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Excitation - EX2100: EX2100 Generator Excitation Maintenance - Advanced

Course Schedule

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXOctober 19,20,21,22,23 (2020)

Course Description


Excitation - EX2100 Generator Excitation Maintenance (Advanced)

Course Description

This course will provide participants with a solid background in advanced EX2100 Digital Excitation System maintenance and troubleshooting using the Control System Toolbox.

The training is divided equally between classroom theory and practical lab exercises. Through classroom presentations and discussions, the student will learn advanced theory and operation of the EX2100. In the lab, each student will work with EX2100 hardware to complete practical lab exercises designed to teach advanced EX2100 troubleshooting and maintenance techniques.


5 Days

Target Audience

  • Supervisors
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Instrumentation & Controls
  • Participants who have previously attended an EX2100 class and who wish to learn more about the EX2100 system and the Control System Toolbox.


  • Instruction is given in English, therefore a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required
  • Attend the EX2100 Generator Maintenance course
  • Participants should be very familiar with a Microsoft® Windows® operating system.
  • Participants are encouraged to research their turbine-generator equipment and documentation to verify they have an EX2100 on their unit and to bring a copy of their system elementary drawing with them to class.

Class Size

Maximum number of students:  12

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Upload/Download configuration file
  • View and change parameters
  • Perform commissioning test using the simulation
  • Configure the trend recorder and capture buffer
  • Follow signal flow via the diagrams
  • Configure the Communication network
  • View faults and alarms
  • Be able to state the major function of each circuit board
  • Have the ability to follow the signal flow on the excitation elementary drawings
  • Know how to replace and configure the processor cards on line

Course Content

LESSON 1 - EX2100 Hardware, Software & Control Review

  1. EX2100 arrangements, i.e. Busfed, Aux Fed, Alterrex etc.
  2. Major Components and circuit boards
  3. Excitation Elementary Drawings
  4. Power Conversion Bridge
  5. Opening files with Toolbox
  6. Navigating Toolbox
  7. Firmware Upgrade Procedures    

LESSON 2 – Software  

  1. Software Functions and Blockware
  2. Software diagrams, parameters and variables
  3. Exciters Limiters and Protection Functions
  4. Software Upgrade Procedures
  5. Pre-programmed testing
  6. Changing and saving files

LESSON 3 – Advanced Control System Toobox

  1. Advanced Trend Recorder Operation Oriented Toward Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  2. Data Collection for Troubleshooting Using Capture Buffers (EX2100)
  3. Bode Plot and Step Tests for Determining Exciter Stability
  4. Toolbox Upgrade Procedures            

LESSON 4 – Communications Network

  1. Overview and operation of communications network

B.Troubleshooting and Maintenance Procedure    


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