"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:
From portable generators to standby cogeneration units - from the facility
manager to the maintenance technician - this class is designed for anyone involved
with power generation equipment in their plant or facility.
In today's environment, nothing can be taken for granted. Weather situations
like tornadoes, hurricanes, wind, and lightning strikes can cause power outages
for a few seconds or several days. Earthquakes, explosions, and fire can sever
lines to your facility. Sometimes we simply experience blackouts because our
utility systems are overtaxed in hot weather. Whatever the cause, lack of electricity
at your facility can be devastating, whether you are at a hospital caring for
the sick and injured, a treatment plant providing water for your community,
a computer-oriented business with a world marketplace, or a manufacturing plant
or data center that simply can't afford downtime. During this seminar, you will
learn what you can do, and should do with generators, to make sure your facility
will keep running even if the electricity to your facility doesn't.
Who should take this course?
This course is designed for anyone involved with emergency onsite power generation
systems or working in any facility where an emergency power supply is absolutely
critical! In this seminar, attendees come from a wide variety of industries,
skill-levels, company sizes, and backgrounds, so if you're not sure you'll fit
in, or will benefit from this class, don't' worry - you will - as long as you
have an interest in onsite power generators or UPS systems! Students who will
benefit from this course include:
All Maintenance Personnel in:
- Manufacturing Plants
- Commercial Buildings
- Waste Water Facilities
- Government Buildings
- Water Facilities
- Research Facilities
- Grocery Stores and Fuel Stations
- Apartment Buildings
- Facility Managers
- Building Owners
- Maintenance Managers
- Maintenance Technicians
- Purchasing Agents
- Emergency Preparedness Compliance Officers
- Building Engineers
- Multi-craft & Cross Training Personnel
- Any person needing a basic course in emergency power and standby generators
What will you learn?
Attendees will learn:
- Specific requirements and recommendations for the installation, operation
and maintenance of generators
- Where to find critical information from professional sources such as the
EGSA, IEEE, NFPA, NECA and NETA.
- What backup system and emergency plan is best suited for your facility
- How to read and understand vendor drawings and technical information for
- How and when to successfully test onsite generator equipment
- How to work with parallel energy sources
- Synchronizing procedures and load sharing
- How to troubleshoot using a logical, systematic approach to isolate and
repair generator problems
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
- Transfer Switches
- Parallel Operation
Generator and Engine Controls
- Voltage Regulators
- Engine Protection for Generators
- Onsite Generator Controls including PLC's and SCADA Systems
- Fuel Systems
- Cooling Systems
- Exhaust Systems
- Vibration Attenuation
- Sound Attenuation
- Engine Starting Systems
- Load Banks
- Emissions Control
- 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
American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material
covered in the class
Personalized Training Certificate with 1.6 American Trainco Continuing
Education Units for attendance of both days approved by the MTAA and ACE
All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions
about your own equipment or 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.