DC Power Systems 101

DC Power Systems 101
Two-Day Training | Eagle Eye Power Solutions Headquarters | June 6 - 7, 2018
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Full training itinerary as follows:

This course covers the theory and design of the DC power systems that are typically used in standby applications. The attendees will receive instruction on the operating characteristics of the individual system components and their application within specific market areas. The basics of system design from system configuration/sizing through installation and commissioning, will also be covered. This course is intended for any personnel involved in the Specification, Procurement and Installation of DC power systems.

Day 1:

Introduction

  • Typical Applications and Operating Voltages
    • Telecommunications
    • Utilities
  • System Configurations
    • Non Redundant
    • Redundant

System Components

  • Rectifiers
    • SCR (silicon controlled)
    • Ferro (Ferro resonant)
    • SMR (High Frequency)
  • Controllers
    • Management Functions
    • Alarms
  • Converters
    • DC-DC
    • Inverters
  • Distribution
    • Primary
    • Secondary
  • Circuit Protection Devices
    • Fuses
    • Circuit breakers
    • Fuse / Circuit breaker co-ordination

Batteries

  • VLA Batteries
    • Lead-calcium
    • Lead-antimony
    • Pure lead
  • VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead-Acid)
    • AGM
    • Gelled

Day 2:

System Design Basics

  • Rectifier & Battery Sizing:
    • Load
    • Recharge
    • Redundancy
    • Battery Selection
    • End of Life Capacity
    • Number of Strings
    • Battery Disconnect & Sizing
  • Secondary Power Distribution:
    • Bays
    • In Rack
  • Power Distribution Cable:
    • Cable Types
    • Copper Resistance
    • Minimum Operating Voltages at the Load
    • Distribution Voltage Drop Calculations
  • Alarm Reporting:
    • Relay Based Alarms: Major & Minor
    • Protocols: MODBUS & SNMP
    • System Options
      • Electrolyte Level Detection
      • Thermal Runaway Detection
      • Battery Monitoring
  • Grounding Methods:
    • CBN (Common Bonding Network)
    • IBN (Isolated Bonding Network)
    • Power Plant Grounding

Course Evaluation