GPS – 160 Generator Provisioning & Installation
Examines engine-generator configurations and the selection of optional items such as block heaters, base tanks, enclosures, etc. Explores standard configurations versus custom options that may be required based on site-specific criteria.
Introduces good design practice guidelines for the installation of engine-generator sets based on site and application specific details. Emphasizes cooling system selection, unit placement, piping requirements, etc.
GPS – 170 Engines & Alternators
Introduces engines and engine technologies used in design and implementation of standby power generation. Discusses fuel types, selection, design criteria for standby generator engine selection and testing required to prototype and validate a product.
Outlines terminology and performance expectations of the engine-generator alternator. Identifies construction methods, temperature rise criteria and the fault capacities of alternators.
GPS – 180 Controls
Discusses the impact of engine-generator controls and the evolution of those controls from simple analog designs to fully integrated digital platforms.
Reviews integrated paralleling control technology and fully explore all paralleling functions.
GPS – 190 Writing Performance-Based Generator Specifications
Presents techniques for effective performance-based specifications for engine-generator sets, generator accessories and transfer switches without manufacturer specific language.
Provides tools for writing specifications and general guidelines applicable to typical standby power generation applications.
GPS – 200 Gen-set Fuel (NG vs. Diesel)
Explores various aspects of generator fuel and the growth of natural gas generators in standby power applications. The discussion includes engine operational technologies, reliability of natural gas and onsite diesel, impacts of demand response programs on fuel choice, and total cost of ownership comparisons.