School of Engineering

Electrical Power Teaching Lab

Electrical Power Teaching Lab

We have invested over £250K in a state-of-the-art training laboratory for electrical power, renewable energy and motor control systems.

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.

Features include:

  • 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)
Undergraduate students operate the Wind Power Plant (DFIG) test rig