The Electrical Power Teaching Lab has been equipped with a range of Lucas-Nuelle test rigs for students to develop skills in renewable energy generation.
The test benches are used to simulate a wide range of scenarios engineers face in the renewable energies industry.
The servo-machine test bench is a comprehensive testing system for examining the performance of electrical machines and drives. In addition to this, it includes a digital controller, a brake and Active Servo software.
The system combines state-of-the-art technology with ease of operation. Students will develop cutting-edge skills in one of the leading industries in the future.
- eight work benches equipped with the latest Keysight test equipment
- 10 Quanser QUBE-Servo systems with National Instruments myRIO Connections
- 12 Lucas-Nuelle mobile servo machine test stands consisting of:
- four AC Induction Machines
- four Mains Synchronising Machines
- two DC Machine (a total of 6 can be reconfigured when needed)
- one Wind Power Plant (DFIG) test rig (This equipment can be used to investigate the design and operation of modern wind power generation systems)
- one Advanced Photovoltaic System (the system includes realistic simulation of the progression of the sun. Solar emulators allow experiments in the laboratory without the sun)