Surge Protection Seminars

By: Arresterworks  09-12-2011
Keywords: Surge Protection, Transmission Line, Get The Facts

Announcing a 1.5 day
Surge Protection Seminar plus a .5 day Seminar on
Lightning Studies Using ATPJuly 27-28, 2011
Atlanta Georgia

Note: This course is Florida PE Board Recognized Get the Facts on Surge Protection

Lightning is the second or third most significant cause of outages on most power systems. Mitigation of the effect of lightning is of key importance to all those responsible for system reliability. This in-depth course is designed for those responsible for the reliability of substations, distribution systems, and transmission systems. We will cover ways to improve the lightning performance of distribution and transmission lines by using arresters and other means.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone new to the industry who wishes to learn the fundamentals of lightning protection
  • Standards engineers responsible for maintaining system construction and equipment standards
  • Reliability engineers and other reliability personnel responsible for continuous improvement
  • Substation designers, distribution system designers, and transmission line designers
  • Power system operations and maintenance supervisors
  • Power engineering personnel who wish to broaden their scope of system understanding
  • Experienced engineers that want to learn about the latest practices in this area.


  • Surge fundamentals: lightning, switching, faults, ferroresonance, line drops, and others.
  • How to select the most appropriate type of lightning protection: Shielding, lightning rods, arresters, no protection, and possibly underground.
  • The difference between arrester types: Station, transmission line, distribution, secondary, liquid immersed, elbow, riser pole, and more.
  • What the ratings of an arrester really mean and how to compare one manufacturer to another.
  • Margin of protection fundamentals along with insulation coordination fundamentals.
  • Installation methods of arresters and shielding means:
  • What is important about lead length and separation distance?
  • What is a good arrester ground and what is not?
  • Arresters failures: How to avoid, assess, and test in the field
  • Fundamentals of Transmission Line Arrester Application and Study
  • Protection of substations using arresters, shield lines, and lightning terminals
  • Protection of distribution systems with arresters and other means
  • How green is an arrester?
  • Disposal and life cycle management of arresters
  • What standards govern arresters and system improvements?
  • Trends in the industry in lightning protection
  • Overview of ATP Lightning Studies
  • Review Arrester Overload and Failure Modes
  • Protection of Underbuilt Systems with the Underbuilt Line Arrester
Sign up now, there is a limited number of seats available 1.5 Day Seminar Fee $950 .5 Day ATP Modeling Seminar Fee an additional $300

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Seminar Location

4736 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337

(404) 762-7676

Adjacent to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, with courtesy shuttle 24-7.

Seminar Schedule
Wednesday July 27

      830am to 500pm

Continental breakfast and lunch provided

Thursday July 28 Morning Session

      800am to 1200pm

Continental breakfast provided

Thursday July 28 ATP Session

      1200pm to 500pm

Lunch provided

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Get The Facts, Surge Protection, Transmission Line, Trends In The Industry

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Training Options

Fundamentals of Arresters Protected Equipment Considerations Field Testing of Arresters Overview of Arrester Suppliers EMTP Modeling of Arresters. This Seminar is intended for Substation or Transmission Standard Engineers, Operations Personnel, Substation Packagers and Consulting Engineers. Fundamentals of Surges How to Select a TLA TLA Mechanical Considerations TLA Disposal Trends in the Industry Compact Line Considerations.



New requirements for arresters will be issues that cover testing and evaluating arrester energy handling capabilities. Thermal Energy Rating Verification Tests Sequence and Evaluation. A new edition of IEC 60099-4 and IEEE C62.11 will be published. Surge Energy Rating Verification Test Sequence and Evaluation. Any stake holder that is interested in arrester standards. 10:00 to 11:00am Eastern Standard Time on February 25th.


Insulation Coordination Studies

The purpose of insulation coordination is to insure that insulation used in an electrical power system is adequate for the environment in which it is applied and to understand the probability of insulation failure under transient conditions. The resulting current levels in the station are quite low relative to direct strikes, but all that is needed to fail insulation is voltage and not current.


Substation Arrester Assessment Service - failure analysis

Leak checking using the appropriate method of failed and unfailed partner arresters. Close-up photography and microscopic photography to identify cause of failure. This is the most comprehensive analysis of failed arresters anywhere. Analysis of electrical characteristics of available disks. Gas analysis of unfailed partner arresters if available. In depth examination of the available parts.


Substation Arrester Assessment Service - assessment

Site Visit Along with client personnel as desired by the client, each site is assessed and the following competed. Arrester Losses measured using state of the art watts loss metering. Arrester location relative to protected equipment documented. New arrester installation options analyzed.