Oil and Gas Electrical Engineering Systems Series

Level 3 City and Guilds Certificate in Oil and Gas Electrical Engineering Systems

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The Oil and Gas Electrical Engineering Systems Series covers the required and relevant knowledge to the electrical engineering maintenance sector, as well as theory, operation and practical application of electrical equipment and systems used in extraction.

The series consists of 5 modules which include workbooks and a ‘Guide to open learning’:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Hazard Area Equipment
  • Electric Motors
  • Generation, Distribution and Control of Electrical Supplies
  • Electrical Protection Systems

These self study modules enable the candidate to select learning materials that suit his or her own particular requirements. Modules can be studied at the candidates own pace and should be studied in the order set out. The study time needed will vary from one module to another, and from one individual to another – we recommend between 40 - 60 hours for each module.

Candidates can register for modules individually or enrol for the complete series – modules are non-transferrable and can only be assigned to one candidate. Each module is assessed by examination and an individual certificate endorsed by City and Guilds awarded to successful candidates. 

Each exam which is passed successfully will contribute to one certificate of unit credit towards ‘The Certificate in Electrical Engineering Systems'. The certificate will be awarded after all 5 certificates of unit credit have been accumulated.

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  • FULL COURSE - Oil and Gas Electrical Engineering Systems Series (Digital Only) £950.00 Download Only
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    •  Electrical Safety
    • Electrical Hazard Area Equipment
    • Electric Motors
    • Generation, Distribution and Control of Electrical Supplies
    • Electrical Protection Systems
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    • Electrical Safety
    • Electrical Hazard Area Equipment
    • Electric Motors
    • Generation, Distribution and Control of Electrical Supplies
    • Electrical Protection Systems
  • Electrical Safety (Digital) £190.00 Download Only
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    Please be aware this version of Electrical Safety includes a digital (PDF) copy ONLY. For a hard copy of this module please see option below.

    The Electrical Safety module is designed to give candidates an appreciation of the inherent dangers in the use of electrical energy and to introduce techniques for protecting people and property against danger and harm. 

    1 workbook comprising 5 sections

    Recommended study hours: 40-60

    Sections:

    • Dangers of electricity
    • Safety documentation
    • Isolation and earthing of equipment
    • Portable equipment and handtools
    • Other safety issues 
  • Electrical Safety £200.00
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    The Electrical Safety module is designed to give candidates an appreciation of the inherent dangers in the use of electrical energy and to introduce techniques for protecting people and property against danger and harm. 

    1 workbook comprising 5 sections

    Recommended study hours: 40-60

    Sections:

    • Dangers of electricity
    • Safety documentation
    • Isolation and earthing of equipment
    • Portable equipment and handtools
    • Other safety issues 
  • Electrical Hazard Area Equipment (Digital) £190.00 Download Only
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    Please be aware this version of Electrical Hazard Area Equipment includes a digital (PDF) copy ONLY. For a hard copy of this module plese see option below.

    The Electrical Hazard Area Equipment module is designed to give candidates an understanding of the techniques required to protect equipment operating in hazardous environments and the principles and limitations of such techniques.  It considers the classification of zones and the need to use equipment protection appropriate to a particular zone of use. 

    1 workbook comprising 6 sections

    Recommended study hours: 40-60 hours

    Sections:

    • Hazards, risks and control measures
    • Zones and properties of flammable materials
    • Hazardous protection requirements
    • Explosion protection by enclosure type
    • Explosion protection by other methods
    • Design, selection and installation of ex. Equipment 
  • Electrical Hazard Area Equipment £200.00
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    The Electrical Hazard Area Equipment module is designed to give candidates an understanding of the techniques required to protect equipment operating in hazardous environments and the principles and limitations of such techniques.  It considers the classification of zones and the need to use equipment protection appropriate to a particular zone of use. 

