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

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

5 days
MAT/ELEC2GB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

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

Level

  • Proficiency
  • 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.
Course Content

ELECTRICAL POWER 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, 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.
  • 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)

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 compensators.
  • Production/consumption balance: the frequency.
  • Distribution network safety, smart networks.
  • Practical application of the power management system on an oil production site.
Ways & Means
  • Very interactive training given by highly experienced trainers.
  • Numerous applications, illustrations and practical exercises.