Course Title: Select and arrange equipment for general electrical installations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2011
Course Code: EEET6801C
Course Title: Select and arrange equipment for general electrical installations
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology
Course Contact: Marko Dumovic
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4342
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 120
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
UEENEEG002B Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage circuits
This unit covers selection of equipment for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. to meet performance standards. This encompass schemes for protection of persons and property, correct function, compatibility with the supply, arrangement of circuits and selection of switchgear, controlgear, protection devices and wiring based on calculated and deemed-to-comply solutions.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UEENEEG007B Select and arrange equipment for general electrical installations
1. Prepare to select equipment.
1 1.1 The extent and nature of the electrical installation is determined from job specifications.
2. Arrange installation into circuits.
2 2.1 Circuits are arranged to ensure safe and functional operation of the installation.
3. Select cables, protection and switchgear.
3 3.1 Wiring is selected for suitability for the environments in which they are installed.
4 Document electrical installation.
4.1 Reasons for selections made, including calculations, are documented in accordance with established procedures.
Details of Learning Activities
Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of electrical protections, equipment selection principles, installation arrangements for various electrical devices, cable selection, basic lighting principles, fault loop impedance, circuit protection .
Practical activities to develop skill in selection of electrical wiring systems, protective devices, various cables, switchboard, control panels and lightings.
Work simulation assignments on calculations relating to the general installation maximum demand calculations, volt drop considerations and fault conditions. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application.
Project: Students are required to spend approximately 40 nominal hours for independent study on technical standards, regulations and codes for general electrical installations and minor electrical installation project
This unit covers follwing Essential Knowledge & Associated Skills elements:
2.1.1 Cable protection and support
2.1.2 Cable types and applications
2.1.3 Cables in buildings, structures and premises
2.2.1 Enterprise communication methods
2.2.2 Enterprise work activities records
2.3.1 Electrical control devices
22.214.171.124 Drawings and diagrams
126.96.36.199 Technical standards, regulations and codes for electrical installations
188.8.131.52 Technical standards, regulations and codes for special electrical installations
2.5.10 Technical manuals and catalogues
2.5.11 Environmental and heritage awareness
2.6.1 Protection devices and applications
184.108.40.206 Switchboards/distribution boards
220.127.116.11 Electrical installations, wiring and accessories
18.104.22.168 Electrical wiring systems
2.7.2 Electrical installations, equipment requirements
2.7.3 Electrical installations, safety principles and requirements
22.214.171.124 Electrical installations, protection methods and devices
126.96.36.199 Electrical installations, circuit arrangements and equipment selection
188.8.131.52 Fixing and support devices and techniques
2.18.1 Occupational Health and Safety principles
Week Topic Delivered Assessment Task
1 Introduction; Power systems; Video: Harnessing Nature’s Power
2 Power generation, distribution, three phase power generation, star and delta connection, phase and line voltage; conditions for paralleling generators;
Videos: Three phase power generation and distribution; Power Demand
3 Electrical installation design requirements; Industrial power distribution and utilization system. Video: Electricity Distribution
4 Multiple Earthed Neutral System; Technical standards, regulations and codes for general electrical installations
5 Cables, insulations, temperature rating and wiring accessories; Video : Power Turbines
6 Transformer percentage impedance. Fault level calculations Video: World toughest Fixes: Fixing live power lines
7 Electrical installations, equipment requirements
8 Electrical installations, safety principles and requirements
9 Electrical installations, protection methods and devices Video: Residential Wiring: 1 Installation Planing
10 Switchboards / distribution boards
11 Electrical installations, circuit arrangements
12 Lighting Assignment 1 5%
13 Current caring capacity
14 Cable selection, derating factors
15 Selection of equipment for general electrical installations
16 Maximum Demand : Domestic Installations
17 Maximum Demand : Domestic Installations Test 1 35%
18 Catchup assessment, assignment submission
19 Maximum Demand : Industrial Installations
20 Maximum Demand : Industrial Installations Assignment 2 5%
21 Voltage Drops
22 Voltage Drops Project 15 %
23 Voltage Drops
24 Circuit protection Assignment 3 5 %
25 Circuit protection
26 Arrangement equipment for general electrical installations
27 Fault loop impedance
29 Assessment Test 2 35%
30-35 Electrical Installations Project Project 15 %
36 Catchup assessment, assignment submission
Marko Dumovic "Electrical Installations" RMIT 2010
- Keith Pethbridge & Ian Neeson "Australian Electrical Wiring Practice - Volumes 1&2" McGraw Hill, ISBN 0 074 71053 2
- RMIT student local network drive: S:\Marko\Electrical Installations
-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
Overview of Assessment
This course will be assessed through a range of practical exercises, assignments and progressive tests.
Progressive and Validation Tests 60%
Written assessment on selection of equipment for general electrical installations involving following topics :
-Arranging electrical installations to comply with safety and other regulatory and functional requirements.
- Selecting appropriate type and size of cables.
- Selecting protection methods and devices that meet co-ordination requirements for overload and short circuit protection.
-Selecting switchgear and control gear that meet current, voltage and IP ratings and functional requirements.
Design of electrical installation for workshop involving cable selection, maximum demand, fault level calculations and application of Australian standards in documenting installation arrangement, specification for items selected and reasons for the selections made. Project requirements involve applications of standards, codes and requirements applicable to selecting and arranging electrical equipment, and shall be as close as practicable to real work situations and include real work decisions by the learner.
Satisfactory completion of prescribed class exercises based on applications of Australian standards. Assessment activities will be as close as practicable to real work situations and will require “real work” type decision-making by the student
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