MODULE DETAILS

Module 5: Thermodynamics, Compressors, Fans and Blowers (DPETCF605)

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

4 weeks (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 thermodynamic concepts and principles, heat exchangers, reciprocal compressors, as well as centrifugal compressors, fans and blowers.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to be able to identify the fundamental thermodynamic concepts and to design, select and operate a wide range of compressors, fans and blowers for various applications.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Rev 3.1

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO-REQUISITE MODULES

Module 4: Fluid Power Systems and Components (DPEFPS604)

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Describe the basic thermodynamic concepts and principles

2.    Identify and explain the construction and operation of heat exchangers

3.    Identify and explain the construction and operation of reciprocating compressors

4.    Identify and explain the construction and operation of centrifugal compressors, fans and blowers

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

Describe           the           basic thermodynamic concepts and principles

1.1

Explain basic thermodynamic concepts

1.2

Identify    working    substances     and     thermodynamic processes

 

 

1.3

Describe the state of a system and its transformations

1.4

Explain the concept of ideal gases

1.5

Explain equilibrium state

1.6

Identify and explain the laws of thermodynamics

2

Identify and explain the construction and operation of heat exchangers

2.1

Outline the principle of operation of heat exchangers

2.2

Identify the design of heat exchangers

2.3

Determine the construction of heat exchangers

3.

Identify and explain the construction and operation of reciprocating compressors

3.1

Outline the principle of operation of reciprocating compressors

3.2

Describe the components of reciprocating compressors

3.3

Identify the performance of reciprocating compressors

3.4

Explain compressor applications

4.

Identify and explain the construction and operation of centrifugal compressors, fans and blowers

4.1

Identify and explain the construction and principle of operation of centrifugal compressors

4.2

Identify and explain the types and operating principles of fans

4.3

Identify and explain the types and operating principles of blowers

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

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Hardware

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