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A1544 Standby Diesel Generator

09 November 2017 9:00 - 17:00

222 Balham High Road

SW12 9BS

A1544 CIBSE Member Rate ex VAT £280.00

A1544 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00

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CPD Hours

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, such as:

  • 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

Session 1:

  • Basic concepts
  • Types of fault contributions
  • Generator decrement curves
  • Sizing equipment for different magnitudes of fault levels
  • Basic European fault classification on equipment
  • Low voltage switch gear
  • Air circuit / mould case circuit breakers

Session 2:

  • Rule of thumb calculation
  • Types of fault contribution
  • Simple approach to fault level analysis
  • Fault level analysis made easy

Session 3:

  • Impact of leading power factor loads on synchronous alternators
  • Sizing a generator
  • Useful tips on newage Stamford alternators
  • Selection of alternator for different loads
  • Electric governors

Session 4:

  • Generator earthing
  • Generator examples

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 09.00 
Start Time: 09:30
Latest finish: 17:00



Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)

Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

Ways to Book:

Email: Download Booking Form & email to (*invoice / card)
Phone: Call the team on 020 8772 3637 (*invoice / card)
Online: Click the 'Book Now' button at the top right hand side (*card ONLY)
*Payment by invoice is only available to organisations. 

Terms and Conditions

  • All delegate alterations / cancellations must be received in writing to:
  • CIBSE have the right to cancel or amend training courses. Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred by this.

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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: 020 8772 3637

A1544 CIBSE Member Rate ex VAT £280.00

A1544 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00