Course at a Glance

Schedule

Code: CDG
Course Length: 3 Months

In this interactive 3 month LIVE ONLINE course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the principles of combustion processes and engine operation
  • Differentiate between the types and applications of diesel power generating plants
  • Understand fuel and lube oil requirements
  • Comprehend ISO ratings and terminologies
  • Explain the various engine components and their functions
  • Understand the generator principles and construction
  • Review plant layout requirements for single and multiple units
  • Learn about associated control panels and operation
  • Comprehend the testing and commissioning procedures
  • Understand plant performance troubleshooting techniques
  • Learn and apply good maintenance practices

 

Course Details

Overview

Diesel generating plants have an important role in power plants as well as in industries and commercial installations to meet continuous and emergency standby power requirements. 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 interactive online course is designed to allow you to become familiar with various aspects of diesel generating power plants for practical application in three (3) months.

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 course.

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

 

Course Outline

MODULE 1: 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

 

MODULE 2: DIESEL TECHNOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATIONS

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

 

MODULE 3: 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

 

MODULE 4: 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

 

MODULE 5: 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

 

MODULE 6: 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

 

MODULE 7: DIESEL GENERATING SETS

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

 

MODULE 8: OTHER COMPONENTS

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

 

MODULE 9: 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

 

MODULE 10: TESTING AND COMMISSIONING

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

 

MODULE 11: OPERATION & 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  

 

MODULE 12: HYBRID DIESEL SYSTEMS

  • Introduction to hybrid diesel power plant
  • Hybrid Diesel Solar-PV Generator 
  • Hybrid Diesel and Wind Generator Plant 
  • Importance of Diesel Generators in Hybrid Systems
  • Energy storage systems
  • Biodiesel from plant oils
  • Biodiesel from animal fat
  • Digester Biogas (Digas)
  • Producer/Wood Biogas

 

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of eLearning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of eLearning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT eLearning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

 

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Endorsed by ISA

School of Electrical Engineering