E-086 Diesel Electric Generating Plants

E-086 Diesel Electric Generating Plants

Diesel Electric Generating Plants

The Diesel Electric Generating Plants 3 hour PDH online course is a part of the Electrical category courses. This course will introduce you to diesel-electric generating plants to provide electric power at facilities where utility power is not available and to provide power to facilities in the event of utility power outages.   You will learn about criteria for unit and plant capacities, selection of units, spinning reserve requirements, fuel selection, storage and handling, engine exhaust systems, unit cooling systems, lubricating and starting systems, foundations, cranes and hoists, and synchronous generators.  You will be introduced to requirements for engine controls and instruments, generator controls and protection, and operating control.  This course will give you an introduction that will allow you to move forward to design of specific projects and plants.

This course is intended for electrical and mechanical engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting to learn the fundamentals of designing diesel-electric generating plants for facilities where utility power is not available or where a source of backup or emergency power is needed.

Learning Objectives

This online PDH course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn about the equipment and facilities needed for diesel-electric generating plants.
  • Learn how to determine needed plant capacity.
  • Learn about spinning reserve and its importance in a power generating system.
  • Learn about fuel selection for diesel-electric generators.
  • Learn about engine controls and instrumentation.
  • Learn about unit starting methods.

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