MODULE DETAILS

Module 12: Testing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment

Nominal duration: 5 weeks (60 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

MODULE PURPOSE

To examine good industry practice in performing the tests, testing of MV and HV electrical equipment, various types of HV equipment encountered in industry, stage wise testing performed on electrical equipment, testing equipment, good record keeping on tests conducted, national test labs and their importance in quality assurance, the role of standards on testing approach, test basis and interpretation of results.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULE(S)

Module 11: Electrical Safety and Wiring Regulations

 

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

To evaluate the achievement of the learning outcomes; written assignments, group projects and practical exercises are set.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

1.      Examine the fundamentals of testing and testing equipment

2.      Examine the various types of testing methods

3.      Outline various electrical equipment testing and maintenance procedures



Learning Outcome 1

Examine the fundamentals of testing and testing equipment

Assessment Criteria

1.1

List the steps required for troubleshooting and  testing

1.2

Examine the testing equipment and their operation

1.3

Develop a plan for forming a testing group in a large industrial plant.


Learning Outcome 2

Examine the various types of testing methods

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Examine and discuss the following types of testing: (a) high potential tests, (b) oil testing, (c) TAN Delta testing, (d) partial discharge testing, (e) impulse testing

2.2

Examine the measurement of low resistance as part of testing


Learning Outcome 3

Outline various electrical equipment testing and maintenance procedures

Assessment Criteria

3.1

Outline the troubleshooting and testing of transformers

3.2

Outline cable testing during operation and fault detection

3.3

Examine troubleshooting and testing of  alternators during maintenance

3.4

Examine troubleshooting and testing of  HV equipment

3.5

Examine organisational aspects of testing and maintenance of records of testing

3.6

Examine maintenance of electrical equipment


Delivery mode

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

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