AC Generator Maintenance and Troubleshooting
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This 5 day course will teach participants the electrical operation of three phase AC generators and how to maintain, test and troubleshoot them.

It is 50% hands on and is customized to the unique need of each client and their own equipment.

Our instructors all have 35+ years of experience with industrial generation and control.

Who should attend: Anyone responsible for generators and their management

You will be able to: Safely, efficiently and effectively maintain generators

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  • James Edwards, Qulliq Energy Corp
    "The course was tailored to our specific field of work. I now have a more in depth knowledge of my everyday tasks. I would recommend this course to anyone in the Power Generation Field."
  • Jules Pineau, Qulliq Energy Corp
    "This was a very good course and I totally enjoyed it. All materials, presentations of this course is very pertinent to our job here at QEC Iqaluit. The hands on part was very good, which expanded our knowledge of Alternator testing via the 3 terminal Megger. I highly recommend this course; it is very...
  • Lazarous Masiyiwa, Qulliq Energy Corp
    "Essential course for Diesel Power Generation. Excellent instructor."
  • Terry Leblanc, Quilliq Energy Corp
    "The information and method of delivery is second to none. Found the information was custom tailored for our line of work. Top instruction and field knowledge. More than highly recommend this course."
  • Sateana Goupil, Qulliq Energy Corp
    "The instructor gave an informative and detailed course on Generator & Alternator Maintenance. His ability to communicate various functions and uses for individual devices will enable me to be more competent and confident at my job as an electrician. Material covered on Diesel engines will allow me to...

Course topics

I. ALTERNATORS (SYNCHRONOUS GENERATORS)

Objective:

II. AUTOMATIC VOLTAGE REGULATORS

Objective:

III. GOVERNOR FUNDAMENTALS

Objective:

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I. ALTERNATORS (SYNCHRONOUS GENERATORS)

Objective:

  • Configurations
  • Armatures
  • Connections
  • Temperature and Environment
  • Insulation Systems

II. AUTOMATIC VOLTAGE REGULATORS

Objective:

  • Generator Characteristics
  • Manual Excitation Control
  • Automatic Excitation Control
  • Frequency and Frequency Regulation
  • Frequency and Frequency Regulation
  • Frequency and Frequency Regulation
  • Voltage and Voltage Regulation
  • Voltage Regulator Stability
  • Types Of Sensing Circuits
  • Power Input Circuit
  • Frequency Compensation
  • Fault Current Support
  • Excitation Support Systems
  • Power System Stabilizers

III. GOVERNOR FUNDAMENTALS

Objective:

  • Mechanical Governing
  • Unstable Governor
  • Speed Droop Governor
  • Isochronous Governor
  • Prime Movers with Isolated Loads
  • Prime Movers Tied to Utility Power
  • Proportional Electronic Governor Systems
  • Electronic Governing
  • Actuator Elements
  • Electronic Isochronous and Droop Speed Control
  • Isochronous Load Sharing
  • Electrical Governing Versus Mechanical Governing
  • Digital Governing and Controls

IV. ENGINE PROTECTIVE CONTROLS

Objective:

  • Basic Components
  • Lubrication
  • Cooling
  • Overspeed
  • Miscellaneous
  • Alarms
  • Shutdown
  • Generator Instrumentation

V. LOAD BANKS

Objective:

  • Alternator Loading Considerations
  • Load Bank Applications
  • Portable Load Banks
  • Permanent Load Banks
  • Radiator Load Banks
  • Medium Voltage Load Banks
  • Load Bank Controls

VI. AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCHES

Objective:

  • Supplying Emergency Power
  • Transferring Power
  • Manual Devices
  • Automatic Devices
  • Controlling Automatic Transfer Switches
  • Transferring Motor Loads with Automatic Transfer Switches
  • Ground-Fault Protection
  • Open Transition Transfer Switches
  • Closed Transition Transfer Switches
  • Automatic Transfer Systems
  • Maintaining Emergency Power
  • Transfer Systems
  • System Faults
  • Motor Load Considerations
  • Testing
  • Maintenance

VII. PARALLELING GENERATORS

Objective:

