This unit covers the design of supply and distribution arrangements, control, protection and selection of equipment for switchboards with low voltage demand greater than 400 amperes per phase. This encompasses designing schemes for protection of persons and property and correct functioning, compatibility with the supply, and arrangement of circuits, determination of fault levels, effective switchgear, control gear, and protection against over current, over and under voltage and wiring based on calculations to meet required safety and performance standards and functional requirements.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
UEENEEG130A

Prerequisites

Please contact the Polytechnic, for a list of the required pre-requisites.

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - trade calculations; - engineering mechanics; - engineering materials, and; - fault current calculations.

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As part of a course

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