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University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

How to Power System Study to Evaluate the Performance of a Power Distribution System

Date: 2019-11-20           Add to Google Calendar
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Holmes Hall 244
Speaker: Mohamed Abrahim, Electrical, Instrumentation, and Control engineer at Brown and Caldwell

Sponsored by the IEEE Hawaii Communications Chapter and University of Hawaii IEEE Student Branch

Topics covered: 

  • Common power distribution equipment used for power distribution
  • One-line Diagram
  • Short circuit analysis for a power system
  • Protective device coordination for a power system
  • Arc flash and incident energy
  • Simulation to conduct a power system study using SKM Software Power Tool


Mohamed Abrahim is an Electrical, Instrumentation, and Control engineer with more than two years of experience designing electrical power distribution, process control, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network systems. He has worked on a variety of projects in the water & wastewater industry. He joined Brown and Caldwell team right after his graduation from University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2017. During his time at Brown and Caldwell, Mohamed prepared and developed electrical and I&C drawings such as one line diagrams, electrical distribution equipment (such as MCCs and Switchgears) elevations, motor control schematics, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) layouts; and conducted studies for power system performance and arc flash evaluation. Mohamed also has experience in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) programming using RSlogix 5000 and brief exposure to FactoryTalk Studio.