Short Title:Electrical Installation Practice
Full Title:Electrical Installation Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:EINP H2001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module imparts knowledge and skills to enable the student to select and specify the components of a domestic/light industrial electrical installation. The module also looks at power quality with a strong emphasis on the topic of harmonic distortion. Power factor the causes effects and solutions as well as the financial impact it has on both installation costs and ongoing utility charges.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the construction of various electrical cables suitable for specific methods of installation. Specify the correct size of a cable to supply a particular electrical load.
LO2 Explain the principle of power factor correction with particular reference to the various methods i.e. global, sector and individual compensation. Also, calculation of kVAR.
LO3 Calculate the cost of electricity to supply a small to medium sized organisation, contracted to the Low Voltage Maximum Demand Tariff. Also the effect of poor power factor on utility costs
LO4 Understand the dangers of electrical shock and the practical protection methods available.
LO5 Be able to describe the tests carried out on transformers to measure the iron and copper losses and use these values to determine transformer efficiency for a range of percentage loading.
LO6 Use computer software to carry out calculations and analysis of data and find solutions to electrical supply/demand problems.
LO7 Understand and specify solutions to a range of power quality issues that industrial and commercial consumers can encounter when connected to the grid. Particular attention should be paid to harmonic current distortion and the applicable solutions.
LO8 Use the National Rules of Electrical installations (ETCI rules) to insure design work meets ethical and safety requirements.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Calculate total electricity costs for a consumer contracted to the low voltage maximum demand tariff. 2,3,6 4.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Determine the efficiency of a transformer operating across a range of loadings. 5,6 8.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Specification and correct sizing of a power factor correction system for a given electrical load/installation 2,3,6,7 4.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Cable Sizing: Specifications and design / size of a supply cable to an electrical load i.e. compressor motor etc. 1,6,8 8.00 n/a
Laboratory A detailed report using excel/math lab software, to determine total harmonic distortion of the load. 6,7,8 8.00 n/a
Laboratory Using excel/math lab software create a tool to calculate the kVAR/farad size of the power factor correction equipment. Including tariff calculation. 2,3,6 8.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Practical Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Practical Laboratory 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Work outside of Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Geoffrey Stokes, 2009, A Practical Guide to the Wiring Regulations, 3rd ed Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9781405177016]
  • Electro-Technical Council 2008, National Rules for Electrical Installations
  • Edward Hughes, John Hiley, Keith Brown, Ian McKenzie Smith, 2008, Hughes Electrical & Electronic Technology, 10th ed Ed., Longman Scientific USA [ISBN: 9780132060110]
Recommended Book Resources
  • H. Lee Willis 2004, Power distribution planning reference book, 2nd Ed., Marcel Dekker USA [ISBN: 9780824748753]
  • John F. Walker, Nicholas Jenkins, Wind energy technology [ISBN: 0 471 96044 6]
  • Austin Hughes 2006, Electric motors and drives, 6th ed Ed., Newnes Oxford [ISBN: 9780750647182]
  • Colin Bayliss 2007, Transmission and distribution electrical engineering, 3rd ed Ed., Elsevier Science UK [ISBN: 9780750666732]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 4 Mandatory