MODULE DETAILS

 

Power Quality DEEPQU615

 

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

50 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 voltage disturbances, power factor, effects of harmonics, harmonic producing devices, resonance, earthing and harmonic studies, protecting equipment from surge and transient protection, applying correct design techniques for electrical and electronic systems to avoid power quality issues, power factor correction configurations and switching schemes, harmonic filters, troubleshooting electrical and electronic systems, problems arising from poor power quality, isolating and rectifying power quality problems..

MODULE PURPOSE

 

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop a working knowledge of the factors that determine power quality and effective techniques to maximise power quality in electrical systems

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Electrical Power Distribution DEEEPD606

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.   Explain the basic principles of earthing and harmonics in relation to power quality

2.   Evaluate equipment protection

3.  Identify, analyse and propose troubleshooting measures power quality issues

 

 

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

Explain the basic principles of earthing and harmonics in relation to power quality

1.1

Explain the concept of power quality

1.2

Contrast typical causes of power interruptions and related issues

1.3

Outline voltage variations and harmonics in relation to power quality

1.4

Outline the role of earthing in power quality

2

Evaluate equipment protection

2.1

Identify and explain methods used to protect electrical equipment from surge and transient issues

2.2

Compare techniques used for surge protection and control of electrical noise

3

Identify, analyse and propose troubleshooting measures for power quality issues

3.1

Utilise system planning and installation guidelines

3.2

Conduct a survey of power quality problems and justify possible solutions

3.3

Conduct a simplified power quality site study

3.4

Explain a power utility’s perspective of power quality

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

  • SIMULINK

Hardware

  •  N/A