This course gives students a practical understanding of electrical and mechanical plant. Topics include:magnetic circuits and magnetic materials; single phase and three phase transformers; real and reactive power, electromagnetic energy conversion principles; principle of rotating electric machines, DC machines, steady-state behaviour and speed control, electrical power distribution. Mechanical plant: principles of design and machine selection. Mechanical power for electric generators and alternators. Prime movers; water turbines; constant-speed drives. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning plant: water-handling and air-handling plant; environmental control. Lifting and carrying plant: cranes, gantries, forklift and straddle trucks; surface and air vehicles for heavy transport. Manufacturing plant: processing of raw materials through to assembly of finished products.
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