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Shunt Capacitor Bank Design and Protection Basics

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59.90 USD
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Course description

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In Shunt Capacitor Bank Design and Protection Basics, you'll learn ...

  • Basic theory and shunt capacitor bank background
  • Details of capacitor bank configurations and capabilities
  • Capacitor bank protection schemes and principles (balanced / unbalanced)
  • Capacitor bank protection methods against internal faults


Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 24 pages

Shunt capacitor units are typically used to deliver capacitive reactive compensation or power factor correction. The use of shunt capacitor units has gained popularity because they are quite affordable, simple to install and commission and can be placed anywhere in the electrical distribution system. Their usage has additional advantages on the electrical distribution system such as: enhancement of the voltage at the load side, increased voltage regulation, decrease of power losses and decrease or postponement of investments in electrical transmission network.

The primary weakness of the shunt capacitor units is that their reactive power generation is relative to the square of the voltage and accordingly when the voltage is low and the electrical system needs them most, they are delivering the least amount of reactive power.

This course is suitable for electrical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of capacitor units’ operation and associated protection principles. Presented information covers issues related to technical implementation and exploitation of capacitor bank systems. Upon successful completion of this course, you will understand different capacitor bank systems, configurations and their protection schemes.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Shunt capacitor unit features
  • Shunt capacitor bank arrangements
  • Capacitor bank design
  • Capacitor bank protection methods
  • Failures within the shunt capacitor bank that will not induce an unbalance signal and will remain unnoticed
  • Protection of shunt capacitor banks against system disturbances and failure


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