H304 Hydroelectric Turbine-Generator O&M

H304 Hydroelectric Turbine-Generator O&M

2.5 days - 18 PDH Credits Awarded



Greater hydro turbine generator reliability can by achieved by proper operation, maintenance and alignment of this important rotating equipment. This course targets these goals and more. Participants will learn about the major components that make up a hydroelectric turbine generator, routine outage planning, disassembly / reassembly issues, inspection, and sufficient knowledge to support the need to make quality reuse, replace, repair decisions. The targeted audience is operation mechanics, site supervisors, and engineers that are new to hydroelectric equipment. A topical outline includes: Hydroelectric Power System, Hydraulic Turbines, Turbine Control System Overview, Generators, Maintenance Principles, Visual Inspection, Alignment Considerations, Alignment of Vertical Shafts, Coupling Alignment

What You Will Receive

One copy of HPC Technical Services' textbook, Hydro Turbine Generator O&M, as drafted by Joe Markey and revised by Harold Parker. A "Certificate of Completion" with 18 PDH credits awarded.

Course Dates / Location / Fee

HPC’s 3-4-2 policy applies:  Sign up 3 for the same course/date, pay in advance, and pay for only 2 (the 3rd participant is free)! HPC Technical Services reserves the right to cancel any course/seminar within 10-working days of the scheduled date.  Fees are 100% refunded or credited to another Seminar (clients' choice) if HPC should cancel any Seminar.  HPC is not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses under any circumstance.


At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe how a hydroelectric plant operates.
  2. Describe the major components of a hydroelectric turbine-generator set.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge required to conduct an alignment of a vertical turbine-generator set.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to conduct routine outage planning.
  5. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to conduct an inspection of the turbine-generator set.
  6. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to make replace, reuse, repair decisions regarding the hydroelectric turbine generator set.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. The Hydroelectric Power System
  3. Hydraulic Turbines
  4. Turbine Control System
  5. Generators
  6. Maintenance Principles
  7. Visual Inspection
  8. Alignment Considerations
  9. Alignment of Vertical Shafts
  10. Coupling Alignment

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will HPC Technical Services bring this course to our location for our personnel only? YES, call or email Harold Parker, Harold@TurbineGeneratorTraining.com for a price quotation.
  • Will HPC Technical Services customize the presentation at our site to suit our specific needs? Yes.
  • Is HPC Technical Services' textbook available for purchase as a reference document? Yes, $129 per copy.
  • What is the cost for HPC Technical Service to deliver this course at our location? Well, of course that can vary, but generally speaking, if you're planning on having 6+ attend, when considering your T&L, it is to your advantage to perform the course at your plant (office). You gain from the customization and price.
  • Can HPC Technical Services provide "Technical Assistance" in the planning and implementation of our outages? We do not provide engineering services on a hydroelectric turbine-generator from a mechanical aspect. We do, however, support needs for governors, auto-voltage regulators, and electrical testing. Call or contact Harold Parker, Harold@TurbineGeneratorTraining.com for our rate sheets and any further information required.