HydroSchool

Voith HydroSchool – Education and Training

Training to Accelerate your Experience at HydroSchool

Voith HydroSchool, the training program of HyServiceTM with 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.

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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

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 1 day $ 750 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
Module 1 on request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English Two 40-hour modules $ 1,930 per person Inquiry
Module 2 on request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English Two 40-hour modules $ 1,930 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English or French 1 day $ 750 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
On request Canada: Montreal French 2 days $ 1,250 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 day $ 1,250 per person Inquiry

Turbines

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 days $1,250 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 days $1,250 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
On request Brazil, Sao Paulo Portuguese 40 hours $ 1,020 per person Inquiry

Generator

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 days $ 1,020 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 days $ 1,020 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 1 day $ 750 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 40 hours $ 3,350 per person Inquiry

Automation & Control

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 1 day $ 750 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
On request Brazil: Sao Paulo Portuguese 1 day $ 1.070 per person Inquiry

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 1 day $ 750 per person Inquiry

Governor

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 Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga, Vancouver, Montreal English 2 day $ 1,250 per person Inquiry

Master Hydro Professional (MHP)

This master program provides an in-depth view of the most important design, manufacturing and operation concepts in hydropower plants, hydraulic concepts, hydraulic generators and speed and voltage regulation systems.

Master Hydro Professional (MHP) – Canada

In addition to courses of one to two days, Voith provides a Master Hydro Professional (MHP) Program of four “in depth” courses of approximately 40 hours each.

1. Hydropower plants: Design principles, operation and maintenance
2. Hydraulic concepts, operation and application
3. Hydraulic generators: Design concepts, operation and application
4. Speed and voltage regulation systems: Theory and practice


Date Location Language Duration Price  
On request Canada: Mississauga English 4 courses, 40 hours each On request Inquiry

Master Hydro Professional (MHP) – Brazil

In addition to courses of one to two days, Voith provides a Master Hydro Professional (MHP) Program of four “in depth” courses of approximately 40 hours each.

1. Speed and Voltage Regulation Systems
2. Hydro Generators
3. Hydraulic Turbines
4. Hydroelectric Power Plan


Date Location Language Duration Price  
On request Brazil, Sao Paolo Portuguese 4 courses, 40 hours each On request Inquiry

Contacts

Brazil and Latin America

Vanessa Romero

Tel.
Tel.: +55 11 3944-6876

North America and Asia

Cherie Ferrari

Tel.
Tel.: +1 905 287 6267

Europe and Africa

Maren Henkes

Tel.
Tel.: +49 7321 37 6673

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Contact us

Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG

HyService
Alexanderstr. 11
89522 Heidenheim
Germany

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Brazil and Latin America

Mrs. Vanessa Romero

Tel.: +55 11 3944 - 6876

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North America and Asia

Mrs. Cherie Ferrari

Tel.: +1 905 287 6267

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Europe and Africa

Mrs. Maren Henkes

Tel: +49 7321 37 6673