a large variety of courses to be performed using a small number of modules, without unnecessary duplication of equipment.
  • All electrical components can be interconnected without electric shock hazard since all live parts of the connection leads are concealed and insulated.
  • All electrical symbols representing the components used in a laboratory exercise are clearly silk-screened on the front panel of the modules.
  • The training system includes two highly versatile USB peripherals:
    • Four-Quadrant Dynamometer/Power Supply, Model 8960-2. This module is used as a solar panel emulator with a large variety of configurable parameters.
    • Data Acquisition and Control Interface, Model 9063. This module gives access to a large variety of computer-based measuring instruments and is used to control the various power electronics devices necessary for home energy production, as well as SVC, STATCOM, and HVDC implantation. All functions are implemented via the LVDAC-EMS software.
  • The training system also includes four highly versatile power electronics modules controlled using the Data Acquisition and Control Interface:
    • SVC Reactors/Thyristor Switched Capacitors, Model 8334. This module is used to implement the TCR and TSCs for SVC operation.
    • Insulated DC-to-DC Converter, Model 8835. This module is used to implement a solar/wind power inverter with HF transformer topology.
    • + IGBT Chopper/Inverter, Model 8837-B. This module is used to implement the solar/wind power inverter for home energy production and the three-phase PWM rectifier/inverter for STATCOM operation.
    • Power Thyristors, Model 8841. This module is used to implement the TCR and TSCs for SVC operation and the thyristor converters for HVDC operation.
  • Software upgrades for LVDAC-EMS and firmware upgrades for the Four-Quadrant Dynamometer/Power Supply and Data Acquisition and Control Interface are available for download free of charge on the Festo Didactic website.

Topic Coverage

  • Voltage Regulation Characteristics
  • Voltage Compensation
  • Power Transmission Capacity
  • Voltage Compensation in Long AC Transmission Lines
  • Control of Active and Reactive Power Flow
  • Voltage Regulation and Displacement Power Factor (DPF) in Thyristor Three-Phase Bridges
  • Basic Operation of HVDC Transmission Systems
  • DC Current Regulation and Power Flow Control in HVDC Transmission Systems
  • Commutation Failure at the Inverter Bridge
  • Harmonic Reduction using Thyristor 12-Pulse Converters
  • Main Components of a Static Var Compensator (SVC)
  • Voltage Compensation of AC Transmission Lines using an SVC
  • Dynamic Power Factor Correction Using an SVC
  • Voltage compensation of AC transmission lines using a STATCOM
  • Dynamic Power Factor Correction Using a STATCOM

List of equipment

Qty DescriptionModel Number
1 Workstation 8134-2
1 Resistive Load 8311
2 Inductive Load 8321
1 Three-Phase Filter 8326
1 Line Inductors 8326-A
2 Three-Phase Transmission Line 8329
3 Capacitive Load 8331
1 SVC Reactors / Thyristor-Switched Capacitors 8334
2 Three-Phase Transformer Bank 8348-4
2 Three-Phase Regulating Autotransformer 8349
1 Three-Phase Transformer 8354
1 Power Supply 8821-2
1 IGBT Chopper/Inverter 8837-B
2 Power Thyristors 8841-2
1 Connection Lead Set 8951-L
1 Connection Lead Set 8951-N
1 Four-Quadrant Dynamometer/Power Supply 8960-C
1 Data Acquisition and Control Interface 9063
1 Data Acquisition and Control Interface 9063-J
1 AC Transmission Lines (Student Manual) 20521
1 AC Transmission Lines (Instructor Guide) 20521-1
1 Electric Power Technology Training Equipment (User Guide) 38486-E
1 Static Var Compensator (SVC) (Student Manual) 86370
1 Static Var Compensator (SVC) (Instructor Guide) 86370-1
1 Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) (Student Manual) 86371
1 Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) (Instructor Guide) 86371-1
1 HVDC Transmission Systems (Student Manual) 86380
1 HVDC Transmission Systems (Instructor Guide) 86380-1
1 Computer-Based Instruments for EMS (User Guide) 86718-E

Additionally required equipment

Qty DescriptionModel Number
1 Personal Computer 8990

Optional Equipment

Qty DescriptionModel Number
1 Mobile Workstation 8110-2
1 Storage Shelves 8150-1
1 Full-Size Blank EMS Module 8160
1 Half-Size Blank EMS Module 8161
1 Three-Phase AC Power Circuits 86360
1 Three-Phase AC Power Circuits 86360-1
1 Power Transmission Smart Grid Technologies Training System (Manuals on CD-ROM) 86370-A
1 Three-Phase Transformer Banks 86379
1 Three-Phase Transformer Banks 86379-1

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