Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Facilities Engineers - E-3

Discipline: Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Mick Crabtree
  • Mr. Dennis Perry
  • Mr. Jason Pingenot


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About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
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.
Designed For
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
Course Content
  • 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