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CODE EPC4103

 
TITLE Electrical Industrial Technology

 
LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 5

 
DEPARTMENT Industrial Electrical Power Conversion

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit describes aspects of electrical technology that are primarily related to industrial applications. The following topics are studied in this unit:

Applications of Electrical Drives: Selection of electric motors for industrial drives; review of special applications of electrical drives, for example, hoists, cranes and lifts, machine tools, centrifugal and reciprocating pumps, centrifugal fans and conveyers.

Industrial Process Heating: High frequency and low frequency induction heating; arc-welding and resistance welding with A.C. and D.C. supplies; electric furnaces, resistance and electrode water heating; electro-plating.

Plant Economics: Costs and tariffs, plant load factor, diversity factor, maximum demand, economic choice of plant, power-factor improvement, local and bulk improvement, relative applications of static capacitors and synchronous machines.

Building Management Systems for Industrial and Commercial Installations.

Introduction to Energy Audit Basics.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit describes aspects of electrical technology that are primarily related to industrial applications.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Identify electrical systems which are applicable to industrial systems to perform various processes.
- Identify the steps required to implement a BMS.
- Identify the steps required to conduct an Energy Audit.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Design electrical systems applicable to industrial to perform various processes.
- Design and implement a BMS.
- Conduct an Energy Audit.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

1) Building Services Engineering, 5th Edition, David V Chadderton, ISBN 978-0-415-41355-8 (Library Reference: TH6021.C4 2004).

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-unit: EPC2102

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Tutorial, Practical and Project

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Practical No 15%
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 85%

 
LECTURER/S John Caruana
Carmel Xerri

 
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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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