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Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

EE50199: Power system plant

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW25EX75
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)
Click here for further information Requisites: While taking this unit you must take EE50191
Click here for further information 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.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

EE50199 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
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