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CRAF7014 - Industrial Renewable Tech

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Title:Industrial Renewable Tech
Long Title:Industrial Renewable Technology
Module Code:CRAF7014
 
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: Kevin Barry
Module Description: The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the concepts of renewable heating systems and heat recovery technology on a large scale.It describes the operating principles of Combined heat and power, Solar Energy, Biofuel-Systems, Geothermal, Centralised Heating Systems, District Heating, and heat recovery.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Categorise the operating principles of renewable systems.
LO2 Classify and select technical problems, fault finding, commissioning, servicing associated with renewable energy systems.
LO3 Sketch typical design layouts of various system installations and plant using a suitable drawing method.
LO4 Discuss current and future energy sources and the environmental impact of the sustainable energy sector.
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
Solar Energy Systems
Solar Thermal Energy Systems, Components, Design, Controls and Calculations.
Biofuels
Crops, Woodpellet, Woodchip, Elephant Grass, Bio-diesal, and wood etc.
Biofuel Systems
Buffer Tanks, Controls, Efficiency, Woodpellet/log- boilers, Woodchip and Bio-diesel.
Metering
Building Regulation requirements, building system efficiency, water, oil and heat metering.
Combined Heat and Power
Gas, Oil and Bio-fuel, and heat recovery.
District Heating/Centralised heating
Gas, Oil, Bio-fuel, Woodpellet/Woodchip.
Site visits
Visiting various sites on campus as well as external site visits.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Compare and contrast various energy systems. Suppliment the report with sketches or drawings of systems and their components. 1,3 15.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab based, commissioning / servicing of plant. 2 10.0 Week 9
Presentation Specify an energy efficient system for a specified building taking into account environmental and long term viability . 1,2,3,4 35.0 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4 40.0 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 Theory, sketching, and calculations 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab On site visits (Plant rooms on Campus), Computer assignment work. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
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 Theory, sketching, and calulations 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab On site visits (Plant rooms on campus), Computer assignment work 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • edited by Godfrey Boyle 2004, Renewable energy [ISBN: 0-19-926178-4]
  • Henrik Lund 2010, Renewable energy systems [ISBN: 0080962998]
  • David E Watkins 2011, Heating Services in Buildings:design:Intallation:Commissioning & Maintenance, John Wiley & Sons. [ISBN: 978 - 0 - 470 - 65603 - 7]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Keith J. Moss 2003, Heating and water services design in buildings, Spon Press London [ISBN: 0-415-29185-2]
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 6 Mandatory

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