Operation and Maintenance of Diesel Power Generating Plants

THE WORKSHOP

Diesel generating plants always have an important role in power plants as well as in industries and commercial installations to meet continuous and emergency standby power requirements for day to day use. A good knowledge of basic operation principles, layout requirements, associated components and maintenance practices for diesel power plants help the career development of many engineers and technicians in today’s world. Whatever your role in industry - designer, purchase engineer, installation contractor or maintenance engineer, a solid knowledge of diesel power plants is always useful. This workshop is designed to familiarise you with various aspects of diesel generating power plants for practical application.

Examples will be taken from various industrial standard practices regarding the construction, layouts, application and maintenance procedures followed for reliable and trouble free operation of diesel power plants. The various tests to be conducted during commissioning and maintenance checks to ensure proper and long term operation of diesel power plants will also be covered in the workshop.

Some of the essential systems such as fuel oil layouts, lube oil requirements, control circuitry, etc will also be discussed.

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?

  • Building service designers
  • Electrical and instrumentation technicians
  • Electrical engineers
  • Instrumentation and control engineers
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Power system protection and control engineers
  • Project engineers
  • Systems planners and managers

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

  • Power generation methods
  • AC power vs DC power
  • Single phase and three phase AC power
  • Prime movers
  • Power plant types
  • Diesel power plants
  • Advantages of diesel power generation
  • Engine types

DIESEL TECHNOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATIONS

  • Basic engine processes
  • Reciprocating engines
  • Spark ignition engines
  • Diesel engines
  • Dual fuel engines
  • Speed classifications
  • Service classifications

BASIC ENGINE DESIGN AND RATINGS

  • Design characteristics and formulas
  • Turbo charger
  • Ambient conditions
  • ISO ratings
  • Performance and efficiency
  • Efficiency enhancements
  • Engine speed
  • Fuel combustion methods

FUEL OIL SYSTEMS AND LAYOUTS

  • Crude oil
  • HSD, LDO and heavy fuels
  • Economics of fuel selection
  • Pressure and temperature characteristics
  • Viscosity characteristics
  • Specific heat and temperature
  • Viscosity conversion
  • Specific fuel consumption
  • Fuel filters and heaters
  • Fuel nozzles and igniters
  • Emission control
  • Storage requirements
  • Typical fuel system layouts and components

LUBE OIL SYSTEMS

  • Lube oil specification
  • Lube oil consumption in diesel engines
  • Typical lube oil system layouts
  • Viscosity and temperature
  • Lube oil filters and heaters

GENERATORS

  • Principle of operation
  • Major components (field coils, commutator, DC output, regulator, armature, rotating diodes)
  • Generator types
  • Construction features
  • Insulation
  • Low voltage and medium voltage generators
  • Typical circuitry
  • Design calculations
  • Load types and generator sizing 
  • System grounding methods
  • Faults and protection
  • Performance evaluation and testing

DIESEL GENERATING SETS

  • Coupling requirements
  • Skid mounting
  • Layout requirements
  • Paralleling of multiple DG sets
  • Standard control panels
  • Synchronisation panels
  • Interconnections

OTHER COMPONENTS

  • Starting methods
  • Starting characteristics
  • Battery sizing
  • Step load requirements
  • Standby requirements
  • Auto start and auto transfer schemes
  • Auto transfer switches

DG PLANT LAYOUTS

  • Industrial applications
  • Power generation plant applications
  • Single and multiple sets
  • Fuel storage requirements
  • Air intake system
  • Exhaust system
  • Auxiliary power requirements
  • Typical power schemes

TESTING AND COMMISSIONING

  • Factory tests
  • Pre-commissioning checks
  • Pre-commissioning tests
  • Performance monitoring
  • Fuel and lube oil consumption checks
  • Electrical system tests

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

  • Safety requirements
  • Operation monitoring based on applications
  • Philosophy of maintenance
  • Maintenance techniques
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Spares and inventory management
  • Maintenance tools
  • Inspection
  • Engine overhaul and repair
  • Training
  • Health monitoring
  • Troubleshooting

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