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RNET-121 - Renewable Energy Wiring Techniques - 1.50 Credits

RNET-121 - Renewable Energy Wiring Techniques - 1.50 Credits

Course Details
This course will provide students with practical wiring exercises involving installation, wiring, and troubleshooting of electrical devices and equipment used in, but not specific to, wind turbine and solar photovoltaic control systems. Related topics include safety, mechanical design, component installation, mounting configurations, system start-up, and system maintenance. Students will complete wiring projects which will develop their workmanship and familiarity with the Canadian Electrical Code as it applies to industrial electrical installations. Projects will focus on electrical power distribution techniques as well as some control system wiring incorporating components such as relays, control transformers, motors, starters and electronic devices. They will also identify and demonstrate raceway installations and their associated wiring methods.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : RNET-110 , RNET Program Admission
    Corequisites : RNET-120 , 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: 48
    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 in a practical way the vocational learning outcomes associated with the theory course that works in tandem with this course. (RNET 120 – Renewable Energy Wiring Practices);

    • work safely with electricity and hand and power tools in the RNET lab in the implementation of practical wiring solutions to given electrical wiring challenges;

    • control and eliminate the safety hazards and adhere to the precautions to be taken when working on or near electrical power sources, conductors, transformers, motors, etc. including live electrical circuits as outlined by safety regulations;

    • select the proper tool to use for common wiring installation and troubleshooting tasks and care for them properly;

    • correctly select and utilize as appropriate to the task the correct measuring devices used in electrical work including: the ammeter, the voltmeter, the ohmmeter and the oscilloscope - identify uses for different conductor forms;

    • select wire with appropriate ampacity and insulation characteristics when applying its use to wind turbine and photovoltaic systems; determine and select the proper wire size for loads located long distances from the power source;

    • prepare and terminate various low-voltage and high voltage conductors and cables including the application of proper soldering techniques used to solder a splice and terminal connection;

    • select as appropriate the requisite fuses and circuit breakers required to protect electrical circuits;

    • identify phase connections in power distribution systems and apply proper grounds and grounding procedures;

    • select and install based upon their characteristics and function, common electrical switching devices;

    • identify and correct the various types of faults which can develop in power distribution systems; conduct hands- on troubleshooting of power distribution and electrical control systems; and

    • read and interpret wiring diagrams involving contactors and relays; connect simple and moderately complex control circuits to industrial standards.

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