MODULE DETAILS

 

Power Systems Protection DEEPSP611

 

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 protection system components, a detailed study of operating principles of circuit breakers, protection relays, fuses and other protection devices, understanding specifications and selecting protection devices for various applications, specifying types, size, and configuration schemes.  It also covers relay settings, unit protection systems and protection systems specific to equipment such as transformers, lines, and machines.

MODULE PURPOSE

 

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop their working knowledge of power system protection systems and implementation for industrial applications.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 4.1

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

N/A

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 fundamentals of electrical power protection and its applications

2.   Review the operation of protection system components

3.   Identify relay settings and explain the principles of unit protection

4.   Explain the different types of protection 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

Explain the fundamentals of electrical power protection and typical applications

1.1

Identify and explain the need for protection

1.2

Explain the significance of earthing in the context of protection

1.3

Explain low voltage network protection requirements

2

Review the operation of protection system components

 

2.1

Describe types of protection devices and explain their principles of operation and mechanism of protection

2.2

Identify and explain the use of digital protection devices in power systems

2.3

Explain the role of instrument transformers

2.4

Outline tripping power sources

2.5

Outline different types of interlocks and explain how they operate to prevent unsafe conditions

3

Identify relay settings and explain the principles of unit protection

3.1

Explain relays and relay coordination

3.2

Outline the principles of unit protection

4

Explain the different types of protection systems

4.1

Outline protection systems specific to:

(a) transformers,

(b) motors,

(c) generators,

(d) feeders,

(e) switchgear

4.2

Explain key principles for power system maintenance and protection

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

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Hardware

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