MODULE DETAILS

Module 8: Power Cables and Accessories

Nominal duration: 3 weeks (36 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 power cable types, cable sizing and derating to suite site conditions, select cables,  cable and terminations accessories, jointing and termination procedures, stress release of joints and terminations, failure modes in cables, avoiding failures, good practices, testing of cable systems and locating faults.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULE(S)

Module 7: Electrical Motors

 

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 power cable types and classifications

2.   Outline the methods of cable jointing and termination practices

3.   Examine cable installation and maintenance requirements


Learning Outcome 1

Examine power cable types and classifications

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Compare and contrast various types of cable available

1.2

Select the correct cable type for and application

1.3

Size cable by considering (a) load type, (b) derating factors, and (c) site conditions

1.4

Examine the different types of sheath bonding for MV and HV cables

 

 


Learning Outcome 2

Outline the methods of jointing cables and termination practices

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Explain the requirements necessary for outdoor terminations

2.2

Outline the mechanical protection available for joints and terminations

2.3

Examine correct procedures for jointing and terminations


Learning Outcome 3

Examine installation and maintenance requirements

Assessment Criteria

3.1

Outline failure modes in cables and the maintenance requirements to prevent failures

3.2

Describe the tests/checks that are necessary for (a) condition monitoring, (b) post-installation

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

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