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ELTR7032 - Emergency Lighting

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Title:Emergency Lighting
Long Title:Emergency Lighting - Operation, Installation, Design and Commissioning
Module Code:ELTR7032
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Electrical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2012/13 ( September 2012 )
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Coordinator: MARTIN HILL
Module Author: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide personnel with a basic electrical background, the theoretical knowledge and competencies required to design, install and commission Emergency Lighting systems in commercial and industrial buildings.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify influencing factors in an unseen target environment, compute relevant photometrics and use ICT tools to generate a report with appropriate terminology.
LO2 Describe both central powered and self-contained system architecture and assess their usefulness in given applications.
LO3 Design efficient Emergency Lighting solutions and appropriate testing systems within current legislation and standards based on modern lamp and battery technologies to yield the required functionality.
LO4 Develop data collection and storage strategies for the purposes of testing, commissioning and to maintain the integrity of the facility.
LO5 Work effectively in a team to incorporate all relevant considerations in delivering an Emergency Lighting solution.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
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).
Incompatible Modules
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
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

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.

Students will need a fundamental knowledge of electrical systems.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Fundamental Lighting Theory and Terminology
Characteristics and units of photometric properties for luminous flux, luminous intensity, illuminance and luminance. The application of these properties to Emergency Lighting Systems. The interpretation of manufacturers photometric data. The understanding of the terminology and definitions of an Emergency Lighting System.
Central Powered and Central Battery Systems
Operation and advantages of central powered systems. Construction and operation of static inverters. Configuration of static inverters. Power output ratings of static inverters. Operation and advantages of central battery systems. Battery types (secondary cells). Series and parallel battery connections. Ampere hour ratings. Battery maintenance. Battery charging.
Self Contained Lamp Technology
The component parts of self-contained emergency lighting fittings. The principle of operation of self-contained emergency lighting fittings and conversion units. Circuit requirements for self-contained emergency lighting fittings.
IS 3217 Legislation and Standards
The application of IS 3217 and the meaning of IS, EN and BS. EU directives and standards. The legislation governing the requirements for Emergency Lighting and system type. Relevant ETCI regulations. Products with CE marking. The need for Emergency Lighting Systems. Types of systems. Modes of operation. Response time for Emergency Lighting systems. Requirements for different building zones. Types of installations that require Emergency Lighting. Emergency Lighting in industrial buildings and explosive environments. Viewing distance and mounting heights for signs. High risk illumination requirements. Minimum required battery life. Necessary documentation and completion certificates. ICT tools for system design.
Test Systems, Commissioning and Maintenance Procedures.
Tests required and necessary test equipment to be provided. Test procedure. Principle of operation of self-check fittings. Principle of operation and advantages of addressable systems. Automatic test system. Challenges when commissioning. Commissioning methodology and procedure. ICT tools for report generation. Building drawing symbols. Commissioning checklist. Personal and electrical safety. Key compliance issues. Completion certificate. Common faults associated with Emergency Lighting Systems. Testing and fault-finding Emergency Lighting Systems. Battery, generator and inverter maintenance.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Design an Emergency Lighting System for a Commercial building. 1,2,3,4,5 35.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Skills Test 4,5 15.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
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

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Lab Workshop 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of Lecture Material 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Lab Workshop 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of Lecture Material 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Code of Practice for Emergency Lighting, I.S. 3217
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

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