Cummins Power Generation delivers IET endorsed training


The design and specification for diesel generator set installation can be a challenging task for project engineers. Whether existing systems are being updated or new installations selected it's vital the specifying engineer understands the size, type and characteristics of the load to be supplied by a generator in any particular situation in order to deliver a smart solution that saves  time, labour and money.

In response to this, Cummins Power Generation, a world leader in the design and manufacture of power generation equipment, provides the industry's first training course specific to high speed diesel generator technology to be fully endorsed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The two-day power training course, held at its European headquarters in Ramsgate, Kent, is aimed at those involved in specifying and designing diesel generator systems. It provides engineers with an understanding of the mechanical and electrical aspects of installation. Covering fundamentals of installation, controls, generator ratings, exhaust emissions and sound attenuation, as well as ISO application model expertise in generator set sizing, the information is delivered through a mix of classroom presentations, hands-on product demonstrations, a plant tour of the 300,000 sq.ft. facility, and an open discussion forum.   Delegates  have the opportunity to expand their understanding of diesel generators and learn how to avoid common pitfalls of the specifying process.

Information is delivered directly by experts in the field. The course instructors each draw on decades of application and installation experience with diesel generator systems. Andy Underwood, general manager, Cummins Power Generation Europe says, "Engineers are not experts in terms of diesel generator technology, it's a small part of their job, but if they are not armed with an understanding when specifying diesel standby systems, it can result in wasted time and money. By learning from the experts, the course arms them with the knowledge they need to provide smart solutions, shorter quoting times and reduced specifying times."

Power Training runs four times a year and covers all aspects of specifying solutions from standard to non-standard applications. For standard applications, the delegates are shown the benefits of using standard fully integrated and pre-integrated products as a cost-effective solution. These products are beneficial to the end user in terms of saving time, labour and money, as well as reducing space requirements of added equipment and reducing installation costs.

The course is designed so the information the experts deliver is not only presented from the point of view of Cummins Power Generation generators but is also easy to generalise to other manufacturer's products.

Further Power Training course dates are now planned for 6 - 7 July, 14- 15 September and 7 - 8 December 2009.   For more information or to register please visit