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MECH6002 - Building Services Processes

Title:Building Services Processes
Long Title:Building Services Processes
Module Code:MECH6002
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Description: This module intoduces students to pipework fabrication processes, plantroom design and mechanical plant operation and control. It also, focuses on the integration of solar thermal systems; combining both theory and its applications to real situations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the jointing processes used for copper, mild steel, stainless steel and plastic piping systems and state the safe operating proceedures of plant and equipment associated with these processes.
LO2 Explain the operating principles for a range of welding systems and associated satety requirements.
LO3 Describe the operation of domestic and commercial heating and hot and cold water systems and circuit layouts and integration of solar thermal systems.
LO4 Describe the operation and control of seleted mechanical plant.
LO5 Generate plantroom schematics.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Copper piping systems
Materials, capilliary and compression joints, brazing, soldering, pressure testing.
Plastic piping systems.
Materials, solvent welding, fusion welding and pressure testing.
MMA, MAGS, TAGS, MIG, selection of welding processes, joint design and distortion, weld defects and detection, destructive and non-destructive testing.
Steel piping systems
Materials, threading, welding and testing.
Plantroom design
Plant and equipment, plantroom layouts, heating system circuits, solar thermal systems.
Heat emitters
Industrial and commercial heat emmiters, control processes.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Welding processes, defects & testing 2 25.0 Week 4
Written Report Plantroom design 2,3,4,5 25.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Fabrication and testing 1,3 25.0 Week 11
Short Answer Questions Piping systems and heating circuits 1,3,4,5 25.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Labs and Plantroom visits 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Report writing and projects 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Fred Hall, Roger Greeno 2009, Building Services Handbook, Fifth Edition [ISBN: 978-1-85617-626-2]
  • A.R. Day, M.S. Ratcliffe, K.J. Shepherd 2008, Heating Systems, Plant and Control, Wiley
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_EBENS_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Building Energy Systems 2 Elective
CR_ESENT_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 2 Elective
CR_EBSEN_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Building Services Engineering 2 Elective
CR_EBSEN_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering 2 Elective

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