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Generators & Emergency Power

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

Both Days - $990

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"One of the best courses I have ever taken."
Paul Knapp - Electrician - Metro Airports Comm.

"Refreshing.....practical knowledge that is immediately useful."
Gerald Boles - Project Engineer - Engineering Economics, Inc.

"Great course. Great Instructor."
Don Novak - Electrical Supervisor - Multnomah County Facilities

Purpose of Seminar:

As a maintenance technician, building or facility manager, or industrial property owner, you know the importance of maintaining electrical power, even in the face of unexpected events. This facilities management training course is designed to give anyone who works with power generation equipment the skills and tools to use everything from portable generators to standby units to keep your facility running even when the electricity cuts out. We designed this building maintenance training course with the understanding that you cannot afford downtime, and technicians and employees that manage generators and power are the link that determines how you weather a loss of electricity service.

Who should take this course?

Although this course is designed specifically for personnel that work with emergency and on-site power generation, every facility and location for which emergency power continuity is essential should have at least one active employee with this knowledge at all times. As long as you work with onsite power generators or UPS systems, you will benefit from and fit in at this seminar, regardless of experience, background, or industry. Technicians who most stand to benefit from this course include:

  • Facility managers
  • Building owners
  • Maintenance managers
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Electricians
  • Purchasing agents
  • Emergency preparedness compliance officers
  • Mechanics
  • Building engineers
  • Multi-craft & cross training personnel

As well maintenance personnel in the following facilities should consider this facilities management training:

  • Manufacturing plants
  • Commercial buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Wastewater facilities
  • Schools
  • Government buildings
  • Water facilities
  • Research facilities
  • Grocery stores and fuel stations
  • Apartment buildings

Learning Outcomes

We want to produce students who can keep their facilities running, despite weather problems, natural disasters, and blackouts from grid overuse. To do this, we teach students:

  • Specifics necessary to install, operate, and maintain of generators effectively;
  • Professional sources of critical information such as the EGSA, IEEE, NFPA, NECA, and NETA;
  • Evaluating and creating an emergency backup system and plan for a facility;
  • How to read and understand vendor drawings and technical information;
  • How and when to test onsite generator equipment;
  • Working with parallel energy sources;
  • Synchronizing procedures and load sharing;
  • Systematic troubleshooting to isolate and repair generator problems.

Course Agenda

Generators and Prime Movers

  • Overview of the purpose, operation, and control of generators
  • Types of prime movers
  • Electrical fundamentals for generators
  • 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 PLCs 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 systematic approach to troubleshooting
  • Common generator problems
  • Recommended generator maintenance practices
  • Electrical testing

What You Will Take Home

  • An American Trainco seminar manual detailing everything covered in class.
  • A personalized training certificate worth1.6 CEUs (0.8 Continuing Education Units per day) for attending this two-day seminar.
  • Everything you learned from asking your instructor questions about your own equipment and facility.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .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 American Trainco CEUs for continuing education requirements. Our administration and record keeping practices meet or exceed the standards of ACE (American Council on Education) and 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.

In House Training

You can bring this or any American Trainco seminar directly to your plant or facility. We offer dozens of courses covering a broad range of maintenance and maintenance management topics. Our expert instructors are among the most experienced in the industry and can modify or customize training programs to meet your specific needs - whether you need a short refresher course or an in depth program that focuses on your equipment and processes. In house training reduces the training cost per employee and limits the time required away from work. There are several other advantages of in house training as well.

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U.S. and Canada

If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend a seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. While payment is due prior to the start of the seminar, you may choose a full refund or credit for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance. Student substitutions can also be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. Refunds will not be issued for registered attendees who fail to show up and have not given a notice of cancellation.

In the rare event that should you not receive the expected value after attending our seminar, simply notify us in writing of your reasons and your money will be promptly refunded.

International and Overseas

If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend a seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. However, payment for international and overseas students must be made prior to the start of the seminar (in Dollars U.S.), and all seminar fees are non-refundable. Student substitutions can be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. American Trainco’s Money-Back Guarantee does not apply for international and overseas registrations.

This facilities maintenance trashing course can be the difference between surviving a power interruption unharmed and falling apart without power for hours or even days. If you run or work in a facility where emergency power is essential, this course is the best way to ensure the right technicians have the skills necessary to keep the building running smoothly.

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