Public Courses - Engineering
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Sources)
Date: 11-13 March 2013
Duration: 3 day(s)
Price: £300.00 + VAT
A UPS is a device that provides battery backup and electrical protection to the various systems that are essential to modern business and industrial concerns. They have common demands for a supply of electrical power that can help protect their operations from unscheduled and unplanned interruptions in power for whatever reason.
Together UPS and standby-power systems can ensure the security and integrity of computer systems, communications, security systems against sabotage, lightning, and power failures etc.
The course is offered as a two module course. The first module is theoretical and the second is practical. Delivery of the practical module will depend on the host company's training facilities and the availability of test equipment and UPS etc. This practical module is NOT available on the Public Course.
1) Typical loads in a business/industrial environment
2) The quality of power supplies and the factors that can affect it; tolerance to power interruptions
3) EMC or electro-magnetic compatibility levels
4) Sags, brownouts, blackouts, surges, spikes, transients, electrical noise and harmonics
5) The three generic types of UPS as defined in EN/IEC 61000-2-2
6) Basic ac/dc theory; rectification/smoothing; percentage ripple
7) Filters (EMI and RFI); automatic bypass with regard to On-Line UPS
8) Common types of UPS circuits and solid state charging systems; principles of batteries and types of cells
9) Calculation of appropriate size of the UPS required for a given application
10) IGBTs ; transformer and transformerless UPS; battery types and general operating principles
11) Battery installations and techniques; UPS reliability and resilience and measurements such as MTTR
12) Identify typical components found in solid-state charging and uninterruptible power systems
13) Fault-finding techniques (half-split, emergent fault and black box
Gas Turbine Technology Theory
Date: 4-8 March 2013
Duration: 5 day(s)
Price: £500.00 + VAT
An intensive five day course which is suitable for engineers and senior technicians who want to understand the theory of gas turbines and their industrial applications. The course traces the development of the gas turbines and the major technological changes that have taken place in the last 70 years of development up to the latest advances in metallurgy.