Module Catalogue

EEE3206 : High Voltage Technology

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Anurag Sharma
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of high voltage engineering, phenomena and technology and to introduce basic high voltage generation and measurement techniques.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       High voltage breakdown mechanisms: Withstand levels and S curves; coordination of insulation; high voltage breakdown mechanisms in solids, liquids, gases and in a vacuum.
•       Partial Discharge: Insulation resistance, tan 'delta', partial discharge measurements; Non-destructive testing of apparatus.
•       Switchgear: Switchgear types; principles of operation; arcs; interruptions switching phenomena; standards.
•       HV testing: Production of HV test voltages; impulse generators; measurement of high voltages.
•       System overvoltages: Power frequency and harmonic overvoltages, switching and lightning overvoltages; overvoltage protection devices.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion18:008:00Technical report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final examination.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion121:0012:00Revision for final examination.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study541:0054:00Reviewing lecture notes; general reading; solving problems.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading. Problem solving is introduced through lectures and practiced during private study.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A85N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M151000 word technical report following power station visit
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The technical report will assess students' understanding on practical power equipment and their operation/maintenance work.
The examination allows students to demonstrate their problem solving skills together with their knowledge and understanding of the subject outlined in the lectures.

Reading Lists