MODULE DETAILS

Module 10: Electrical Equipment and Technology – (DPEEET610)

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

8 weeks (96 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 ac power, dc power, power generation, electric motors, prime movers, variable speed drives, PLCs and automation, power transmission and distribution, electrical protection and earthing, protection against explosions and lightning, and troubleshooting electrical system faults.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to gain an understanding of the essentials of power generation, the principles of operation of prime movers and variable speed drives, as well as the design aspects of power transmission, distribution and protection systems.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Rev 3.1

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO-REQUISITE MODULES

N/A

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Identify and explain the fundamentals of ac power, dc power and power generation

2.    Identify and explain the attributes of single-phase power, three-phase power and prime movers

3.    Assess    the    application,    operational    parameters    and maintenance requirements of Variable Speed Drives

4.    Identify and explain the application, construction and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers

5.    Describe the salient characteristics of power transmission and distribution systems

6.    Outline the design requirements for electrical protection and earthing systems

7.    Discuss the requirements for explosion protected equipment and lightning protection

8.    Outline    the    procedures    for   troubleshooting    electrical systems

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

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

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

1

Identify and explain the fundamentals of ac power, dc power and power generation

1.1

Identify the basics and application of ac and dc power

1.2

Analyse power generation methods

2

Identify and explain the attributes of single-phase power, three-phase power and prime movers

2.1

Outline the fundamentals and application of single-and three phase electric power

2.2

Describe the (i) operating principles, (ii) maintenance and (iii) selection of single-and three phase ac motors

 

2.3

Explain the (i) selection criteria, (ii) operational parameters and (iii) maintenance requirements for prime movers

3.

Assess the application, operational parameters and maintenance requirements of Variable Speed Drives

3.1

Identify and explain VSDs in terms of (i) components, (ii) operating parameters, (iii) energy conversion, (iv) constant vs. variable speed, (v) application, and (vi)

maintenance

3.2

Perform VSD efficiency calculations

4.

Identify and explain the application, construction and programming of

Programmable Logic Controllers

4.1

Identify and explain PLCs in terms of (i) concepts, (ii) hardware, and (iii) their role in automation

4.2

Develop a basic PLC ladder program

5.

Describe the salient characteristics of power transmission and distribution systems

5.1

Describe the technology and components related to power transmission

5.2

Explain the construction, design and operation of power distribution systems

5.3

Identify    the    concept    of    Power    Factor    and    the improvement thereof

6.

Outline the design requirements for electrical protection and earthing systems

6.1

Explain the design and maintenance of protection systems

6.2

Describe    the    purpose    and    methods    of    earthing protection

7.

Discuss the requirements for explosion protected

7.1

Explain the identification and classification of hazardous areas

 

equipment and lightning protection

7.2

Describe the protection concepts and techniques related to hazardous areas

7.3

Outline the requirements, standards and codes of practice related to hazardous areas

7.4

Identify the risks related to lightning and lightning protection

7.5

Describe the design, installation and operation of a lightning protection system

8.

Outline the procedures for troubleshooting electrical systems

8.1

Identify the various types of electrical systems

8.2

Select the appropriate fault-finding technique

8.3

Describe typical electrical system faults

8.4

Explain the procedure for identifying failures

DELIVERY MODE

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

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

Assessors must:

  • hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and
  • be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
  • be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

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 will 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.

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • AutoCAD P&ID 2012

Hardware

  •  N/A