490 - Electrical Generation Fundamentals Trainer

Product Dimensions
(L x W x H)
34in. x 9in. x 22in. (860 x 220 x 550 mm)
90lbs. (41kg)

Shipping Dimensions
(L x W x H)
40in. x 14in. x 31in. (1020 x 360 x 790 mm)
145lbs. (66kg)

A training simulator designed to demonstrate the principles of electrical power generation. The device depicts the relationships that an operator must master in order to confidently operate modern generating equipment. This includes the paralleling of generators, and connecting to a larger power grid.

An LCD display is used to dynamically represent the abstract concepts of electrical generation. This includes depiction of a synchroscope display and a phase angle display representing the phase difference between running and incoming sources. A graphic representation of how load is shared by two machines of different sizes is shown using a generator characteristics curve. The relationship between real load and reactive load is displayed using analog meters and by a pictorial diagram of the power triangle on the LCD display.

A variety of inductive, resistive, and capacitive loads can be turned on and off, reinforcing the effects of reactive load and how power factor can change. The trainer easily supports instructor demonstration, student practical exercises, and self-study programs.
Steel cabinet with silk-screened panel face.
Internal computer with analog and digital I/O, allowing for realistic analog input controls, analog meters, as well as digital LCD screen outputs.
Analog meters depicting amps, megawatts, megavars, kilovolts, frequency and speed.
Realistic, three-position breaker control switches.
Breaker controls are interlocked with the sync-selector switch and phase angle display.
External video connection, allowing for wide screen or monitor presentations.
Internally fused.
Carrying handles.
Packaging for shipment via motor freight.
#490-500 - Additional Use/Exercise Guide
* Use/Exercise Guide
110/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
The standard courseware provides 15-20 hours of instruction, with topics as follows:
* Introduction to AC machines. * AC generators. * Generator system operation. * Reactive power control. * Control and distribution of MW load. * Loss of generation. * Loss of load. * Trainer operation. * Real vs. reactive load. * Correctly perform paralleling operations. * Generators in parallel and load sharing. * Generator response to inductive, resistive, and capacitive loads. * Calculation of power factor. * Observe diesel generator autostart and loading.