Course NumberEE-02-561
PDH Hours8
Diesel Electric Generating Plants

Diesel Electric Generating Plants

This course provides basic design guidance for stationary diesel-electric generating plants for prime and standby/emergency duty. Planning factors are provided for plants incorporating the cogeneration of steam and/or hot-water for other uses. Changes required for utility interconnections, equipment applications and the types of waste-heat recovery cycles available for cogeneration are also provided.

Data and criteria required for design of diesel-electric generating plants include information on the service category and the types of diesel prime movers, generators and utility interfaces available, sources of power and fuels available, other plant location factors, advantages and disadvantages of various plant ownership options, and electrical and thermal loads anticipated. Design criteria are included for diesel-engine auxiliaries and foundations, voltage ratings, generators and exciters, control wiring and components, piping, insulation, corrosion protection, and for various other design factors. Guidance is provided to assist in the design of different types of plant construction and of nonstandard plants.

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Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Diesel-Electric Generating Plant Design
  • Safety
  • Sources of Electric Power
  • Duty Types and Loads
  • Planning Considerations
  • Fuel Selections

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.