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Course description
Rotating electrical machines theory, operation and
Course goal
This course aims to help reduce the total cost of ownership
of motors and generators. It provides structured guidance
towards reduced operational costs and increased availability.
Subject areas include motor and generator construction,
standards and specifications, operation, maintenance,
energy efficiency, diagnostics, etc.
Course type and methods
This is an instructor led seminar with practical exercises.
Participants min. 10 to max. 30.
Dates and venue are subject to agreement.
There is an end-of course assessment and course
participants receive a certificate.
Course duration
The duration of the course is 3 days.
Participant profile
Participants typically have beginner or intermediate level
experience with motors and generators and their operation.
Participants could be engineers, technicians, service
personnel, electrical and mechanical maintenance
personnel, etc.
Day 1 - Dimensioning and selection criteria
- Course introduction
- What is total cost of ownership?
- Basic theory of motors and generators
- Mechanical and electrical design and components
- International standards
- Motor and generator performance and starting
- Motors in VSD applications (basic aspects)
Day 2 - Operational considerations
- Safety
- Installation and commissioning
- Energy efficiency
- TEAM stresses and the concept of equivalent
operating hours
- Typical issues and their causes
Day 3 - Availability
- Availability, maintainability, reliability
- Maintenance strategies: reactive, preventive and
- Diagnosis and condition monitoring
- Online and offline tests
- Final test
- Summary
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