Course Title: Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning syst

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EEET7183C

Course Title: Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning syst

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3295 - Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager: Peter Matheson ( peter.matheson@rmit.edu.au )

Nominal Hours: 60

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

1. UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

2. UEENEEJ108A Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants

3. UEENEEJ194A Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits

4. UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

5. UEENEEE003B Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits

6. UEENEEJ103A Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems

Course Description

This unit covers finding and repairing faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely, applying knowledge of motor systems and their controls, reading circuit diagrams, sketching diagrams from traced circuits, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs and completing the necessary service documentation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEJ153A Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning syst

Element:

1. Prepare to find and rectify faults.

2. Find and repair faults.

3. Completion and report fault finding and repair activities.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood

1.2 OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.

1.3 The likely extent of work to be undertaken is envisaged from fault/breakdown reports and/or discussions with appropriate person(s).

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 accessed in accordance with established procedures.

1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to locate faults are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.

2.1 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 Equipment is checked as being correctly isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures

2.4 Safety hazards resulting from the fault or breakdown are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.

2.5 Fault finding is approached methodically drawing on knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning motors and their controls using measured and calculated values of circuit/motor parameters.

2.6 Equipment is dismantled where necessary and parts stored to protect them against loss or damage

2.7 Suspected faulty motor, component or circuit is rechecked and its fault status confirmed.

2.8 Replacement parts required to rectify faults are sourced and obtained in accordance with established procedures.

2.9 Effectiveness of the repair is tested in accordance with established procedures.

2.10 Apparatus is reassembled, finally tested and prepared for return to service.

2.11 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.

2.12 Fault finding and repair activities are carried out without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.

3.2 Reusable, faulty or worn components are tagged and dispatched for repair to maintain adequate spares inventory.


Learning Outcomes


At the completion of this unit you should be competent in finding and repairing faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely, applying knowledge of motor systems and their controls, reading circuit diagrams, sketching diagrams from traced circuits, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs and completing the necessary service documentation.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake practical tasks to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WHS

Learnig underpinning knowledge.

Practical: Wiring up and running of sinlge, 3 phase motors, & relays.

Practical: Fault finding various 3 phase equipment.


Teaching Schedule

 TopicElements & Performance criteria mappingActivitiesAssessments
Session 1Prepare to find and rectify faults1.1 to 1.6Workbook completed JSA Theory on essential skills & knowledgeCompleted workbook and theory assessment
Session 2Find and repair faults2.1 to 2.12Practical activityPractical activity worksheets and JSA handed in completed and correct
Session 3Completion & report fault finding & repair activities3.1 to 3.3Practical activityJSA completed and practical assessment.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

(ARAC) Australian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Vol 1

(ARAC) Australian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Vol 2


References


Other Resources

Youtube.


Overview of Assessment

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


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Complete workbook.

Assessment 2: Online test on essential skills and knowledge.

Assessment 3: Complete JSA form.

Assessment 4: Practical assessment ( Wire up and run a single phase motor, 3 phase motor, & compressor starting relays)

Assessment 5: Practical assessment ( Fault find a single, 3 phase & relays) 

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all five assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Academic Misconduct
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.
 

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