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A1466 Standby Diesel Generator

23 February 2017 10:00 - 17:00

222 Balham High Road

SW12 9BS

A1466 CIBSE members rate £265.00

A1466 1 Day Course Non Members Rate (ex VAT) £285.00

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Course Content

This course covers the design techniques for the selection and sizing of standby diesel generators for low voltage distribution systems within a building services environment, such as:

  • Fault level analysis, selection of alternators / governors, selection of circuit breakers
  • Understanding decrement curves and capability curves and the impact of leading power factors and harmonics
  • Practical approach to generator fault level analysis and use of decrement curves
  • Understanding fault level classifications and withstand capability of circuit breakers
  • Impact of leading power factor on generators and understanding capability curves
  • Sizing of standby diesel generators and what to consider
  • Capability of alternators / governors
  • Generator earthing and calculations

Session 1:

  • Basic concepts
  • Types of fault contributions
  • Generator decrement curves
  • Sizing equipment for different magnitudes of fault levels
  • Basic European fault classification on equipment
  • Low voltage switch gear
  • Air circuit / mould case circuit breakers

Session 2:

  • Rule of thumb calculation
  • Types of fault contribution
  • Simple approach to fault level analysis
  • Fault level analysis made easy

Session 3:

  • Impact of leading power factor loads on synchronous alternators
  • Sizing a generator
  • Useful tips on newage stamford alternators
  • Selection of alternator for different loads
  • Electric governors

Session 4:

  • Generator earthing
  • Generator examples

Learning Outcomes

Ability to size and select standby diesel generators and understand their effect on the electrical distribution system.

Who Should Attend

The course is primarily aimed at consultants, engineers, developers, architects, building energy managers, building services Engineers and Facility Maintenance Managers.

Course timings

Registration is open from 09.00 
Start Time: 09:30
Latest finish: 17:00



Members *early booking: £300 (£250 ex VAT)
Members standard rate: £318 (£265 ex VAT)

Non members *early booking: £324 (£270 ex VAT)
Non members standard rate: £342 (£285 ex VAT)

*early booking is applicable if booked upto 2 weeks before course date


Ways to Book:

Email: Download Booking Form & email to (*invoice / card)
Phone: Call the team on 020 8772 3637 (*invoice / card)
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In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. For a bespoke In-house quote please email; 
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A1466 CIBSE members rate £265.00

A1466 1 Day Course Non Members Rate (ex VAT) £285.00