Postgraduate

EEE8046 : Asset Management, Maintenance and Condition Monitoring

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

To give students an understanding of the important role of an asset manager in a modern electricity utility and to provide them with the necessary information and skills needed to maintain safe and reliable operation of distribution plant and equipment.

Outline Of Syllabus

Asset management strategies, reliability centred maintenance, partial discharge and insulation failure, arcs and switching phenomena, diagnostics for HV switchgear, insulation assessment diagnostics, diagnostics in HV cables, transformers diagnostics, acoustic monitoring, EM radiation detection.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture17:007:00Block taught 7 1h person-in-person sessions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture13:303:30Block taught synchronous recorded sessions
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials13:303:3020min non-synchronous recorded sessions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion131:0031:00Post-module assignment part 1
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion131:0031:00post module assignment part 2
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study130:0030:00Distance learning material
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study144:0044:00Reviewing lecture material; general reading
Total150:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
EEE8140Asset Management, Maintenance and Condition Monitoring
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures and the Distance Learning material provide core material and guidance for further reading. The Distance Learning material also provides problem solving practice and improves planning skills and on-line computer competences and gives students the opportunity to manage their own learning. Besides, the post-module assignment develops research skills and the ability to utilise relevant information from many sources.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M50Post-module assignment (1500 words)
Written exercise2M50Post-module assignment (1500 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The post module assignments are an appropriate way to assess both theoretical knowledge and understanding and problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry. They enable a more realistic engineering design problem to be set and will also assess data and information acquisition and evaluation skills.

Reading Lists

Timetable