Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Facilities Engineers - E-3
Discipline: Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Mick Crabtree, Dennis Perry, Jason Pingenot
This course applies fundamental electrical engineering principles to oil and gas facilities. The course is designed for Facilities Engineers who interface with electrical systems, and provides practical insight and development of new Facilities Electrical Engineers. Through the use of individual and group problem solving, attendees will learn about power transformers, motors, generators, one-line diagram interpretation, protection and coordination of electrical equipment, site and standby generation, electrical safety, and hazardous areas identification. Participants will gain a better understanding of electrical power systems in oil and gas facilities.
Those facilities personnel who interface with facility electrical power systems, including project engineers, operation leads, instrumentation, controls personnel, and electrical engineers who are new to electrical power systems within oil and gas facilities.
You Will Learn:
- The key components of facilities electric power distribution, which include circuit arrangements, low and medium voltage switchgear, and single-phase and three phase schemes
- Operation, components, electromotive forces, turns and voltage ratios, losses, efficiency, rating, and connections of transformers
- The difference between direct current, induction and synchronous current motors, motor enclosures, and how to select motors
- The principles of protecting electrical equipment, including time current curves, fuses, circuit breakers, and coordination
- What standby power is, including generators and UPS power systems
- The purpose for power generation, which includes standby, prime, base, peak, and co-generation
- About power factor and correction
- What grounding and bonding systems are, with an overview of ignition sources, separately derived systems, and substation grounding
- Hazardous area identification principles with general information on NEC, IEC, equipment protection, certification, and definitions
- Fundamentals of insulation and conduction
- Direct current, alternating current
- Transformers power and instrument
- Motors Induction and synchronous
- Power distribution
- System protection and coordination
- Standby power systems
- Power generation
- Variable speed drive principles
- Grounding, bonding, and electrical safety
- Hazardous area identification
MR. MICK CRABTREE has spent the last eight years running industrial workshops throughout the world in the fields of: Process Control and Instrumentation; Data Communications; Fieldbus; Emergency Shutdown Systems; Project Management; On-Line Analysis; and Technical Writing and Communications. He has trained over 5,000 engineers, technicians and scientists. Mr. Crabtree formerly trained in aircraft instrumentation and guided missiles in the Royal Air Force, having completed his service career seconded to the Ministry of Defense and he was responsible for ensuring the reliability, maintainability and functional usefulness of specific equipment entering the RAF. He is the former editor and managing editor of Pulse magazine, South Africa's leading monthly journal dedicated to the general electronic and process control instrumentation industries. He has written and published six technical handbooks on industrial process control. Mr. Crabtree holds a MSc (Research) in Industrial Flow Measurement and an HNC in Electrical Engineering (with distinctions).
MR. DENNIS PERRY has been working in the automation, electrical and instrumentation design business for many years. His work experience includes working in the aerospace industry as an analog circuit designer, working in the electronic instrument manufacturing business as production engineering manager, and working for a major oil and gas company as a division automation supervisor and later as a staff engineer in the central, Upstream Technology group. He has also worked for an instrument manufacturer as service manager and for an engineering construction company as an instrument/electrical engineer. Mr. Perry published a paper on Multiphase measurement fall 1998 SPE, co-authored a paper for ASME/ETCE 2000 on value of well test accuracy, presented at the Acadiana Flow measurement workshop, and co-authored a paper on heavy oil multiphase measurement with Intevep of Venezuela. Mr. Perry graduated from Louisiana Tech with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.
MR. JASON PINGENOT has over 21 years of experience in planning, design, engineering, management, and commissioning for a wide range of natural gas installations including wellhead controls, gathering systems, compressor stations, processing plants, metering facilities, and truck loading stations for projects around the globe. In the course of his career he has served the industry as a drafting instructor, engineering consultant, and led an EI&C technical team at Encana Oil & Gas (USA) to execute capital projects and develop technical and safety standards. Recently, Mr. Pingenot was the Vice President of Engineering and EI&C Manager at GWD Design & Engineering based in Denver, Colorado, with a field services office in North Dakota. STV Energy Services has since acquired GWD Engineering and Mr. Pingenot continues to perform a similar function as IC&E Engineering Chief and Senior Associate. Mr. Pingenot is a registered professional engineer in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, North Dakota, Wyoming and Texas. He has a high level of operational skills including advanced use of AutoCAD and related software for the generation of design documents, understanding of NEC, IEC, API, NFPA, ISA, IEEE and OSHA codes, guidelines and practices pertaining to common natural gas facility equipment and installations, advanced use of Excel and creation of time saving tools, use and development of functional specifications for Access databases to improve productivity, and various specialized software for completion of engineering tasks. He has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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