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EUS 220 High Voltage Power Circuit Breakers

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Course Description

This course introduces the fundamentals of high voltage power circuit breakers used in the electrical utility industry with emphasis on function and criticality. Topics include understanding the various designs and interrupting mediums, how circuit breakers interrupt fault currents, Sulfur Hexafluoride gas (SF6), breaker timing, and maintenance. Upon completion, students should be able to identify various types of circuit breakers, interpret nameplate information, and perform various tests on these devices.