CEU, Training on Generators for Electrical Engineering
Are you an electrical engineer who wishes to expand their understanding of back-up power generation system capabilities and its variety of applications? Wolter Power Systems is your training headquarters throughout Wisconsin & Upper Michigan.
In conjunction with the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) & Generac Power Systems, Wolter Power Systems offers free, no-obligation 60-minute CEU courses called PDSS seminars covering generator systems, their functionality, codes & standards, switching technologies, reliable design characteristics, site specific load requirements and much more.
For your convenience, we bring the seminar to your location where it can be held over an early morning breakfast, as a lunch & learn, or anytime that suits your company’s needs best.
Students who attend these seminars are typically practicing engineers involved in supplying standby power to commercial, industrial, municipal and health care facilities.
Those who successfully complete an individual seminar and achieve a passing score on the final assessment will be awarded 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) and .2 Continuing Education Units (CEU).
GPS – 100 Generator Sizing
Methods & calculations for proper sizing of engine-generators. Alternator and engine responses to different types of loads. Review techniques to optimize engine-generator performance.
GPS – 110 Generator Switching
Performance criteria used to select transfer switches to connect engine-generator power into loads. Grounding considerations and techniques for different applications, plus the selection of overcurrent protection & transfer switch controls.
GPS – 120 Paralleling Concepts & Implementation
Generator paralleling and basic concepts of paralleling engine-generators to form larger power systems. Emphasizes paralleling controls for load sharing (real and reactive power), synchronization and protection of paralleled systems. Control integration, elimination of serial reliability paths and the advantages of parallel power systems over traditional single engine-generator solutions.
GPS – 130 Understanding Generator Reliability
Strategies for value engineering projects through utilization of best available technologies and innovations without sacrificing overall power system reliability. Guidelines for selection of the system best suited to meet the project’s cost, reliability & performance criteria. Measures for determination of reliability as well as tools to establish reliability criteria for overall engine-generator power system.
GPS – 140 National Electrical® Code (NEC®)
Reasons for standby power generation from the Electrical Code perspective. Various articles and requirements covering standby power generation.
GPS – 150 Generator UL Listing & NFPA Standards
Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) standards and the impact of those standards for standby power generation; including the engine-generator set and transfer switch. Specific NFPA standards and application/installation details for health care, life safety & fire pumps.
GPS – 160 Generator Provisioning & Installation
Engine-generator configurations and the selection of optional items such as; block heaters, base tanks, enclosures, etc. Standard configurations vs custom options that may be required based on site-specific criteria. Introduces good design practice guidelines for the installation of engine-generator sets based on site and application specific details. Emphasizing cooling system selection, unit placement, piping requirements, etc.
GPS – 170 Engines & Alternators
Engines and engine technologies used in design and implementation of standby power generation. Fuel types, selection, design criteria for standby generator engine selection and testing required to prototype and validate a product. Terminology and performance expectations of the engine-generator alternator. Identifies construction methods, temperature rise criteria and the fault capacities of alternators.
GPS – 180 Controls
The impact of engine-generator controls and the evolution of those controls from simple analog designs to fully integrated digital platforms. Fully explore integrated paralleling control technology and all paralleling functions.
GPS – 190 Writing Performance-Based Generator Specifications
Techniques for effective performance-based specifications for engine-generator sets, generator accessories & transfer switches without manufacturer specific language. Review tools for writing specifications and general guidelines applicable to typical standby power generation applications.