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RNET-221 - Applied Motor Skills - 2.00 Credits

RNET-221 - Applied Motor Skills - 2.00 Credits

Course Details
The course represents the practical component (Lab) of motor controls and automated systems. In this phase of the program of study the student builds simulated motor control circuits as well as automated control systems. Numerous troubleshooting assignments form a large part of the course. Electrical Safety will be stressed. The course concludes with the coverage of feedback control systems, servo systems and networking principles and protocols as applied to renewable energy systems.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : RNET Program Admission
    Corequisites : RNET-220 , RNET Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree and at least 5 years relevant experience
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 64
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • apply the concepts of the vocational learning outcomes studied in the theory course that works in tandem with this course. (RNET 220 – Motor Controls and Automation);

    • work safely with 3 phase power by adherence to all RET lab safety regulations related to Motor Control circuits;

    • interpret electric motor nameplates;

    • connect manual and magnetic fractional horsepower motor starters for operation of three-phase motors; diagnose common motor problems;

    • read and interpret diagrams using magnetic motor starters; connect motor starters for two-wire and three-wire control; troubleshoot magnetic motor starters;

    • connect a magnetic motor starter to control a three-phase motor; troubleshoot magnetic motor starters;

    • understand and implement correct Lock-Out Tag-Out procedures as required to safely work on industrial equipment;

    • connect and troubleshoot time delay motor control circuits;

    • connect and troubleshoot pumping control circuits; and

    • program basic variable frequency drive parameters to meet the specifications of a given application.

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