G543 – (GE) Static (Bus Fed, Shunt, Scr) Excitation

G543 – (GE) Static (Bus Fed, Shunt, Scr) Excitation

5 days - 35 PDH Credits Awarded


No future dates scheduled


This course was designed to provide the participant with the knowledge necessary for maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing GE's Potential Source and Shunt SCR Static Excitation Systems. This course provides a detailed coverage description of the equipment, principles of operation, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting. This course is a print intensive course with emphasis on expected voltage levels at the test points provided on the cards. This course is recommended for both technicians and engineers. Topical Outline includes: System Overview, Identification of Major Components, Inner Loop Regulator, AC/DC Gate, Firing Circuit, AC Regulator, Relaying, SCR Bridge, Maintenance and Troubleshooting. This course is designed for Engineers, Technicians, and Electricians who have a need to maintain this system.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe how the Static Excitation System works.
  2. Location the major components making up the Static Excitation System.
  3. State the purpose of each of these major components.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to interpret alarms.
  5. Describe corrective actions to be taken, given an alarm description.
  6. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to perform recommended operational tests.
  7. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to perform periodical maintenance.
  8. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to accurately calibrate this system utilizing the necessary OEM drawings.
  9. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to quickly and safely troubleshoot systems if a problem should occur or a component fail within the system.

Course Outline

  1. Major Components: Power Potential Transformer (PPT), Regulator Section, Rectifier Section
  2. DC Regulator
  3. Inner Loop Regulator
  4. AC/DC Gate
  5. Firing Circuit Control: Synchronizer, Reference Phasor, Trigger Generator Boards, Gate Driver
  6. AC Regulator: Signal Conditioner, AC Voltage Sensor, Impedance Compensator, AC Regulator, AC SVA, Transfer and Tracking, Underexcited Reactive Ampere Limit (URAL)
  7. Relaying and Control Circuits
  8. SCR Rectifier Bridge
  9. Maintenance: Preventive Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair

Course Dates / Location / Fee

See www.TurbineGeneratorTraining.com for detail on the course dates / locations / and registration fees. 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.


All HPC instructors are educated ‘experts’ on the subjects they teach, with years of relevant hands-on experience (typically 20+ years), and have proven instructional skills. Brief resumes can be looked up on HPC’s website, www.TurbineGeneratorTraining.com.

What you will receive

  1. 1 copy of HPC Technical Services' textbook, (GE) Static Bus Fed Excitation System
  2. A "Certificate of Completion"

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will HPC Technical Services bring this course to our location for our personnel only? YES, call or email Stephen Parker, Stephen@TurbineGeneratorTraining.com for a price quotation.
  • Will HPC Technical Services customize the presentation at our site to suit our particular needs?
  • Is HPC Technical Services' textbook available for purchase as a reference document?   This course relays heavily on print reading and exercise.
  • 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 maintenance troubleshooting of your excitation system? Yes we can.  Call or contact Stephen Parker, Stephen@TurbineGeneratorTraining.com for our rate sheets and any further information required.

Generator I&C Certification

Those who attend this course are automatically qualified to take HPC Technical Services' Certification Examination.  This examination is offered at no additional expense to the participant.  An 80% passing grade is required.  The examination length will not exceed 2-hours.  Those who complete this examination will receive a revised "certificate of completion" that recognizes this accomplishment along with two-copies of a "To Whom It May Concern" letter that states their accomplishment.  (Two copies are provided, one for the participants' employer and one for the participants' personal file.)  Consult HPC's website, www.TurbineGeneratorTraining.com, for detail on this certification program.