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EE50199: Power system plant

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Exam (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: While taking this unit you must take EE50191
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide a detailed understanding, in terms of application and operating principles, of the main types of fundamental power system plant items.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to: Describe the basic properties and design principles of transformers, identify the operation and interconnections involved in transformers, list the special features of transformers, calculate basic characteristics of cables, calculate temperature rises in cables in steady state and transient conditions, describe the mechanical and electrical design of HV and EHV transmission lines, describe the operation of electrical insulation, describe different methods of power system earthing and perform analysis of them.

Application of the information, techniques and methods detailed in the unit material, to the proposal of, and the carrying through of, appropriate solutions to engineering problems associated with plant items in electrical power systems. Taught, facilitated and tested.

Transformers: Design principles, transformer operation, three-phase transformers, auto-transformers, tap-changing transformers, instrument transformers; Cables: Losses in power cables, temperature rise in power cables; Transmission lines: Transmission line design considerations, transmission line design principles, electrical properties of transmission lines, High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission; Electrical insulation: Controlling electrical fields, electrical breakdown in gases, electrical breakdown in solids; System earthing: Definitions and methods of earthing, earthing equipment, power system voltages and currents during system disturbances, special systems, unbalanced star load in distribution systems, summary of established practice in power system earthing.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE50199 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.