Power Generation Learning Module

    Interactive learning using realistic active simulation engine/generator models

    Power Generation Learning Module

    Woodward's Power Generation Learning Module is a dynamic model that takes students from basic engine speed control and electrical power generation fundamentals straight through to generator synchronization and load sharing processes.

    Packaged into a handy USB flash drive, the learning module can be used at work or at home on any personal computer. Topics are presented in standalone sections, allowing you to spend as much time as needed to fully understand that topic or to re-visit the topic to refresh your knowledge. As a life-like representation of an actual three-engine generator system, the learning module simulates realistic engine dynamics and responses to provide you with an authentic hands-on experience.



    Learning module topics include:

    • Fundamentals of:
        o    Engine speed control
        o    Electrical power generation
        o    Automatic voltage regulation
        o    Power factor and VAR (volt-amp-reactive) control
    • Speed control dynamic tuning
    • Synchronizing of generators to each other and to the utility grid
    • Various load control schemes:
       o    Isochronous
       o    Droop
       o    Droop - droop load control
       o    Isochronous load sharing
       o    Droop baseload
       o    Isochronous baseload
       o    Import/export control
       o    Fully automatic control for emergency backup generators

    SYSTEM OVERVIEW PAGE:  All three engines are isochronous load sharing on an isolated bus.

    Learning Module System Overview image


     ENGINE #1 PAGE:  All of the engine and generator variables are shown along with the engine / generator control functions (engine control, generator control, load control and load bank control).

    Engine 1 Page iimage


    ENGINE #1 PAGE: An electronic strip chart assists the student while tuning the Proportional Gain, Integral Gain and the Derivative terms of the speed control.

    Engine 1 Page Strip Chart image


    UTILITY (MAINS) GRID PAGE: Control of the generators while tied to the Mains is performed here.

    Utility Mains Page image


     Part No. 8447-1012

     Contact your Woodward representative or local distributor to purchase the Power Generation Learning Module.