Power Generation Systems and Equipment

Power generators play a key role in the electrical system found in the oil and gas industry. Generators are used in all sectors including upstream, downstream, offshore, pipeline and service sectors of the industry. By taking this course, participants will be provided with the necessary knowledge to demonstrate the principles of operations and maintenance (O&M) of power generation equipment and systems.

This course has been designed to provide an understanding of the information that is required for the proper construction, operation, and maintenance of generators used as prime source of power in remote locations and diesel generators that are used for both prime and essential power supply. Participates are also introduced to the operation and maintenance of alternators as well as basics of gas turbine and diesel engines.

Upon completion of this course, participants should have a better understanding of the technology related to power generation within the industry.  Having this knowledge will help each technician develop confidence and professional enthusiasm, therefore, increasing their efficiency. The knowledge that technicians gained from this course will be further expanded by on-job training and practical experience they will receive throughout the duration of their career.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

Day 1
Construction and Operation of AC generators

  • Construction
  • Operation
  • Control
  • Synchronization

On the first day, participants will be introduced to how voltage is generated in an AC generator as well as the electrical characteristics of the stator and rotor. Control of generator characteristics including voltage, frequency, active and re-active power are discussed.  Definition of brushed and brushless exciter generator designs are explained. The day continues with explanation of the operation of automatic voltage regulator (AVR). and generator protection scheme and synchronizing to electrical systems are also covered. 


Day 2
Prime Movers – Diesel and Gas Turbine Engines  

  • Basic operation
  • Auxiliary equipment
  • Starting procedure
  • Generator maintenance

The two main types of generator prime movers used in the oil and gas industry are diesel and gas turbine engines, both are covered in detail on the second day.  Attendees will obtain a good understanding of the construction and operation of these engines. Auxiliary systems such as lubrication and cooling systems associated with these engines are discussed. Basic starting procedure for each of these engines is described. The course concludes with a discussion of the activities associated with generator maintenance.

This course is designed for electrical technicians, maintenance planners, and supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities in an industrial plant.

Discipline:    Electrical

Delivery type:   Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors: Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level:    Foundation

Course Version:      0

Length:       2 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
    Anyone taking this course should familiar with electrical installations in an industrial setting.