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Further Information - Power Generation (Electrical) Training


Who is the course for?

This Power Generation (Electrical) Training course is aimed at individuals working in the oil and gas industry who work on or require an understand of electrical power generation systems.

Is previous experience required?

You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are qualified and competent in your designated role.

How will the course benefit me?

Oil and gas installations are self-sustaining environments, which means all power used must be generated on board the installation. This course will give you a basic understanding of the main pieces of power generation equipment and how they function.

The knowledge gained in this course will help you to understand how power is generated and supplied to the various users of electrical power on a typical installation.

How will the course benefit my company?

By ensuring you understand how electrical power is generated, you are better able to work with power generation equipment and electrical systems.

What standards are referenced in the course?

This course does not refer to specific legislation or standards but is written to current HSE guidelines and industry best practice.

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.

Learning Objectives

• Identify the equipment used to form Power Generation Sets

• Explain Synchronous Machines

• Identify the Voltage requirements from Synchronous Machines

• Identify the types of Synchronous Machines (Alternators)

• Explain Poles and Frequency


Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

  • Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection
  • System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above
  • Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Minimum browser size – none
  • Audio – requires device speaker or headphones