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Standby Diesel Generator

Course content
Learning outcomes
Who should attend
Course timings
Course fees
Upcoming courses

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.

It also covers the following areas:

  • 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

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 09.30 
Start Time: 10:00
Latest finish: 17:00



Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)

Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)


Upcoming courses

22nd February - Standby Diesel Generator - London - A1583

27th June - Standby Diesel Generator - London - A1625

11th October - Standby Diesel Generator - London - A1656

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. These In-House courses are only available in the UK and Europe. For an In-house quote please email; 
Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address 

To contact the CIBSE Training Team with a query please

Email: or call: +44 (0)20 8772 3637