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An Introduction to Diesel-Electric Generating Plants

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

This course will introduce you to diesel-electric generating plants to provide electric power at facilities where utility power is not available and to provide power to facilities in the event of utility power outages. You will learn about criteria for unit and plant capacities, selection of units, spinning reserve requirements, fuel selection, storage and handling, engine exhaust systems, unit cooling systems, lubricating and starting systems, foundations, cranes and hoists, and synchronous generators. You will be introduced to requirements for engine controls and instruments, generator controls and protection, and operating control. This course will give you an introduction that will allow you to move forward to design of specific projects and plants.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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