Wind Turbine Generator Control Troubleshooting Learning System – 950-TGC1
The generator control system is the heart of a utility-scale wind turbine, converting mechanical rotation of the hub into clean, 3-phase power that synchronizes with the utility grid. To operate and maintain a wind turbine effectively, wind turbine technicians must have the special skills needed to service, operate, and troubleshoot the generator control system, which includes the generator, rectifier, generator control unit, power distribution panel, pad mounted transformer, and generator control software.
The 950-TGC1 Turbine Generator Control Troubleshooting Learning System teaches students adaptive skills for generator system operation, adjustment and troubleshooting in a wide variety of situations. It allows students to develop and practice component and system level skills and gives them the classroom instruction and hands-on experience they need to succeed in the emerging and growing field. The Turbine Generator Control Troubleshooting Learning System includes Amatrol’s unique electronic fault insertion system, which allows students to experience troubleshooting of realistic generator control problems and receive automatic feedback on their progress.
The 950-TGC1 provides an effective training platform with a workstation containing a fully-operational generator system; fault insertion system; PC-based interactive, multimedia curriculum; instructor’s assessment guide; and installation guide. Additionally, the 950-TGC1 connects to the Amatrol’s Nacelle and Hub workstations to create a comprehensive wind turbine learning laboratory.
Real World, Utility Scale Turbine Generator Control Experience
Amatrol’s Turbine Generator Control Troubleshooting Learning System enables students to develop operation and troubleshooting skills for wind turbine generator control systems. The system features generator control software that enables a student to learn how to start-up, test, and shut-down the wind turbine systems. The 950-TGC1 includes major components and circuitry found in utility scale wind turbine generator control systems such as a generator control unit, power distribution panel, transformer, transducers, main line contactor, power factor correction capacitor network, inductive filter, revenue meter, shunt trip circuit breaker, and 3-phase inverter.
Computer Based Fault Insertion Across All Key Subsystems
Troubleshooting skills are essential for wind turbine technicians. At the heart of teaching troubleshooting skills is the ability of an instructor to create realistic problems or faults that students must identify and resolve. It is what they will have to do, by themselves, on top of a wind turbine tower. The 950-TGC1 includes 29 faults including six different types of faults: Operational, Bus, Line, Drive, Temperature, and Generator faults. This will allow instructors to create realistic troubleshooting situations that a wind turbine technician will encounter on the job. Amatrol uses electronic fault insertion so students can easily insert faults and track the student’s troubleshooting results. Electronic fault insertion prevents component damage while allowing instructors to see student progress. Instructors can identify specific areas the student needs to improve and target those areas. It also allows students to perform self-directed study.
Links to Amatrol’s Nacelle and Hub Troubleshooting Learning Systems
While an independent learning system, the 950-TGC1 will also link to Amatrol’s 950-TNC1 Turbine Nacelle Troubleshooting and the 950-TEH1 Turbine Electric Hub Troubleshooting Learning Systems. These three systems combine to create a realistic operating and troubleshooting wind turbine environment. Fiber optic communications connect the controls of the three systems and control the entire system using the turbine control software, just as they would on a real wind turbine. Students can actually bring the turbine online with the grid.