ECET 23100 - Electrical Power and Controls
Credit Hours: 4.0.
This course introduces magnetic materials and properties followed by analysis of transformers and power conditioning equipment, induction motors, and single-phase and three-phase power systems. Motor control devices, programmable logic controllers, PLC input and output devices, and power systems communications and monitoring are introduced.
After completing this course, the student should be able to:
1. State and practice the principles of electrical safety.
2. Apply the principles of circuit analysis to calculate real, reactive, and apparent power in single and three phase circuits.
3. Explain the operating principles of electric machines and transformers.
4. Use mathematical models to solve engineering technology power problems.
5. Explain the origins of and problems caused by harmonic currents in the power system.
6. Design basic power and motor circuits in accordance with applicable standards, including sizing
wires, circuit breakers or fuses, and overload protection.
7. Design, connect, and operate basic relay control circuits.
8. Program PLCs to accomplish basic control functions, and interface them to variable speed drives.9
9.Express experimental results and conclusions in concise, technically-correct, written discussions with properly labeled graphs.
10. Identify ethical misbehavior or situations and suggest courses of action.
11. Explain some international implications of the use of technology.
A student must receive a passing grade in the ECET 23100 lab in order to receive a passing grade in the ECET 23100 course.
- Power Console and Metering Familiarization
- Power Factor Correction/Transient Capture
- Transients and Three-phase Load Measurements
- Power Quality
- Single Phase Transformer
- Three Phase Transformers and Third Harmonic Suppression
- Magnetization Curve of a DC Generator
- Power Plant Tour
- Three-phase Induction Motor Characteristics
- Variable Frequency Operation of an Induction Motor
- Control Circuits and Ladder Diagrams
- Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
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