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Excitation - Generator and Excitation (Distance Learning) : Generator and Excitation - EX2100e Generator Excitation Maintenance - Distance Learning

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Course Description


Course Description

This course is designed to enhance skills necessary to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot an EX2100e Static Exciter and Regulator system and the related communication networks.

Training consists of remote lecture, classroom exercises, operation overview, basic troubleshooting, and maintenance procedures.

The participants will perform hands-on lab exercises using an EX2100e cloud-based simulator for “hands-on” training connected to remote controller.  There will be a minimum of one EX2100e simulator per student with 24-hour access available for participant usage.


5 Days

Target Audience



Electrical Maintenance

Instrumentation & Controls

Operation & Maintenance Personnel


Participants should have:

  • Instruction and course material are given in English; therefore, a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required.
  • Reasonable computer skills
  • Desktop/laptop with high speed internet connection

Class Size

Maximum number of students: 10

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Review generator fundamentals and construction
  • Understand generator operation and synchronization
  • Review exciter fundamentals and operation
  • Interpret EX2100e elementary drawing
  • Identify different EX2100e hardware (control boards)
  • Review functionality of major control boards
  • Navigate ToolBox ST and EX2100e software
  • Interpret EX2100e diagrams to facilitate testing
  • Perform simulation testing (V/Hz, auto, manual, UEL, OEL, PT failure)
  • Perform data collection using Trender and DDR
  • Identify EX2100e problems “entered into the system by the instructor” i.e. troubleshooting examples 
  • List the steps required to safely lockout and tagout the EX2100e


Course Content


  1. Instructor background
  2. Participant background
  3. Course schedule

Lesson 1 - Generator Overview and Construction

  1. Generator Function and operating principle
  2. Major Components and Construction

Lesson 2 – Generator fundamentals & synchronizing

  1. Generator Operation Off-Line and On-line
  2. Protection Limits
  3. Synchronization to Grid
  4. Loading the Generator, Watts and Vars
  5. Generator Capability Curve

Lesson 3 – exciter operation and function

  1. Exciter operation Off-line and On-line
  2. Exciter Limits & Protection
  3. Exciter Auto and Manual Regulator

Lesson 4 – EX2100e hardware and excitation drawings

  1. Location and Description of Exciter Hardware
  2. Recommended Maintenance Procedures of the Exciter Panel
  3. Local Keypad Functionality
  4. Elementary Print reading

Lesson 5 – EX2100e Control software

  1. Excitation Instruction Manuals
  2. Navigating Toolbox ST for EX2100e
  3. Download to EX2100e remote controller
  4. Running Simulation in remote controller
  5. Performing hands on testing in simulation mode

Lesson 6 – exciter simulation and data collection

  1. Collecting Data using Trender
  2. Collecting Data using DDRs
  3. Perform Hands on Lab to test Limits like V/Hz, PT failure & UEL

Lesson 7 – Troubleshooting and maintenance

  1. Lockout/Tagout
  2. Review diagnostic troubleshooting guidelines
  3. Review fault and alarm indications
  4. Locate Exciter instruction manuals