CCOG for DST 210 Summer 2024

Course Number:
DST 210
Course Title:
Generators and EPG Calculations
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:

Course Description

Introduces Caterpillar's complete power generation system. Covers the identification of major generator components and their purpose within a system. Involves establishing connections to different loads, testing, and interpreting test results. Prerequisites: DST 114.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:  

  • Describe each unique part of Caterpillar's complete power generation package.
  • Identify and explain the operating principles of generator components and the theories of their operation.
  • Evaluate generator component health by performing a variety of diagnostic tests.
  • Demonstrate the ability to test generators using a load bank and interpret the results of the test.

Course Activities and Design

This is an outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes videos, assignments, demonstrations, lectures, and hands on learning.  This course will be taught using Caterpillar electric power generation equipment and curriculum.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  •    Multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer and essay testing
  •    Hands-on practical testing
  •    Daily lab assignments and term projects
  •    Attendance
  •    Work ethic

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Learn about Caterpillar supported generators
  • Learn to identify generator components and their function
  • Learn about closed loop voltage regulation
  • Learn wiring output configurations
  • Learn how to test and maintain generators
  • Learn about the different types of loads
  • Learn the effects of different loads on the generator and engine
  • Learn about Power Factor
  • Learn about motor starting and non-linear loads
  • Learn about hazards unique to the electrical industry
  • Learn to use protective gear and follow safe industry practices
  • Learn how to use a load bank for generator testing