Course Title: Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus by replacement of components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EEET6797C

Course Title: Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus by replacement of components

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Michael Stewart +61 3 9925 4702

michaela.stewart@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

UEENEEE004B Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

UEENEEE008B Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits
 

Course Description

This unit deals with the replacement of electrical and non electrical components of renewable energy apparatus. It encompasses safe working practices, following written and oral instructions and procedures, basic testing techniques, disconnecting and reconnecting electrical/electronic components, dismantling and assembling apparatus and reporting repair activities.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEK023B Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus by replacement of components

Element:

1. Prepare to repair renewable energy apparatus

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are
identified, obtained and understood through
established routines and procedures
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and
procedures in preparation for the work are followed
1.3 The nature of the repair is obtained from
documentation or from work supervisor to establish
the scope of work to be undertaken
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure
the work is coordinated effectively with others
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the
work are identified and accessed in accordance with
established routines and procedures
1.6 Tools, apparatus and testing devices needed to carry
out the work are obtained and checked for correct
operation and safety

Element:

2. Repair renewable energy apparatus.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and
procedures for carrying out the work are followed
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in
strict accordance with OHS requirements and when
necessary conducted within established safety
procedures
2.3 Circuits/apparatus are checked as being isolated
where necessary in strict accordance OHS
requirements and procedures
2.4 Apparatus is dismantled in accordance with
manufacturer’s guide and supervisor’s instructions
2.5 Component parts are tagged during the dismantling
to help ensure correct and efficient reassembly and
stored to protect them against loss or damage
2.6 Repairs are affected efficiently without damage to
other components, apparatus or circuits.
2.7 Apparatus is assembled in an appropriate sequence
with all parts placed, secured and connected in
accordance with manufacturer guide or industry
practice
2.8 Procedures are followed for referring non-routine
events to immediate supervisor for directions
2.9 Repairs are carried out efficiently without waste of
materials or damage to apparatus and the
surrounding environment or services and using
sustainable energy practices

Element:

3. Complete and report repair work activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and
procedures are followed
3.2 Repaired apparatus is prepared for testing by an
appropriate person
3.3 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance
with established procedures
3.4 Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the
repair work in accordance with established
procedures


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Classroom learning activities will cover the following topics:

Energy services and demand
Solar Geometry
Solar PV
Solar thermal systems
Photovoltaic arrays
Wind energy resources
Micro-hydro system basics
Energy storage
Stand alone power system basics

Tutorial and Practical activates will help reinforce the theory and practical aspects of all the above topics.

Tutorials will cover numerical problem solving on following topics:

SI Unit system
Energy service and demand
Solar geometry
Shading
Solar PV arrays
Solar thermal systems
Wind turbines
Micro-hydro systems
Energy Storage

Practicals will cover fault finding, basic repairs and experimental data collection on the following topics,

Solar PV panel
Stand alone PV system
Micro-Hydro system
Energy Storage (Batteries)


Teaching Schedule

Academic Week Topic Total time
Week 1 Course Overview
Major non-technical issues
2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 2 Occupational Health and Safety principles
Working safely with electricity
2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 3 Energy services and demand 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 4 The solar resource 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 5 The solar resource 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 6Solar thermal systems 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 7  Solar thermal systems / Test 12 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 8 Energy efficient building design 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 9Energy efficient building design 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 10Photovoltaic arrays 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 11Photovoltaic arrays 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 12Wind energy resources 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 13Micro-hydro system basics 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 14Micro-hydro system basics 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 15Energy storage 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 16Stand alone power system basics & Intro to Biomass 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 17Exam / Test 2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P
Week 18Feedback2 hours – L
2 hours – T/P

 

  L - Lecture; T - Tutorial; P - Lab Activity (Practical)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

EEET6797C Workbook (available to all student on S-drive)

RMIT online learning resources are located on RMIT Online Learning Hub. Follow the link to log in http://www.rmit.edu.au
The Learning Hub (Blackboard) is the central point of access to the online courses in which students are registered.

WEB Resources:
http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/renewable/
http://www.csiro.au/science/RenewableEnergy.html
http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/home


Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. Practical Laboratories & class work performance.
B. Written Reports for the laboratories.
C. Written Assessments

 


Assessment Tasks

This unit will have progressive assessments, the students are required to undertake assessments as follows:
Class Work Performance 10%
Practical Laboratories – 20%
Assignments – 10%
Workbook – 10%
Class Test – 25%
Final Exam – 25%

Students will have to score at least 50% in the final exam to pass this course.

Additionally students will have to be present for all the labs and submit satisfactory lab reports to fulfill the course assessment requirements.


Assessment Matrix

                                      Assessment Types
Competency National CodeCompetency TitlePractical ExercisesAssignmentWorkbookTestsClass Performance
UEENEEEK023BCarry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus by replacement of components        X         X       X    X         X

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