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Excitation - EX2100E: Excitation - EX2100e Generator Excitation Maintenance


Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXDecember 09,10,11,12,13 (2024)

Location :  Kuwait City , Kuwait

Start Date
GEKTCJune 09,10,11,12,13 (2024)

Course Description


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.


Duration                          5 days


Target Audience             

  • Electrical Maintenenace
  • Instrumentation & Controls
  • Supervisors


General Prerequisites 

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


Course Prerequisites    

  • N/A

Class Size                                 

  • Maximum number of students: 12

Learning Objectives                  

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  1. Safe on-line and off-line generator operation
  2. Operation of the exciter in an under or over excited limit
  3. Connection of a laptop to the simulator and going on-line with the simulators exciter file
  4. Read fault and alarm active and historical messages using the ToolboxST interface and the HMI and Keypad interface
  5. Search for exciter parameters identified by the instructor and change it.
  6. Determine if all controllers are equal to the exciter configuration file, and if not, determine the differences, perform downloads.
  7. Identify EX2100e problems “entered into the system by the instructor” i.e. troubleshooting examples
  8. Identify the modular device on the drawing and locate the device in the EX2100e site equipment
  9. Describe the meaning of the symbols on the drawings as requested by the instructor
  10. List the steps required to safely lockout and tagout the EX2100e to replace a panel device

Course Content

LESSON 1 - Excitation Fundamentals

  • Basic Principles of Power Generation
  • EX2100e Types
  • EX2100e Modes of Operation
  • EX2100e Unit Configuration
  • EX2100e Start/Stop Sequence
  • Unit Synchronization Requirements and Online Operation
  • Fundamentals of Generator Capability Curve

LESSON 2 - EX2100e Regulator Hardware & Overview

  • EX2100e Regulator Control Cabinet Boards Location and Function
  • EX2100e Regulator Power Conversion Module Operation

LESSON 3 - EX2100e Static Hardware & Overview

  • EX2100e Static Control Cabinet Boards Location and Function
  • EX2100e Static Auxiliary Cabinet Boards Location and Function
  • EX2100e Static Power Conversion Cabinet Boards Location and Function
  • EX2100e Static Power Conversion Module Operation

LESSON 4 - EX2100e Drawings & Software Overview

  • EX2100e Regulator Print Reading
  • EX2100e Static Print Reading
  • EX2100e ToolboxST Introduction
  • EX2100e Software Diagrams Overview

LESSON 5 - EX2100e Interface & Operation

    • EX2100e HMI Screens
    • EX2100e Keypad Introduction
    • ​​​​​​​EX2100e Boards Ordering