Power Generators and Transformers: Their Configuration, Installation, Operation, Maintenance and Repair

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute
In Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Amsterdam, Netherlands (Netherlands), Bahrain, Manama (Bahrain) and 8 other venues

Higher than Rs 100000

Important information

  • Intensive course
  • Advanced
  • At 11 venues
  • 360 hours of class
  • Duration:
    12 Weeks
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Obtain an advanced knowledge in selecting a generator: it's installation, functionality, repair, system design, construction and operation for the industrial environment.

Important information

Requirements: Degree or Relevant Work Experience

Venues

Where and when

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Damrak 1-5, 1012, Noord Holland, Netherlands
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Bahrain, Manama
Salman Highway, Bahrain, Bahrain
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Cairo, Egypt
Champolion Street, 12421, Egypt, Egypt
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Caracas, Venezuela
Avenue Casanova, 1050, Miranda, Venezuela
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Central London
Carburton Street, W1W 5EE, London, England
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Doha, Qatar
Al Wahda Street, 25500, Doha, Qatar
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What you'll learn on the course

Maintenance Engineering
Transformers

Course programme

 

Limited Course Contents, Concepts and Issues

 

Module 1: Power Generator Configuration, Installation, Operation, Maintenance and Repair

 

Module 1: Part 1 - Generator Selection and Installation (1)

 

  • Selecting the Right Generator

  • Power Outages;

  • What’s available;

  • Generator Power Output;

  • Generator Power Quality:

    1. Generator Voltage;

    2. Power Frequency;

    3. Power Distortion.

  • Engines or Prime Movers;

  • Fuel Options;

  • Other features worth having:

    1. Instrumentation;

    2. Circuit breakers;

    3. Ground-fault circuit interrupters;

    4. Automatic idle control;

    5. Noise;

    6. Sizing.

 

Module 1: Part 2 - Generator Selection and Installation (2)

 

  • Powering Up:

    • Location;

    • Hookup:

      1. Power cords;

      2. Power inlet box;

      3. Transfer switches;

      4. Transfer switches and neutral grounds;

    • Electrical Safety:

      1. Grounding rods.

    • Fuels:

      1. Gasoline;

      2. Propane;

      3. Natural gas;

      4. Diesel.

    • Planning Ahead.


 

 

Module 1: Part 3 – Generator Functionality and Repair (1)

 

  • Generator Repair:

    • Conventional generators;

      1. Brushed generators;

      2. Brushless generators;

      3. Power quality;

      4. Tools;

      5. Measurements;

      6. Output tests;

      7. Resistance tests;

      8. Ohmmeter tests;

      9. Mega-ohmmeter tests;

      10. Rotor excitation test;

    • Inverter generators:

      1. Operation;

      2. Troubleshooting.

         

Module 1: Part 4 – Generator Functionality and Repair (2)

 

  • Engine Electrical Functionality:

    • Engine Management Controls;

      1. Power sources;

      2. Fuel cutoff valves;

      3. Idle control;

      4. Automatic choke;

      5. Oil-pressure sensor;

      6. Oil-level sensor;

    • Solid State Ignition;

      1. Ignition myths.

    • Starter Motors.

  • Emergency Repairs:

    • Tools and supplies;

    • No power:

      1. No power from any receptacle;

      2. No power from one receptacle.

    • Genset Slows Under Load;

    • Storage Batteries;

    • Gasoline Engine Malfunctions;

      1. Preliminaries;

      2. No start.

    • Loss of Power as Engine Warms;

    • Sudden Shutdowns;

    • Insufficient Power;

    • Weak Compression;

    • Diesel Engine Malfunctions:

      1. No or slow starting;

      2. Runaway.

 

Module 1: Part 5 – Generator Functionality and Repair (3)

 

  • Generator Fuel Systems:

    • Generator  Carburetor Standard and Operation;

    • Generator Fuel System Tools and Supplies:

    • Generator Fuel System Parts and materials.

