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Electrical Protection Technology: Fundamental Procedures and Applications

Protection technology is an essential part of the energy supply: operating procedures are severely impaired by faults in the energy supply. Supply safety and power quality are basically products of protection technology associated with network expansion and operation.

Learn how such disturbances can happen in your company and how you can improve the performance of your operation by applying good protection concepts and the correct settings!


  • Functions and objectives of network protection
  • Types of faults and line impedances
  • Fault sequences and fault records
  • Protection systems
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Differential protection
  • Distance protection
  • Special protective devices
  • Testing technology

Target Groups and Admission Requirements

This course has been designed for

  • Technicians who have graduated from a technical college (HTL), university, or have relevant professional experience
  • Planning engineers
  • People entering the field as well as making career moves from other branches of the industry
  • People working in the electrical energy supply fields

You do not need to fulfill any special admission requirements to take part in this course.

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Dates and Deadlines

Next course date: upon request

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Certificate: Confirmation of participation
  • Language of instruction: German (English on request)
  • Participation fees: 390 € (VAT free)
    The fee covers course materials, lunch, and food/drink during breaks.
  • Course location: TU Graz, Institute of Electrical Power Systems
  • Course times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Lothar Fickert, programme director

Only specialised protection ensures the reliability of the networks, consumer systems and energy generation plants!

Why You Should Take this Course

  • You gain an in-depth understanding of the fault processes and their effects.
  • You gain confidence that allows you to assess protection concepts.
  • You gain competence that enables you to exert control over protection settings.
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TU Graz Life Long Learning
Phone: +43 316 873 4932

Programme Director

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Electrical Power Systems
Phone: +43 316 873 7550