Seminar Overview

This 2 day Generators & Emergency Power training seminar will focus on generators and emergency power so that students will be prepared if there is an emergency situation.  This electrical training course provides practical, real world knowledge to keep your facility running smoothly in all situations because regardless of the cause, lack of electricity at your facility can have disastrous consequences.  During this seminar, you will learn what you can do, and should do, to make sure your facility will keep running even if the electricity to your facility doesn’t.

This 2 day seminar is just $990.


Discussion Topics

Day One

Day One introduces the basics of generators and prime movers including different types, electrical fundamentals, and typical systems.

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

Day Two

Day Two moves into general applications and focuses on troubleshooting and basic maintenance.

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 Generator

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.