What is BTT?

 

The Basic Technical Training (BTT) course is the GWO standard training for technical work in WTGs. This is an entry level course that does not require previous experience in hydraulic, mechanical or electrical systems, although people with experience in those areas might update and increase their knowledge, especially since this course focuses on WTGs.

Permanent validity

BTT course modules

 

Basic Technical Training (BTT) is a certification that consists of different modules specialized on each one of the technical systems in place in WTGs. The validity of these certifications is permanent. On having completed the courses, delegates will be acquainted with the hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems of WTGs and will be able to work in the wind sector both onshore and offshore. 

Module Objectives

The BTT Mechanical module ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the main components, mechanical systems and the basic operation of wind turbines.
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with mechanics.
  • Understand the principles of bolted and welded connections and their inspection.
  • Demonstrate practical skills to use manual tightening and measuring tools.
  • Demonstrate the correct use of hydraulic torque and tensioning tools.
  • Explain the principles of a gearbox.
  • Explain the function of the brake systems and demonstrate how to inspect them.
  • Explain the function of the yaw system and explain how to inspect it.
  • Explain the function of the cooling system and demonstrate how to inspect it.
  • Explain the function of the lubrication system and demonstrate how to inspect it.

BTT Mechanical

Content: train delegates in the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic mechanical tasks in WTG environments, supervised by an experienced technician, and applying all safety procedures as well as using the adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Hours: 14 hrs

Validity: Permanent

Module Objectives

The BTT Mechanical module ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the main components, mechanical systems and the basic operation of wind turbines.
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with mechanics.
  • Understand the principles of bolted and welded connections and their inspection.
  • Demonstrate practical skills to use manual tightening and measuring tools.
  • Demonstrate the correct use of hydraulic torque and tensioning tools.
  • Explain the principles of a gearbox.
  • Explain the function of the brake systems and demonstrate how to inspect them.
  • Explain the function of the yaw system and explain how to inspect it.
  • Explain the function of the cooling system and demonstrate how to inspect it.
  • Explain the function of the lubrication system and demonstrate how to inspect it.

Module Objectives

The BTT Electrical module ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of electricity.
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with electrical work.
  • Explain the function and symbol of electrical components.
  • Explain the function of different types of sensors.
  • Explain and interpret a simple electrical diagram and demonstrate how to assembly it on a circuit.
  • Demonstrate how to make correct and safe measurements.

BTT Electrical

Content: train delegates in the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic electrical tasks in WTG environments, supervised by an experienced technician, and applying all safety procedures as well as using the adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 
Hours: 10 hrs

Validity: Permanent

Module Objectives

The BTT Electrical module ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of electricity.
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with electrical work.
  • Explain the function and symbol of electrical components.
  • Explain the function of different types of sensors.
  • Explain and interpret a simple electrical diagram and demonstrate how to assembly it on a circuit.
  • Demonstrate how to make correct and safe measurements.

Module Objectives

The BTT Hydraulics module ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of hydraulics
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with hydraulic work
  • Explain the function of different types of pumps and demonstrate how to check start/stop pressure of a pump
  • Explain the function of different types of actuators.
  • Explain the function of different types of valves.
  • Explain the function of accumulators and demonstrate how to check and pre-charge them.
  • Explain the function of different types of sensors.
  • Identify the components which transfer the oil.
  • Describe the handling of oil procedures.
  • Identify and find different components on a hydraulic diagram.
  • Demonstrate how to measure the hydraulic pressure accurately.

BTT Hydraulics

Content: train delegates in the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic hydraulic tasks in WTG environments, supervised by an experienced technician, and applying all safety procedures as well as using the adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Hours: 9 hrs

Validity: Permanent

Module Objectives

The BTT Hydraulics module ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of hydraulics
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with hydraulic work
  • Explain the function of different types of pumps and demonstrate how to check start/stop pressure of a pump
  • Explain the function of different types of actuators.
  • Explain the function of different types of valves.
  • Explain the function of accumulators and demonstrate how to check and pre-charge them.
  • Explain the function of different types of sensors.
  • Identify the components which transfer the oil.
  • Describe the handling of oil procedures.
  • Identify and find different components on a hydraulic diagram.
  • Demonstrate how to measure the hydraulic pressure accurately.

Module Objectives

The BTT Installation module ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the main installation activities and explain the overallrisks and hazards associated with the installation environment.
  • Explain the checklist system throughout the complete installation process.
  • Explain the characteristics of the installation environment.
  • Explain the principles and standards for handling and storing goods and components onsite or within a storage area before and after installation.
  • Explain the basic principles of the lifting equipment.
  • Explain the basic preparation of main components before installation.
  • Explain the basic mechanical completion.
  • Demonstrate how to perform the basic electrical completion including the principles and standards for handling and installing cables.
  • Explain the basic hydraulic completion.
  • Explain the principles of operating external generators during installation.
  • Explain the basis of how to do a handover to commissioning.

BTT Installation

Content: train delegates in the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic tasks in the installation of WTGs, supervised by an experienced technician, and applying all safety procedures as well as using adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

This module must be taken along BTT Mechanical.

Hours: 18 hrs

Validity: Permanent

Module Objectives

The BTT Installation module ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the main installation activities and explain the overallrisks and hazards associated with the installation environment.
  • Explain the checklist system throughout the complete installation process.
  • Explain the characteristics of the installation environment.
  • Explain the principles and standards for handling and storing goods and components onsite or within a storage area before and after installation.
  • Explain the basic principles of the lifting equipment.
  • Explain the basic preparation of main components before installation.
  • Explain the basic mechanical completion.
  • Demonstrate how to perform the basic electrical completion including the principles and standards for handling and installing cables.
  • Explain the basic hydraulic completion.
  • Explain the principles of operating external generators during installation.
  • Explain the basis of how to do a handover to commissioning.

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By definition, the BST has improved the alignment and quality of safety training because we now have a standard that delivers a baseline of competence. As an owner/operator of wind turbines, we wouldn’t allow anyone to work on site without the certification.

Dr. Jill Lees

Director of HSE and Sustainability, E.ON Climate & Renewables