Canadian Trainco Seminars
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Generators & Emergency Power On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

A 2-Day Course for Building, Plant & Facility Emergency Preparedness - Designed to help you understand the types, applications, operations, maintenance and testing of on site power generator systems

Course Description/Agenda

From portable generators to standby cogeneration units - from the facility manager to the maintenance technician - this class is designed for anyone involved with power generation equipment in their plant or facility.

In today's environment, nothing can be taken for granted. Weather situations like tornadoes, hurricanes, wind, and lightning strikes can cause power outages for a few seconds or several days. Earthquakes, explosions, and fire can sever lines to your facility. Sometimes we simply experience blackouts because our utility systems are overtaxed in hot weather. Whatever the cause, lack of electricity at your facility can be devastating, whether you are at a hospital caring for the sick and injured, a treatment plant providing water for your community, a computer-oriented business with a world marketplace, or a manufacturing plant or data center that simply can't afford downtime. During this seminar, you will learn what you can do, and should do with generators, to make sure your facility will keep running even if the electricity to your facility doesn't.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for anyone involved with emergency onsite power generation systems or working in any facility where an emergency power supply is absolutely critical! In this seminar, attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and backgrounds, so if you're not sure you'll fit in, or will benefit from this class, don't' worry - you will - as long as you have an interest in onsite power generators or UPS systems! Students who will benefit from this course include:

All Maintenance Personnel in:

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Waste Water Facilities
  • Schools
  • Government Buildings
  • Water Facilities
  • Research Facilities
  • Grocery Stores and Fuel Stations
  • Apartment Buildings


  • Facility Managers
  • Building Owners
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Emergency Preparedness Compliance Officers
  • Mechanics
  • Building Engineers
  • Multi-craft & Cross Training Personnel
  • Any person needing a basic course in emergency power and standby generators

What will you learn?

  1. Specific requirements and recommendations for the installation, operation and maintenance of generators
  2. Where to find critical information from professional sources such as the EGSA, IEEE, NFPA, NECA and NETA.
  3. What backup system and emergency plan is best suited for your facility
  4. How to read and understand vendor drawings and technical information for generators
  5. How and when to successfully test onsite generator equipment
  6. How to work with parallel energy sources
  7. Synchronizing procedures and load sharing
  8. How to troubleshoot using a logical, systematic approach to isolate and repair generator problems

Course Agenda

Generators and Prime Movers

  • Overview: Generator Purpose, Operation and Control
  • Types of Prime Movers
  • Generator Basic Electrical Fundamentals
  • Generator Types and Construction
  • Grounding and Bonding of Generator Systems
  • UPS System Fundamentals

Protection and Transfer of Electrical Power

  • Circuit Breakers
  • Switchgear
  • Transfer Switches
  • Parallel Operation

Generator and Engine Controls

  • Governors
  • Voltage Regulators
  • Engine Protection for Generators
  • Onsite Generator Controls including PLC's and SCADA Systems

Auxiliary Systems

  • Fuel Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Vibration Attenuation
  • Sound Attenuation
  • Engine Starting Systems
  • Load Banks
  • Emissions Control

Generator Applications

  • Cogeneration
  • Emergency Power Systems
  • Legally Required Standby Systems
  • Optional Standby Systems

Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Onsite Power Generation Systems

  • Developing a Logical Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting Generators
  • Common Generator Problems
  • Recommended Generator Maintenance Practices
  • Electrical Testing of Generators

What You Will Take Home

  • American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered in the class
  • Personalized Training Certificate with 1.6 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for attendance of both days approved by the MTAA and ACE
  • All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility.


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