Author: WLE team


Basics of Dynamic Line Rating – DLR

Dynamic Line Rating

REF 11126

Objectives of the session:

1. Understand the principles of dynamic ratings
2. Discover DLR technologies available and compare them
3. Get an overview of the various existing data services and understand their value
4. Learn the steps to implement a DLR deployment

We propose the following agenda:

Principles of dynamic ratings and limitations of static ratings

  • Expected benefits of DLR
  • Available methods and technologies
  • Typical roadmap of electric utilities
  • Case studies

Implementation of a DLR deployment

  • Input data
  • Resources mobilized
  • Components for real-time monitoring
  • End-to-end solution

Theoretical considerations

  • Thermal limits and network congestions
  • Standards
  • Span condition (sag) measurement
  • Wind speed measurement
  • Conversion of field measurements to ampacity computations for network operation
  • Computation of temporary overload
  • Short-term forecasts
  • Day-ahead forecasts

Quiz and wrap-up


Targeted audience

The training is intended for electrical engineers working on the transmission and distribution networks. In particular, those responsible for studies and network planning, dispatchers, operations and maintenance managers.

Your expert

Séverine and Anouar are expert in DLR solutions with experience of deployments in Europe and around the world.

Duration: 1 day
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Training on Protection and Selectivity – PARIS – October 17 – 20, 2017


The purpose of this training is to perform protection plan and selectivity studies based on real cases and study various protection relays used in industrial facilities and transmission network.

The program of this training is the following:

  1. Reliability of the network and selectivity study
  2. Real cases of protection plan analysis
  3. Types of Protection Relays
  4. Neutral systems
  5. Short Circuit Currents
  6. Leakage Protection
  7. Transformer Protection
  8. Line and cable Protection
  9. Motor Protection
  10. Alternator Protection

Duration: 4 days


Engineers and Technician from engineering design department, operation and maintenance team members. Our expert will give very practical information based on real casses studies to design and setup a protection plan.

Your Expert: 

Robert is an expert in the design of electrical substation. His 43 years of experience at SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC gave Robert the opportunity to work on many electrical projects (Plants, Substation, platform, datacenter, etc ) and to lead technical commissions on Standards like UTE 99 or C13 100, C13 200 and CEI 61936.

Robert is a teacher at INPG on network protection and industrial network design. Robert is also a trainer for SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC as an expert on industrial network.

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How to react in dangerous situations (Explosion, Attack, Crowd’s movement)

Formation Face à La Menace

LFI : Learning From Incident

Following the terrorist attacks in France and Belgium in busy public areas (Airports, Subway, Theatre, Stadium, Restaurants, Street), and in view of the organisation of upcoming majors events (Eurocup), WLE in cooperation with members of the French Special Police & Military Departments (GIGN, SPHP, RAID and BRI) developed several training modules to allow each of us to learn how to react in dangerous situations and to acquire best practices.

The modules consist of case studies, simulation exercises, and videos in order to cover the main topics and answer to all the questions the participants may have.

The training goals

The training goals are to :

  • Prepare yourself to live an extreme situation (explosion, attack, crowd’s movement)
  • Take vital decisions in the first few seconds.
  • Protect your family and relatives.
  • Hide, escape or defend yourself by applying simple techniques.
  • Rescue by learning lifesaving technics.

12 Modules in 1 day

  • Module 1 : Identify and analyse dangerous situations
  • Module 2 : Understand the direct and indirect hazards of each risky situation
  • Module 3 : Get to know yourself under stress
  • Module 4 : Observe (Location, Environment, Behaviour)
  • Module 5 : React appropriately after an explosion (open place and closed place)
  • Module 6 : React appropriately during an active shooter event (open place and closed place)
  • Module 7 : React appropriately during a chemical attack
  • Module 8 : Hide and disappear (office, hotel, restaurant)
  • Module 9 : Escape alone or with someone
  • Module 10 : Face the police
  • Module 11 : Rescue
  • Module 12 : Taken as Hostage (watch, talk, behave, escape)

Duration : 1 day 

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Asset Management Principles – ISO 55000 standards for asset management – Data analytics and system implementation in electrical power plants and networks

REF 12201

At the end of the course participants will:

  1. Understand the role, embedded principles and requirements of the ISO55000 family of standards for asset management.
  2. Understand the implications of these standards for their organisation, including opportunities and business
  3. Understand the existing vendors offers in asset management systems & support


  • Be able to plan the preparatory actions for the adoption of these standards
  • Be able to explain to others, the requirements, role and benefits of adopting ISO55000
  • •Be able to define an asset health assessment methodology


The course provides the background to the ISO55000 standards, including relationship to, derivation from and differences from the BSI PAS55 specification for optimal management of physical assets.

It refreshes the underlying concepts of joined-up, whole life cycle, optimized asset management, and clarifies the emerging international consensus on key terms and definitions. Most importantly, it explains the requirements specification (ISO55001) for a management system and outlines the implementation challenges and ways forward.

