Diesel Power Generation Plants with Multiple Machines in Parallel and on the Electrical Power Grid

THE WORKSHOP

The earlier part of the course (Fundamentals of Operation and Troubleshooting of Emergency/Standby Power Generation using Diesel Generators IDC workshop) covered the fundamental principles of the diesel engine-generator set. This part will discuss the need for standby/emergency power generation in industries and the details of engine-based power stations. Achieving large standby capacities would call for multiple generating sets to be operated in parallel and at times synchronised with an external power source. The factors to be considered to achieve proper load sharing and also to safeguard against power grid abnormalities are discussed. A brief description of the engine-based uninterrupted power source is also included.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Plant electrical/mechanical engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Project engineers
  • Testing and commissioning engineers and technicians
  • Maintenance technicians (engine/electrical)

CONTENT SUMMARY

DIESEL POWER GENERATING STATIONS

  • Industrial applications
  • Power generation plant applications
  • Essential subsystems in a Engine based power plant
  • Single and multiple sets
  • Fuel storage requirements
  • Air Intake system
  • Exhaust system
  • Auxiliary power requirements
  • Typical power schemes
  • Typical power plant layout

DIESEL GENERATOR MEASUREMENT AND CONTROLS

  • Measurements and alarms
  • Engine and generator control
  • Auto operation modes
  • Auxiliary system measurement and alarms
  • Battery charger and alternator controls
  • Telecontrol-Local and remote control
  • Communication by RS232, Modbus, ModbusIP and Ethernet

POWER GENERATION APPLICATIONS IN INDUSTRY  

  • Need for in-plant generation
  • Difference between standby, emergency and base load generation
  • Black start capability in industrial generators
  • Stand alone operation of a generator
  • Alternator capability curves
  • Speed governor as frequency controller
  • Voltage regulation through excitation control
  • Why multiple generators are often used?
  • Multiple generators-Load sharing and voltage regulation

OPERATION WITH EXTERNAL POWER GRID  

  • Important aspects of operating generators in parallel with external sources
  • Active power and power factor control
  • Precautions against asynchronous closing
  • Protection aspects against external earth faults
  • Protection of tie line
  • Directional protection requirements
  • Protecting against external system problems
  • Reverse power, frequency based and vector surge protection systems
  • Islanding and load management after islanding
  • Re-synchronisation with grid

ENGINE BASED UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY (UPS)

  • Need for uninterrupted power in industries
  • Static UPS as an option-its limitations
  • Parallel operation as an alternative means of uninterrupted power
  • Engine-based no-break power option and applications in industry
  • Special features of engine-based (Rotary) UPS
  • Advanced features of rotary UPS
  • Configuration of a power distribution system with rotary UPS

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