Course Title: Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: EEET7023C
Course Title: Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Phone: + 61 3 99254712
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
UEENEEE101A + UEENEEE102A + UEENEEE104A + UEENEEE105A + UEENEEE107A + UEENEEG101A + UEENEEG102A + UEENEEG106A
This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of single and three phase machines and solving machine problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. It encompasses safe working practices, machine connections circuit arrangements, issues related to machine operation, characteristics and protection and solutions to machine problems derived from calculated and measured parameters.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
1. Prepare to solve single and three phase low voltage machines problems.
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.4 The nature of the machine (s) problem is obtained
2. Solve single and three phase low voltage machine problems.
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
3. Complete work and document problem solving activities.
3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and
Refer to Elements
Details of Learning Activities
You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates
• Practical laboratory tests
• Guest speakers
• Site visit(s)
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base
EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA 2. Engineering Application Ability
EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes
EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEG006A in the Assessment matrix
For detailed mapping / information please refer to the C6120 program guide under the accreditation section, http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs/structure/c6120auscy
Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
Alternating current generators:
Three phase synchronous machines- operation principles and construction encompassing:
need for the generation of a sinusoidal waveform.
principles of operation of a synchronous alternator.
principles of operation of a synchronous motor.
principles of operation of an asynchronous generator (induction generator).
identification of main parts of a synchronous alternator/motor.
methods used to provide the excitation of a synchronous alternator/motor.
block diagram of an alternator voltage regulator.
advantages gained by the parallel operation of alternators.
starting methods of synchronous motors.
Alternators and generators encompassing:
effects on the generated voltage of variations in excitation.
ratings of single and three phase portable/standby alternators.
applications of single and three phase portable/standby alternators.
Transformer construction encompassing:
types of lamination style and core construction used in single-phase, three-phase, double wound, auto transformers and instrument transformers.
identification of different winding styles/types used in transformers.
methods used to insulate low and high voltage transformers.
construction of transformer tanks for distribution transformers.
transformer auxiliary equipment. (Bushings, surge-diverters, tap-changers, hot oil & winding indicators, breather, Buchholz relay and conservator).
types of information stated on transformer nameplates.
application of transformers.
performing basic insulation resistance, continuity and winding identification tests.
principles of mutual induction of a transformer.
factors that determines the induced voltage in a transformer winding.
determining the value of a transformers secondary voltage and current given one winding‘s electrical details and turns ratio.
safety features specified in AS/NZS3000 with respect to transformers and isolating transformers.
Transformer losses, efficiency and cooling encompa:
power losses which occur in a transformer.
tests which allow the power losses of a transformer to be determine.
determine transformer losses and efficiency using test results.
relationship between transformer cooling and rating.
Transformer voltage regulation and percent impedance:
voltage regulation as applicable to a transformer.
reasons for voltage variation in the output of a transformer.
determine the voltage regulation of a transformer from voltage and percentage impedance values.
percentage impedance as applied to transformersdetermine the percent impedance by using test results.
determine percent impedance of a transformer by calculation.
Parallel operation of transformers and transformer auxiliary equipment.
Auto-transformers and instrument transformers encompassing:
identification of auto-transformers, voltage transformers and current transformers from their winding diagrams.
determining voltage and current in the windings of an auto-transformer by calculation.
advantages and disadvantages of an auto-transformer.
AS/NZS3000 requirements with respect to transformers.
construction of voltage transformers.
ratings of voltage transformers.
construction of current transformers.
ratings of current transformers.
precautionary measures taken to connect and disconnect instrument transformers.
connection diagrams for instrument transformers.
applications for auto-transformers and instrument transformers.
Single phase motors – split phasemotor:
common types of single phase motor.
principles of operation of a split phase induction motor.
construction and basic characteristics of a split phase induction motor.
applications of split phase induction motors.
connecting, running and reversing a split phase induction motor.
Control circuits, contactors, contacts push buttons, switches
Single phase motors – capacitor and shaded pole types:
identification of single phase induction motors including capacitor start, capacitor
start/capacitor run, permanent split capacitor (PSC) and shaded pole
principles of operation of each motor type listed above.
operating characteristics and typical applications of each motor type listed above.
connection and running each type of motor listed.
reversing the direction of rotation of each of the capacitor type motors.
Single phase motors – universal encompassing:
principles of operation of a series universal motor.
identification and functions of each of the basic parts of a series universal motor.
operating characteristics and typical uses for a series universal motor.
connecting, running and reversing a series universal motor.
