INTRODUCTION: Design, Operations and Maintenance of Large Turbo-Generators

Course date:            October 16-20, 2017 (5-day technical course)
Course location:     Irvine, California, USA
Course fee:               $2,150 usd
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IZZYTECH LLC and GSK GENERATOR ENGINEERING LTD are presenting their acclaimed 5-day technical seminar, “Large Turbo-Generators – Design, Operation and Maintenance”.  The course conveys the most current information, presented by generator specialists, Geoff Klempner and Isidor (Izzy) Kerszenbaum.

The course is based on the 880 page textbook; “Handbook of Large Turbo-Generator Operation and Maintenance”, co-Authored by Klempner and Kerszenbaum.  A copy of the book will be supplied as the course material.

Target Audience

This seminar is designed for power plant and repair shop engineers and managers, turbine-generator maintenance personnel, repair vendor’s personnel, and personnel engaged in the selection of inspection/evaluation/repair services.

Presenters: Izzy Kerszenbaum and Geoff Klempner

ISIDOR (Izzy) KERSZENBAUM is an IEEE Fellow, located in Irvine, CA. He is a generator specialist consulting to power plants on operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of large motors and generators.  He consults through IzzyTech LLC.

Izzy started his career as a high-voltage protection engineer, moving next into the world of rotating machines, first as a designer and R&D engineer, and then as a specialist on large synchronous generators.  He also spent a number of years in design and R&D of power transformers. During his professional career, Izzy has consulted to power plants, both within the Edison International family of generating stations, as well as others, on generators.

Izzy has published many technical papers, and authored and co-authored three books on the operation and maintenance of large synchronous generators.  He is past Chair of the Electric Machines Committee of the IEEE’s Power Engineering Society, and a past Chair of the Working Group 3 of the Chair of the Electric Machines Committee of the IEEE’s Power Engineering Society and also past Chair of Working Group 10.  He was the technical Chair of the 1999 International Electric Machines and Drives Conference held in Seattle, and the co-technical Chair of the same conference held in Miami in 2009.

Izzy has been very active in EPRI and the IEEE regarding the operation and maintenance of large generators.

GEOFF KLEMPNER is an IEEE Fellow and a large rotating electrical machines specialist in the power industry.  He is a generator specialist for GSK Engineering, located in Toronto, Canada.  His areas of exptertise include: large generator and motors, including: inspection, testing, design evaluation, failure analysis, electromagnetic FE analysis, life assessment, preparation of technical specifications and test procedures.

He worked for over 13 years as a Principal Engineer for AMEC-NSS, and Senior Engineer-Specialist in Ontario Hydro (now Ontario Power Generation) for over 25 years. His responsibilities included: Engineering improvements and modifications to generating station power equipment, specifically large generators and motors. He provided advice to project engineers and generating station maintenance and operation staff.  These activities covered the technical areas as above, also including financial evaluations and tender evaluation.

His engineering activities have included assistance to Southern California Edison, PG&E, ESKOM, Ameren UE, Duke Power, Delta Electricity, GE, Alstom and Ontario Power Generation, to name a few.  He has also worked extensively on EPRI projects, concerning electrical machines and monitoring. Geoff has authored or co-authored numerous papers and documents, listing over 60 articles, and has an extensive background of professional activities, with IEEE, EPRI and CIGRE.


  1. Space is limited; payment must be received to reserve your spot.
  2. IzzyTech reserves the right to cancel the course up to one week prior to the course start date, should not enough participants be secured.  A full refund will be given should this occur.
  3. No filming, photography, or recordings of any kind are allowed.  You will be asked to leave the training should you record material.  No refund will be given.
  4. Cell phones and other devices must be put onto silent mode.
  5. Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation by attendee before August 1, 2017 will result in a reimbursement of 90% of the paid seminar fee.  Cancellation between August 1 and September 10, 2017, will result in a reimbursement of 50% of the paid seminar fee.  No refunds after September 10, 2017.