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CRAF7006 - Sanitary Drainage & Water

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Title:Sanitary Drainage & Water
Long Title:Sanitary Drainage & Water Quality and Efficiency
Module Code:CRAF7006
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: EAMONN SHEFFRON
Module Description: This module is designed to introduce the student to the installation and operating principles of above ground drainage, below ground drainage, water supply, water treatment and sewage systems. It describes the operation of water treatment plant, filters, water sources, chemicals used, septic tanks, bio-cycle units, water economy and conservation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Categorise the technical requirements of above and below drainage, water supply and treatment, sewage and waste water disposal, reuseable water, water economy and conservation.
LO2 Describe the safety and environmental requirements and hazards according to relevent and current legislation.
LO3 Classify the various components used in water treatment, rainwater,drainage and sewage systems. Water economy and conservation.
LO4 Sketch typical layouts of various system installations.
LO5 Solve well defined technical problems associated with sanitary, drainage and water systems.
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 MTU 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.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Above Ground Drainage
Sanitary appliances, traps, sanitary systems, pipework installation,materials. Testing, inspecting and maintenance of systems.
Below Ground Drainage
System installation, materials, sketch 3 main types of drainage system. Testing, inspection and maintenance of systems. Health and Safety.
Water Treatment
Hydraulic Cycle. Sources of water. Propereties of hard and soft water, PH Scale. Water analysis, filteration of water, sterilisation of water, water softening. Base exchange and piping of water softners, corrosion control, filters and chemicals. Sketching a design layout. Classification of water.
Independent Water Supply
Types of schemes, principals of generation, deep well submersible pumps, pumping units, pressure switch controls, pneumatic and pressure vessels. Sketching a design layout.
Sewage and Waste Water Disposal
Septic tanks, Bio-Cycle units, investigation, building regulations, bio filters. Location of tanks and percolation area. Pipework materials and joints. Soakways, cesspools and disposal of surface water. Bacterial action, B.O.D. De-Sluding and types of schemes. Grease traps and waste disposal.
Water Economy and Conservation
Water Regulations. Preservation of water quality, water economy, water meters, frost precautions, reuseable water. Disinfection of an installation. Testing, inspection and maintenance.
Confined Spaces
Safety, Health and Welfareat Work (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2001. Safe work practices. Entry permits. Hazards associated with a confined space. Characteristics of a confined space. Risk assessment. Emergency plans.
Site Visits and Seminars
Visiting various sites on campus as well as external site visits and to invite in guest speakers.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions On above ground drainage and below ground drainage systems.. 1,2,3 20.0 Week 4
Written Report On water economy and conservation. 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 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 Formal Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Demonstration of the various water treatment and conservation systems. 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Demonstration of the various water treatment and conservation systems 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research of the various systems 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David V. Chadderton 2013, Building Services Engineering, 6th Edition Ed., Routledge [ISBN: ISBN13: 978-0-415-69932-7]
  • Fred Hall, Roger Greeno BA(Hons.) FCIOB FIPHE FRSA, 2009, Building Services Handbook, Fifth Edition, 5th Ed., Butterworth-Hennman Oxford [ISBN: ISBN9781856176262]
  • R. D. Treloar, 2011, Plumbing, 4th Edition Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 140-518-9592]
  • BSI (British Standards Institution), Robert H. Garrett, 2008, Hot and Cold Water Supply, 3rd Ed., Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 9781405130028]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECTMS_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology - Mechanical Services 5 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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