Reliability Evaluation of Distribution Systems

3-Day Workshop
Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fee: $ 1,600
This workshop is conducted and taught by the ETAP authorized representative: Raien Argentina S.A.
Day Morning Afternoon

System Analysis: Hierarchical Levels
Reliability Principles. General Reliability Functions
Shape of Reliability Functions: Bath-tub Curve
Series Systems. Parallel Systems
Network Reduction Techniques
Minimal Cut Set / Failure Modes Approach

General Modeling Concepts
Transition Rate Concepts
Mean Time to Failure
State Space Concepts
Frequency & Duration Techniques
Two Component Repairable System

Basic Techniques & Radial Networks
Customer-Orientated Indices. IEEE Std 1366™
Load- And Energy-Orientated Indices
Reliability Library. IEEE Std 493™

Parallel And Meshed Networks
Approximate Methods for Evaluating the Failure Rate, Outage Duration & Annual Outage Time (Unavailability)
Failure Modes & Effects Analysis

Transient Stability Studies
Analysis of Single Machine Industrial System and Multimachine Industrial System
Exercises -1

Customer Damage Functions
Quantitative “Cost-Versus-Reliability” Trade-Off Studies (IEEE Gold Book)

Workshop Description

  • The topics dealt with in this course correspond to basis of reliability evaluation applied to the planning and designing of distribution systems, emphasizing industrial and commercial power systems.
  • The modelling of components and systems is examined from the point of view of the long-term availability of the equipment, laying the stress on the case of repairable components and systems, mainly for its importance in power systems.
  • One of the most important benefits of the reliability evaluation is that it provides a quantitative methodology for the election of alternatives in the designing of distribution systems. This hands-on workshop provides the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to become proficient in ETAP, which in turn will facilitate the evaluation of reliability worth in distribution systems.
  • An ETAP workstation is provided for each attendee.
  • This workshop will be conducted in Spanish.

Who should attend

  • Power engineers who wish to increase their skills using the ETAP application to perform system studies.
  • Current users seeking a refresher course.
  • Knowledge of power system engineering concepts is highly recommended for those attending this workshop.


Fee: $ 1,600

The training site is located 2km from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery and from the center will be able to bring the D line subway station Congress of Tucuman, or the siguentes bus lines: 152, 68, 59, 29.


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Av. Congreso 2171 1º Piso, Capital Federal
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date & Time

Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Two coffee break services and lunch are included with the registration fee.


All travel and hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the attendees.


Raien Argentina S.A.
Congreso 2171 Piso 6
Buenos Aires, C1428BVE
+54 114 7019 316
+54 114 7019 316


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