    • Generator Removal and Installation;

    • Generator Fuel System Cleaning;

    • Generator Float Carburetor Service;

      1. Carburetor  Needle and seat;

      2. Carburetor Float adjustments;

      3. Carburetor Jets;

      4. Carburetor Primer;

    • Diaphragm Carburetor Service:

      1. Diaphragm Carburetor Operation;

      2. Diaphragm Carburetor Plumbing;

      3. Diaphragm Carburetor Troubleshooting;

      4. Diaphragm Carburetor Pressure Test;

      5. Diaphragm Carburetor Mixture-adjustment screws;

      6. Diaphragm Carburetor Fuel pumps;

      7. Diaphragm Carburetor Metering;

      8. Diaphragm Carburetor Idle circuits;

      9. Diaphragm Carburetor Check valves;

      10. Diaphragm Carburetor Final pressure check;

      11. Diaphragm Carburetor Mixture adjustments: all carburetors.

    • Fuel Injection;

    • Diesel:

      1. Diesel Wet stacking;

      2. Diesel Safety;

      3. Diesel Tools;

      4. Diesel Fuel system checks;

      5. Diesel Injectors;

      6. Diesel High-pressure pump;

      7. Diesel Timing.

         

Module 1: Part 6 – Major Generator Engine Repair (1)

 

  • Pertinent Issues in Generator Engine Repair;

  • What’s needed for Generator Engine Repair;

  • Torque Limits in Generator Engine Repair;

  • Evaluation of Generator Engine Repair;

  • Excessive Generator Engine Compression During Repair;

  • Minimal Compression in Generator Engine Repair;

  • Compression Test in Generator Engine Repair;

  • Leak-Down Test;

    1. Leak Down Test-Four-Cycle Generator Engine;

    2. Leak Down Test-Two-Cycle  Generator Engine.

  • Blowby Gauge;

  • Cylinder Head Casting;

  • Valves;

  • Valve Guides;

  • Valve Springs;

  • Pushrods;

  • Pistons;

  • Rings: Installation;

  • Piston Installation:

    1. Integral Bores;

    2. Detachable Cylinders.

       

Module 1: Part 7 – Major Generator Engine Repair (2)

 

  • Connecting Rods;

    1. Construction;

    2. Orientation;

    3. Bearings;

    4. Micrometers;

    5. Plastigage;

    6. Failure analysis;

    7. Rod assembly.

       

  • Cylinders:

    1. Cylinder Glaze breaking;

    2. Cylinder Inspection;

    3. Cylinder Boring;

    4. Cylinder Sleeving.

  • Flywheel;

  • Crankcase;

  • Crankshafts;

  • Antifriction main bearings;

  • Camshafts;

  • Balance Shafts;

  • Oil Seals;

  • Oil Circuits;

  • Rewind starters:

    1. Starter Troubleshooting;

    2. Preload release and restoration;

    3. Brake Dogs;

    4. Recoil Springs.

 

Module 1: Part 8 - Generator Design and Construction

 

  • Stator Core;

  • Stator Frame;

  • Flux and Armature Reaction;

  • Electromagnetics;

  • End-region Effects and Flux Shielding;

  • Stator Core and Frame Forces;

  • Stator Windings;

  • Stator Winding Wedges;

  • End-Winding Support Systems;

  • Stator Winding Configurations;

  • Stator Terminal Connections;

  • Rotor Forging;

  • Rotor Winding;

  • Rotor Winding Slot Wedges;

  • Amortisseur Winding;

  • Retaining Rings;

  • Bore Copper and Terminal Connectors

  • Slip/Collector Rings and Brush Gear;

  • Rotor Shrink Coupling;

  • Rotor Turning Gear;

  • Bearings;

  • Air and Hydrogen Cooling;

  • Rotor Fans;

  • Hydrogen Containment;

  • Hydrogen Coolers.

 

Module 1: Part 9 - Generator Auxiliary Systems, Operation, Control and

                          Diagnostics

 

Generator Auxiliary Systems

 

  • Lube-Oil System;

  • Hydrogen Cooling System;

  • Seal-Oil System;

  • Stator Cooling Water System;

  • Exciter Systems.

     

    Generator Operation and Control

 

  • Basic Operating Parameters;

  • Operating Modes;

  • Machine Curves;

  • Special Operating Conditions;

  • Basic Operation Concepts;

  • System Considerations;

  • Grid-Induced Torsional Vibrations;

  • Excitation and Voltage Regulation;

  • Performance Curves;

  • Sample of Generator Operating Instructions.


 

 

Generator Operational Monitoring and Diagnostics

 

  • Generator Monitoring Philosophies;;

  • Simple Monitoring with Static High-Level Alarm Limits

  • Dynamic Monitoring with Load-Varying Alarm Limits;

  • Artificial Intelligence Diagnostic Systems;

  • Monitored Parameters.

