MODULE DETAILS

 

Electrical Power Distribution DEEEPD606

 

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

60 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers various elements of a power distribution system such as, equipment sizing, equipment selection, planning of power distribution system, fault level in electrical systems, power distribution system automation maintenance and asset management.

MODULE PURPOSE

 

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop knowledge of planning, selecting, testing and maintenance procedures for an industrial power distribution system.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Basic Electrical Engineering DEEBEE603

Electrical Drawings DEEEDR605

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

N/A

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Compare and contrast common power distribution systems

2.    Evaluate a basic power distribution system

3.    Define fault level in electrical system and demonstrate its role in the choice of equipment

4.    Explain in-plant generation

5.    Outline maintenance and asset management in distribution systems

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Compare and contrast common power distribution systems

1.1

Outline core characteristics of an industrial distribution system

1.2

Identify the equipment used in a distribution system

1.3

Outline the electrical safety and power security issues in a distribution system

1.4

List voltage classifications and their applications

1.5

Select one distribution type, describe its configuration and explain its strengths and weaknesses

1.6

Evaluate when a transformer is required

2

Evaluate a basic power distribution system

2.1

Identify and explain industrial power distribution options including embedded generation

2.2

Compare distribution system alternatives and justify the one best suited to a particular need

3

 

Define fault level in electrical system and demonstrate its role in the choice of equipment

 

3.1

Describe and explain the concept of fault level, including (a) definition,

(b) explanation on how it can impact an electric system, (c) fault types found, and

(d) equipment and other options available to limit fault damage

3.2

Explain asymmetrical fault behaviour and its impact on electrical equipment selection and rating

3.3

Identify and use the concept of equivalent circuit diagram and its uses

4

Explain in-plant generation

4.1

Identify and list the equipment needed for in-plant generation

4.2

Identify and explain the role of equipment sizing and ratings for in-plant generation

5

Outline maintenance and asset management in distribution systems

5.1

Explain the fundamentals of automation in power distribution systems

5.2

Contrast condition-based maintenance (CBM) and reliability-centred maintenance (RCM)

5.3

Identify system diagnostic techniques and their applications

5.4

Outline the problems that may be found during maintenance

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the standards for registered training organisation (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

 

Assessors must also hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or related field.

 

The RTO must also ensure that trainers and assessors keep their industry knowledge up to date through ongoing professional development.

Assessment Conditions:

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • VPLabs

  • Instruction update 11/09/2019 - v6.2 

Hardware

  • Remote Lab