  • Electric Power System
  • Parallel Operation of Generators
  • The Control Strategy
  • Synchronization
  • Protective Strategy
  • Failure Modes
  • The Protective Relaying Scheme
  • Islanding
  • Suitable Protective Schemes
  • Dedicated Interconnect Circuit
  • Medium Voltage Interconnect

VIII. TROUBLESHOOTING ON-SITE POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS

Objective:

  • Applicability
  • The Common Troubleshooting Process
  • The Formal Troubleshooting Process
  • Case Studies
  • Conclusion
  • Practical Troubleshooting Tools
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    50

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 35 years. His electrical experience started when he was just out of vocational school and was hired as the sole electrician at a local fish plant in charge of six fishing trawlers, a power house and a fish plant facility. In 1975 Ed went on to work with Nova Scotia Power, first as an apprentice electrician in a generating...

    • Adam Gould, Enbridge Pipelines
      “I found this course to be very valuable and informative. The course structure is excellent with keeping the majority of the learning at hands on. Ed, the instructor, was not only knowledgeable, he was also very friendly and presented well. Overall, a good course.”
    • Steven Clarke, Halifax International Airport Authority
      “Ed was very informative and knowledgeable on what he teaches. His own personal experience and encounters make the material become more of a reality.”
    • Sean Callahan, Suncor
      "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with."
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    41

    With 30+ years of knowledge and experience gained from working in a variety of areas including power apparatus maintenance and commissioning, power engineering and design as well as training seminars for industrial and utility clients, Fred has a lot to offer students. In addition to an in-depth background in these areas, Fred also has qualifications in the following: - Occupational Health & Safety...

    • Justine Rogers, Syncrude Canada
      “Fred is very knowledgeable and can instruct a course whether from a schedule or fly by the seat of his pants, lots of hands on time.”
    • Sam Butterfield, Imperial Oil, Esso
      “Fred was extremely knowledgeable; most instructors are not. He was able to go above and beyond my expectations when answering questions. The material taught was honest and contained just the facts. I would highly recommend this course.”
    • Justin Lynch, Syncrude Canada
      Instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Course was very good and lots of hands on work. Learned lots and opened my eyes in a few things. I would recommend this course.
    See Fred Tanguay CV
  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
    57

    Terry Yonkheym brings over 28 years experience in training and practical electrical maintenance to Canada Training Group's electrical, safety and high voltage programs. Terry's extensive service record for Ontario Hydro began as a Power Maintenance Electrician Apprentice, progressing through attaining the Inter-Provincial Construction and Maintenance Electrician's license, Journeyperson status and...

    • Jeff S, Co-Op Refinery Complex
      “Terry did a great job at giving helpful hints when needed to be pointed in the right area. He was very knowledgeable.”
    • Peter Pavich, Weyerhaeuser Canada
      “Terry did an excellent job of guiding us through new concepts.”
    • Krystal Swimmer, Shell
      “Terry was straight to the point. I found her course difficult, but that's why I'm here. My coworkers recommended the course to me and I will also recommend it to others. I think Terry has tons of knowledge and I'm glad I had the opportunity to learn some tips from him. Thank you, Terry.”
    See Terry Yonkheym CV
  • "The course was tailored to our specific field of work. I now have a more in depth knowledge of my everyday tasks. I would recommend this course to anyone in the Power Generation Field."

    James Edwards, Qulliq Energy Corp
  • "This was a very good course and I totally enjoyed it. All materials, presentations of this course is very pertinent to our job here at QEC Iqaluit. The hands on part was very good, which expanded our knowledge of Alternator testing via the 3 terminal Megger. I highly recommend this course; it is very...

    Jules Pineau, Qulliq Energy Corp
  • "Essential course for Diesel Power Generation. Excellent instructor."

    Lazarous Masiyiwa, Qulliq Energy Corp
  • "The information and method of delivery is second to none. Found the information was custom tailored for our line of work. Top instruction and field knowledge. More than highly recommend this course."

    Terry Leblanc, Quilliq Energy Corp
  • "The instructor gave an informative and detailed course on Generator & Alternator Maintenance. His ability to communicate various functions and uses for individual devices will enable me to be more competent and confident at my job as an electrician. Material covered on Diesel engines will allow me to...

    Sateana Goupil, Qulliq Energy Corp

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