Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

EIMT 44 - AC/DC Systems And Equipment

  • Prerequisite: "C" in EIMT 30 and in EIMT 32
  • Corequisite: EIMT 46 EIMT majors only.

This course is designed to advance the student into electrical principles of direct-current and alternating-current circuits and equipment. Emphasis is placed on the theory, operating characteristics and control of AC and DC machinery.

5 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of EIMT 44, the student will be able to:

  • Display dependability
  • Demonstrate honesty
  • Organize work
  • Define single-phase motor terms
  • Explain single-phase motor operation
  • Use resistor color code
  • Interpret thermal switch tests
  • State new capacitor specifications
  • Determine capacitor ratings
  • Identify single-phase motor terminals
  • Draw single-phase motor connections
  • State causes of single-phase motor failure
  • Explain single-phase motor testing
  • Interpret single-phase motor tests
  • Analyze insulation test graphs
  • Define three-phase motor terms
  • Explain three-phase motor operation
  • Draw three-phase motor connections
  • Calculate gear reducer outputs
  • State causes of three-phase motor failure
  • Explain general motor maintenance
  • Interpret three-phase motor tests
  • Calculate motor locked rotor current
  • Select motor starting protection
  • Select motor running overload protection
  • Determine temperature corrected overload protection
  • Determine overload trip time
  • Explain motor selection criteria
  • Determine motor dimensions
  • Explain motor torque-speed curve
  • Evaluate motor working conditions
  • State general motor control principles
  • Explain manual motor starter operating principles
  • Explain manual motor starter diagrams
  • Draw manual motor starter schematic diagrams
  • Explain across-the-line magnetic starter construction
  • Explain across-the-line magnetic starter operating principles
  • Explain motor overload relay operating principles
  • Identify and draw NEMA symbols
  • Explain control station operation
  • Explain relay operation
  • Explain contactor operation
  • Explain timing relay operation
  • Explain pilot device operating principles
  • Explain two-wire control circuit operation
  • Explain three-wire control circuit operation
  • Draw control transformer connection diagrams
  • Explain schematic (elementary) diagrams
  • Explain wiring diagrams
  • Explain Hand-Off-Auto wiring diagrams
  • Explain multiple push-button station wiring diagrams
  • Explain reversing starter interlocking methods
  • Interpret reversing starter diagrams
  • Interpret sequence control diagrams
  • Interpret jogging control diagrams
  • Interpret plugging control diagrams
  • Interpret anti-plugging control diagrams
  • Explain motor starting equipment selection factors
  • List typical motor starting methods
  • Interpret primary resistor starter diagrams
  • Interpret autotransformer starter diagrams
  • Interpret star-delta starter diagrams
  • Interpret wound rotor motor starter diagrams
  • Calculate pulley sizes
  • Explain magnetic clutches
  • Explain magnetic drives

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