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Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Lighting and Small Power

Lighting and small power electrical loads are often overlooked but are an important part of a plant electrical system.  In an oil and gas plant, some of these systems will have to meet hazardous area certification.

This course has been designed to provide participants with basic understanding of the operation and installation luminaires with bulbs of different technologies including LED lamps. The course also covers emergency lighting, single phase motors, electric heat tracing, power sockets, air-conditioners, photo voltaic (PV) power sources and thermal electric generators (TEGs).     

Upon completion of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of lighting and small power systems within the oil and gas industry.  Having this knowledge will help each technician develop confidence and professional enthusiasm, therefore, increasing their efficiency. The knowledge that technicians gained from this course will be further expanded by on-job training and practical experience they will receive throughout the duration of their career.

Day 1

Luminaires and Single Phase Motors

  • Luminaires
  • Emergency lighting
  • Lighting in hazardous areas
  • Single phase motors

On the first day, participants will be introduced to luminaires used in the oil and gas industry. They will learn about the operation of various types of lamps including incandescent, gas discharge types and light emitting diodes (LED). Installation and operation of emergency lighting and lighting in hazardous areas will also be covered. They will also learn about the operation of various types of single phase motors.

Day 2

Heat Tracing and Remote Power Systems  

  • Electric Heat tracing
  • Power outlets
  • AC systems
  • PV systems
  • TEG systems

Participants will learn about the installation and operation of electric heat tracing systems including self-regulating systems on day two.  They will learn how power sockets are installed and wired in an oil and gas facility.  Operation of single unit air-conditioner will be covered with focus on its control circuit. Remote locations in pipe lines and satellite stations use photovoltaic (PV) and thermo electric generators to power small size loads.  Participants will be exposed to operation of these PV and TEG systems on this day.

Learning activity mix

This course is designed for electrical technicians, maintenance planners, and supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities who work in an industrial plant.

Anyone taking this course should familiar with electrical installations in an industrial setting.

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