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Voith HydroSchool provides global and individual courses

HydroSchool - Education and Training

    Voith HydroSchool provides global and individual courses, such as condition assessment, rehabilitation and modernization of turbines or generators, regardless of manufacturer, with a goal of improving on-the-job performance.
     

    Keep your proficiency level up-to-date and improve the knowledge and skills needed by engineers, technical professionals and project specialists. Voith harnesses the enormous amount of expert knowledge and shares it to benefit hydropower operators worldwide. All participants receive a certificate of attendance for professional development accreditation.

    Public Courses

      Category Course title Language Location Dates Duration Download  
      Hydropower plant Hydroelectric Power Plant Portuguese São Paulo - Brazil in planning 5 days each module PDF
      Hydropower plant Introduction to hydropower plants English Heidenheim - Germany in planning 1 day PDF
      Hydropower plant Safety by design – Principles and case studies English Heidenheim - Germany in planning 1 day PDF
      Generator Hydro generator basics – Application and design English Heidenheim - Germany in planning 1 day PDF
      Generators Fundamentals of maintenance and modernization of hydropower generators English Heidenheim - Germany in planning 1 day PDF
      Turbine Turbine Design English Toronto - Canada in planning 1 day PDF
      Turbines Hydropower turbines - Basics and design English Heidenheim - Germany in planning 1 day PDF
      Turbines Turbine maintenance – Plant maintenance English Heidenheim - Germany in planning 1 day PDF
      Balance of plant Cooling water and drainage / dewatering systems in hydropower plants - Relevance and maintenance tasks English Heidenheim - Germany in planning 1 day PDF
      Hydropower plant Machine and facility safety CE marking for hydroelectric power plants English Heidenheim - Germany in planning 1 day PDF
      Turbines Hydropower Turbines Portuguese São Paulo - Brazil in planning 5 days PDF
      Generator Hydroelectric Power Generator Portuguese São Paulo - Brazil in planning 5 days PDF
      Balance of Plant Mechanical Balance of Plants French Montreal - Canada December  5, 2018 3 days PDF

      Training Course Overview

        Choose from our wide range of training sessions. Click on the courses below and register directly online. Are you looking for a course that is not mentioned? Send us your individual request.

        Hydropower Plant

        Hydropower technology or operational plant safety

        Voith experts will provide knowledge in hydropower technology or operational plant safety. Click below to find out more:

        101 Hydropower Technology – Overview and Lifecycle

        This seminar will provide participants with knowledge of generator physics and hydropower component design. It will provide a high-level technology overview of hydroelectric generators, turbines, stators and coils including the design, components, mechanical and electrical operation within the project lifecycle. This course is designed for engineers and technical staff new to the hydropower industry or those needing a refresher or broader knowledge.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 1 day

        102 Hydroelectric Power Plants: Design, Operation, and Maintenance Principles

        This seminar covers the most important concepts of a hydropower plant. Attendees will get a deep understanding in the basic functions, design criteria and operating principles of a hydropower plant.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        Module 1 on request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English Two 40-hour modules
        Module 2 on request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English Two 40-hour modules
        Module 1 on request Brazil: São Paulo Portuguese Two 40-hour modules
        Module 2 on request Brazil: São Paulo Portuguese Two 40-hour modules

        103 Balance of Plant System - Design Fundamentals

        The Mechanical Balance of Plant systems are the “life support” of a turbine generator unit and they cannot operate properly without them. This training presents the variety of equipment options, explains their function and demonstrates the importance of having a well-designed and integrated mechanical Balance of Plant System.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English or French 1 day

        104 Shaft Line Alignment for Hydro Power Equipment

        This course includes training on shaft alignment for the powerhouse workforce providing the maintenance and technical support for hydropower units. The training presents topics of interest and information needed by commissioning teams.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Montreal French 2 days

        105 Grid Stability and Energy Transition through Pumped Storage Power Plants

        This technical seminar is based on Voith’s expertise gained in numerous pumped storage plants (PSP) around the world. Special focus is the role of PSP to support the energy transition in Europe and North America.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 day

        106 Introduction to hydropower plants for non-engineers

        By the end of the seminar, the participants will be familiar with the various types of hydropower plants, the structure and the mode of operation of the most important technical components, and the developmental phases that a hydropower plant passes through from construction to modernization. To deepen the gained knowledge, the participants visit the large turbine hall, in which parts of turbines and generators are produced, processed and installed.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Heidenheim - Germany German 1 day

        107 Safety by design – principles and case studies

        The seminar combines the fundamental principles of safety with case studies of damage and accidents. After completing the seminar, the participants will be familiar with the crucial safety requirements when designing hydropower plants and the applied principles that Voith has derived from its knowledge.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Heidenheim - Germany German 1 day

        108 Machine and Facility Safety CE Marking for Hydroelectric Power Plants

        In this seminar, participants first receive insight into the legal requirements and are then prepared for the complex process of CE marking based on our specialized knowledge and examples from practice. We offer the most up-to-date information first hand and deal specifically with amendments to the directives.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Heidenheim - Germany German 1 day

        Turbines

        Technologies of turbine design, modernization and rehabilitation, operation and application

        Voith offers different courses on the technologies of turbine design, modernization and rehabilitation, operation and application. Click below to find out more.