     

Generator Protection

 

  • Basic Protection Philosophy;

  • Generator Protective Functions;

  • Brief Description of Protective Functions;

  • Specialized Protection Schemes;

  • Tripping and Alarming Methods.

 

Module 1: Part 10 – Generator Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing (1)

 

Generator Inspection Practices and Methodology

 

  • Site Preparation;

  • Experience and Training;

  • Safety Procedures – Electrical Clearances;

  • Inspection Frequency;

  • Generator Accessibility;

  • Inspection Tools;

  • Inspection Forms.

 

Generator Stator Inspection

 

  • Stator Frame and Casing;

  • Stator Core;

  • Stator Windings;

  • Phase Connectors and Terminals;

  • Hydrogen Coolers.

 

Module 1: Part 11 – Generator Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing (2)

 

Generator Rotor Inspection

 

  • Rotor Cleanliness;

  • Retaining Rings;

  • Fretting/Movement at Interference Fit Surfaces of Wedges and Rings;

  • Centering (Balance) Rings;

  • Fan Rings or Hubs;

  • Fan Blades;

  • Bearings and Journals;

  • Balance Weights and Bolts;

  • End Wedges and Damper Windings;

  • Other Wedges;

  • Windings – General;

  • Windings – Slot Region;

  • End Windings and Main Lead;

  • Collector Rings;

  • Collector Ring Insulation;

  • Bore Copper and Radial (Vertical) Terminal Stud Connectors;

  • Brush-Spring Pressure and General Condition;

  • Brush Rigging;

  • Shaft Voltage Discharge (Grounding) Brushes;

  • Rotor Winding Main Lead Hydrogen Sealing – Inner and Outer;

  • Circumferential Pole Slots (Body Flex Slots);

  • Blocked Rotor Radial Vent Holes – Shifting of Winding and or/ Insulation;

  • Couplings and Coupling Bolts;

  • Bearing Insulation;

  • Hydrogen Seals;

  • Rotor-Body Zone Rings;

  • Rotor Removal.

 

Module 1: Part 12 – Generator Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing (3)              

 

Auxiliaries Inspection

 

  • Lube-Oil System;

  • Hydrogen Cooling System;

  • Seal-Oil System;

  • Stator Cooling Water System;

  • Exciters.

 

Generator Maintenance Testing

 

  • Stator Core Mechanical Tests;

  • Stator Core Electrical Tests;

  • Stator Winding Mechanical Tests;

  • Water-Cooled Stator Winding Tests;

  • Stator Winding Electrical Tests;

  • Rotor Mechanical Tests;

  • Rotor Electrical Testing;

  • Hydrogen Seals;

  • Bearings;

  • Thermal Sensitivity Testing and Analysis;

  • Heat Run Testing;

  • Hydrogen Leak Detection.

 

Generator Maintenance

 

  • General Maintenance Philosophies;

  • Operational and Maintenance History;

  • Maintenance Intervals/Frequency;

  • Type of Maintenance;

  • Work Site Location;

  • Workforce;

  • Spare Parts;

  • Uprating;

  • Long-Term Storage and Mothballing;

  • Life Cycle Management (LCM).

 

 

Module 2: Electric Transformer Configuration, Installation, Operation, Maintenance and Repair

 

Module 2: Part 1 - Guidelines for Transformer Application Designs (1)

 

  • Introduction;

  • Selection Process;

    1. Application of the unit;

    2. Choice of insulation (liquid-filled or dry type):

    3. Choice of winding material (copper and aluminum);

    4. Possible use of low-loss core material;

    5. Regulation (voltage stability);

    6. Life expectancy;

    7. Any overloading requirements;

    8. Basic insulation level (BIL);

    9. Temperature considerations;

    10. Losses (both no-load and operating losses);

    11. Any non-linear load demand;

    12. Shielding; and

    13. Accessories.


 

 

Module 2: Part 2 - Guidelines for Transformer Application Designs (2)

 

  • Two Types of Transformers:

    1. Liquid filled transformers;

    2. Dry type transformers.

  • Dry Type Transformers Classification:

    1. Ventilated;

    2. Non-ventilated;

    3. Sealed units.

  • Cooling and Insulating System;

  • Power Transformers Construction – Core;

  • Difference between Power Transformer and Distribution Transformer;

  • Network Distribution Transformers – Serving Grid and Spot Networks.

 

Additional information

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