Electrical Engineering I - M124V (for Shell employees only)
Discipline: Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Jason Pingenot
This course is the first technical electrical course in the professional development program for Shell Electrical Engineers.
It has been developed through a collaboration with Shell and PetroSkills, and is focused on getting electrical engineers up to speed with the essential principles of electrical safety, system design and maintenance. Additionally, this course introduces the participants to the critical elements of relevant Shell DEP?s as well as the project execution and assurance principles used at Shell.
The course focuses on foundational concepts rather than regional code and standard requirements, but does cover common international (IEC, EN, BS, etc) and North American (NEC, IEEE) standards related to design and safe operation.
This intensive program is held over 10, 8 hour sessions in two weeks, and has been designed to be delivered virtually. As such, the expectation is that participants to fully engage online, ask and answer questions posed in the course and participate in meaningful discussions related to the concepts, implications and application of the concepts. A sample project will be completed in phases throughout the course, giving the participants an opportunity to work with their peers in solving typical design challenges and applying concepts and using Shell standards. Off-line time will be allotted prior to, during and after the course to allow participants to complete assignments at their own pace.
At the end of each week, the participants will complete a formal written exam, and must pass or remediate the exams to receive credit for the course.
Class hours for the October session will be 08:00-17:00 Central European time (GMT +1).
This course has been designed for Electrical Engineers with a bachelor’s or masters degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering and 1-3 years experience on the job and Senior Electrical and Instrument Technicians or Supervisor whose activities include work on electrical equipment in refineries, gas and chemical plants or oil field installations.
It is assumed that participants will come to the course with academic background in the fundamentals of AC and DC electricity, 3 phase power systems, basic electrical mathematic principles (Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s laws, etc), phasor math, basic understanding of the role of common industrial power system equipment and components (Substations, Generators, transformers, switchgear, protective devices, cables, conduit, etc).
Basic knowledge of Shell internal systems including locating Shell and Industry standards is expected.
It is beneficial if students have some practical experience working in industrial facilities so that they can understand the context of the material presented.
This course will be held in English. Participants should be fluent in English with proficiency such that they can participate in technical discussions.
You Will Learn:
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Work safely in and around electrical equipment and understand their role in electrical safety
- Locate and use company standards for electrical projects, ongoing maintenance and operation of a facility
- Design a simple facility starting from a load list and produce a single line diagram indicating the basic arrangements and key parameters of electrical equipment.
- Incorporate appropriate levels of contingency and considerations for future growth
- Describe the effect on power system behavior when operating in various configurations (e.g. Ties Closed or Open, Dual or Single feed)
- Calculate fault levels and short circuit currents including motor contribution by hand using the per unit method
- Calculate voltage drop during motor start by hand using the per unit method
- Calculate the voltage profile of a power system under various operating conditions
- Perform simple protection coordination studies by hand and determine basic protective relay settings
- Select the key parameters/ratings for switchgear, transformers, generators, UPS systems, circuit and equipment protection, motors and motor starters for common applications
- Size and select cables based on voltage, steady state load, voltage drop, de-rating factors, fault conditions and environmental factors using both IEC and NEC methods.
- Describe the basic operation of Generators in a power system and their design and operational requirements
- Discuss the considerations and methods used to determine hazardous area classifications.
- Determine the requirements for electrical equipment installed in hazardous (classified) locations
- Determine the considerations for effective facility layout as it relates to electrical equipment and substations
- Discuss Shell's design staging methodology and DCAF project assurance framework as it relates to electrical projects.
- Determine basic project schedules based on estimated equipment delivery times
- Determine basic maintenance needs of electrical equipment and power systems per company and industry standards
- Explain the use of renewable energies at Shell and discuss future opportunities, considerations and challenges in implementing them
- Electrical Safety
- Principles of Electrical Design
- Project Assurance
- Hazardous Locations
- Earthing (Grounding) and Bonding
- Initial System Design Fundamentals
- Plant Layout Considerations
- Electrical Project Planning
- Initial Electrical System Studies (Fault, Load Flow, Voltage Dip, Voltage profile, etc)
- Cables and Cable Sizing
- Variable Speed Drives
- Battery and UPS Systems
- Basic Principles of Protection (Selection, Coordination, Protective Relay Systems and settings)
- Generators and Prime Movers
- Electrical Maintenance Aspects
- Final Exam
MR. JASON PINGENOT has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1994 with broad and deep expertise in automation and power system planning, design, engineering, system integration, management, electrical safety, commissioning, and operations for a wide range of oil and gas facilities including production facilities, gathering systems, compressor stations, processing plants, metering facilities, and loading stations for projects worldwide. In his career he has served the industry as a drafting instructor and engineering consultant, and led the IC&E central engineering group at Encana Oil & Gas (USA) to execute capital projects and develop technical and safety standards. Recently, Mr. Pingenot was an owner, Vice President of Engineering and IC&E Manager at a mid-sized consulting firm, GWD Design & Engineering based in Denver, Colorado. 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. In 2012 Mr. Pingenot joined PetroSkills | John M. Campbell and now functions as an instructor, consultant, content developer, and discipline manager for the IC&E discipline. Mr. Pingenot is a registered professional engineer in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, North Dakota, Wyoming, Texas, and Oklahoma. He has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (with Special Honors) 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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