Motor protection encompassing:
reasons why motor protection is required.
requirements of the AS/NZS3000 Wiring rules with regards to motor protection.
types of motor overload protection.
operating principles of thermal and magnetic motor protection devices.
electrical features of motor protection HRC fuses.
effects of under voltage and over voltage on motors and motor circuits.
effects of repetitive starting and/or reversing on motors.
special requirements for motor protection, in high humidity or moist environments,
high temperature areas and corrosive atmospheres.
operating principles of phase failure protection.
selecting suitable protective devices for a given motor and starter combination.
Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines involve follwing activites:
A Determining the operatin parameters of existing machines
B Developing machines/circuits to comply with a specified function and operating parameters.
C Determining the cause of low efficiency in an existing machine.
D Determining conditions causing an existing circuit to be unsafe.
E Dealing with unplanned events
The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
|Week||Topics Delivered||Elements/Performance criteria|
|1||Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues,Prepare to solve single and three phase low voltage machines problems. Farady law for genrator action. Three phase power genreation and transmission.||1.1 1.2 1.3 .1.5|
|2||AC Generators , Synchronous speed, Prepare to solve single and three phase low voltage machines problems. Paralleling Generators. Turbines. Uninterrupted power supplies. Percentage of voltage regulation.||1.1 1.2 1.3 .1.7|
|3||Single and three phase system, effects on the generated voltage of variations in excitation. Star and delta connection. Line and phase voltage relationship. Preparing to solve single and three phase low voltage machines problems. Parrallling Alternators||2.1. 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7|
Transformer construction.Types of lamination style and core construction used in single-phase, three phase, double wound, auto transformers and instrument transformers. Preparing to solve single and three phase low voltage machines problems.
|2.1. 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7|
Transformer operation. Principles of mutual induction of a transformer; factors that determine the induced voltage in a transformer winding; determining the value of a transformers secondary voltage and current given one winding’s electrical details and turns ratio.
Practical Exercise: Insulation resistance and earth vresistance measurement. Solving single and three phase low voltage machine problems.
|2.1. 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7|
|6||Practical exercise: Transformer percentage impedance, and fault levle calculation. Instrument transformers, current transformers. 5%||2.1. 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7|
|7||Paralleling transformers. Practical Exercise. Completing work and documenting Ac machines problem solving activities. Test one 35%||1.1 1.2 .1. 4 2.1. 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.7|
Single phase motors. Synchronus speed, Speed toprque characterisitc. Split phase induction motor
Speed Torque characterisitics. Solving single and three phase low voltage machine problems.
|2.1. 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7|
|9||Motor output power, Motor torque, Motor control circuits, contactors, starters. Nominal and motor starting current. Practical exercise 10%||2.1. 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7|
|10||Practical exercise: Starting motors. Capacitor start induction motor. Solving single and three phase low voltage machine problems.||2.1. 2.2 2.3 2.6 2.7|
|11||Motor protection. Establishing methods to solve machine problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to single and three-phase low voltage machines. Practical exercise 10%||2.1. 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7|
|12||Shaded pole induction motor. Universal motor. Motor protection.||2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7|
|13||Performing basic insulation resistance, continuity and winding identification||3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4|
|14||Solve single and three phase low voltage machine problems. Motor equivalent electrical circuit||3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4|
|15||Revision on solving single and three phase low voltage machine problems. Documenting problem solving activities||3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4|
|16||Assessment on solving single and three phase low voltage machine problems, Test 2 40%||2.1 2.4 2.6 3.3|
|17||Catchup assessment on solving single and three phase low voltage machine problems. Test 2||220.127.116.11 3.3 3.4|
|18||Feedback on assessment||1 ,2, 3|
In this course, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 80 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.
Online notes posted on Blackboard
Jefrey Hampson " Electrical Trade Principles" McGraw Hill
Jim Jenneson "Electrical Principles for Electrical Trades" McGraw Hill
Resources are available on student drive: S\C6120\EEET7023C AC Machines
Overview of Assessment
The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:
Assessment 1: Test 1
Weighting towards final grade (%): 35
Assessment 2: Practical Exercises
Weighting towards final grade (%): 25
Assessment 3: Test 2
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Element/Performance Criteria Covered||Test 1||Practical Exercises||Test 2|
Test 1, 35 %, Week 7
Practical Exerecises , 25% (Ongoing)
Test 2, 40 % , Week 16
This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
Assessment vs UEENEEG006A Elements & Performance Criteria
|UEENEEG006A Elements & Performance Criteria|
Assesment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
|All Assessments UEENEEG006A||2||1||2||2||2||1||2||2||2||1||1||2||2||1||1||1|
|0 (Blank)||Graduate attribute is not assessed|
|1||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element|
|2||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element|
|3||Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element|
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