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CCOG for EPG 105 Winter 2024

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Course Number:
EPG 105
Course Title:
Generator Application and Installation
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Course Description

Introduces installation and maintenance of a power generation system. Covers cooling, exhaust, starting, mounting, fuel storage, and ventilation. Includes load requirements, generator sizing, and power applications. Prerequisites/concurrent: EPG 104.

Intended Outcomes for the course

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

  • Explain safety factors affecting generator installation. 
  • Accurately determine site load and generator requirements.
  • Identify potential issues that can arise from improper generator installation.
  • Utilize original equipment manufacturer (OEM) resources to obtain maintenance and installation guidelines. 
  • Identify unique system requirements for emergency, standby, and prime power applications.
  • Perform basic maintenance on the alternator, prime mover, and sub-systems.

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.  The course will be taught using industry 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 factors effecting generator installation

learn proper mounting techniques

learn proper ventilation techniques

learn proper air intake methods

learn proper cooling techniques

learn proper exhausting methods

learn proper fuel storage methods

learn methods of vibration dampening

learn methods of sound suppression

learn methods of prime mover starting

learn the importance of equipment grounding

learn the importance of system grounding

learn the methods for determining phase rotation

learn how to determine load requirements

learn methods for calculating generator sizing

learn how to use OEM resources for finding literature and specifications regarding installation and maintenance

learn the requirements of a prime power application

learn the requirements of a standby power application

learn the requirements of an emergency power application

learn the principles of cogeneration