Introduction to Distribution Systems
and Power Circuit Analysis
Industry Need Location
This course provides engineers with a fundamental The course is conducted on a regular basis at
understanding of electric circuit analysis with Siemens PTI offices in Schenectady, NY and at other
applications to power distribution systems. The major cities throughout the United States. It is also
material is especially suited for any engineer who available for presentation at a client’s location by
did not receive fundamental training in power special arrangement.
systems or for those who wish to receive a refresher.
Continuing Education Units
Objectives 2.7 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) will be
The main objective of this course is to improve the awarded for successful completion of this short
participant’s understanding of power circuit analysis course. The CEU is the nationally recognized unit for
and distribution systems. The participant will exit recording participation in noncredit educational
the course with greater ability to analyze common programs. One CEU is equal to ten classroom hours.
power circuit problems. The participant will also
have a stronger understanding of distribution
system problems and equipment applications.
Participants should have a four year engineering
degree with college level courses in geometry,
trigonometry, matrix algebra, and physics. A
background in electric power systems is not
The course duration is four and one-half days, with
the last day concluding at noon. Each morning and
afternoon session is three hours.
Each participant will receive a bound set of course
notes that complement the lectures. The lectures
closely follow the notes to minimize the need for
note taking in the class.
The course will be taught by Siemens PTI consulting
engineers that have extensive experience in electric
Siemens PTI – Power Academy TD
Power Transmission & Distribution
The course reviews the fundamental
methods used in the steady-state analysis of
AC circuits as applied to power distribution
• complex numbers, phasors and vectors
• Ohm’s law for resistive, capacitive and
inductive linear circuit elements
• Real and reactive power in AC circuits
(kVA, kW, and kvar)
• Kirchoff’s laws and the fundamentals of
• matrices and network solution methods
• three-phase power systems
• the per unit system
• symmetrical components
• fault currents and Thevenin and Norton
• Overview of the Power Delivery Systems
• Introduction to reliability and power
• Distribution system configurations
• Distribution equipment
• voltage drop
• voltage regulation
• load types: lighting, motors and load
• power factor correction and capacitor
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Schenectady, NY 12301-1058 91050 Erlangen Manchester, M20 2UR
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