Training on numerical relays at eACCESS-Switchgear and Protection Laboratory
The building and commissioning of the eACCESS Switchgear and Protection Laboratory (SGPL) laboratory has been completed in the month of the January 2023. This is the outcome of the task T4.3 of the eACCESS project and includes the deliverable with fully functional laboratory consisting of line, generator, bus bar and transformer protection panels.
The laboratory also consists of Omicron 356 test kit, which is one of the best choice among the power engineers for applications which require the highest level of versatility, output amplitude and power. It has six powerful current sources, with great dynamic range, making the test set a universal solution for testing all generations and types of protection relays- from high burden electromechanical to IEC 61850 compatible relays.
The training setup exposes the practicing engineers in the field of electrical engineering to the real-life power system protection applications and enable them to use the latest numerical relays with hands-on works to further their knowledge and skill sets in the field of application.
In this eACCESS laboratory, familiarization of the equipment were conducted to the engineers from Department of Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport at College of Science and Technology. Feedbacks were collected from the stakeholders after the conduct of the training on 21st March 2023. Following were the questionnaires developed and officials were asked to give their feedback for the training session conducted on the switchgear and protection laboratory through the google form.
The event was resources by Bikram Chhetri and Namgay Tenzin both lecturers from Electrical Engineering Department, College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan.
22 dzongkhag engineers from all 20 districts in Bhutan are aware of the switchgear and protection system for the proper function of the power system network through this eACCESS workshop.