MODULE DETAILS

 

DC and AC High Reliability Power Supplies DEEHPS617

 

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 design concepts of a power supply system for high-reliability installations, the building blocks of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) Systems, power quality problems, operation of UPS systems, maintenance and testing of lead-acid, nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion batteries, application of safe working practice for servicing and maintenance of UPS’s and batteries, substation auxiliary power supplies, auxiliary transformers and earthing.

MODULE PURPOSE

 

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop knowledge of the design and application of DC and AC high reliability power supplies, including application of safe working practice for servicing and maintenance of UPS’s, batteries, substation auxiliary power supplies, auxiliary transformers, and earthing points.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Power Electronics and Variable Speed Drives DEEPEV616

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.   Plan power supply systems for high reliability installations

2.   Outline the basic building blocks of UPS systems

3.   Explain the effective operation of UPS systems

4.   Outline and compare the maintenance and testing of lead-acid, nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion batteries

5.   Explain safe working practices for UPSs and batteries

 

 

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

Plan power supply systems for high reliability installations

1.1

Outline critical power needs and solutions

1.2

List power quality problems and solutions

1.3

Evaluate critical power supply options

1.4

Analyse a power supply distribution system for critical loads

2

Outline the basic building blocks of UPS systems

2.1

Outline the operation of semiconductors applicable to UPS systems

2.2

Explain the concepts of (a) rectification, and (b) inversion

3

Explain the effective operation of UPS systems

3.1

Outline key characteristics of static UPS systems

3.2

Explain the operation of static transfer systems for critical power supplies

4

Outline and compare the maintenance and testing of lead-acid, nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion batteries

4.1

Compare the basics of various battery types in the context of industrial applications

4.2

Explain the characteristics of charging and discharging of common battery types

4.3

Select and justify battery types and sizes for industrial applications

5

Explain safe working practices for UPSs and batteries

5.1

Outline safe installation practices of batteries and typical battery failures

5.2

Summarise safe working practices for battery maintenance and disposal procedures

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

  • MATLAB

Hardware

  •  N/A