Fundamentals of Electrical Power Generation & Distribution EquipmentE&I/ELEC1GB

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to acquire a basic knowledge of industrial electrotechnics: main units, drawings, laws, operation and technics, analogies, notion of network, electrical safety.
Audience :
  • All non-specialist professionals, who will have to work with production, distribution and services electrical equipment, for operation, maintenance or within the framework of a “project”.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • GENERALITIES, MAIN FORMULAS, STANDARDS & SYMBOLS, DRAWINGS

      • Generalities:
      • Origin of electricity, electrical energy production, alternate and direct currents, the electrical circuits.
      • Main magnitudes and formulas on electricity and magnetism:
      • Voltage, intensity, frequency, energy, power, Ohm’s, Joule’s, Lenz’s, and Laplace’s laws.
      • Standards, symbols, diagrams:
      • SI units, symbols and drawings.
      • Different types of electrical drawings, how to interpret/read an electrical drawing.
  • PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS, HV/LV SWITCHBOARDS

      • Production sources:
      • Alternator, generator: principles and generic technology.
      • Distribution networks:
      • Distribution network architecture (normal, essential and vital sources, redundancy) and protections (thresholds, selectivity, combinations).
      • Switchboards and switchgears: cut off and isolation equipment, measurements.
  • BATTERIES, CHARGERS, MEASUREMENT & MEASURING DEVICES, ELECTRICAL PROTECTIONS

      • Batteries and chargers:
      • Basic concept of batteries.
      • Battery charger technology (inverters, rectifiers, reversers).
      • Measurements and measuring devices:
      • Functioning of measuring devices.
      • Precautions for a safe, reliable measurement.
      • Electrical protections:
      • Main protection relays, circuit breakers and switches, principle of homopolar and differential protections.
  • ELECTRIC MOTORS, CABLES & ACCESSORIES, TRANSFORMERS, LIGHTING SYSTEMS

      • Induction electric motors:
      • Basic theory of asynchronous, single-phase and three-phase motors.
      • Starting and protection of electric motors.
      • Cables and accessories:
      • Structure and construction of cables (diameter, conductivity, color code…), glands, connections.
      • Transformers:
      • Principle and types of transformers (step-down, step-up, isolation).
      • Cooling and protection of transformers.
      • Lighting systems.
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY, HAZARDOUS AREAS

      • Electrical safety:
      • Hazards in the electrical installations.
      • Effects and consequences of the electrical risks.
      • Protection against the electrical risks (concept and protection classes).
      • Hazardous areas:
      • Definition of a hazardous area: explosion mechanism, explosivity limits.
      • Materials in hazardous areas: specifications and basic standards.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • know the basic standards, symbols and drawings,
  • know the basics of electricity generation and distribution,
  • know the main electrical users used in the Oil & Gas industry,
  • know and apply the safety rules.

Ways & Means

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