Power Generators and Voltage Regulators

Power Generators and Voltage Regulators Training

This 2-Day Power Generators and Voltage Regulators training course includes a detailed study of power generators and voltage regulators, and the interaction between the two.

Power generation is no longer the primary domain of electric utilities. Many electrical engineering and maintenance personnel now have the responsibility for non utility generator systems.

How do you know if your generator control problems result from a deficiency in the prime mover or in the voltage regulator/exciter? Perhaps it's neither; maybe you're just facing grid fluctuations. But how do you know?

When it comes to malfunctions in geneators and voltage regulators/exciters and prime movers (and their effects), there's not much information out there for maintenance engineers or electricians. And to make matters worse, the information that is out there is often unnecessarily complicated and hard to follow.

Our 2-Day Generators and Voltage Regulators course is designed to answer many of these questions. It includes a detailed study of power generators and voltage regulators, and the interaction between the two. The course also provides a solid understanding of generator paralleling, VAR flows, and generator/regulator response to changing loads and system voltages. A good working knowledge of polyphase AC theory is recommended as a prerequisite; however, a refresher of the important fundamentals is presented at the beginning of the course.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


This course is designed to enable participants to:

  • Identify the peak and effective AC voltage values on a waveform
  • Describe the fundamental operations of a generator
  • Describe how generators operate in parallel
  • Describe the operating principle of differential protection

 

WHO should attend

This course is recommended for maintenance technicians, field engineers, and operators who are required to work with fixed plant generation equipment.

 

Students receive

  • FREE 100-Page Digital Handbook (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25.00)
  • Course Materials In Paper Format

 

 

DAY ONE

 

I. Fundamentals of AC Power

  • AC waveforms
  • AC phase relationships
  • Resistance in AC circuits
  • Capacitance in AC circuits
  • Power in AC circuits

II. Semiconductor Fundamentals

  • Atomic review
  • Semiconductor conduction
  • Extrinsic semiconductors
  • Diodes
  • Transistors
  • Silicon controlled rectifiers
  • Thyrite
  • Logic review
  • Operational amplifiers

III. AC Synchronous Generators

  • Voltage regulator function
  • Voltage regulator components
  • Voltage regulator operation
  • Auxiliary regulator functions
  • Voltage regulator troubleshooting

 

DAY TWO

 

IV. Voltage Regulators/Exciters

  • Voltage regulator function
  • Voltage regulator components
  • Voltage regulator operation
  • Auxiliary regulator functions
  • Voltage regulator troubleshooting

V. Generator Protection

  • Short circuit protection
  • Ground fault protection
  • Overload protection
  • Thermal protection
  • Overspeed protection
  • Low field excitation or loss of field excitation protection
  • Generator motoring protection
  • Protection against unbalanced faults
  • Overexcitation protection


Questions and Answers

 

COURSE TIMETABLE

Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Restart: 1:15 p.m.
Finish: 4:30 p.m.

 

 

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We can present this Power Generators and Voltage Regulators Course to your electrical engineering and maintenance staff, on your premises, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. We are ready to help design this program for you. Click on the link below to request a FREE quotation.

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