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Excitation - EX2100E: Excitation - EX2100e Generator Excitation Maintenance

Course Schedule

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXJuly 24,25,26,27,28 (2023)
TXNovember 27,28,29,30 (2023), December 01 (2023)

Course Description


$3,855 USD

Course Description

This course is designed to enhance skills necessary to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot an EX2100e Static Exciter or Regulator system and the related communication networks. 

Training consists of classroom lecture, classroom exercises, operation overview, basic troubleshooting, and maintenance procedures.

The participants will perform classroom lab exercises using an EX2100e simulator for “hands-on” training.  There will be a minimum one (1) EX2100e simulator as well as standard software and documentation. 


5 Days

Target Audience

  • Supervisors
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Instrumentation & Control Technicians


  • Instruction is given in English, therefore a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required
  • Reasonable computer skills

Class Size

Maximum number of students:  12

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Safe on-line and off-line generator operation
  • Operation of the exciter in an under or over excited limit
  • Connection of a HMI to the simulator and going on-line with the simulators exciter file
  • Read fault and alarm active and historical messages using the ToolboxST interface and the HMI and Keypad interface
  • Change an exciter parameter
  • Search for exciter parameters identified by the instructor
  • Determine if all controllers are equal to the exciter configuration file, and if not, determine the differences
  • Identify EX2100e problems “entered into the system by the instructor” i.e. troubleshooting examples  
  • Identify exciter components on the elementary drawing and locate the them in an EX2100e panel
  • Interpret the meaning of the symbols on the classroom documentation
  • List the steps required to safely lockout and tagout the EX2100e


Course Content

LESSON 1 – Exciter Overview

  1. Major Components and Terminology

LESSON 2 - Off-line Generator Fundamentals & Synchronizing

  1. Generator Operation Off-Line
  2. Off-Line Limits
  3. Synchronizing

LESSON 3 - On-line Generator Operation & Shut Down

  1. Loading the Generator, Watts and Vars
  2. Generator Capability Curve
  3. On-line Limits

LESSON 4 – Exciter Hardware & Excitation Drawings

  1. Location and Description of Exciter Hardware
  2. Recommended Maintenance Procedures of the Exciter Panel
  3. Local Keypad Functionality

LESSON 5 – Print Reading Exercises

  1. Excitation Elementary Drawings
  2. Excitation Instruction Manuals

LESSON 6 – Exciter Software

  1. Connecting to the UDH
  2. GE ToolboxST™ demonstration
  3. Navigating using ToolboxST™, changing parameters, comparing toolbox application to device program
  4. Comparing/Equalizing master controllers

LESSON 7 – Troubleshooting & Maintenance

  1. Lockout/Tagout
  2. Review diagnostic troubleshooting guidelines
  3. Review fault and alarm indications
  4. Locate Exciter instruction manuals 


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