Electrical Engineering Fundamentals For Facilities Engineers – E-3

About the course

This course applies fundamental electrical engineering principles to oil and gas facilities design and operation. The course is designed for Facilities Engineers with or without a background in electrical engineering and can accelerate the development of new Facilities Electrical Engineers. Through the use of individual and group problem solving, attendees will learn about transformers, motors, generators, one-line diagram interpretation, protection and coordination of electrical equipment, emergency power, site and standby generation, electrical safety, and hazardous areas. Participants will gain a better understanding of electrical components and systems and will develop a greater appreciation for electrical engineering.


Designed For

Facilities and Project Engineers as well as new Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical Engineers who need to improve their basic understanding of electrical systems within oil and gas facilities

You will learn

  • The key components of facilities electric power distribution which include circuit arrangements, low and medium voltage switchgear, and single-phase and three phase schemes
  • Operation, components, electromotive forces, turns and voltage ratios, losses, efficiency, rating, and connections of transformers
  • The difference between direct current motors, alternating current motors, enclosures and how to select motors
  • Protection of electrical equipment including fuses, direct tripping, relaying, and coordination
  • About emergency power to include power requirements, generator sets, direct current systems, batteries, and an overview of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
  • Power generation which includes an overview of emergency, prime, base, peak and co-generation, quality, sizing, operation, control, and power factor correction
  • Grounding and bonding with an overview of systems, equipment, ignition sources, separately derived systems, performance, and substation grounding
  • Hazardous areas with general information on classifications, NEC, IEC, equipment protection, certification, and definitions


Course Content

  • Fundamentals of electricity
  • Direct current
  • Basic AC theory
  • Transformers
  • Motors
  • Power distribution
  • System protection and coordination
  • Emergency power generators, direct current systems and uninterruptible power systems
  • Power generation
  • Variable speed drives
  • Programmable electronic systems
  • Electrical safety
  • Grounding and bonding
  • Hazardous area


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