Professional Course

Generators and Emergency Power

TPC Training, In Orlando (+11 locations)
2 days
1,195 - 1,495 USD
Next course start
24 June, 2024 (+7 start dates)
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
2 days
1,195 - 1,495 USD
Next course start
24 June, 2024 (+7 start dates)
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
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Course description

This course can help companies avoid the disastrous consequences of power failure and ensure that facilities continue running even when the electricity doesn’t.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 7 start dates

24 June, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Orange County

24 June, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

26 June, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Cleveland

10 July, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Indianapolis

17 July, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Washington

29 July, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

5 August, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Philadelphia

Training content

Day One - Discussion Topics


  • Why Generators are Needed
  • Types of Outages
  • Code Requirements
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Cogeneration

Electrical Fundamentals

  • Calculate Max Current
  • AC vs. DC
  • Real vs. Apparent Power

AC Generators (Alternators

  • Brushless
  • Zigzag
  • Exciter
  • Voltage Regulator

Alternator Loading

  • Transient Voltages
  • Recovery Time
  • Startup Current
  • Generator Sizing
  • UPS Systems

Generator Grounding

  • Portable vs. Mobile Generators
  • Bonding vs. Grounding
  • Setting up a Grounding System

Protection and Transfer of Electric Power

  • One-Line Diagrams
  • Switchgear
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Transfer Switches
  • Open vs. Closed Transition
  • Load Banks
  • Wet-Stacking

Generator Controls

  • Governors
  • Voltage Regulators
  • PID Loops
  • Load Sharing

Day Two - Discussion Topics

Engine Protection

  • System Control and Monitoring
  • Engine Control Unit (ECU)
  • Emergency Stop
  • SCADA System

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Generator Electrical Components

  • Maintaining Batteries
  • Maintaining Automatic Transfer Switch
  • Governor and Exciter Troubleshooting
  • Checking DiodesElectrical Tests Using the Megohmmeter

Generators – Mechanical

  • Prime Movers
  • Types of Internal Combustion Engines
  • Cooling System
  • Lubrication System
  • Overspeed System
  • Fuel Storage Issues
  • Sound Attenuation
  • Developing a Generator Service Schedule

UPS Systems:  Components, Problems, Maintenance

  • Components
  • Problems
  • Maintenance

The Future of Power Generation

  • Renewable Energy

Fuel Cells

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