LV Selectivity / Discrimination

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Organisation profile

ABB's Electrification Business Area is a global leader in electrical products and solutions, operating in more than 100 countries, with over 200 manufacturing sites. Our 50,000+ employees are dedicated to transforming how people live, connect and work by delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions. We are shaping the future trends of electrification, differentiating through technological and digital innovation while delivering an outstanding experience.

Training aim

To give a good understanding of the value of selectivity, discrimination and backup protection in the LV circuit breaker installation.

Learning objectives

  • Why is breaker selection important?
  • How to calculate a fault level?
  • Discrimination types?
  • Back-up protection?
  • The importance of IEC61439-2 (IS EN 61439-2) standards.

Course outline

This course is designed to give a good level of knowledge to engineers, consultants, panel builders and designers; to allow a good selection of protective device and their fault ratings; to help show why selectivity in today's growing electrical world is vitally important; and how we can reach a good compromise between reliability, simplicity and economy.

Trainer's profile

Paul Hyland is an electrician with 35 years' experience in Switchgear manufacturing and design. His education includes Dublin Institute of Technology (Kevin Street / City & Guilds), Electrical Service and Design Engineer degree (DT078- DT083) DIT Kevin ST & Electrical Energy management.

Course duration

hour and Q&A.

Assessment and certification

Those who attend this course will receive a certificate of attendance from ABB proving that they have undertaken the CPD training.

Who should attend

Electrical engineers and people involved in the design & specification of industrial, commercial and residential buildings.