MODULE DETAILS

Module 14: Power Quality

Nominal duration: 4 weeks (48 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 voltage disturbances, power factor, effects of harmonics, harmonic producing devices, resonance, earthing and harmonic studies, protecting equipment from surge and transient protection, apply correct design techniques electrical and electronic systems to avoid power quality issues, power factor correction configurations and switching schemes, harmonic filters, troubleshooting electrical and electronic systems, the problems arising from poor power quality, isolating and rectifying power quality problems.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULE(S)

Module 5: Electrical Power Distribution

 

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 basic principles of earthing and harmonics issues

2.  Examine the methods to protection equipment from surge and transient issues

3.  Identify and troubleshoot power quality issues

 

 



Learning Outcome 1

Examine the basic principles of earthing and harmonics issues

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Describe power quality

1.2

Examine the causes of power interruptions and related issues

1.3

Examine voltage variations and harmonics

1.4

Examine the role of earthing



Learning Outcome 2

Examine the methods to protection equipment from surge and transient issues

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Examine surges and surge protection / electrical noise


Learning Outcome 3

Identify and troubleshoot power quality issues

Assessment Criteria

3.1

Examine system planning and installation guidelines

3.2

Conduct a survey of power quality problems and solutions

3.3

Conduct power quality site study

3.4

Examine and discuss the utility perspective of power quality


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).

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Power Quality Teaching lab

Hardware

  • Remote Lab