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CRAF7004 - Energy Management Systems

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Title:Energy Management Systems
Long Title:Energy Management Systems
Module Code:CRAF7004
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: EAMONN SHEFFRON
Module Description: This module introduces the student to Building Energy Management Systems and other technologies that allow for efficient and effective operation of plant.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the components of a control system.
LO2 Compare system and control strategies of the different technologies.
LO3 Differentiate between a wireless system of control and a wired system.
LO4 Solve technical problems associated with energy management systems.
LO5 Analyse the hazards asociated with the various technologies.
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
Building Energy Management Systems
Relationship between Building Energy Management Systems and Information Technology. Uses for Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS).
Components of Building Energy Management Systems
Controllers, central terminal, PC, monitor, printer, valves, actuators, sensors, outstation, points, setpoints, software programming, programs for BEMS, computer languages.
Communication with Building Energy Management Systems
Energy monitoring and targeting, data collection, data analysis, reporting, fault reports, action, alter set points, maintenance and scheduling. Integration. Alarm specification. IT infrastructure, local area network (LAN), wide area network, BACnet, LON Works.
Control Strategies for Building Energy Management Systems
Operating modes, optimum start heating, boost heating, time scheduling, fan overrun for air system, plant shutdown, alarms and safety strategies. Proportional Control and Integral Control. Integration. Time lags. Electromagnetic compatability. Security.
Commissioning a Building Energy Management Systems
Panel controls, hardware points, interlocks, control loops, alarms, supervisor and training.
Users of Building Energy Management Systems
User interface, level of operation. Interperation of graphics, alarm levels, maintenance scheduling and metering equipment. Recording and reporting. Monitor and control of systems.
Wireless
Comparing wireless networks with wired networks, wirelss technology, limitations, communication, health concerns, cost, system integration, wireless mesh networks and wireless for retrofitting.
Intelligent Control for Boiler Systems
Intelligent load compensating and sequence control of boilers. Retro fitting, installation, boiler efficiency, carbon reduction, control strategy and integration to other systems.
Smart Metering
Types of meter, communication of information, data management, consumption versus generation, energy efficient, time of day billing, benefits to the consumer and security.
Energy Reduction Strategy
Planned preventative maintenance programme, integrate with all the building operational systems, BEMS, energy labelling, energy tax and energy efficiency schemes.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions On the uses of a Building Energy Management System, the components of it and control strategies. 1,3 10.0 Week 4
Written Report On the relationship between Building Energy Management Systems and Information Technology. On an energy reduction strategy. 1,2,3,5 20.0 Week 9
Practical/Skills Evaluation To solve faults associated with Building Energy Management Systems. 4 20.0 Week 12
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 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 Formal lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical demonstration 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00
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 Formal Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical Demonstration 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Researching the different systems 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Geoff Levermore 2002, Building Energy Management Systems, 3rd Ed., Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 0203477340]
  • Mike Malina 2013, Delivering Sustainable Buildings, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Oxford [ISBN: 9781118511022]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Shengwei Wang 2010, Intelligent Buildings & Building Automation, Spon Press, Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 13:978-0-415-47571-6]
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 4 Mandatory
CR_EMSTE_6 Certificate in Mechanical Services Technology 2 Mandatory

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