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Turbine Fundamentals: Generator Fundamentals

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Price: $250.00 USD

Course Description


Web Based Training


Course Description

This online course was designed to provide basic knowledge of General Electric generators. 

This course does not represent all GE generators.  It provides general information only and you must refer to generator instruction manuals, and drawings, for any information specific to your unit.


4 Hours

Target Audience

All personnel


Course material is in English; therefore, a reasonable ability to read and understand English is required

Class Size


Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Theory of operation of a GE generator and types of generators
  • Describe, function and assembly of major components
  • General operating rules of a generator
  • Excitation and protection systems
  • Purpose and function of the different cooling systems
  • How voltage is generated
  • Calculates the strength of an electromagnetic circuit
  • Difference between resistors, capacitors and inductors
  • Distinguishing between cooling systems
  • Purpose of a generator exciter
  • Use the right-hand rule to determine magnetic poles
  • Role played by excitation system
  • Purpose and function of generator protection system
  • Purpose and function of H2 cooling system
  • Purpose and function of stator winding cooling system
  • Purpose and operation of major components in each system

Course Content

LESSON 1 – Theory of Operation

  1. Introduction
  2. Basic Cycle Description
  3. Major Components
  4. Theory of Operation Exam

LESSON 2 – Design and Construction

  1. Introduction
  2. Main Components
  3. Special Components
  4. Exam

LESSON 3 – Excitation Operation and Protection

  1. Introduction
  2. Excitation
  3. Protection
  4. Operation
  5. Exam

LESSON 4 – Systems

  1. Introduction
  2. Stator Winding Cooling System
  3. Hydrogen Cooling System
  4. Exam