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CCOG for EPG 107 Winter 2024

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Course Number:
EPG 107
Course Title:
Power Generation Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
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Course Description

Introduces methods for systematically and efficiently troubleshooting problems on electric power generation (EPG) systems. Covers performing diagnostic testing and troubleshooting on various models of generators. Prerequisites/concurrent: EPG 106.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Interpret electrical schematics and ladder diagrams.
  • Safely locate and lockout potential safety hazards prior to working on a generator.
  • Use service literature, test equipment, and troubleshooting steps to identify and diagnose problems on generator units.
  • Determine the root cause of common system failures.
  • Connect load banks and verify system response times and outputs.

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 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 to lock out potential hazards prior to performing work on a unit

learn to utilize equipment service literature

learn troubleshooting in regards to the prime mover

learn troubleshooting in regards to the generator

learn to identify common problems with the alternator systems

learn to use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) computer interfaces to identify faults

learn to connect load banks