        201 Turbine Design

        Voith experts provide an in-depth understanding in turbine design and present current solutions and field capabilities, based on real projects, which can be used to bring the project up to date and optimize it. Attendees will get an overview about different turbine types, turbine rehabilitation or design processes.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 days

        202 Turbine Modernization and Rehabilitation

        Voith experts provide in-depth understanding of effective solutions for turbine modernization and rehabilitation including field machining, based on real projects. This information can be used to optimize the project outcomes for power plant operators. Attendees will get an overview about the different turbine types, turbine rehabilitation or the design processes of modernization.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 days
        On request Heidenheim - Germany German 1 day

        203 Hydropower Turbines: Design, Operation and Application Principles

        Voith experts provide an in-depth view of the most important design, manufacturing and operation concepts of hydropower turbines. Get the state-of-the-art in hydropower turbines!


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Brazil, Sao Paulo Portuguese 40 hours

        Generator

        Generator modernization and rehabilitation, stator winding design and StreamDiver benefits

        This course section provides attendees an in-depth view in generator modernization and rehabilitation, stator winding design or in the technological and ecological benefits of our latest product StreamDiver. Click below to find out more.

        301 Generator Modernization and Rehabilitation – Effective Solutions

        Voith experts present project case studies to demonstrate the engineering approach and proven solutions for the modernization and rehabilitation of hydroelectric generators. A recommended framework for rehabilitation schedules and modernization solutions will be reviewed in relation to the lifecycle of various hydroelectric systems and equipment. Attendees will get an in-depth understanding of basic failure mechanisms of hydroelectric generators.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 days
        On request Heidenheim - Germany German 1 day

        302 Stator Winding Design, Manufacturing, Installation and Testing for Rotation Equipment

        The stator winding is a critical component for the performance of the rotating machine. As such, understanding the stator winding design, insulation system and key aspects of manufacturing and material selection is vital to machine performance. This training will cover the building blocks of design, manufacturing and acceptance testing of stator winding and winding kit components.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 days

        303 StreamDiver: The Technological and Ecological Benefits

        This seminar will present Voith’s StreamDiver, a turbine generator unit in the field of small hydropower. It is constructed to be compact, simple and therefore low-maintenance. In addition to the technical and ecological benefits, this seminar will discuss how this product provides the opportunity to develop new and previously infeasible hydropower locations. Attendees will get a deep understanding about the factors that drive the design.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 1 day

        304 Hydroelectric Power Generators: Design, Operation and Application Principles

        This seminar provides a deep understanding of the design factors driving the hydropower generator`s operation, design and its most important components.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 40 hours

        Automation & Control

        Automation improvements for hydroelectric power plant operation and maintenance

        Voith offers hydroelectric automation from a single source to ensure complete service and seamless availability for hydropower plants. Our experts are experienced and will train you in automation improvements for hydroelectric power plant operation and maintenance or in excitation systems.

        401 Excitation System Overview

        The objective of this training is to give the audience an overview of excitation system concepts and the Voith Thyricon Excitation System. The topics presented include excitation system concepts, theory, regulation and standards as well as the control and power system components. It also provides an overview of the Thyricon system including redundancy.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 1 day

        402 Speed and Voltage Regulation Systems: Theory and Practice

        Covers the most important concepts involved in a regulator's design, maintenance, and operation. The course will be conducted in the Automation Laboratory, the Voith Group's most important and modern center of excellence for automation worldwide. With the aim of reinforcing the learning experience throughout the course, theoretical concepts will be supplemented with case studies and simulations.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Brazil: Sao Paulo Portuguese 5 days

        403 How Automation Improves Hydropower Plant Operation and Maintenance Reliability and Efficiency

        With the closing of generating stations that use fossil fuels, the demand for the availability of hydropower is greater than ever and power generation equipment must run longer with fewer shutdowns for maintenance. Attendees will get an understanding in identifying the technical challenges in automation projects and in planning of critical equipment and staff skill sets needed.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 1 day

        Governor

        Engineering approach and proven solutions for hydraulic governor maintenance

        Voith experts present project cases to demonstrate the engineering approach and proven solutions for hydraulic governor maintenance. Click below to find out more:

        501 Hydraulic Governor Maintenance

        This course covers the operation and maintenance of hydraulic governors including fundamentals of oil, oil systems, actuators, servomotors, sensors and feedback devices as well as controllers. Attendees, focusing on engineering, maintenance and operations, are invited to bring their own case to the group for the case study session.


        Date Location Language Duration  
        On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 day

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