It covers the preparatory steps, and communications messages that help an organisation prepare for the standards, whether as an asset owner/operator or as a service provider. Understanding of the content, implementation and opportunities represented by the ISO5500 standards.


This course is applicable to senior management from any organisation responsible for complex or critical assets and functional systems. In particular senior planning and maintenance managers, heads of operational excellence, quality, management systems, standards and audit and technical experts functions.

Duration : 2 jours 

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Promotion 2015 : Transformer Training (4 x 10 days) – Theoretical and Practical in Algeria

Transformer Training 400 KV
Transformer Training 400 KV
Transformer Training 400 KV
Transformer Training 400 KV
Transformer training 400 KV
Transformer Training 400 KV


Location: Algeria

Date : August and September 2015





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Long Term Training in Electricity

In September, WLE completed the coordination of a 5 months training program for 10 electrical engineers from Kuwait (KOC)This 15 trainings covered the design, operation and maintenance of electrical products: Transformer (Schneider), UPS (Emerson), Circuit Breaker (Schneider), Motor, VSD (Siemens), PLC (Schneider), Cables (Nexans), ETAP software, Electrical Safety, ATEX (Ineris) – This program has been completed with site and factories visits. More information on –



Control systems and instrumentation

REF 13408

 The objectives of this training are:

  • Understand the role of control system in a power plant
  • Master technologies to control and monitor key equipment and processes
  • Understand economics behind control systems technologies

The program of this training is the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Control what and why
  3. Distributed Control System (DCS)
  4. Different control approaches
  5. Monitoring & Supervision
  6. Power Plant architecture: > Supervisory Level
    > Plant Control Level
    > Data acquisition Level and Field Level
  7. Impact on Operation & Maintenance (O & M)
  8. Impact on Asset Management
  9. Key economics aspects:
    > View on plant operation
    > Downtimes reduction
    > Availability tracing
    > Enhanced efficiency and yield > Secure investment (ROI)
  10. Distributed control system for gas power plants Plant efficiency

    > Availability and Power quality

  11. Gas turbine control
  12. Steam turbine control
  13. Generator control and excitation
    > Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) > The excitation system
  14. Isolated phase busducts
    > Short circuit withstand
    > Demanding seismic constraints
  15. Related instrumentation
  16. Retrofits & latest technologies available
  17. Safety, environment and energy saving systems

    > Safety protection system
    > Fuel gas treatment system
    > Optimization control using advanced control system (APC) software

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Boilers & Condensers

REF 13407

The objectives of this training are:

  1. Master thermal design and procedures based on current industrial practice with data charts, tables and thermal-hydraulic correlations for design included
  2. Understand operation and maintenance of the three major components in heating and air conditioning systems including fossil fuel-fired boilers
  3. Discover waste heat boilers and air conditioning evaporators.
  4. Master the numerous types of components in use and the features
  5. Work on case studies and examples of actual engineering problems

The program of this training is the following:

  • Basic Design Methods of Heat Exchangers
  • Forced Convection Correlations for Single-Phase Side of Heat Exchangers
  • Heat Exchanger Fouling
  • Heat Exchanger Design Practices
  • Fossil-Fuel-Fired Boilers: Fundamentals and Elements
  • Once-Through Boilers
  • Thermo hydraulic Design of Fossil-Fuel-Fired Boiler Components
  • Waste Heat Boilers
  • Heat Transfer in condensation
  • Steam Power Plant and Process Condensers
  • Evaporators and Condensers for Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems
  • Evaporators and Re-boilers in the Process and Chemical Industries

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Project Management in Power Sector

REF 13406

The objectives of this training are:

  1. Develop a Project Charter and Project Plan
  2. Acquire practical tools and techniques
  3. Identify the stakeholders and meet their expectations
  4. Motivate team members
  5. Acquire some basic, practical facilitation tools and techniques
  6. Learn to plan and execute project team workshops
  7. Define the scope through work breakdown structures
  8. Balance time/resource trade-offs
  9. Manage project risk
  10. Handle conflict through effective communications
  11. Gain a clear understanding of the most common reasons that projects fail

The program of this training is the following:

  • Introduction
  • What is Enterprise Project Management (EPM)
  • How do you implement an EPM culture
  • Project Strategy and Initiation
  • Challenges in project management
  • Preparing the project ‘kick-off’
  • Strategy, people, and processes as pillars of project success
  • Team building – a key project management skill
  • Preparing the Project Plan
  • Risk assessment and planning
  • Mapping out stakeholder ‘positions’
  • Managing time/resource/cost trade-offs
  • Map our your communications plan
  • Project change control
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Quality – Assurance and prevention techniques
  • Managing progress and the status review process
  • Project closeout and lessons learned
  • Use of templates for scalability and uniformity
  • Tools: MS Project – PMO
  • Cases studies

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Valves & Pumps O&M

REF 13405

The objectives of this training are:

  1. Differentiate valves applications (relief valve, butterfly, membrane)
  2. Know the different types of actuators
  3. Have a technical regulation presentation
  4. Understand hydraulic fundamentals and discover pumping business
  5. Know the different types of pump application
  6. Know the basic laws of fluid dynamics
  7. Understand the different pumps principles
  8. Read and understand the pump catalogs and in particular the curve charts
  9. Establish specifications and make a shortlist of the best suited pump to a particular application, including its sealing system

