MODULE DETAILS

DEIELS608 : Safety, Earthing, Bonding, and Lightning Protection 

Nominal duration: 48 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 the role of earthing and bonding in mitigating the prevalence of electric shock hazards, causes and preventive measure for arc flash, a review of electrical safety principles, relevant sources of safety legislation, and lightning protection as applicable for the oil and gas industry. It also covers development of solutions to problems typical of oil and gas industry sites using specific case studies, based on sustainable energy principles, harmonic resonance, and relevant electrical fire prevention techniques

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to gain detailed working knowledge of effective earthing, bonding, lightning and surge protection associated with industrial applications, updated knowledge about key electrical safety legislation, and an opportunity to apply knowledge to case studies.

MODIFICATION HISTORY New module combining modules #13 (Electrical Applications to Oil and Gas Platforms and Sites Instrumentation and Control DEIM13) and #9 (Electrical Safety, Grounding/Earthing, Bonding, and Lightning Protection DEIM9) originally approved in 2010 (52368WA); April 2014 (52684WA).  For consistency with other modules in this third version of the course, this will be “Version 3”.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES/UNIT(S)

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Power Distribution DEIFEP601

  • Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation DEIFPI602

  • Transformers DEITRN605

  • Switchgear for Power Distribution DEISGR606

  • Cables and Wires - Maintenance and Installation Practice DEICAB607

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

  • 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.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of earthing and bonding for limiting electric shock hazards
  2. Explain causes of arc flash and means of mitigation
  3. Outline electrical safety principles and identify relevant sources of legislation
  4. Outline and compare lightning protection methods for structures and other installations
  5. Develop solutions to sustainable energy and harmonic resonance in industrial situations
  6. Propose measures to minimize the risk of fire to industrial plants

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1. Explain the role of earthing and bonding for limiting electric shock hazards

1.1.  Outline common types of system earthing

1.2.  Identify effective applications of protective earthing and bonding for mitigation of shock hazard

1.3.  Outline principles for effective application of earth electrodes including (a) installation and (b) environmental considerations

1.4.  Determine appropriate application of neutral grounding resistors (NGRs) in managing fault currents

2. Explain causes of arc flash and means of mitigation

2.1.  Analyse arc flash in terms of:

(a)        Causes
(b)        Effects
(c)        Hazard assessment and mitigation approaches 

3. Outline electrical safety principles and identify relevant sources of legislation

3.1.  Explain the concept of safety in design

3.2.  Summarise effective electrical safety principles in operation and maintenance

3.3.  Explain effective safety measures for substations and typical electrical installations

3.4. Determine appropriate safety rules and enterprise procedures for electrical safety scenarios using relevant sources

4. Outline and compare lightning protection methods for structures and other installations

4.1.  Explain fundamental principles of the physics of lightning,

4.2.  Identify, for typical oil and gas industry scenarios, the (a) hazards and (c) risks associated with lightning

4.3.  Determine effective methods for lightning protection

5. Develop solutions to sustainable energy and harmonic resonance in industrial situations

5.1.  Propose suitable power sources for specific industrial applications, based on sustainable energy principles  

5.2.  Identify the sources of, and propose solutions for, harmonic resonance in (a) industrial systems, (b) ships, and (c) offshore platforms.

6. Propose measures to minimize the risk of fire to industrial plants

6.1.  Propose measures to minimize the risk of fire in industrial plants and offshore rigs due to (a) lightning and (b) electrostatic discharge

Delivery Mode

Online and face-to-face

Specialised Resources

N/A

  

Software/Hardware Used

Software

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Hardware

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