    1 workbook comprising 6 sections

    Recommended study hours: 40-60 hours

    Sections:

    • Hazards, risks and control measures
    • Zones and properties of flammable materials
    • Hazardous protection requirements
    • Explosion protection by enclosure type
    • Explosion protection by other methods
    • Design, selection and installation of ex. Equipment
  • Electric Motors (Digital) £190.00 Download Only
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    Please be aware this version of Electric Motors includes a digital (PDF) copy ONLY. For a hard copy of this module please see option below.

    The Electric Motors module is designed to give candidates the theory which underpins motor operation and the practical applications of electric motors in the oil and gas industry. The unit considers both single and three phase a.c. motors, applications and starting methods and provides candidates with sufficient information to allow them to use, inspect and test motors and to maintain them in the workplace. 

    1 workbook comprising 6 sections

    Recommended study time: 40-60 hours

    Sections:

    • Motor operation
    • Choosing a motor
    • Motor starting methods
    • Motor enclosures and cooling
    • Motor testing
    • Motor maintenance 
  • Electric Motors £200.00
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    The Electric Motors module is designed to give candidates the theory which underpins motor operation and the practical applications of electric motors in the oil and gas industry. The unit considers both single and three phase a.c. motors, applications and starting methods and provides candidates with sufficient information to allow them to use, inspect and test motors and to maintain them in the workplace. 

    1 workbook comprising 6 sections

    Recommended study time: 40-60 hours

    Sections:

    • Motor operation
    • Choosing a motor
    • Motor starting methods
    • Motor enclosures and cooling
    • Motor testing
    • Motor maintenance 
  • Generation, Distribution and Control of Electrical Supplies (Digital) £190.00 Download Only
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    Please be aware this version of Generation, Distribution and Control of Electrical Supplies includes a digital (PDF) copy ONLY. For a hard copy of this module please see option below.

    Designed to give candidates the required theory on a.c generation, the operation of alternators and some of the practical applications of alternators.  

    1 workbook comprising 6 sections

    Recommended hours of study: 40-60 hours

    Sections:

    • AC Generation
    • Voltage regulation
    • Operation and maintenance of three-phase alternator
    • Electrical distribution systems
    • Electrical diagrams
    • Transformers 
  • Generation, Distribution and Control of Electrical Supplies £200.00
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    Designed to give candidates the required theory on a.c generation, the operation of alternators and some of the practical applications of alternators.  

    1 workbook comprising 6 sections

    Recommended hours of study: 40-60 hours

    Sections:

    • AC Generation
    • Voltage regulation
    • Operation and maintenance of three-phase alternator
    • Electrical distribution systems
    • Electrical diagrams
    • Transformers 
  • Electrical Protection Systems (Digital) £190.00 Download Only
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    Please be aware this version of Electrical Protection Systems includes a digital (PDF) copy ONLY. For a hard copy of this module please see option below.

    Designed to give candidates an overview of the need for electrical protection of installations and equipment in the offshore environment. 

    1 workbook comprising of 6 sections

    Recommended study time: 40-60 hours 

    Sections:

    • The role of protection
    • System fault levels
    • Basic protection devices
    • The role of current and voltage transformers
    • Time graded overcurrent protection
    • Unit protection
  • Electrical Protection Systems £200.00
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    Designed to give candidates an overview of the need for electrical protection of installations and equipment in the offshore environment. 

    1 workbook comprising of 6 sections

    Recommended study time: 40-60 hours 

    Sections:

    • The role of protection
    • System fault levels
    • Basic protection devices
    • The role of current and voltage transformers
    • Time graded overcurrent protection
    • Unit protection
  • Course materials
  • Who is the series intended for?
  • Examinations
  • Cost

Modules are presented in a workbook format.

The digital version is presented as a PDF.

