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Whether your maintenance staff consists of new hires, engineers or anyone in between, this class can be tailored to meet your specific needs. This course is applicable for maintenance personnel working in manufacturing plants, commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, government buildings, waste water facilities, shopping centers, apartment buildings and related facilities.

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A 2-day seminar designed to help you understand the types, applications, operation, maintenance and testing of onsite power generation systems. (see full course description)

 

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Training Course Syllabus:


Generators & Emergency Power - Industrial Power Training

A 2-Day Course for Building, Plant & Facility Emergency Preparedness
- Designed to help you understand the types, applications, operations, maintenance and testing of on-site power generator systems

Purpose of Seminar

The purpose of this seminar is for students to learn what you can and should do with generators to ensure your facility will keep running when there is a lack of electricity.

Who should take this course?

If you have emergency onsite power generation systems or work in any facility where an emergency power supply is absolutely critical, you will find this seminar beneficial. Our Generators and Emergency Power classes are filled with people from many different industries, skill levels, company sizes, and job titles. You only need to have an interest in onsite power generators or UPS systems to find this class valuable. Our past attendees for this course include maintenance personnel in…

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Waste Water Facilities
  • Schools
  • Government Buildings
  • Water Facilities
  • Research Facilities
  • Grocery Stores and Fuel Stations
  • Apartment Buildings

Including:

  • Facility Managers
  • Building Owners
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Emergency Preparedness Compliance Officers
  • Mechanics
  • Building Engineers
  • Multi-craft & Cross Training Personnel
  • Any person needing a basic course in emergency power and standby generators


What will you learn?

1. Specific requirements and recommendations for the installation, operation and maintenance of generators
2. Where to find critical information from professional sources such as the EGSA, IEEE, NFPA, NECA and NETA.
3. What backup system and emergency plan is best suited for your facility
4. How to read and understand vendor drawings and technical information for generators
5. How and when to successfully test onsite generator equipment
6. How to work with parallel energy sources
7. Synchronizing procedures and load sharing
8. How to troubleshoot using a logical, systematic approach to isolate and repair generator problems

Course Agenda

Generators and Prime Movers

  • Overview: Generator Purpose, Operation and Control
  • Types of Prime Movers]
  • Generator Basic Electrical Fundamentals
  • Generator Types and Construction
  • Grounding and Bonding of Generator Systems
  • UPS System Fundamentals

Protection and Transfer of Electrical Power

  • Circuit Breakers
  • Switchgear
  • Transfer Switches
  • Parallel Operation

Generator and Engine Controls

  • Governors
  • Voltage Regulators
  • Engine Protection for Generators
  • Onsite Generator Controls including PLC's and SCADA Systems

Auxiliary Systems

  • Fuel Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Vibration Attenuation
  • Sound Attenuation
  • Engine Starting Systems
  • Load Banks
  • Emissions Control

Generator Applications

  • Cogeneration
  • Emergency Power Systems
  • Legally Required Standby Systems
  • Optional Standby Systems

Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Onsite Power Generation Systems

  • Developing a Logical Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting Generators
  • Common Generator Problems
  • Recommended Generator Maintenance Practices
  • Electrical Testing of Generators


What You Will Take Home

  • TPC Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered in the class.
  • Personalized Training Certificate with 1.6 TPC Trainco Continuing Education Units for attendance of both days approved by the MTAA.
  • All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility.
    Optional ATMT Certification® Testing
  • An optional ATMT® Certification exam is available for this training topic. It may be taken online or as a written test any time after the class is over.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per day of training. Over 40,000 employers and government agencies who have sent their employees to our classes accept TPC Trainco CEUs for continuing education requirements. We are able to provide transcripts of all classes attended and tests taken by individual students. Please contact us if our CEUs are not yet accepted by your authority. We will initiate an application to get the approval process started.

Seminar Hours:

7:30 am - Registration
8:00 am - Class begins
12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)
4:30 pm - Class ends

Seminar Summary:

A 2-day seminar designed to help you understand the types, applications, operation, maintenance and testing of onsite power generation systems. (see full course description)

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