Generator Excitation Systems

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Generator Excitation Systems

Excitation Methods, Operations and Construction of
Synchronous Machines, Troubleshooting and
Online Monitoring of Turbo Generators

Generator Excitation Systems

Scheduled Dates


14 - 18 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


14 - 18 Oct 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Generator Excitation Systems training course has been developed for the participants to learn new skills associated with Generator systems and refresh their previous skills and training, to further advancement of knowledge.

The successful operation of any Generating Systems ultimately depends on how well the inspection, testing, maintenance and troubleshooting functions are carried out. Well-developed procedures and planning will in the long run result in reduced costs, equipment down time, parts requirements and troubleshooting complexity.

This Generator Excitation Systems training course will highlight:

  • Power Generator Systems
  • Excitation Modes and Characteristics
  • Voltage Control and Governors
  • Generator Transformers
  • Synchronization Techniques
  • Generator Circuit Breakers
  • Common Generator Faults
  • Maintenance and Online Monitoring of Alternators

Delegates are encouraged to participate by active involvement in group discussions, practical exercises and sharing experiences.

What are the Goals?

At the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Elaborate on different types of power system generation
  • Discuss operations of the steam and gas turbines
  • Examine different types excitation systems
  • Explore different types of switch gear associated with generator systems
  • Identify automatic voltage regulating techniques and governors
  • Describe troubleshooting techniques and online monitoring

Who is this Training Course for?

This Generator Excitation Systems training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Supervisors
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Electrical Project Engineers
  • Electrical Power Engineers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

In this Generator Excitation Systems training course, each participant will receive an electronic copy of the comprehensive training course notes. The presenter will outline and discuss the topics using computer displays and videos. This Electrical Engineering training course is designed to have an interactive format to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers are encouraged throughout and at the daily sessions.

Case studies and examples will be discussed in problem solving workshop sessions. This gives participants the opportunity to discuss with other delegates and the presenter their specific problems and appropriate solutions. Only minimum note taking is encouraged to ensure maximum delegate attention during this training course.

Organisational Impact

Upon completion of the Generator Excitation Systems training course the organizational impact would be:

  • Current practices onsite can be reviewed (and changed) to bring the workplace up to current standards
  • Engineers and Technicians can gain knowledge to apply in their individual work roles so that they can understand current procedures and practices, should their work role not be a fully ‘hands-on’ role
  • Updating of technical skills and Standards from previous learning
  • Technicians, Engineers and Managers will be able to apply current work practices, for compliance with legislation
  • All candidates will be made aware of upcoming changes to practices and legislation, so that they can be pro-active in their work roles and implement the changes quickly and efficiently
  • Candidates can progress onto further Power related training course, which PetroKnowledge can provide

Personal Impact

On successful completion of this Generator Excitation Systems training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Develop a systematic approach to the construction and operation of a turbo generator system
  • Maintain a continuing understanding of test equipment used for electrical inspection and servicing
  • Better understand the design, functionality of the excitation systems, automatic voltage regulator and governors
  • Understand the operations and component functions of a generator transformer
  • Utilize single-line diagrams and schematics for troubleshooting
  • Better understand standard work practices plus develop job plans, which assist in successful inspection and troubleshooting
  • Be aware of the importance of maintenance and safety

Daily Agenda

Day One: Definitions, Communications Protocols, Interpretation and Use of Drawings, Maintenance Planning and The Use of Test Equipment
  • Generator Systems AC and DC Components
  • Operation and Maintenance of Generator Systems
  • Thermal Power Generation and Combine Cycle Power Plant
  • Synchronous Machine Stator Construction and Characteristics
  • Synchronous Machine Rotor Construction and Characteristics
  • Instrumentation Associated with Generator Systems
  • Single Line Diagrams
  • IEC 61850 and GOOSE
Day Two: The Methods of Generator Excitations and Importance of Reactive Power
  • Functions and Construction of the Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR)
  • Digital Voltage Regulator for Generators
  • Functions and Construction of the Governors
  • Permanent Magnets Generators
  • Over Fluxing and Types of Excitation Systems
  • Self-excitation vs. Brushless
  • Effects of Over & Under Excitation
  • Reactive Power Relationship to Excitation
Day Three: Economical and Mechanical Impacts on Over and Under Excitation Control Systems
  • Control Systems for Excitation
  • Impact of Over & Under Excitation
  • Importance of The Capability Curve and P Q diagrams
  • Interpreting The Capability Curve
  • Capability Curve Software
  • Generator Stator Thermal Effects
  • Generator Rotor Thermal Effects
  • Improvements of Generators Excitation Systems
Day Four: The Generator Circuit Breaker ARC Extinction, Operation of Generator Step Up Transformer and Power Monitoring
  • Generators Circuit Breaker Construction
  • Vacuum and Gas Filled Generator Circuit Breakers Characteristics and Arc Extinction
  • Construction of Power Transformers
  • Generator Step Up Transformer (GSU)
  • GSU Selection Criteria
  • Power Monitoring
  • Load Frequency Control
  • Optimisation of Generator Output Related to Speed, Frequency and Excitation
Day Five: Common Generator Faults, Numerical Protection Relays Functionalities and Synchronisation
  • Numerical Relay Functionalities Related to Generator Protection
  • Generator Earth Fault Relays
  • Causes of Phase Imbalance
  • Synchronisation Generator Conditions and Merits
  • Common Generator Problems
  • Cooling of Generators
  • Online Monitoring of Generators
  • Wrap-up Session


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

The Energy Training Centre

Our collaboration with The Energy Training Centre aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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