Generator Sizing

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Organisation profile

Finning is the world's largest Caterpillar dealer delivering unrivalled service for over 80 years. We sell, rent and provide parts and service for electric power, equipment and engines to customers in various sectors, including data, pharma, medical, manufacturing, mining, construction, petroleum, forestry and a wide range of power systems applications.

Training aim

The purpose of this presentation is to understand the factors of sizing a generator.

Learning objectives

To understand the factors and considerations involved when accurately determining the size of a diesel generator(s) to meet your power requirement.

Course outline

• Identify sizing considerations/restrictions
• Understanding load profile
• Types of load
• Performance requirements
• Load scheduling 
• Where to get sizing assistance

• Selecting your diesel generator 

Trainer's profile

John Kennedy has a Graduate ship and a MSc in Marketing with 40 years experience in the power generation industry. Positions have included commissioning engineer, design manager, sales engineer, regional sales manager and sales manager. Employers since 1978 included O’Brien Machinery, McCormick Macnaughton (Irish Caterpillar dealer), Cummins, FG Wilson and now Finning.

Course duration

30 - 60 minutes

Assessment & certification

CPD Hours

Who should attend

Consultants, designers and electrical estimators/contractors who work within the power generation market.