The program of this training is the following:

  1. Reminder of hydraulic concepts
  2. The different types of fluids
  3. Practical basics of fluid dynamics
  4. The valve market
  5. The large families of valves > Relief valve> Butterfly
    > Membrane > Ball
    > Etc.
  6. The tightness and the Standards
  7. How to choose a valve
  8. Valve implementation, commissioning, maintenance
  9. The main pumps families
  10. Pumps construction
  11. Pump Implementation, commissioning, maintenance
  12. Fundamental sizes> Definitions > Units
    > Use
  13. The dynamic seals > Principles> Terminology > Advantages
    > Disadvantages > Applications> Selection method
  14. Pump in its network
  15. The operating point
  16. The cavitation
  17. The behaviour
  18. Interpret performance variations by using curves

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Chemistry of Water for Power Plant

REF 13403

The objectives of this training are:

  1. Reminder of the basics
  2. Acquire the basics of water chemistry Ø Read an analytical report
  3. Understand the terminology

The program of this training is the following:

  1. Recall basic concept> Composition of natural waters
    > Concentration units
    > Ionic balance
    > Major contents (TH, TA, TAC)
    > The reagents used in water treatment
  2. Exercises on contents and units
  3. Exercises on reagents
  4. Basics on pH
  5. Chemical reactions> Acid-basics reactions> Redox reaction
  6. Concentration units used in water chemistry
  7. Ionic balance of water
  8. Dilutions and preparations of the reagents

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Power Plant Ideal Operation

REF 13402

The program of this training is the following:

  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Return on Experiences In Improving O&M Practices
  • Developing and Implementing a Performance Improvement Program
  • Q Matrix
  • > Availability
    > Efficiency
    > Cost
    > MTBMI
    > HGP
    > Temperature spread
    > Impact on Environment
  • > Effluent
  • > Ash utilisation
    > Safety
    > Resource Utilisation
    > Manpower
    > Water Consumption
  • Performance Improvement – Heat Rate & Auxiliary Power Consumption
  • Performance Improvement – Reliability & Availability
  • Environment Improvement
  • Enhancement of Operational Practices
  • Enhancement of Plant Maintenance Practices
  • Generation planning and plant level budgeting
  • Management information systems
  • Cost Control
  • Quality
  • Purchase and storage
  • Human Resource development aspects
  • Health & Safety
  • Control and monitoring
  • Indicative Action Plan For Strengthening O&M Practices
  • Conclusions

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Wind Offshore Electrical Commissioning Training

REF 12102

The objectives of this training are :

  1. Analyse and share check list and retro planning of the commissioning plan for a large offshore windfarm
  2. Share REX (Return Of Experience) on offshore windfarm commissioning
  3. Define Do and Do Not Do based on real cases of wind farm commissioning
  4. List key points to anticipate to ensure the success of such project
  5. Provide sample and template of contracts to be use for commissioning phase

Duration: 2 days

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Laboratory and analysis in steam and combined cycle power plants

REF 13404

The objectives of this training are:

  1. Reminder of the Basic design of a combined cycle power plants: o Gas Turbine (GT)
  2. > Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG)
  3. > Steam Turbine (ST)
  4. > Condenser &Cooling tower
  5. > Pump
  6. Notion of thermal efficiency
  7. Know the necessary checks and tests to monitor the water quality
  8. Build and organize the testing laboratory
  9. Conduct measurements and tests
  10. Organize inputs and outgoing
  11. Organize control laboratory
  12. Conduct measurements and tests

The program of this training is the following:

  • Tests and checks required to monitor the quality of water and sewage water
  • Specific equipment for water analysis
  • Organization of measure campaign
  • Management of the equipment
  • Self-monitoring and validation of results
  • Organization of a series of measurements
  • Maintenance of field equipment
  • Management of the consumables
  • Management of inputs and outputs
  • Service organization within the constraints

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Economy of power plants

REF 13401

The objectives of this training are:

  1. Acquire the Economics term relative to power plants
  2. Learn methodologies to compute cost model
  3. Master financial tools to valuate a power plant project and the ROI
  4. Learn the order of magnitude

The program of this training is the following:

  • Economic Terms
  • > Return on Sales
  • > Asset turnover
  • > Leverage
  • > PE Ratio
  • > Market/Book Ratio
  • > Return on Equity
  • > Discount Rate
  • > Net Present Value
  • > Internal Rate of Return
  • Economic Methodologies
  • > Plan Cost Terminology
  • > Simple payback
  • > Return on Equity
  • > Capital Charge Rate
  • > Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
  • Cost Models
  • > Capital Charge Rate Model
  • > Discounted Cash Flow Model
  • Pitfalls
  • Baseline Economic Inputs – 1997 400 MW Class
  • Cost Studies
  • Results
  • Economic Comparison
  • Some words about CO2
  • Conclusions

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