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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING 233 Z5 -Electric Power Generation Transmission and Utilisation Third Year Two lectures per week Laboratory two half-days per week Generation Choice of site of station the various determining factors-The choice of prime movers and the choice and arrangement of plant generally-Economics of Power Generation-Switching and control of generators-Batteries and boosters-Switch gear direct and remote control systems regulating and protective devices-Instru- ments synchronising apparatus Transmission Systems available for the transmission of power by continuous and alternating currents the applicability of each to various conditions-Cables and aerial lines laying jointing and erection-Economics of power transmission determination of the most economical system for given conditions distribution of losses approximate calculations of drop power factor and conditions deter- mining resonance factors limiting the voltage in practice-Influence of power factor on transmission problems-Interference with com- munication circuits-Mechanical calculations relating to aerial lines- Systems of distribution network calculations choice of feeding points sectionalisation of network-Sub-stations necessity for types avail- able functions of and arrangement of plant-Switch gear high and low pressure and for special purposes-Protective systems-Lightning arresters and other safety devices-Localisation of faults Utilisation The advantages of electrical systems of transmission and utilisation of energy in industrial work-Selection of motors continuous or alternating for given services load equalisation- Speed control and regulation special arrangements for heavy and variable torques-Automatic and semi-automatic systems-Starting and controlling apparatus construction and operation-Systems of charging for electric energy principles and calculations involved -Electric furnaces and electric welding-Electrical problems in- volved in tramway and railway tracks-Overhead conduit and surface rail systems for continuous and alternating currents -Methods of collection- Board of Trade regulations-Electrolysis methods of minimising-Mechanics of train movement speed-time curves train resistance approximate calculation of power and energy required under given circumstances elfect of varying acceleration and braking-Tramway and railway motors for continuous and alter- nating current characteristics rating and selection to satisfy given conditions approximate calculations connected therewith-Control of tramway and railway motors-Electric braking including regenerative methods-Disposition of motors on tramcars locomotives and motor coaches transmission of power from motor to driving wheels- Auxiliary electrical equipment for tramcars locomotives and motor coaches-Traction sub-stations special features-Electric lighting of trains-Methods of electric signalling on tramways and railways- Electric battery vehicles-Petrol electric vehicles Fee -Ā£25 4s the Course 112
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