Apply intermediate principles of marine electrotechnology

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Elements and Performance Criteria


Apply concepts of resistivity, resistance and capacitance to series and parallel AC and DC circuits


Calculations are performed to solve problems related to resistance, voltage drop, current and power in series and parallel circuits


Calculations are performed to solve problems related to temperature coefficient of resistance and change of resistance of a conductor with a change of temperature


Basic relationships that give total equivalent capacitance for capacitors arranged in series and parallel combinations are derived


Relationships that give total equivalent capacitance to solve numeric problems involving alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) circuits are applied


Explain how principles of electrolytic action apply to electrical cells and batteries


Kirchhoff’s circuit laws are explained


Calculations to solve problems involving currents, voltage drop and terminal potential difference for cells connected to form batteries in series and in parallel are performed


Calculations to solve secondary cell charging and discharging problems are performed


Calculations to solve problems related to the efficiency of cells are performed


Analyse a magnetic circuit


Key parameters of magnetic circuits are identified


Formula for calculating the amount of flux generated by a multi turn solenoid coil carrying a current to give the B/H relationship is applied


Significance of the varying slopes in the B/H curves for a solenoid coil with air, cast iron, cast steel and mild steel cores is explained


How a magnetic circuit may be created by using a toroidal core within the solenoid coil is shown


Calculations to solve problems relating to magnetic circuits using different materials in different parts of their cores, including air gaps, are performed


Effect on flux density of applying an alternating magnetising force to an iron core is shown diagrammatically


Interpret electromagnetic consequences of a conductor moving relative to a magnetic field


Faraday’s and Lenz’s Laws are applied to solve problems relating to the electromagnetic induction of EMF and current


Generation of EMF is illustrated by a simple, single loop conductor rotating in a uniform magnetic field and how this EMF may be tapped to an external circuit as either AC or DC is explained


How alternating electrical quantities may be represented by rotating phasors is illustrated and explained


Relationships between instantaneous, maximum, average and RMS values of sinusoidally alternating electrical quantities is derived


Mathematical problems are solved by applying relationships between instantaneous, maximum, average and RMS values of sinusoidally alternating electrical quantities


Analyse circuits that incorporate combinations of resistive, inductive, and capacitive elements


Time constant for different circuit combinations subjected to DC EMF’s is defined


Calculations are performed to solve problems involving time constants in DC circuits with changing rates of current in resistive/inductive elements and changing voltages through resistive/capacitive circuit elements


Differentiation is made between inductive reactance, capacitive reactance and impedance as applied to AC circuits


Effects of inductive and capacitive reactance upon phasor relationships between applied AC voltage and current are shown


Concept of total impedance is applied to solution of problems involving single phase AC quantities in the presence of both resistive/inductive and resistive/capacitive circuit elements, arranged in either series or parallel


Power factor is defined and concepts of real and reactive power usage are applied to solution of problems involving RL and RC elements


Analyse operation of polyphase AC circuits


How three phase AC may be developed out of simple single phase AC is explained


Voltage and current relationships between line and phase in both Star and Delta 3 phase connections are derived


Standard Star to Delta and Delta to Star conversion relationships for current and voltage are derived


Numeric problems involving both balanced and unbalanced circuit loads are solved


Relationships between kW, kVA and kVAr for 3 phase AC circuits is derived


Calculations are performed using the relationship between kW, kVA and kVAr to solve problems in 3 phase AC circuits


Describe basic operating principles of shipboard DC machinery


Schematic circuits are prepared for separately excited, series, shunt and compound connected generators and motors to illustrate wiring arrangements used with DC machines


EMF equation for a DC generator to solve shipboard problems is applied


Torque equation for a DC motor to solve shipboard problems is applied


Expression linking back EMF parameters for a DC motor is derived and used to solve shipboard problems


Various losses that can occur in DC motors and generators are calculated


Perform calculations related to operation of AC generators


Construction features of the AC synchronous generator are explained


EMF equation for an AC generator is derived, taking into account distribution and pitch factors


Expression for the magnitude and speed of the rotating flux generated by a three-phase supply is derived


Voltage regulation for synchronous generator is defined


Effect of power factor on load characteristic of an AC generator is illustrated


Perform calculations related to operation of three-phase AC induction motors


Construction features of the AC induction motor are explained


Expression for slip of an induction motor rotor is derived and applied to frequency of its rotor EMF and current


Expression for magnitude of rotor EMF and current is derived, taking into account distribution and pitch factors


Relationships between rotor torque, rotor losses and slip indicating factors that affect torque are outlined


Significance of torque/slip curves for an induction motor is explained


Relationship between starting torque and applied voltage is established and consequences of this upon starting methods are outlined


Explain operating principles of basic electrical instrumentation


Schematic circuit diagrams are prepared that illustrate the main features and applications of moving coil and moving iron voltmeters and ammeters


Schematic circuit diagrams are prepared that illustrate the main features and applications of air and iron cored dynamometer type wattmeters


Dangers associated with current and voltage transformers on high current and voltage systems are identified

Qualifications and Skillsets

MARL6001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MAR60113 - Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2)