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Diesel Generator (Ref:OTSDES001)

Course Objectives

This course is intended to provide an overview of the operations and maintenance of a diesel

Course Description

This course is intended to provide an overview of the operations and maintenance of a diesel generator. The course starts with an introduction to the operations and maintenance of a diesel engine, covering all aspects of a modern diesel engine and associated systems.

A description of the Electrical systems associated with a diesel engine are then covered in detail including generator operations, generator components, excitation systems and voltage regulation.

Who Should Attend

This is an excellent course for all employees involved in the operations and maintenance of diesel generators. This course would be of specific benefit to those who are involved in the use of diesels as emergency generators which would include most power startions, oil platforms and petrochemical plants.


All Attendees should have a sound power generation background.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course you will be able to operate and maintain a diesel generator.

Course Outline

 Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Diesels as Prime Movers
  • Diesel Systems and Terminology
  • Compression Ratio
  • Bore
  • Stroke
  • Combustion Chamber
  • Diesel Operation
  • Diesel Systems

Day 2

  • Generator Construction
  • Generator Operations
  • Synchronising
  • Loading/Unloading
  • Reactive Capability
  • Power Factor

Day 3

  • Generator Testing and Comissioning
  • Load Testing
  • Load Rejection
  • Generator Fault Finding
  • Rotor Earth Fault
  • Shorted Turns
  • Stator Winding Faults
  • Generator Repair Capability

Day 4

  • Voltage Regulators and Excitation systems
  • Excitation Principles
  • Static Exciation Systems
  • Brushless Excitation Systems
  • PMG's

Day 5

  • System operations
  • Droop Control
  • Isochronous Control or Islanded Mode
  • Black Start Operations
  • Course Review and Assessment

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Course Ref: OTSDES001

Course Duration: 5 Days

UK Course Dates:

7 - 11 Sep 2015
11 - 15 Jan 2016
09 - 13 May 2016
27 Jun - 01 Jul 2016
05 - 09 Sept 2016

Dubai Course Dates:

01 - 05 May 2016

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