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Standby Generators & Emergency Power On-Site Training

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

A 2-day seminar designed to help you understand the types, applications, operation, maintenance and testing of onsite power generation systems.

Course Description/Agenda

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 that simply can’t afford downtime. During this seminar, you will learn what you can do, and should do, to make sure your facility will keep running even if the electricity to your facility doesn’t.

Course Competencies & Learning Objectives:

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

Course Outline:

I. Generators and Prime Movers

  • A. Overview: Generator Purpose, Operation and Control
  • B. Types of Prime Movers
  • C. Generator Basic Electrical Fundamentals
  • D. Generator Types and Construction
  • E. Grounding and Bonding of Generator Systems
  • F. UPS System Fundamentals

II. Protection and Transfer of Electrical Power

  • A. Circuit Breakers
  • B. Switchgear
  • C. Transfer Switches
  • D. Parallel Operation

III. Generator and Engine Controls

  • A. Governors
  • B. Voltage Regulators
  • C. Engine Protection
  • D. Onsite Generator Controls including PLCs and SCADA Systems

IV. Auxiliary Systems

  • A. Fuel Systems
  • B. Cooling Systems
  • C. Exhaust Systems
  • D. Vibration Attenuation
  • E. Sound Attenuation
  • F. Engine Starting Systems
  • G. Load Banks
  • H. Emissions Control

V. Generator Applications

  • A. Cogeneration
  • B. Emergency Power Systems
  • C. Legally Required Standby Systems
  • D. Optional Standby Systems

VI. Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Onsite Power Generation Systems

  • A. Developing a Logical Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting
  • B. Common Generator Problems
  • C. Recommended Generator Maintenance Practices
  • D. Electrical Testing of Generators

CEU value: 1.4

You will receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .7 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for each day

Length of Course Instruction: 14 hours


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