PLC Application Engineering Course

The PLC Application Engineering School offers System Protection and Comm Engineers a comprehensive course to learn about power line carrier systems design, analysis and related equipment. PLC Engineering Specialist Roger Ray will be the lead instructor for the course and will spend approximately 2.5 days covering subjects related to the design and analysis of carrier systems. In addition, our PLC Maintenance Specialist Jon Kellner will close out the third day of the course with hands-on training which will provide valuable field insight for the students to get a better understanding of how the Power Line Carrier system is aligned and maintained.

Course Outline

I. Fundamentals of Analog Communications
a) Why Relaying Needs a Channel
b) AM (ON-OFF)
c) FSK
d) PSK
e) Transmitter/Receiver Fundamentals
f) DB Basics
g) SNR
h) Performance
II. Power Line Carrier System Components
a) Hybrids
b) Coax Cable
c) Coupling Capacitors & Drain Coils
d) Line Tuners
e) Line Traps
III. Problem Session
IV. Basics of Modal Analysis
V. Various Types of Coupling & Their Affect on the Signal
VI. Problem Session
VII. Paralleling Transmitters & Receivers
VIII. Special Situations Affecting Channel Performance
VIV. Problem Session
X. Frequency & Channel Performance
a) Frequency Spacing
b) Channel Performance Calculations
XI. Problem Session
XII. Field Considerations & Adjustments
a) Transmitter Options & Considerations
b) Receiver Options & Considerations
c) Hybrid Adjustment
d) Line Tuner Adjustment
e) Line Trap Adjustment
f) System Adjustment
XIII. Hands-On
Test Equipment Overview
Line Traps
Line Tuners
Transmitter & Receivers


There are no Regional PLC Application Engineering courses currently on the schedule.