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BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Power System Plant & Protection
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit will cover the following topics:
Power system plant:
- Overhead line (Basic constructional details, illustration of electrical clearances, discussion of thermal ratings)
- Cables (Basic construction of single core cables, electrical parameters of cables, thermal modelling)
- Switchgear (Types of switchgear, arc model, high and low resistance interruption techniques, description of transient recovery voltages)
- Transformers (Transformer structure and functions of basic components including oil/cellulose insulation materials, magnetic circuit and volts per turn calculation, phasor connections / parallel operation / impedance selection)
High voltage testing techniques and insulation design of power system plant (including a laboratory class)
Protection of power systems
- Earth-fault calculation for a power system, basic principles of overcurrent, differential and distance protection, Numerical solution of an overcurrent protection and coordination scheme for protecting a typical power network.
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 2020/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.
The course unit aims to:
- Introduce the fundamental issues relating to the design of high voltage power system plant
- Introduce the use of high voltage testing within a laboratory environment
- Explore the protection of power systems
On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Teaching and learning methods
This course is delivered through face to face lectures that involve problem classes during the sessions. Additional material including films and worksheets are provided in the virtual learning environment. Students are encouraged to ask questions during the classes and use is made of sli.do to capture these.
The course also involves demonstrations within the high voltage laboratories where students see practical testing being carried out on power system equipment.
Coursework Plant Design Exercise:
Report of a maximum of 5 A4 pages:
This coursework forms 10% of the unit assessment.
Coursework Blackboard quiz:
These quizzes form 10% of the unit assessment.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||2|
|Independent study hours|
|Haiyu Li||Unit coordinator|
|Ian Cotton||Unit coordinator|