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Generators & Emergency Power - On-site Training

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Course description

Generators & Emergency Power - On-site Training

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this two-day Generators & Emergency Power course is designed for anyone involved with power generation equipment in their plant or facility. Students will learn how to select, install, operate, and maintain generators, as well as how to isolate and repair generator problems. This course can help companies avoid the disastrous consequences of power failure and ensure that facilities continue running even when the electricity doesn’t.

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  • On-site
  • United States of America

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  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

Training content

Day One


  • 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

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

Course delivery details

Virtual training offers another solution to your emergency generator training needs. VILT, or Virtual Instructor-Led Training, provides a live audiovisual classroom environment over the internet with 100% instructor interaction. Employees can take virtual emergency power training from the comfort of their own homes or workplace — all that’s needed is an internet connection, a microphone, a webcam, and a computer or mobile device. Full audio and video capabilities equip your employees with the emergency generator skills they need to perform their jobs safely and effectively.

Virtual training may include emergency generator simulation training. Simulation training creates an immersive virtual environment, which is used to provide hands-on experience with essential emergency power processes and concepts. Simulation training has proven an effective means of improving learning retention while providing practical experience employees can immediately put to work in your facility.

Certification / Credits

Learning Objectives:

  • Installation, operation and maintenance of generators
  • Specific requirements and recommendations
  • Power backup systems suitable for your facility
  • Emergency planning
  • Reading and understanding vendor technical information
  • How to conduct tests on your equipment
  • When to schedule tests and maintenance activities
  • Working with parallel energy sources
  • Synchronizing procedures and load sharing

Continuing studies

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion.

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Our instructors lead over 2000 class sessions annually in select U.S. cities, virtually, and at customers' facilities. Gain, refresh, and advance essential maintenance skills quickly and apply them in the workplace immediately after returning to work.   TPC helps companies train...

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