Electrical Equipment & Power Distribution Network (Advanced)E&I/ELEC2GB

Who should attend?

  • This course aims 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.
Audience :
  • Engineers and technicians working on electrical installations and equipment used in the Oil & Gas industry, for operations, maintenance, inspection, projects, investigation.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION

      • Gas turbine: technology used to drive the alternator.
      • 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

      • 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, 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

      • 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.
      • Windings 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)

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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 compensators.
      • Production/consumption balance: the frequency.
      • Distribution network safety, smart networks.
      • Practical application of the power management system on an oil production site.

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.

Ways & Means

  • Very interactive training given by highly experienced trainers.
  • Numerous applications, illustrations and practical exercises.