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E-583 - Electrical Equipment & Power Distribution Network (Advanced)

5 days MAT/ELEC2GB
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Engineers and technicians working on electrical installations and equipment used in the Oil & Gas industry, for operations, maintenance, inspection, projects, investigation.
Purpose
  • To acquire a thorough understanding of the electrical equipment and the design of the distribution network architectures used in the Oil & Gas industry (generation, distribution and use of the electrical energy), making it possible to assess and optimize their performances.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • improve the understanding of the electrical materials and equipment used in the Oil & Gas industry,
  • develop an expertise allowing to optimize the operation, to size and assess the performances of equipment and networks,
  • know the electrical equipment and network maintenance and prevention principles,
  • know, apply and set the electrical safety rules in the Oil & Gas industry.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Very interactive training given by highly experienced trainers.
  • Numerous applications, illustrations and practical exercises.

ELECTRICITY GENERATION 1 day
  • Gas turbine: technology used to drive the alternator, the speed imperative.
  • Alternator: constitution, functioning, control, voltage and frequency generated, protections.
  • Coupling of sources and flow rate on a structured network.
  • Monitoring and maintenance of the equipment.
  • Troubleshooting.
ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION & NETWORKS 1 day
  • Electrical distribution/networks:
  • Constitution and constituents of HV and LV networks, architectures and equipment.
  • Distribution philosophy: design and sizing, power distribution, network stability, control of cos ρ, logical selectivity, differential protection selectivity, redundancy of sources and supply means.
  • Constituents:
  • HV and LV switchboards and switchgears.
  • Transformers: types, main parameters, protections, auxiliaries.
  • Circuit breakers and protection and isolation elements.
  • Inverters/battery chargers: inverters, reversers, rectifiers.
  • Batteries: types of battery, composition and functioning, charging modes.
  • Earthing and neutral point treatments:
  • Equipotential networks.
  • Earthing on site.
  • Studies of the different neutral point treatments.
  • Protections: types of electrical protections, protection relays, circuit breakers and fuses.
ELECTRIC MOTORS 1.5 days
  • Functioning and operation of electric motors:
  • Functioning and technology of AC, induction, single-phase and three-phase motors (asynchronous motors).
  • Functioning and technology of the main DC motors.
  • Winding coupling, adjustment to site conditions.
  • Impact of the process operating conditions and changes in the process operating conditions on the electric driving motors.
  • Routine monitoring.
  • Troubleshooting.
  • Electric motor-related equipment:
  • Starting systems.
  • Variable speed systems: principle, functioning, constitution.
  • Circuits and auxiliary functions: lubrication, cooling, systems for explosive area application.
  • Maintenance.
PROTECTION AGAINST THE ELECTRICAL RISKS (as per the UTE C-18 510) 0.5 day
  • Electrical risks:
  • Hazards in the electrical installations.
  • Voltage levels, safe approach distances, related safety devices.
  • Effects and consequences of the electrical risks.
  • Protection against the electrical risks: concept and protection classes.
HAZARDOUS AREAS & ATEX STANDARDS 0.5 day
  • Definition of a hazardous area:
  • Explosion mechanism.
  • Explosivity and flammability limits.
  • ATEX specifications and standards:
  • Current standards: concept and philosophy.
  • Protection and identification of the material set in hazardous area.
  • Impact for the organization (certification, accreditation, operating and maintenance guidance).
ELEMENTS OF POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 0.5 day
  • High voltage transportation and alternative distribution: why? Advantages of direct current.
  • Piloting the network: producing both active and reactive or producing active and absorbing reactive?
  • Underground or submarine networks and Ferranti effect.
  • Setting the network voltage: the synchronous condensers.
  • Production/consumption balance: the frequency.
  • Distribution network safety, smart networks.
  • Practical application of the power management system on an oil production site.