Generators are machines that transform mechanical energy into electrical energy; they can be used to run a variety of electrical appliances for home or commercial use. There are numerous types of generators; some rely on natural gas, diesel or wind as energy sources. Most generator repair courses are provided by companies that distribute parts or service engines and generators for home or industrial use. The courses provide a comprehensive training on the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of generators.

Cummins Northwest

Cummins Northwest is located in Anchorage, Alaska, and provides a wide array of engine service and repair training courses. Factory-trained instructors with extensive practical experience in their area of specialization teach all the programs. Students receive the latest engine service training; certificate programs include courses in generator repair, as well as engine repair. The generator repair program at the school includes a variety of specialty courses such as introduction to power generation and maintenance, quiet diesel RV generators, and standby generator controls and transfer switches. In addition to their classroom training, students will receive practical lessons in troubleshooting, maintaining and calibrating generators.

Cummins Northwest

2618 Commercial Drive

Anchorage, AK 99501

907-279-7594

northwest.cummins.com

Shermco Industries

Shermco Industries has several locations in Texas. The company specializes in wind generator repair and complete electric wind power maintenance. Shermco is a member of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association. Depending on the program, candidates can receive their training either at one of Shermco's centers or at an employer's facility. Course highlights include electrical service maintenance, wind generator repair and maintenance, electrical safety training, and circuit breaker and switchgear repair. The wind generator repair and maintenance course is provided by a team of experts with extensive hands-on expertise in the field. The program offers a comprehensive training on wind power servicing. Among numerous other courses, students interested in generator repair should register for the "systems operations and safety for wind generation sites" course.

Shermco Industries

2425 East Pioneer Drive

Irving, Texas 75061

972-793-5523

shermco.com

Mechanical Dynamics and Analysis Ltd.--MD & A

Mechanical Dynamics and Analysis is located in Latham, New York, and is one of the largest turbine-generator repair companies in the country, according to the company's website. Candidates who wish to take courses on various aspects of generator repair or maintenance will receive customized on-site training. In addition to providing specialized courses, the company also delivers a wide array of products and services for power generators. Course highlights that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals or businesses include maintenance and repair, vibration analysis and balancing, generator test, evaluation and repair, and thermodynamic performance.

Mechanical Dynamics and Analysis Ltd.---MD & A

19 British American Blvd.

Latham, NY 12110

518-399-3616

mdaturbines.com