Module Delivered in
|Short Title:||Electrical Utility and Power |
|Full Title:||Electrical Utility and Power Systems |
|Module Coordinator:||JOSEPH CONNELL|
|Description:||This module will provide the learner with the essentials of the various aspects of modern power system: generation, control, protection, operation, transmission, and distribution.|
|On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to|
- Describe the factors relating to high voltage (HV), substation siting, planning and plant layout.
- Select suitable equipment relating to the planning of electrical installation with regard to the requirements of the specification.
- Describe the construction, principle and use of electric machines, and carry out steady-state performance
- Understanding of the functional, operational and safety requirements for a high voltage system
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
|No recommendations listed|
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
|No incompatible modules listed|
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
|No requirements listed|
|No co-requisites listed listed|
Module Content & Assessment
Transformers and Associated Equipment
Transformer construction: types, dimensions and configuration. Equivalent
circuit. Impedance voltage, voltage variation and short-circuit level.
Parallel operation. Protective devices for transformers. Noise levels and
methods of noise abatement. Reactive power compensation. Instrument
Low Voltage Installations.
Low voltage switchgear to international standards. Low voltage fuses.
Protective switchgear for wiring systems. Selectivity. Air Circuit
Breakers (ACBs). Moulded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCBs). Miniature
Circuit Breakers (MCBs). Residual Current Devices (RCDs). Metering
Medium Voltage Installations
Switchgear apparatus, circuits ring and radial (dual). BIL. Disconnectors.
Switch disconnectors. Earthing switches. HRC fuse links. Circuit breakers
(Vacuum, SF6 and Oil). Vacuum contactors. Switchgear installations.
Personnel safety in medium voltage switchgear installations. Cable selection
at medium voltage.
High voltage apparatus
Disconnectors, earthing switches, circuit breakers. Interrupting principles
and severe switching conditions. Switchgear operating mediums and
Rotating Electrical Machines
AC and DC rotating electrical machines. Construction, cooling losses, overload
capacity, power output and equivalent circuit. Torque speed curves (motor and
load). Asynchronous induction generators and their application to wind energy
systems. Starting and stopping methods, protection, cascading, regenerative
braking. Speed control. Dynamic balancing and vibration analysis. Reactive power
compensation. Control and supervision. Testing and commissioning.
Regulations and Safety
Regulations, protection, electromagnetic compatibility,
practical measures for safety for personnel and installations,
touch protection in installations up to 1kV. ETCI Regulations,
Building Regulations, Fire Regulations. Protection against direct
contact. Protection against contact in installation above 1kV. Earthing:
materials, dimensioning. Ground resistance and measurement.
Neutral point resistors. Lightning protection and surge arresters.
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC): Origin and propagation of interference
quantities, effects of interference, means of achieving EMC. Climate and
corrosion protection. Hazardous and offshore.
|End of Semester Formal Examination||70%|
| ||Outcome addressed||% of total||Assessment Date|
|Formal End-of-Semester Examination||1,2,3,4||70%||Semester End|
|Type||Description||Outcome addressed||% of total||Assessment Date|
|Practical/Skills Evaluation||A week-by-week assessment of practical competency through laboratory-based assignments with reports.||2,3||20.0||Every Week|
|Short Answer Questions||Multiple Choice Questions: Assessment of lecture material covered during weeks 1 to 6||1,2,4||10.0||Week 7|
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
Module Workload & Resources
|Type||Description||Hours||Frequency||Average Weekly Learner Workload|
|Lecture||Electrical theory||3.0||Every Week||3.00|
|Lab||Practical projects and demonstrations||2.0||Every Week||2.00|
|Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact)||Further study of class notes and recommended resources.||2.0||Every Week||2.00|
|Total Weekly Learner Workload||7.00|
|Total Weekly Contact Hours||5.00|
|Recommended Book Resources|
- John Hiley (Author), Keith C. Brown (Author), Edward Hughes (Author), Ian Mackenzie Smith (Author) 2004, Hughes Electrical and Electronic Technology, 9ed Ed.
- Theodore Wildi, Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems, Prentice Hall