Workbooks contain:

  •          Syllabus breakdown
  •          Training targets for candidates to achieve by the end of each unit
  •          ‘Test yourself’ questions
  •          ‘Check yourself’ answers
  •          Workbook activities
  •          Chapter summaries

The Oil and Gas Electrical Engineering Systems series will be of value to:

  • Non advanced electrical technicians who are looking to gain a recognised qualification, or who wish to refresh their understanding of oil and gas electrical engineering systems
  • Mechanical, Instrumentation and Process Technicians who need to build on their background knowledge
  • New technical or engineering graduates - part of their induction programme
  • Electrical technicians in other industries who wish to gain or enhance their knowledge and understanding of oil and gas electrical engineering systems
  • Administrative staff that require an introduction to the technical background, and a key to the technical language.

Exams

There is a written exam at the end of each module. 

Exams can be held any time at an approved venue  i.e. there is no set time limit between starting a module and sitting the exam.  

When a candidate is ready to take the exam an invigilator must be appointed on their behalf. The ‘Invigilator’ may be a Training Manager, OIM or Senior Manager. The invigilator is responsible for the receipt of the exam papers, security of the papers, invigilation of the exam and return of the paper. 

The invigilator must contact our team at the UK office to arrange the dispatch of exams.  Included with the papers will be an invigilation form for signature of the invigilator and rules and procedures for the exam.  

Candidates may sit the exam, free of charge at our offices at Minerva House. If this is not possible, then we suggest you contact your local college or learning centre to arrange to sit the exam on their premises. These arrangements must be made by the candidate. Some colleges may charge an invigilation and room hire fee which the candidate will be responsible for. 

The examination is a two hour closed book written exam. Section A has 20 short questions similar to the Test Yourself in the books. Section B comprises of three questions of which two must be answered – these require good, neat, correctly labelled drawings and a good descriptor.

Pass Marks: 

60%-74% - Pass

75%-84% - Credit

85%-100% - Distinction 

‘Test Yourself’ questions are available in the workbooks to help you prepare for your exams. 

There is no registration or examination fee. However, in order to be registered to sit the exam, the candidate must have purchased each module.

If candidates do not achieve the required pass mark (60%) a re-sit exam can be arranged at no extra cost, only a pass grade will be awarded irrespective of the result. Should candidates require a re-sit of the same module more than once, there will be an examination fee of £30.00.

 

Exam Tips

The examination is a two hour closed book written exam.

Section A

Section A comprises of 20 short answer questions similar to the Test Yourself section in the workbooks.

  • Read and understand what is being asked by the questions.
  • Some questions have more than one answer.
  • Check your answer for errors.

Section B

Section B comprises of three questions of which two must be answered (25 marks each split approx. 10 marks for the diagram, 15 for description) – these require good, neat, correctly labelled drawings and a good descriptor. All questions in the paper relate to the information given in the workbooks.

  • It may seem obvious, but when sitting exams, you need to answer the questions set – all too often, students spot key words in an exam question and then write all they know about that topic without first taking the time to understand what the question is asking them to do. Before you write anything in the exam, read the questions carefully and plan your answers; it is always apparent who has spent a few minutes planning their work as these answers are presented in a more coherent and professional manner. This being the case, whatever you present must be legible, credible and it must answer the question set.
  • Ensure you are reporting on the correct process system and your sketches reflect this.
    Giving brief or inadequate reports or descriptions in you answer will lose marks, as will inaccurate or poor drawings.
  • Writing should be legible and abbreviations avoided as they may be local to your work place only.
  • The only piping and valve symbols acceptable are those depicted in your P.O.L study book. Marks will be deducted for incorrect symbols.

Do not assume that the marker will understand references or accept sections omitted because they seem obvious. Reports on the process or equipment should be fully explained and the operation shown clearly on your sketch.

 

Exam Procedures

Each module is £200 (£190 for digital version), including UK delivery.

International delivery for hard copies will incur shipping charges dependent on location and service.

Payment may also be made by way of:

  •          An  authorised company Purchase Order
  •          A company or personal cheque (to be made out  to OPITO LTD in GB Pounds)
  •          Cash (at OPITO only)