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

Unfortunately, this course does not currently have any upcoming dates.
Yet, if you're interested in it, please chat with our sales team
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  • 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...
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."

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
    51

    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...

    • Craig Speed, DND
      “I found Ed very pleasant, informative, and knowledgeable in this course. This course really got me thinking and organizing my thoughts and procedures in a logical manner. It really amazed me at how much quicker I was at troubleshooting the labs at the end of the course. I will recommend this course...
    • Eric Chaytor, DSM
      “Ed Rideout was personable and very experienced in the hazards associated with Arc Flash. There was lots of anecdotes and references to real life circumstances.”
    • Jamie Ingjaldson, Mosaic Potash
      “Ed was a very good instructor and used his work experience/knowledge very well to help communicate material.”
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    42

    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...

    • Jim Harmer, Samco Machinery
      “Fred did a great job keeping 10 of us engaged in this training. His real-life examples helped to demonstrate the reason for arc flash awareness. Great job.”
    • Colin Pevie, Syncrude Canada
      “Fred is awesome, good natured and very knowledgeable.”
    • 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.”
    See Fred Tanguay CV
  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
    58

    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...

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    • 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.”
    • Bert Cunningham, TransCanada
      "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym had the knowledge and expertise. His delivery was excellent."
    • Nikitas Alexopoulos, Syncrude Canada
      "Excellent, Terry did a great job in having us understand the troubleshooting breakdown."
    See Terry Yonkheym CV
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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

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