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Network Protection and Automation Guide by ALSTOM Grid

Protective Relays, Measurement and Control

The Network Protection and Automation Guide, known previously as the Protective Relays Application Guide, has been the go-to reference for protection engineers and technicians since 1966. In 2011, Alstom leveraged its expert team at the St Leonards Centre of Excellence in Stafford, UK, to release an updated edition.

Network Protection And Automation
Network Protection and Automation Guide

New chapters address topics like system integrity protection, remedial action schemes, phasor measurements, and wide-area schemes. They also provide detailed information on digital substations, including IEC 61850, Ethernet station bus, GOOSE, process bus, and precision time synchronization.

Progress in protection and control application engineering has enabled the authors to investigate and incorporate new techniques and philosophies into this edition, while maintaining vendor independence. We remain committed to providing a genuine, unbiased reference textbook.

This book serves as a summary of the Application and Protection of Power Systems (APPS) training course, an intensive program that Alstom, along with its predecessor firms in Stafford, has conducted for more than 50 years.


Content of Guide

  1. Introduction

  2. Fundamentals of Protection Practice

  3. Fundamental Theory

  4. Fault Calculations

  5. Equivalent Circuits and Parameters of Power System Plant

  6. Current and Voltage Transformers

  7. Relay Technology

  8. Protection: Signalling and Intertripping

  9. Overcurrent Protection for Phase and Earth Faults

  10. Unit Protection of Feeders

  11. Distance Protection

  12. Distance Protection Schemes

  13. Protection of Complex Transmission Circuits

  14. Auto-Reclosing

  15. Busbar Protection

  16. Transformer and Transformer-Feeder Protection

  17. Generator and Generator-Transformer Protection

  18. Industrial and Commercial Power System Protection

  19. A.C. Motor Protection

  20. System Integrity Protection Schemes

  21. Relay Testing and Commissioning

  22. Power System Measurements

  23. Power Quality

  24. The Digital Substation

  25. Substation Control and Automation

Special thanks to the authors who made this guide so wonderful:

Michael Bamber, Michael Bergstrom, Andrew and Susan Darby, Graham Elliott, Peter Harding, Graeme Lloyd, Alan Marshall, Allen Millard, Andrew Myatt, Philip Newman, Anthony Perks, Steve Pickering, Stephen Potts, Simon Richards, Jack Royle, Peter Rush, Brendan Smith, Mark Stockton, Paul Wilkinson, Alan Wixon, and John Wright.

The course thrives and develops through the creativity and commitment of its instructors. As APPS evolves, so does the Network Protection and Automation Guide, always maintaining a focus on fundamental principles and concepts. Both novices and seasoned professionals will find their pursuit of knowledge in relaying, measurement, communication, and control thoroughly gratifying.


Network Protection and Automation Guide by ALSTOM Grid




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