G535 - (GE) EX2000 Voltage Regulator

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5 days - 3.2 Continuing Education Units Awarded

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USD 3,295.00

Excitation System reliability and availability can be a matter of skilled routine maintenance activity and proficient troubleshooting capability. Proficient troubleshooting is greatly aided by a solid operational understanding of the excitation system and its voltage regulator. This Seminar gives technicians and engineers the necessary knowledge to maintain, repair and calibrate an Excitation System with the EX2000 Voltage Regulator:
  1. Using effective routine maintenance practices.
  2. Knowing what checks may be performed on-line and how to perform these checks without causing an equipment shutdown.
  3. Increasing the likelihood of accurate problem diagnosis by thoroughly understanding how the equipment operates.
  4. Increasing the likelihood of accurate problem diagnosis by understanding any given circuit's impact upon operations; ie., quickly linking the symptom(s) to the faulty circuit.
  5. Verifying suspected faulty circuit by analyzing voltage levels and/or signal traces.
  6. Understanding the necessary calibrations, after the faulty part has been replaced, including how the calibrations are performed.
HPC's EX2000 Excitation System Seminar makes heavy use of prints, on which the participants are encouraged to take notes. This provides a valuable reference for future use. In addition, the student manuals contain a complete description of the excitation system operation.
Topics include: Excitation System Fundamentals, EX2000 Features, One-Line Diagram, Cabinet Layout, Board Interconnections and Descriptions, Control Core Software Functions, Protective Functions, Programmer, ST2000, IOS and Peripheral
Upon successful completion of this Seminar the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss how an excitation system accomplishes voltage and VAR control.
  2. Discuss the primary and secondary roles of an excitation system.
  3. Discuss the major excitation system components, including limit and protective features.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to read the EX2000 documentation, including:
    1. Elementary Diagrams
    2. Interconnection Diagrams
    3. Faults
    4. Functional Blocks
    5. Hardware Configurable Items
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the EX2000 board interconnections.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the Control Core Software Functions.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the Protection Module Software Functions.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the Software Functions.
  9. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to use the Programmer.
  10. Demonstrate familiarity and knowledge necessary to use the Intelligent Operator Station.
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of the peripheral functions.
  12. Demonstrate an ability to properly use "Toolbox" software functions.
Seminar OUTLINE:
  1. Excitation System Fundamentals
  2. Features of the Digital EX2000 Voltage Regulator
  3. EX2000 One Line Diagram
  4. Cabinet Layout
  5. Board Interconnections & Descriptions
    1. Drive Control Card
    2. Microprocessor Application Board
    3. DC Power & Feedback Board
    4. Power Connect Card
    5. SCR High Voltage Interface
    6. PTCT Board
    7. LAN Communications Card
    8. ARCNET Terminal Board
    9. LAN Terminal Board
    10. I/O Termination Board
    11. Relay Terminal Board
  6. Control Core Software Functions
    1. Automatic Voltage Regulator
    2. AVR Reference Ramping
    3. Manual Voltage Regulator (FVR)
    4. FVR Reference Ramping
    5. Automatic Follow-Up
    6. Reactive Current Compensator
    7. Volts per Hertz Regulator
    8. Over-Excitation Limiter
    9. Generator Field Temperature Calculation
    10. Under-Excitation Limit
    11. Voltage Matching
    12. Power System Stabilizer
    13. PT Failure Detector
  7. Protection Module Software Functions
    1. Volts/Hertz Protection
    2. On-Line Over Excitation Protection
    3. Off-Line Excitation Protection
    4. Under Excitation Protection
    5. Exciter Phase Unbalance Protection
    6. Generator Overvoltage Protection
  8. Software Functions
    1. Power Factor Controller
    2. VAR Controller
  9. Programmer
    1. Operate Mode
    2. Parameter Mode
    3. Diagnostic Mode
  10. ST2000
  11. Intelligent Operator Station
    1. Features
    2. Maintenance-Free Diagnostics
    3. Configurator, Permissive Engines
    4. Analog Display Values
    5. Control Commands
    6. Status Indications
  12. Peripheral Functions
    1. Power Supply Module
    2. Shaft Voltage Suppression Module
    3. Field Ground Detector
    4. Field Flashing
    5. De-excitation Module
    6. Thyrite