MODULE DETAILS

DEIFEP601 : Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Power Distribution

Nominal duration: 72 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 fundamentals of electricity, alternating current systems, electrical generation, transmission, the key equipment of electrical systems and various elements of a power distribution system such as, equipment sizing, equipment selection, planning of power distribution system, fault level in electrical systems, power distribution system automation maintenance and asset management.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for the participants to review electrical engineering principles and gain fundamental knowledge used for the planning, selecting, testing and maintenance procedures of an industrial power distribution system, focusing on the medium voltage (1kV-36kV) power considerations applicable in oil and gas industries.

MODIFICATION HISTORY New module combining modules #1 (Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering DEIM1) and #4 (Power Distribution DEIM4) 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:

  • N/A

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. Outline the fundamental principles of electrical power systems, power generation, transmission and distribution
  2. Identify the key characteristics of typical equipment and systems for power distribution in oil and gas industries, smart and micro-grids
  3. Analyse a basic distribution system plan and determine sizing of equipment
  4. Define fault level in electrical system and demonstrate its role in the choice of equipment
  5. Evaluate fault current in a simple power distribution system
  6. Explain the principle of in-plant generation
  7. Evaluate the use of diesel engines for standby power

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. Outline the fundamental principles of electrical power systems, power generation, transmission and distribution

1.1.  Explain the fundamental principles of electrical power, power quality, and safety

1.2.  Outline key concepts concerning electrical power generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation in the context of oil and gas industries

2. Identify the key characteristics of typical equipment and systems for power distribution in oil and gas industries, smart and micro-grids

2.1.  Identify electrical equipment used in transmission and distribution in oil and gas facilities

2.2.  Outline core characteristics and components of transmission and distribution systems

2.3.  Explain the selection of voltage levels in distribution systems

2.4.  Outline requirements and practices in distribution for the oil & gas industry

2.5.  Compare distribution system configurations, including smart- and micro-grids.

3. Analyse a basic distribution system plan and determine sizing of equipment

3.1.  Determine core features for effective planning of power distribution systems

3.2.  Identify demand management and equipment sizing principles for system studies

3.3.  Apply factors involved in determining cable sizes  

4. Define fault level in electrical system and demonstrate its role in the choice of equipment

4.1.  Identify and explain the concept of fault level, including (a) definition (b) explanation on how it can impact an electric system, (c) fault types found, and (d) equipment and other options available to limit fault damage

4.2.  Explain asymmetrical fault behaviour and its impact on electrical equipment selection and rating

5. Evaluate fault current in a simple power distribution system

5.1.  Describe the fault types and their characteristics

5.2.  Perform fault calculations in simple power distribution systems

5.3.  Outline applications for the use of fault current calculations

6. Explain in-plant generation

6.1.  Identify types and justify the need for in-plant generation 

6.2.  Justify integration of emergency sources with plant distribution

6.3.  Outline generation practices in the oil & gas industry

7. Evaluate the use of diesel engines for standby power

7.1.  Explain basic principles of diesel engine theory and ratings 

7.2.  Outline performance enhancement measures for diesel engines

7.3.  Outline engine packages for diesel-powered generation

Delivery Mode

Online and face-to-face

Specialised Resources

N/A