Electrical Engineering > Electrical Generators, Excitation Systems and Governing Systems

About this Training Course

This 5 full-day course provides a comprehensive understanding of the various types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVRs), governing systems, and protective systems.

The focus will be on maximizing the efficiency, reliability and longevity of these equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

The emphasis of this course is on protective systems, inspection methods, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, modern maintenance techniques, refurbishment, rewind and upgrade options, as well as advanced methods for preventing partial discharge and other failures.

  • Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Electrical Generator Protective Systems: Gain a thorough understanding of all Electrical generator protective systems including: all electrical relays, tripping mechanisms, protective systems for negative phase sequence (unbalance loading), loss of excitation, over fluxing protection (over-voltage and underfrequency), reverse power (generator monitoring), over-speeding, pole slipping / out of step (sudden increase in torque or weakness in excitation), Class A protection, Class B protection
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Equipment Rewind and Upgrade Options: Discover all options available to rewind and upgrade the generator rotor and stator to enhance the output and reduce downtime
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Advanced Methods to Prevent Failure: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to prevent partial discharge, and other failures in generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency, reliability of generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this course
  • Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods: Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failures: Understand causes and modes of failures of generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of generators, exciters, AVR’s and protective systems
  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals
  • Intermediate

Your specialist course leader relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all participants gain a complete understanding of all topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught to their own organization.

Each delegate will have the access to the following materials written by the instructor:

  • ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT HANDBOOK” published by McGraw-Hill in 2003 (600 pages) – supplementary (read only)
  • Generator Inspection, Testing, Maintenance, Protective Systems and Refurbishment Manual (this manual covers all the inspection and maintenance activities as well as all protective systems required for generators – 400 pages)

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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It was a great learning experience. I never thought I would learn so much from this course

Electrical Maintenance Supervisor, MPC

The course is an excellent program to both; review previous generator concepts and obtain more insight about electrical generators and power plants. The instructor is highly experienced and very engaging with his trainees

Electrical Engineer, SEB Power

Overall, training is good. Trainer is very capable to explain the materials

Electrical Engineer, ExxonMobil Cepu Limited

The training is precise and straight to the point with a lot of interactions between the participants and the trainer

Electrical Engineer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

The training is informative and trainer has a very good understanding of the topics delivered. It is a must ATTEND to anyone who want to deepen and sharpening his knowledge on generator systems

Thermal Engineer, Solomon Power

After attending the course, I now have a clear understanding of the generator excitation and governing system

Maintenance Electrical Engineer, Solomon Power

I attended past trainings but this one given more than I could ask for! Will recommend it to my work colleagues

Technician, Solomon Power