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  • SpecSizer 101: Getting Started

This seminar is an overview of the steps required to size a generator set using Cat SpecSizer.

  • Ratings Definitions and Load Factor

For consultants and engineers who work in electrical design and the application of emergency generators and electrical systems, there is a tenuous balance between the “value-versus-reliability” equations. As more projects are becoming driven by budgets and economic factors, it is necessary to understand the value of the generator sets being configured into a project. The seminar will dive into how to balance real world equipment operation with theoretical design and provide the proper generator training needed for your consultants and engineers.

  • Disaster Preparedness and Maintenance Considerations

You can never be over prepared for the worst-case scenario. This seminar discusses preventive maintenance practices and how you can go about making sure your standby power generator functions when it's needed most.

  • Tier 4 Emission Standards for Electric Power

Retrace the evolution of emission standards from Tier 1 to Tier 4. This seminar will help you understand the timeline for emission standards and how their effective dates and regulated limits vary by engine application and power output. It will also explain the difference between Tier 4 Interim and Tier 4 Final emission standards, help you understand the difference between non-road and stationary regulations, and will discuss solutions in development.

  • IBC Seismic & Wind Load Compliance for Non-structural Building

This seminar explains the IBC code for non-structural building components. You will learn about what the code is and where to find seismic and wind load compliance information. It also discusses special seismic requirements and OSHPD Certification (e.g. for California healthcare projects), special inspections, life safety systems, and responsibilities among other applicable information.

  • UPS Application

This seminar demonstrates how understanding the product better can ensure you are providing the best value to an application. It will discuss product offerings, selection tools, and other generator set considerations when using an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

  • EMCP 4.4/EPIC/Cat Switchgear Paralleling Strategy

Caterpillar offers a variety of paralleling solutions, from on-package EMCP 4.4-based to full switchgear systems. This seminar will allow you to better understand the reasoning behind different paralleling strategies, the value propositions, and key benefits for each option. It will also help you identify applications that are suitable for each type of strategy.

  • Electrical Utilities – Exceptional Power for the Everyday

This seminar is for consultants and engineers who work in the utility sector, particularly municipal utilities and electric cooperatives. You will learn solutions to various utility “pain points” and how to identify and monitor financial metrics to develop an effective value proposition. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate ancillary markets and quantify how they can contribute to the financial viability of a proposed project. Finally, this seminar will cover the Caterpillar commitment to the utility sector by defining how Cat products have helped improve utility operations via case studies.

  • Gas Generator Sets in Standby Applications

Natural gas is a plentiful resource and North America has a strong pipeline infrastructure to support distribution. In this seminar, we will explore the high-level differences between gas and diesel generators, which are commonly used in standby applications. In addition, we will highlight applications for gas generator sets beyond emergency and gas generator set maintenance considerations.

  • Introduction to Microgrids

This is an overview of the renewable microgrid market drivers, comparisons of photovoltaic and energy storage technologies, commonly available industry tools for microgrid design, and a case study on a renewable microgrid project in the United States.

  • Solar Irradiation and Sunlight

This is an introductory course on solar irradiation, how it is measured, and factors impacting the amount of usable sunlight at ground level.

  • Photovoltaics and Modules

You'll learn the history of photovoltaic module development, physics behind converting electricity to energy, basics of PV module design, and comparisons between different PV module technologies.

  • PV System Design

This is an introduction to basic design concepts for the Cat thin film PV panel, including how to optimize site layouts, AC and DC wiring, inverter configurations, and balance of system components.


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