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E-582 - Fundamentals of Electrical Power Generation & Distribution Equipment

E-582 - Fundamentals of Electrical Power Generation & Distribution Equipment

5 days
MAT/ELEC1GB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

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
  • To acquire a basic knowledge of industrial electrotechnics: main units, drawings, laws, operation and technics, analogies, notion of network, electrical safety.
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.
Course Content

GENERALITIES, MAIN FORMULAS, STANDARDS & SYMBOLS, DRAWINGS

1 day

  • 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

1 day

  • 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

1 day

  • 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

1 day

  • Induction electric motors:
  • Basic theory of asynchronous, single-phase and three-phase motors.
  • Starting and protection of electric motors.
  • Cables & 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

1 day

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