How we learn that it depends in protective relaying

Heather R. Malson, Gene Henneberg, Kevin W. Jones, Munira Masoud, Pratap Mysore

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Abstract

Protective relaying is referred to as both an art and a science. The science of protective relaying is the philosophy, basis, and guidelines used as a starting point for settings design. The art of protective relaying is the application of those rules to a system that tends not to follow the rules. Generally, only the science is taught to young engineers, leaving them frustrated until they figure out on their own that the inability of senior engineers to reply with yes or no is the art or the 'it depends' part of protective relaying. Learning the concept of 'it depends' can take years for young engineers. This paper illustrates the concept of it depends and emphasizes the impact it has on protective relaying. Experienced engineers will benefit from a new perspective, or at least a reminder on mentoring young engineers. Young engineers will benefit from several illustrations of the it depends concept in protective relaying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication69th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers, CPRE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015320
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 28 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event69th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers, CPRE 2016 - College Station, United States
Duration: Apr 4 2016Apr 7 2016

Publication series

Name69th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers, CPRE 2016

Conference

Conference69th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers, CPRE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCollege Station
Period4/4/164/7/16

Keywords

  • It depends
  • mentoring
  • protection engineer
  • protective relaying
  • relay settings

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